Energy Sector Current Affairs

India receives first shipment of cheapest LNG from Gazprom Russia

On June 4, 2018, India received first shipment of its so far cheapest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Russian supplier Gazprom. The LNG has been delivered at a price close to USD 7 per million British Thermal Unit (mmBtu). This price is around 1.5 USD cheaper from the LNG imported from Qatar, which is India’s Read More…

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IIT Kanpur sets up India’s first advisory centre for energy

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur has set up India’s first Centre for Energy Regulation (CER) with the help of Government of United Kingdom. The first of its kind centre in India aims at providing independent advisory on policy and regulatory matters in the power and energy sector. Centre for Energy Regulation (CER) It is initiative Read More…

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9th India-Japan Energy Dialogue held in New Delhi

The 9th India Japan Energy Dialogue was held in New Delhi. Both countries issued Joint Statement at conclusion of the meeting, agreeing to work together for energy security, energy access and climate change issues. The meeting was chaired by Minister of State (MoS) for Power and New & Renewable Energy R.K Singh and Japan’s Minister Read More…

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India ranks 78th on WEF Energy Transition Index

India was ranked at 78th among 114 countries on World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Energy Transition Index  (ETI) released as part of report titled Fostering Effective Energy Transition. The index ranks countries on how well they are able to balance energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability. Key Facts Top 10 countries in 2018 Read More…

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IISc scientists develop first super critical carbon dioxide (S-CO2) Brayton Test Loop facility

Scientists from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru have indigenously developed country’s first super critical carbon dioxide (S-CO2) Brayton Test Loop facility. The facility was inaugurated at the IISc campus. It is first test loop technology coupled with solar heat source in world that will generate clean energy from power plants, including solar thermal. Key Read More…

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