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Government plans to merge all state-run hydropower firms; thermal projects may be transferred to NTPC

The government plans to create public sector energy giants with a massive restructuring exercise that will amalgamate all state-run hydropower firms and transfer their thermal projects to create strong companies that can take on the rapidly growing private conglomerates. 70 more words


Four Gram Panchayats in Uttarakhand joined forces to oppose a cement plant.

When Basanti Devi entered the village of Bachwadi in Uttarakhand’s Takula block on one of her routine visits, she knew that something was wrong. Instead of the normal hustle, groups of men stood about talking quietly. 153 more words


What you've read about the recent Vedanta hearing was wrong

On 30 July, in the town of Lanjigarh in the district of Kalahandi, Odisha, district authorities and the Odisha State Pollution Control board organised a public hearing to discuss the potential expansion of an alumina-producing facility in the town. 148 more words


Future: Hopes and Trends

With my renewed study of the food industry, I’ve been putting some considerable thought into what I will do with my time next summer. I have a steady job that will carry me through the year, but I want to do more. 176 more words


Loving the Earth

I know that what makes me happy is not what delights everyone, but that’s okay. We all find our bliss in different places and in different ways. 997 more words


Of Water and Mantras

Last week, shortly after Gersimi died, I wrote to Ven. Choekyi Lhamo at The Kadampa Center (FPMT) to seek advice regarding jangwa for Gersimi’s ashes. Because I have not undergone the necessary retreat and do not have the appropriate empowerment to perform  1,170 more words


#Swansea Bay: Manmade #Tidal #lagoon could #power 155,000 homes

Tidal Lagoon.

A manmade lagoon in Swansea Bay could power more than 155,000 homes using tidal power, if plans go ahead.

Swansea Bay has a tidal range of up to 10.5 metres in height. 312 more words