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Oct 18, 2010

India panel majority want POSCO clearances scrapped

NEW DELHI, Oct 18 (Reuters) – A majority of an Indian
review panel recommended on Monday that environmental
clearances given to South Korea’s POSCO for a steel mill in the
east of the country be cancelled because the project could
violate forest laws.

The panel’s findings are not binding, and a final decision
on what has come to be seen as a test case of India’s
investment climate lies with Environment Minister Jairam
Ramesh.

Oct 12, 2010

India solar power plans over-subscribed

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will begin rolling out hundreds of megawatts of solar power by December next year, ahead of an initial target for an ambitious plan that seeks to zoom production from near zero to 20 gigawatts by 2022.

Under its Solar Mission plan issued last year, India is to produce 1,300 megawatt (MW) of power by 2013, an additional supply of up to 10 gigawatt (GW) by 2017 and the rest by 2022 at an overall investment of about $70 billion.

Oct 12, 2010

Reuters Summit-INTERVIEW-India solar power plans over-subscribed

NEW DELHI, Oct 12 (Reuters) – India will begin rolling out
hundreds of megawatts of solar power by December next year,
ahead of an initial target for an ambitious plan that seeks to
zoom production from near zero to 20 gigawatts by 2022.

Under its Solar Mission plan issued last year, India is to
produce 1,300 megawatt (MW) of power by 2013, an additional
supply of up to 10 gigawatt (GW) by 2017 and the rest by 2022
at an overall investment of about $70 billion.

Oct 11, 2010

Nuclear, renewables may limit India CO2

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India could limit per-capita carbon emissions growth to peak at nearly a tenth of current U.S. levels by 2050 by boosting solar and nuclear use and cutting renewable costs to near par with coal-based electricity.

India’s shift to a low-carbon economy could even be accelerated if opportunities to cut emissions across the economy such as increasing use of mass transport were tapped properly, said Kirit Parikh, the head of the panel overseeing India’s efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Oct 11, 2010

Reuters Summit-INTERVIEW-Nuclear, renewables may limit India CO2

NEW DELHI, Oct 11 (Reuters) – India could limit per-capita
carbon emissions growth to peak at nearly a tenth of current
U.S. levels by 2050 by boosting solar and nuclear use and
cutting renewable costs to near par with coal-based
electricity.

India’s shift to a low-carbon economy could even be
accelerated if opportunities to cut emissions across the
economy such as increasing use of mass transport were tapped
properly, said Kirit Parikh, the head of the panel overseeing
India’s efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Oct 10, 2010

‘Ghost town’ Delhi misses out on cycling road events

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Fans were shut out of Sunday’s Commonwealth Games cycling road race after police cut off access to New Delhi’s central districts, once again embarrassing the organisers with yet another event no one was watching.

(For Slideshow: Commonwealth Games Highlights, click here)

It was virtual curfew in downtown Delhi as the cyclists made through some of the city’s British-era landmarks and wide leafy boulevards on a 13.7-km route, dodging past scampering stray dogs and newspapers and plastic bags blowing in the hot wind.

Oct 10, 2010

Games-’Ghost town’ Delhi misses out on cycling road events

NEW DELHI, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Fans were shut out of Sunday’s
Commonwealth Games cycling road race after police cut off access
to New Delhi’s central districts, once again embarrassing the
organisers with yet another event no one was watching.

It was virtual curfew in downtown Delhi as the cyclists made
through some of the city’s British-era landmarks and wide leafy
boulevards on a 13.7-km route, dodging past scampering stray
dogs and newspapers and plastic bags blowing in the hot wind.

Oct 10, 2010

Ticket fraud reported as Commonwealth Games miss the crowds

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Commonwealth Games officials said Sunday a volunteer had been reported for ticket fraud and that they were still fixing the ticket system, halfway through an event where availability of tickets has been a major problem.

Indian media have reported bundles of valid Games tickets found in trash bins and the sale of complimentary passes, while fans have been turned away from officially sold-out venues that have hosted events before half-empty stands.

Oct 10, 2010

Ticket fraud reported as Games miss the crowds

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Commonwealth Games officials said on Sunday a volunteer had been reported for ticket fraud and that they were still fixing the ticket system, halfway through an event where availability of tickets has been a major problem.

Indian media have reported bundles of valid Games tickets found in trash bins and the sale of complimentary passes, while fans have been turned away from officially sold-out venues that have hosted events before half-empty stands.

Oct 10, 2010

Games-Ticket fraud reported as Games miss the crowds

NEW DELHI, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Commonwealth Games officials
said on Sunday a volunteer had been reported for ticket fraud
and that they were still fixing the ticket system, halfway
through an event where availability of tickets has been a major
problem.

Indian media have reported bundles of valid Games tickets
found in trash bins and the sale of complimentary passes, while
fans have been turned away from officially sold-out venues that
have hosted events before half-empty stands.