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मोदीको भ्रमण तयारीका लागि भारतीय विदेशमन्त्री नेपाल आउने रञ्जीत रेको भनाइ

नेपालका लागि भारतीय राजदुत रञ्जित रेले विदेश मन्त्री सुष्मा स्वराजको नेपाल भ्रमण भारतीय प्रधानमन्त्री नरेन्द्र मोदीको नेपाल भ्रमणको पूर्व तयारी भएको बताएका छन्

    रिपोर्टर्स क्लबको साक्षात्कारमा बुधबार उनले नेपालमा हुने दुई देशका विदेशमन्त्री स्तरीय बैठकमा भाग लिन स्वराज नेपाल आउन लागेको जानकारी दिदै यसले नेपाल-भारत सम्बन्धमा नयाँ आयाम थपिने विश्वास ब्यक्त गरे......


    Iran Seen Keeping Oil Sales Steady as Nuclear Talks Extended

      Iran’s oil exports will remain near the highest level in two years as talks with six global powers over the Persian Gulf state’s nuclear program are extended for four more months, according to six analysts in a survey.


      US Federal Government Forecasting Big Gains For Solar

        This week, a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that most new electric generation capacity in the United States through 2040 will come from natural gas and renewable energy.


        New Trade Rulings Boost China Wind, Solar in US

          Neither of these rulings is the end of the story, and it’s still quite possible that Washington could prevail in one or both cases. But the WTO ruling in the solar case could be a tough one for Washington to fight, for reasons that I’ll explain shortly.


          Light-duty vehicles’ share of transportation energy use is projected to fall

            Transportation energy consumption, including energy demand from light-duty vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles, aircraft, marine vessels, rail, and other sources, reached 13.8 million barrels per day oil equivalent (boe/d) in 2012 (28% of all energy consumption in the United States), down from a peak of 14.6 million boe/d in 2007.


            Japanese Manufacturer Expands Renewables Business, Acquires Solectria and The Switch

            Japan-based Yaskawa Electric announced that it will expand its renewable business globally with the acquisition of US-based solar inverter maker Solectria Renewables and Finnish wind components maker The Switch.

              Japanese machinery maker Yaskawa Electric Corp. announced will acquire US.-based inverter maker Solectria Renewables LLC and Finnish wind turbine components maker The Switch to expand its renewable energy business globally.


              भारतको स्वच्छ ऊर्जा परियोजनामा लगानी गर्दै विश्व बैङ्क

              भारतको स्वच्छ ऊर्जा परियोजनामा लगानी गर्दै विश्व बैङ्क, भारतको स्वच्छ ऊर्जा परियोजनामा विश्व बैङ्कले ७७ करोड ५० लाख डलर लगानी गर्ने भएको छ

                भारतको स्वच्छ ऊर्जा परियोजनामा विश्व बैङ्कले ७७ करोड ५० लाख डलर लगानी गर्ने भएको छ । भारतको नयाँ सरकारले यस क्षेत्रलाई दिने वित्तीय तथा नीतिगत समर्थनले नवीकरणीय ऊर्जामाथिको लगानीलाई थप विस्तार गर्न सहयोग पुर्‍याउने अनुमान गरिएको छ । ‘नयाँ सरकारले स्वच्छ ऊर्जाप्रति देखाएको समर्थनको भावना प्रोत्साहनजनक छ


                Major Indian economic aid package for Nepal expected to be announced during Narendra Modi’s visit

                  A major Indian economic aid package is expected to be announced during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal sometime early August.


                  Nepal wins hearts and minds with biogas boom

                  Villagers in Nepal are increasingly being persuaded that small biogas installations using human waste to provide fuel are not only desirable but are also helping to reduce deforestation of the Himalayas and carbon emissions.

                    Sunita Bote, a 30-year-old housewife from the small village of Kumroj in eastern Nepal, was far from convinced when energy specialists from the capital city, Kathmandu, talked about the benefits of constructing a small biogas plant near her house.


                    California continues to set daily records for utility scale solar energy

                      The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) recorded a record midday hourly peak of 4,767 megawatts of alternating current (MWAC) of utility-generated solar electricity delivered into the California grid.


                      The Columbia River Basin provides more than 40% of total U.S. hydroelectric generation

                        Hydroelectric power plants located in the Columbia River Basin account for a little more than one third of all the hydroelectric capacity in the United States.


                        SAARC Workshop on Cross Boarder Power Trade: Harmonizing Regulations and Policies

                        SAARC Workshop on Cross Boarder Power Trade: Harmonizing Regulations and Policies

                          SAARC Energy Centre (SEC) Islamabad together with Independent Power Producers’ Association, Nepal (IPPAN) and Independent Power Producer’s Association of India (IPPAI) as knowledge partner is organizing two-day conference in Kathmandu on ” Cross Boarder Power Trade: Harmonizing Regulations and Policies”


                          ‘Investment in hydropower projects welcome’

                          ‘Investment in hydropower projects welcome’

                            Nepal is ready to roll out a red carpet to Indian investments in hydropower projects in the Himalayan country. “We have potential to generate 80,000 MW. Studies conducted by experts have confirmed that it is financially and technically viable to undertake projects to produce 45,000 MW immediately,” Nepal’s Consul-General Chandra Kumar Ghimire has said.


                            रूसी कटौतीका कारण ईयूमा ग्यास अभाव

                              रूस र युक्रेन मूल्य विवादको सहमतिमा पुग्न नसकेकाले हिउँदमा ग्यास अभाव हुने चेतावनी ईयूले दिएको छ । युरोपेली संघका ऊर्जा आयुक्त गुएन्थर ओटिन्जरले आगामी हिउँदमा २८ सदस्यीय ब्लकले ग्यास अभावको सामना गर्नुपर्ने चेतावनी दिएका छन् ।


                              Time to Swap Power Plants for Giant Batteries? Almost

                              Time to Swap Power Plants for Giant Batteries? Almost

                                High costs have limited the use batteries in the electricity grid, but emerging technologies will make batteries a more compelling way to supply power during hours of peak demand. And they'll do it soon, say battery firm executives.


                                Hawaii’s Solar Conundrum: Can Energy Storage Save the Day?

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                                Hawaii’s lead utility Hawaiian Electric (HECO) and other utilities in the islands have found that solar photovoltaics installations have grown far faster than their isolated grids can adapt to the intermittent flood of peak time energy.


                                Russia cuts off gas supply to Ukraine as deadline passes

                                  Ukraine and Russia fail to agree compromise deal over gas prices and unpaid bills but EC hopes accord can still be reached


                                  Coal's share of energy market at highest level since 1970

                                    Use of coal for power generation and other purposes grew by 3% in 2013 – faster than any other fossil fuel


                                    Solar Energy Increasingly Considered a Safe, Attractive Investment

                                      Pension fund managers are investing more in solar energy, undeterred by declining returns because the industry is considered a safe alternative to traditional securities such as government bonds.


                                      New Financing Vehicle for Mekong Solar and Wind Energy

                                        Armstrong Asset Management has forged a new partnership agreement with The Blue Circle for wind and solar project financing in the Mekong Region of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.


                                        Q1 Solar Installation Figures -- The Juggernaut Keeps Rolling

                                          The U.S. installed 1,330 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics in the first three months of 2014. Numbers from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) came out recently showing the second highest quarter in market history.


                                          India’s Modi Doubles Down on the Neighborhood

                                          India’s Modi Doubles Down on the Neighborhood

                                            Foreign policy expert Leslie Gelb argued in 2010 that “GDP now matters more than force.” Early indications from India’s new government suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi agrees. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s decisive win in India’s national elections has infused new energy and spirit into discussions of India’s future — especially economic


                                            World Wind Power To Double By 2020

                                              Despite an overall slump in installations in 2013, the global cumulative wind power capacity will more than double from 319.6 Gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2013 to 678.5 GW by 2020, says research and consulting firm GlobalData


                                              Stepping up Bhutan power engagement

                                                Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming Bhutan visit offers a much-needed chance to reboot the bilateral relationship, especially the crucial power sector engagement. The power diplomacy with Bhutan, India’s first such engagement with


                                                The government and the World Bank are to hold negotiations for a soft loan worth US$ 27.26 million for the Kali Gandaki Rehabilitation Project.

                                                  The government and the World Bank are to hold negotiations for a soft loan worth US$ 27.26 million for the Kali Gandaki Rehabilitation Project. The funds will be spent on