HOHENHAMELN, GERMANY - MARCH 04:  Wind turbines and electricity pylons flank the Mehrum coal-fired power plant (Kohlekraftwerk Mehrum) on March 4, 2013 near Hohenhameln, Germany. German Environment Minster Peter Altmaier and Economy Minister Philipp Roesler rcently proposed a set of measures that would cut subsidies to the renewable energy industry, amove industry representatives claim would stifle renewable energy growth. Germany has set ambitious goals for increasing the renewable energies share of domestic power production, yet critics decry the perceived high cost.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Green tribunal notices to Maharashtra, ministry for environment and forest on 132 power plants in Vidarbha

NAGPUR: Apprehending serious consequences for the environment if the proposed 132 power plants in Vidarbha region are allowed to start operations, the Pune-based National Green Tribunal (NGT) served notices to Maharashtra government seeking a reply before March 19. An application in this regard was filed by social activist Ratandeep Rangari (through counsel Arpit Ratan). He[…]