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Offshore wind, green bonds opportunities grab attention

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 14, 2014

Tulsi Tanti, Chairman Suzlon Group pointed to offshore wind as a largely untapped opportunity area last Wednesday. Around 1000-5000 MW of energy can be generated within 50-100km from the sea, with minimal transmission losses. These comments were made as part of the High Level...

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Fostering electric-vehicle ecosystems for India

By : Anonymous, Feb 6, 2014
The electric vehicle (EV) lexicon is expanding. The much bandied 'range anxiety' conveys the fear of running out of charge and being stranded with a comatose battery. Now, employees at the Silicon Valley campus of SAP, the enterprise software giant, have given rise to...
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Subject Tags: Business , Labor , Law

Supreme Court stays environment ministry's move to allow mining without green nod

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 28, 2014

NEW DELHI: In what could halt many mining activities, the Supreme Court on Monday stayed a ministry of environment and forests notification permitting mining in forest areas for two years without clearances under Forest Conservation Act and Environment Protection Act. 

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Algae.Tec strikes pilot plant, investment deal with India's Reliance

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 21, 2014
Australian algae fuel developer Algae.Tec has struck a deal with Indian industrial giant Reliance Industries that could offer an opening into the huge India market.
Algae.Tec is to build a pilot biofuels plants using its algae fuel technology...
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Subject Tags: Business

Govt approves projects under DMIC, move to boost manufacturing

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 21, 2014

The government today approved setting up of three projects, including a solar power unit under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, worth Rs 2,558.6 crore, a move which would boost manufacturing sector in the country. 

The cabinet committee on economic affairs also...

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TPG Growth cuts stake in clean energy producer Greenko Group

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 21, 2014

 TPG Growth, an arm of global private equity major TPG, has sold around a quarter of its stake in clean energy producer Greenko Group plc nearly four years after its initial investment. TPG Growth sold a little over 2 per cent stake over the last six months in London’s AIM-...

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India Is Building The World's Largest Solar Plant For $4.4 Billion

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 15, 2014

Electricity-hungry India is flipping the switch on huge new solar energy projects to fuel its growing economy, using cheap -- mainly Chinese -- foreign technology to reduce once sky-high generation costs to competitive levels.

Since 2010, India has hiked installed...

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Subject Tags: Business , Labor , Law

YES BANK to partner with ECT, Australia to promote Clean Coal Technology in India

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 14, 2014

 YES BANK, India's fourth largest private sector Bank, jointly with Greenard Willing, an Australian corporate advisory firm, has entered into an advisory agreement with Australia based Environmental Clean Technologies (ECT). The agreement aims to assist ECT in...

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Financial planning needed to promote energy efficiency

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 13, 2014

 Proper financial planning by companies' boards and top managements is needed to enhance energy efficiency, officials and experts have said at an interactive meet on the Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme.

Ajay Mathur, Director General of Bureau of Energy...

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Subject Tags: Business , energy , Environment

Food and agri-business set to undergo unprecedented transformation

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 10, 2014

The food & agri sector is seeing double digit growth primarily buoyed by the export of processed food and the expansion of organised food retail brands in domestic market. For Processed Foods sector, the drivers for supply chain transformation are extremely compelling. Of...

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