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TERI makes sustainable development proposals for new government

By : Sustainability ..., May 14, 2014

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Tuesday prepared for the new government recommendations for sustainable development on issues of waste management, introducing energy efficient resources, and water and sanitation safety plans.

"Environmental issues are often...

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Low-carbon energy key to Africa

By : Sustainability ..., May 2, 2014

 Low-carbon energy is the quickest and cheapest way of providing electricity to the 70 per cent of people in sub-Saharan Africa without access to power, analysis suggests.

UK businesses could make the most of a STG12 billion annual investment opportunity to provide the...

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Wind looks to profit from coal's decline

By : Sustainability ..., May 2, 2014

 Coal currently generates about 37% of America's electricity supply, a fall from almost 50% in 2008. Nearly 21GW of coal-fired electricity generation has retired over the past five years, representing 6.2% of US's 2009 coal fleet, and power companies have announced plans to...

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India ready with draft policy to reduce emissions from deforestation

By : Sustainability ..., May 1, 2014

 NEW DELHI: Taking forward an agreed framework of the 2013 Warsaw climate conference, India has come out with a draft national policy on 'reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation' (popularly known as REDD+ initiative) which will enable local communities to...

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Subject Tags: Environment , India

Carbon Offsets, Once Hyped, Lose Allure in Travel Sector

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 28, 2014

 When airlines and tour operators first launched carbon offset programs in the mid-2000s, customers seemed eager to join.

Buying a carbon credit meant investing in a project that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions elsewhere — essentially offsetting the emissions...

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Subject Tags: Business , Environment , Labor , Law

With the era of 'easy oil' coming to an end, is solar energy the only option left for the ME?

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 27, 2014

 Driven by an energy-hungry population and unstable oil prices, countries in the Gulf and the wider MENA region are investing in various green energy options, with a focus on in solar energy.

The Middle East could see more than $50 billion investment in its solar power...

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Bloomberg: global renewable investments down, but power share up

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 24, 2014

 While global investments in renewable energy technologies dropped in 2013, continuing a two-year trend, there are several silver linings to that observation, according to a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

One is that while investments fell for the second...

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Subject Tags: Environment

Hybrid cars significantly more fuel-efficient in India& China than US

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 24, 2014

 Hybrid vehicles are significantly more fuel-efficient in India and China than they are in the US, according to new research from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

This disparity in efficiency between the different markets is down to...

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Depleting greens leave big carbon footprint in Bhopal

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 24, 2014

 Bhopal is leaving a huge carbon footprint on the environment due to its energy consumption pattern and continuous depletion of green cover. There is a rapid increase in energy consumption by the urban population. And with the recent depletion in city's green cover in the...

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China carbon cash party over as U.N. Credit Stream dries up

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 23, 2014

 BEIJING, April 23 (Reuters) - Revenues for China's biggest sellers of U.N.-issued carbon credits shrunk last year to a tenth of 2012 values, choking off billions of dollars flowing to clean energy projects in the world's top carbon-emitter.

China will now have less...

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