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Finance not the key challenge for catalyzing MSME energy efficiency

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 12, 2014

 The MSME sector is reported to have a total of US$51 billion in total credit lines and available funding, however, only 36% of this credit has been utilized, according to presentations on the MSME sector during a side-bar conversation on promoting energy efficiency in MSMEs...

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From Bangalore to São Paulo: How Five Cities Are Tackling the Problem of Toxic Waste

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 10, 2014

 Industrial toxicity is a growing challenge with today's expanding global markets and rampant industrialization. Many substances -- including electronic waste -- pose all sorts of dangers to the health of individuals and the environment. Profiled below are several noteworthy...

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Subject Tags: Environment , Technology

Lack of clean water, food and energy is affecting the growth of developing countries: Kofi Annan

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2014

Press Release: Global think tank TERI launched the 14th edition of its annual flagship event, The ‘Delhi Sustainable Development Summit’ (DSDS) today. The theme of this year’s Summit is “Attaining Food, Water, and Energy Security For All”.  

Delivering the keynote...

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Swedish India collaboration helps drive water, energy and cost savings for textile SMEs

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2014

A water management project among textile suppliers in India, led by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and Swedish fashion brands Indiska, KappAhl and Lindex, has demonstrated how efficient resource management in textile production in India can achieve...

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Subject Tags: chemicals , Environment

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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Massive investments, emission cuts needed: UN climate science panel

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2014

The U.N. climate science panel’s yet to be released report will come up with a dire warning that the world would have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40-70% below 2010 levels by 2050 in order to have a fair chance to keep the rise in the global...

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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

Adequate energy supply at affordable price key for growth: Manmohan Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 13, 2014

 With India expected to become world's third largest energy consumer by 2020, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said adequate energy supply at affordable price is critical for economic growth.

Speaking at Petrotech 2014 Conference, he said India, which is...

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World Bank Foresees Potential For 20 GW Indian Solar Future

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2013

India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, launched in 2010, is “well-poised to make India a global leader in the development of solar power,” says the World Bank. Aiming to install 20 GW of solar power by the yer 2020, India is already well on her...

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World Bank plots India’s path to ambitious 20GW solar target

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 17, 2013

 The World Bank has talked up the potential of solar energy in India but warned that the country must make a number of changes if it is to hit its own ambitious deployment target of 20GW by 2022.

In a new report, the bank said falling costs had made solar a promising...

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