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India ranks No. 3 on U.S. Green Building Council List of top 10 countries for LEED

By : Sustainability ..., May 6, 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its list of the top 10 countries for LEED outside of the United States, on which India ranked No. 3. The list demonstrates the global reach of the movement that is transforming the built environment...

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NTPC commissions 50 MW Rajgarh solar project

By : Sustainability ..., May 1, 2014

 NTPC Ltd today announced the commencement of commercial operation of 20 MW photo voltaic power unit at Rajgarh in Madhya Pradesh today raising its capacity to 50 MW.

With the commissioning of the full capacity of the Rajgarh solar power station, the total capacity of...

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China fuels highest solar silicon demand since 2011

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 30, 2014

 The polysilicon industry is headed for its biggest boom since a price war started three years ago. It can thank a burst of solar-panel orders in China and Japan.

Demand for the commodity used to make photovoltaic cells will jump 15 per cent this year, the most since...

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Low rainfall prediction in Mumbai calls for water management

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 25, 2014

 It is the high time when people should adopt water conservation techniques to meet the future demand

The El Nino effect and low rainfall prediction might make many realise the importance of water in the coming days. Rising population and surplus need of water, calls...

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Japanese Giant Mitsui Leads $60M Investment In A Startup That Turns Pollution Into Pure Money

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 22, 2014

 As places like China and India continue to grow, an ever-increasing number of billowing smoke stacks mark these countries’ landscapes. 7 million people died in 2012 from air pollution. LanzaTech wants to clean up those industries by turning all that pollution into extremely...

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New Dominance in Renewable Energy Rises in the East

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 9, 2014

Global renewable energy investment dropped 14 percent last year from 2012, to $214 billion, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). That's 23 percent off the peak, reached in 2011, according to a new report, Global Trends in Renewable Energy...

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Greenko in talks with KKR to raise $100 million

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 3, 2014

 London's AIM-listed clean energy specialist Greenko is in talks with a few leading PE investors, including KKR, for a $100 million investment, said multiple sources aware of the discussions. 

The company and its global subsidiaries already boast of several high street...

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Energy-efficient devices score high among Indians: survey

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 2, 2014

 Most Indians now prefer more energy-efficient electronics, with over 92 per cent of 1,000 survey respondents agreeing they would buy the product even though this may be more expensive, said global market research firm GfK.

The Germany-headquartered firm revealed on...

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Solar ATMs changing the face of banking in India

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 31, 2014

 A small startup, a frugal mindset and a disruptive technology are shaking up the rural banking scene in India, giving 300 million dwellers a chance to get a bank account.

India's rural economy has been growing with disposable incomes rising, especially in rural areas...

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Vendor opportunities for Coimbatore MSMEs

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 6, 2014

 Be it the Neyveli Lignite Corporation or the Integral Coach Factory, several public sector units are looking at expanding their vendor base.

Most of them are already sourcing components from small and medium-scale enterprises here and they want more units to start...

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