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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...Read more..
Subject Tags: Human Interest
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...Read more..
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...Read more..
Subject Tags: China , Entertainment , Human Interest , Japan , Technology , Wacker Chemie AG
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...Read more..
Subject Tags: Human Interest , Technology
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...Read more..
Subject Tags: Business , Environment , Human Interest , India , LanzaTech , Technology
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...Read more..
Subject Tags: Human Interest , Renewable Energy
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...Read more..
Subject Tags: energy , Human Interest , Social Issues , Technology
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...Read more..
Subject Tags: energy , Entertainment , Human Interest , India , Politics
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...Read more..
Subject Tags: banking , Business , Human Interest
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...Read more..
Subject Tags: Human Interest , Technology