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Renewable energy jobs hit 6.5 million in 2013 – report

By : Sustainability ..., May 19, 2014

Renewable energy provided 6.5 million jobs globally in 2013, reflecting the industry’s increasing contribution to the global economy.

This is the finding of the latest report on the renewable energy industry from the...

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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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AEG Power Solutions Sells its Indian Facility of Bangalore to Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC)

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 29, 2014

 BANGALORE, India, Apr 28, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AEG Power Solutions (fwb:3W9), a global provider of power electronics systems and solutions for industrial power supplies and renewable energy applications, today announced that it has sold its Indian subsidiary, AEG Power...

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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

GE Invests USD 24 Million in Welspun Renewables Energy’s Solar Project

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 25, 2014

 NEEMUCH, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE unit (NYSE:GE) GE Energy Financial Services and Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt. Ltd. (WREPL) announced today a partnership to expand solar energy generation in India. GE Energy Financial Services is making its first investment in a solar...

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Drones Are Becoming Energy’s New Roustabouts

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 23, 2014

 THE egg white drone lifted off from its ground station at a hospital construction site here, hovered for an instant, then zoomed off, sounding like a five-pound bee as it buzzed around the cranes towering over the six-acre project.

Capable of carrying a high-...

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Bangalore third in e-waste generation in country

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 23, 2014

 About 57,000 metric tonnes (MT) of electronic waste is being produced in Bangalore annually making it the third-highest city producing e-waste in the country.

Nearly 12.5 lakh MT of electronic waste is generated in the country each year of which 96,000 MT is generated...

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Subject Tags: e-waste , Labor

4.5L child workers in e-waste industry: Assocham report

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 22, 2014

 A study by an industry body has found that there are about 4.5 lakh child workers in the 10-14 age group engaged in e-waste (electronic waste) activities, without adequate protection and safeguards in various yards and recycling workshops.

The Associated Chamber of...

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Subject Tags: Disaster , Labor , Politics

Google pips Facebook to acquire solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 15, 2014

 Looks like Facebook’s plans to get Internet-delivering drones on board has come up against a slight obstacle: Google.

Google has beaten the world’s largest social network to purchase solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as the search giant ramps up plans to...

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GE plans to make India tech and innovation centre

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 8, 2014

 US-headquartered GE is planning to make India into a technology and innovation centre for its products and not looking at it as a low-cost manufacturing hub. 

The company is bullish about healthcare, renewable energy and oil and gas sector and feels there is a need to...

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