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Water project to quench Keonjhar thirst uncertain

By : Sustainability ..., May 23, 2014

 KEONJHAR: The fate of a Rs 42-crore project to facilitate piped water supply to Keonjhar town seems uncertain as it has made no progress since chief minister Naveen Patnaik laid foundation stone on July 17, 2013.

At present, the town's daily requirement...
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Subject Tags: Law , Politics

Reforming India’s energy policy

By : Sustainability ..., May 21, 2014

 India’s policymakers are fond of defining the country’s energy security in terms of three As: availability, access and affordability. However, the three As appear at increasing risk in the face of four formidable barriers: energy subsidies, systemic management inefficiencies...

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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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Govt to charge fees to issue environmental clearance

By : Sustainability ..., May 8, 2014

NAGPUR: Taking a cue from Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, the state government has decided to charge companies applying for environmental clearance. The minimum fee is Rs 1 lakh, and maximum Rs15 lakh, with the cost of the project determining the exact fee.

While the...

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New firm to treat biomedical waste

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2014

The Pune bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) headed by justices V R Kingaonkar and Ajay Deshpande on Monday directed the civic body to float fresh tenders for appointing a firm for treating biomedical waste in the city. In the process, the NGT cancelled the temporary...

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Uttarakhand report: Time to rethink our development models

By : Sustainability ..., May 1, 2014

The June 2013 disaster in Uttarakhand had taken many — including the state administration — by surprise. But it should not have been so because it was a tragedy waiting to happen. The immediate reason may have been a natural cause — the state was hit by its heaviest rainfall...

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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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Don’t write off biofuels yet, we will need them to get about in the future

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 28, 2014

 Bioenergy and biofuels have an important role to play in lowering the use of carbon-intensive fossil fuels – a point underscored by the IPCC report which confirmed the need for further research to improve such technology.

A key challenge is creating alternative...

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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