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Blackout Risk Increases With Surging Populism: Corporate India

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 12, 2014

 In India, sporadic power outages have hobbled Asia’s third-largest economy for years.

The government’s solution was a $31 billion bailout of utilities, whose debts were so big and cash flow so small that they can’t provide a steady flow of electricity to homes and...

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Close all waste plants in residential areas, parliamentary body recommends

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 25, 2014
NEW DELHI: The parliamentary standing committee on urban development has recommended waste incinerator plants be shut in residential areas across the country. In its 27th report, the committee severely criticized the location and use of "mixed solid waste" for such plants....
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Madras HC cautions govts against 'privatizing' drinking water services

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 16, 2014

 Cautioning governments against privatizing fundamental sovereign responsibilities such as providing drinking water to people, Madras high court has wondered how a company, which dragged Bolivia into international arbitration over privatization of drinking water, was involved...

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Fostering electric-vehicle ecosystems for India

By : Anonymous, Feb 6, 2014
The electric vehicle (EV) lexicon is expanding. The much bandied 'range anxiety' conveys the fear of running out of charge and being stranded with a comatose battery. Now, employees at the Silicon Valley campus of SAP, the enterprise software giant, have given rise to...
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Subject Tags: Business , Labor , Law

Supreme Court stays environment ministry's move to allow mining without green nod

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 28, 2014

NEW DELHI: In what could halt many mining activities, the Supreme Court on Monday stayed a ministry of environment and forests notification permitting mining in forest areas for two years without clearances under Forest Conservation Act and Environment Protection Act. 

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India Is Building The World's Largest Solar Plant For $4.4 Billion

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 15, 2014

Electricity-hungry India is flipping the switch on huge new solar energy projects to fuel its growing economy, using cheap -- mainly Chinese -- foreign technology to reduce once sky-high generation costs to competitive levels.

Since 2010, India has hiked installed...

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Subject Tags: Business , Labor , Law

NMC plans energy efficiency campaign for Nagpur

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 2, 2014

 After sitting on model solar city project for five years, BJP-ruled Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has realized the project's importance and planned an energy efficiency campaign involving citizens. It will be followed by other activities towards same end. The civic body...

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City awaits e-waste disposal system

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 29, 2013

 How do you dispose of the many dead batteries or a damaged phone that inevitably comes your way? More often than not, this situation would leave you confused.

Lakhs of households across the city know little on how to systematically deal with e-waste, most of which...

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Growing the role of captive renewable energy systems and energy sustainability for industrial practices

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 26, 2013

Sustainability Outlook spoke to Mr. Sanjay Choudhary, Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer at Tata Chemicals (TCL) on the role of renewable energy in captive generation and how to build a sustainable supplier ecosystem. Mr. Choudhary explains how...

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PMC willing to recycle grey water

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 25, 2013

 The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has proposed a pilot project to recycle grey water in an effort to find a sustainable solution to the city's water woes.

The civic administration's proposal says that sewage water generally contains 69% grey water and 31% black...

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