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Solar projects: India says no to US on dispute settlement panel

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 30, 2014


India has rejected US’ request for a dispute settlement panel at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over mandatory domestic sourcing norms in solar projects on the ground that more discussions were required.

If the US makes a second...

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Policy Approaches to Maximum Cities

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 25, 2014

 In 2008, the Indian government constituted a high-powered expert committee (HPEC) on urban infrastructure and services. The committee was chaired by Isher Judge Ahluwalia, one of the editors of the present volume. As the editors note in their preface, the "paucity and...

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Eight years on, civic agencies still struggling to streamline waste management

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 23, 2014

 Almost eight years after the erstwhile Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) outsourced waste management, the civic agencies are still struggling to streamline the system. From installing GPS in trucks carrying waste to uploading pictures of dhalaos online, they have tried...

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Subject Tags: Politics

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

Suzlon Energy sells 240 mw Illinois-based wind farm to EverPower

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 10, 2014

 Suzlon EnergyBSE 1.61 % has sold the 240 mw Illinois-based wind farm it acquired recently from Edison Mission Energy to EverPower Wind Holdings. Suzlon had taken over the Illinois wind farm in the US to recover $208 million that was outstanding from client Edison Mission...

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EC Nod to Sign Pact for KKNPP III & IV

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 8, 2014

 The Election Commission (EC) has given go ahead to the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) to sign agreement with Russia for the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project units III and IV.

The DAE had approached the EC last month as model code of conduct was in place and...

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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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US unit offers India to co-develop, test carbon capture tech

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 31, 2014

 With India relying heavily on coal-fired power plants to meet its electricity needs, a major US' research facility has offered Indian tech experts, scientists and companies the opportunity to co-develop and test technologies related to carbon capture.

Once these...

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Indian Budget Cut Risks Hindering Effort to Expand Rooftop Solar

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 18, 2014

Indian cuts in its renewable energy ministry’s budget by more than two-thirds risk hindering efforts to shield against blackouts by expanding rooftop solar projects, according to consultant Bridge to India Energy Pvt.


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Subject Tags: Politics

US, India to hold second round of talks on solar trade dispute

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 18, 2014

 The second phase of India’s solar mission will come under the scrutiny of the US this week as the two countries begin consultations on compulsory local-buying requirements for certain components used in the programme.

The US has alleged that the domestic sourcing...

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