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Ahead of Modi's visit, India pushes Japan for nuclear deal

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 11, 2014

Taking up the issue of delay in signing a civil nuclear agreement with Japan, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday told her Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida that it was time the deal was concluded.

In a bilateral meeting on the side lines of the Asean Regional...

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Subject Tags: India , Japan , Times of India , War

Generator produces electricity out of waste heat

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 4, 2014

 GMZ Energy has demonstrated a thermoelectric generator (TEG) that recaptures automotive waste heat. The unit generated an output power well in excess of its 200W design goal. The TEG was built as part of an ongoing vehicle efficiency research programme sponsored by the U.S....

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Subject Tags: electricity , Technology , War

Lockheed Martin softens India image, with focus on training, green energy

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 3, 2014

Lockheed Martin, the world's most profitable aerospace and defence behemoth, is cultivating a soft profile in India. Having already sold over $2 billion worth of weaponry, including 12 C-130J Super Hercules special operations aircraft to the Indian Air...

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Subject Tags: War

India Harvests Sun and Wind to Save Water and Power a Slowing Economy

By : Sustainability ..., May 29, 2014

 JAIPUR, Rajasthan, India — Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, was constructed in 1799, here in the largest city in India’s largest state. Made of red and pink sandstone, and facing the street with an ornate honeycomb of open windows, the five-story building could have been...

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Will Bangalore ever be garbage-free?

By : Sustainability ..., May 28, 2014

 It was not very long ago that Bangalore’s sobriquet i.e., ‘Garden City’ nearly came to be replaced with ‘Garbage City’ in the wake of villagers’ refusal to allow garbage trucks to dump the city’s refuse into the nearby landfills. Mounting garbage piles attracted...

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Clean energy sector misses capacity target

By : Sustainability ..., May 12, 2014

Renewable energy sector in the country missed capacity addition target for the second year in a row. As against the target of 4325 mw, the new capacity addition stood at 3640 mw. But, the year saw cumulative installed capacity in the green energy sector cross 30,000 mw.

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Subject Tags: energy , War

Smart grid for electric vehicle fleet

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 6, 2014

 Being able to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management. Researchers are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany's largest charging station.

The network of charging stations for electric...

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High court notice to Centre, Madhya Pradesh govt on Welspun plant

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 28, 2014

 JABALPUR: Taking note of an alleged ghost public hearing hosted by the Katni administration to garner support for Welspun Energy Limited, the Madhya Pradesh high court issued notices to the company, collector Katni, the Union environment ministry and state department of...

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Simple, Cheap Way to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 7, 2014

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found an easy way to modify the molecular structure of a polymer commonly used in solar cells. Their modification can increase solar cell efficiency by more than 30 percent.


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Waste to energy project stuck at proposal stage

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2013

 Inordinate delay on the part of UP government in allowing it to set up a multi-crore-rupee waste to energy (WTE) project in the state has left a US based company completely frustrated. The company, which has evinced interest in setting up the ambitious project six months ago...

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Subject Tags: energy , Technology , War