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Rajasthan Bets Big On Mega Solar Plants

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 12, 2014

New Solar Policy Draft Enters Uncharted Territory; Thrust On Mega Projects Of 500 MW And Above With Customised Packages; Such Projects Are Still Untested In The Country With The Largest Being 130-MW Plant In MP; Withdrawing Sops For Smaller Projects Is A Gamble; Past...

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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

Govt looks at opening coal mining to global competition

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 3, 2014

 The government is looking at opening up coal mining to international competition with a proposal to price domestic output on a par with imports ? a move that will increase the cost of power. But the plan comes with a built-in stabilization fund to cushion consumers from...

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Subject Tags: mining , Times of India

Governor urges use of renewable energy at Times of India workshop

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 6, 2014

 BHUBANESWAR: The time has come for renewable energy to come into the mainstream and policy makers have to give a boost to this option in a concrete form, said Odisha governor S C Jamir. He was speaking at a workshop 'Be a climate champion' organized by The Times of India and...

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'Breathing' battery to power future electric cars

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 16, 2014

Scientists are working on a new type of battery to power gen-next electric cars that could be up to three times more efficient than existing ones. 

With electrical vehicles becoming increasingly popular, researchers at...

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Subject Tags: Times of India

'Saligao plateau could turn into Sonsoddo'

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 15, 2013

Setting up a new garbage treatment plant without clearing up huge mounds of waste dumped unscientifically for more than than two decades on the Saligao plateau may blow up into an unmanageable crisis like Sonsoddo in Margao, some Saligao villagers said...

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Subject Tags: Times of India

Harish Hande charges solar industry at SolarCon 2013

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 1, 2013

Cross subsidy of green power usage should be used as risk guarantee to banks to finance solar programmes in rural areas, enmasse, said Dr HarishHande, Ramon Magsassay award winner in a conclave of solar industry—SolarCon 2013 in Bangalore on Thursday. He stressed that the...

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Three months imprisonment for non-segregation of waste at household in Karnataka

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 26, 2013

Any person convicted for five times for failing to segregate dry and wet waste at households would be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or fine of Rs 1,000 or both.

The state government on Thursday tabled the Karnataka Municipal...

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Subject Tags: Times of India

ZAC plant shut due to water crisis

By : Sustainability ..., May 24, 2013

Fertilizer and seeds company Zuari Agro Chemicals Thursday said operations at the urea/ammonia plant in Goa, which were shut for annual maintenance, could not be resumed due to a water crisis.

The unit located in Zuari, Mormugao, shuts down for around a month...

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15 railway stations on green track, to be solar powered

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2013

Vadodara railway division is launching new green initiatives. After Ode railway station in Anand district became the first railway station to switch over to solar power, the division decided to turn 15 small and medium level railway stations falling under it also into...

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Subject Tags: Times of India