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Carbon Emissions by India’s Steel Sector to Triple by 2050

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 4, 2020

India’s steel industry is set to more than triple its carbon footprint by 2050 as demand for the metal in the world’s second-biggest producer soars. Carbon dioxide emissions from the steel industry are projected to jump to 837 million tons over the next three decades from 242...

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Growing steel demand in India to increase carbon emissions by 600 MT: TERI

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 31, 2020

India's steel demand is likely to more than quadruple in the next 30 years, resulting in rise in carbon dioxide emissions by around 600 million tonnes, a report by the think-tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) said on Thursday. The report, released on the second...

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India needs to prioritise solar rooftop among residential, industrial users: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 30, 2020

India needs to prioritise solar rooftop among residential and industrial users for achieving its 100GW solar energy target by 2022, a report said. Demand aggregation mechanism' could help accelerate energy efficiency and scale up the deployment of solar power in residential...

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Better distribution may ease power sector woes: ETILC

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 27, 2020

At a time when India is looking to fight the global financial slowdown and surge ahead by adding trillions to its gross domestic product (GDP), the power sector in the country seems to be facing its own problems. According to members of The Economic Times India Leadership...

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Govt plans 10,000 MW solar project

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 27, 2020

The state government is planning to set up a mega solar power project with an installed capacity of 10,000 MW in order to meet the increasing demand for power and to supply free, uninterrupted power to the agricultural sector. Addressing employees of the energy department...

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In talks with Indian firms to issue green bonds: Luxembourg Stock Exchange CEO

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 22, 2020

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange is in talks with Indian conglomerates to issue green bonds and tap into India's green finance market, its CEO Robert Scharfe has said. “Some Indian banks have tapped into the market and a number of companies are considering this. Bond market is...

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Cabinet Approves Mou Between India, UK For Energy Self-Sufficiency In Indian Railways

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 9, 2020

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the UK's Department for International Development for enabling energy self-sufficiency in Indian Railways. An official release said under the MoU signed by Railway Ministry with...

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2020 Will See Cities Develop Advanced Urban Strategies

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 23, 2019

In 2020, the concepts of digital twins, urban modeling, resilience, circularity, smart urban spaces, and electric micro-mobility and micro-transit will be integrated into a comprehensive urban agenda and strategy that will define the character of smart cities of the future,...

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IBM's new battery design taps seawater as alternative mineral source

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2019

International Business Machines Corp on Wednesday said it has come up with a new battery technology that uses materials extracted from seawater and requires no cobalt, as the race to find alternative sources to the expensive mineral intensifies. IBM said it has partnered with...

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ADB issues $250 mn loan to India to expand energy efficiency investments

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 18, 2019

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a USD 250 million loan agreement with the Centre to expand energy efficiency investments in India, according to an official statement. The loan agreement to provide loan to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) was signed on...

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