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87 per cent households have access to grid-connected power; some still don't use electricity: Survey

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2020

A majority of households (87 per cent) in India have access to grid-connect electricity, while the remaining 13 per cent are either using non-grid sources for power or "do not use any...

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NITI Aayog, Rockefeller Foundation & Smart Power India Launch Electricity Access & Utility Benchmarking Report

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2020

NITI Aayog, Ministry of Power, Rockefeller Foundation, and Smart Power India launched the ‘Electricity Access in India and Benchmarking Distribution Utilities’ report today. Based on a primary...

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PM Modi underscores 7 key pillars of India’s energy strategy

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 28, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today highlighted seven key pillars of India’s energy strategy going forward and stressing upon India's rise as a major consumer of energy globally. “India’s energy plan will have 7 key drivers including accelerating efforts to move towards a gas-...

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Policy focus on e-mobility, clean fuels: PM Modi

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 28, 2020

India’s energy policy will focus on greater efforts to move towards a gas-based economy, cleaner fuels, electric mobility and renewable energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday. The policy will be industry friendly and growth oriented but energy should be...

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PM Suga says Japan will attain zero-emissions, carbon neutral society by 2050

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 28, 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday committed to cutting greenhouse gases to zero on a net basis by 2050 and achieving a carbon-neutral society, a major shift in its position on climate change. Tokyo had previously said it would achieve carbon neutrality as soon...

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Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to hold flagship green energy event from November 26-28

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 28, 2020

The third edition of RE Invest, the flagship event of the ministry of new and renewable energy, will take place virtually from November 26 to 28. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the event on November 26, sources said. In the first RE Invest which was...

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India to up share of short-term LNG deals in gas use: GAIL

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 28, 2020

India’s biggest gas marketing firm GAIL expects the share of spot and short-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) contracts in the nation’s gas consumption to rise after a slump in spot prices has made long-term deals less attractive. “Presently one third of the market is (made up...

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Pandemic likely to delay penetration of electric vehicles: Ind-Ra

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 26, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to delay the penetration of electric vehicles in India, as low affordability and the government's priority on reviving...

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Smart monitoring of waste management on the anvil

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 26, 2020

The Haritha Keralam Mission (HKM) is considering setting up automated waste management system in select local bodies in Ernakulam to step up efficiency of waste collection and management....

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Sustainable Processing of Municipal Solid Waste: ‘Waste to Wealth’

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 26, 2020

With an ever increasing population and rapid pace of urbanization, the country is facing a huge challenge of waste management. The volume of waste is projected to rise from the present 62...

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