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The sustainability primer for Congress, BJP and AAP policies

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 10, 2014

The recently released manifestos for all parties are supportive but devoid of exact details for their vision of a resource efficient India. While BJP broadly commits to a ‘clean energy revolution to end blackouts and revive economic growth’, the party has been tight-lipped...

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Secondary steel sector: policy stability, quality access to energy, and risk support needed

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 2, 2014

Energy efficiency is critical for secondary steel manufacturers where margins are increasingly getting squeezed by surging production costs and unavailability of affordable raw materials. These MSMEs need the right combination of energy policies at the state and central level...

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Commercial element to drive large clean energy opportunities in India

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2014

There is potentially a US$5-6bn opportunity for clean energy in India, according to Ashish Sethia, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, who spoke in a presentation to TiE clean energy entrepreneurs last month. Indian renewable energy markets are driven...

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Unified call for resource pricing, stable policies by Indian officials and world leaders

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 12, 2014

“Energy subsidies must go,” stated Planning Commission member B K Chaturvedi at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit on Saturday.

Chaturvedi emphasized that achieving efficiency in use of energy; adding renewable energy generation, and removing subsidies to enable...

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Enhancing trade competitiveness through sustainable shipping in India

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 22, 2013

Shipping is generally a low energy, low cost and a low impact method for freight transport on a per ton-km basis. In India, the push to sustainable shipping is twofold:

1) Efficiency for Trade: India incurs high logistics costs compared to other countries....

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Rajasthan an innovation cluster for solar? Creating more innovation clusters in India

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 22, 2013

Rajasthan was cited as a potential innovation hub for solar energy, according to Professor Glyn Davis, keynote speaker at the Australian Trade Commission Innovation Showcase held in New Delhi last week. 

Briefly commenting on India, Davis used Rajasthan, Gujarat and...

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Will the Sun Shine?

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Feb 27, 2013

It’s not just the budget allocation; the solar industry needs streamlining of operational policies as well. This article takes a look at the industry expectations and demands ahead of the Union Budget 2013. 

The Budget session has started and speculators are...

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Fledgling Electric Vehicle Industry Looks To NEMP for Revival

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Jan 18, 2013

The National Electric Mission Plan has recently been adopted in a bid to catalyze the growth of electric vehicles in the country. This article takes a look at the factors at play to energize the electric vehicles industry in India.

Electric vehicles have been...

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Subject Tags: Business , Policy Tracker

Don't View 2% CSR Spend as a Spend - View it As A Core Business Strategy

By : Pankaj Arora, Jan 15, 2013

Do you think of the recent Companies Bill in India mandating companies of certain size to spend 2% of their net profits on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities will bring higher transparency, efficiency and responsibility among the Indian businesses?


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The Water Agenda: Technology as a bridge between the EU and India

By : Anonymous, Jan 7, 2013

This article takes a look at challenges of a water stressed India and the need for establishing knowledge transfer and collaborative frameworks to enhance water management practices in India. 

Water is an increasingly contested resource across India, with the...

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