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Eco-cities for India

By : Dhanapal G, Jun 20, 2011

In this article, an ecological planner shares his perspective on the relevance of the concept of eco-cities in India, the eco-cities being planned and the challenges that need to be addressed.

Cities are both engines for growth and sources of concentrated environmental...

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Is sustainability a viable career in India?

By : Pallavi Pant, Jun 9, 2011

In this article, the author talks about the potential of sustainability as a career in India, given the various policies and initiatives being taken up by the government and corporates to move towards a low carbon economy.

The concept of sustainable development, first...

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Where will you be on World Environment Day?

By : Roselin Dey, Jun 3, 2011

Here's our Flavor of the Month! If you don’t know yet what you are doing on this Sunday, here’s a list of five places where you could be on World Environment Day 2011- an opportunity to reinforce your commitment for nature and take on a green pledge.

Since 1972, June 5...

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Making Indian ecotourism sustainable

By : Dhanapal G, May 27, 2011

While ecotourism implies environmentally responsible tourism, ecotourism itself has become an unsustainable practice. In this article, an ecological planner writes about how ecotourism is creating negative impact on the tourist areas and the steps needed to make ecotourism...

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TRAI sets the stage for a greener telecom environment in the country

By : Sandeep Roy, May 11, 2011

This article summarizes the recent report on green telecom practises released by TRAI and reviews the current green initiatives of the large telecom players in India.

Given the ever expanding subscriber base of the mobile phone segment and the resultant increase in...

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Off-grid solar – holy grail for rural lighting?

By : Aparna Khandelwal, May 8, 2011

With limited grid access and lack of assured power supply in most parts of rural India, decentralized off grid solar applications provide a promising solution to meet the lighting needs of rural households.

With limited grid access and lack of assured power...

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Profit vs. Sustainability: An investor dilemma

By : Roselin Dey, May 3, 2011

The dilemma faced by the impact investor community is balancing profits vs. social/environmental sustainability. But is this trade-off really needed? - That is the right question to ask!

Usually an investor wants to know is the ‘where, how, and how much’ of the...

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Rural Electrification In India: Challenges and Successes

By : ARE, Apr 27, 2011

This is the last article of a series published by the Alliance for Rural Electrification , an international business association that provides efficient renewable solutions for rural electrification in developing countries.

India has experienced rapid economic growth...

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How can Indian power industry have profitable operations?

By : Hiro Chandwani, Apr 26, 2011

What is ailing the power industry in general, and power generation by renewable energy in particular?Here's a potential solution to help the power industry in having normal and profitable operations.

What is ailing the power...

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Sustaining India’s Coal Based Energy System

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 21, 2011

A one percent improvement in thermal efficiency in India’s power plants translates into a reduction in annual CO2 Emissions of over 170 Million Tonnes (equal to the total emissions of Netherlands).  

If ‘sustainability’ can be defined as a process that can be...

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