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4th Annual SBLF Summit: Collaboration and innovation foreseen as key to India Inc.’s resource sustainability pathway

India’s top sustainability leaders will be converging in New Delhi on Oct 16th to define newer pathways for accelerating the sustainability momentum. The key focus of the conversation would be the fast emerging role of collaboration as a tool to unlock the innovation required to achieve resource sustainability in business operations. 
 

Source: Sustainability Outlook

Indian Conference on Life Cycle Management (ILCM 2014)

With Sustainability becoming one of the top ten emerging issues in India, the critical question of how to ensure more sustainable business practices in the future calls for cogitation. Life cycle management is one such business management approach that can be used by any industry/organization to improve overall sustainability performance including their value chain. ILCM is an Indian event at which the global LCA community congregates and it is an excellent platform to communicate with different stakeholders, including international experts and Indian industry.

Source: ILCM

Bhopal youngster gets 10,000+ people to sell their waste via Kabadiwala.com

Anurag Asati is an IT engineer who hails from Bhopal and knew at the onset that he wanted to create some impact in the world with the skills he had. It all started one day when Anurag was asked to get a kabadiwala home to collect some newspapers. “I started working on this, but this simple task proved pretty cumbersome. In the process, I found out everything about the waste management cycle and how the process works. at the end of it, I had come to a conclusion this is purely a gap an something needs to be done,” says anurag.

Source: Your Story

Coal India scouting for locations for Rs 7,000 crore solar projects

State-owned Coal India (CIL) is in the process of identifying places for setting up of solar projects worth Rs 7,000 crore. "Coal India is in the process of identifying places for setting up the solar projects," a source said. "The directions for the same were given to the company a couple of days ago. CIL is working on them," the source added. The source, however, refused, to give more details stating that the "initiative was at a very early stage." 
 

Source: Times of India

Countries, companies mobilize around carbon pricing ahead of UN summit

The World Bank said Monday that 73 national and 11 regional governments and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon emissions to encourage a shift to cleaner energy technologies.
 
The announcement aims to build momentum for a high-profile UN summit on climate change on Tuesday that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes will mobilize governments and the private sector to make “bold commitments” to address climate change.
 

Source: Reuters

India's NeoSilica Set to Reap Benefit from Billion Dollar Smart City and Smart Grid Rollouts

Being the first India-centric, Smart Grid and Smart City Technology Provider, NeoSilica has grabbed an early advantage in India's Smart Grid Technology business. 'It's a multi-billion dollar opportunity, in India and global markets, and we are dreaming big,' says the confident CEO Satyam Bheemarasetti and its CTO Ravi Patruni - who are thrilled with the excitement as they are signing more customers- with Utilities, Solar and Smart Building market - right now.

Source: India PR Wire

Researchers Find Hidden Value in Carbon Offsets

Climate change skeptics and deniers habitually assert that cutting carbon emissions and putting a price on carbon would jeopardize economic growth and job creation. Hence, by their reasoning, we’re better off living with the rising costs and profound threats resulting from rising greenhouse gas emissions and a warming climate.
 

Source: Triple Pundit

Researchers Find Hidden Value in Carbon Offsets

Climate change skeptics and deniers habitually assert that cutting carbon emissions and putting a price on carbon would jeopardize economic growth and job creation. Hence, by their reasoning, we’re better off living with the rising costs and profound threats resulting from rising greenhouse gas emissions and a warming climate.
 

Source: Triple Pundit

India's Modi eyes privatization windfall, but risks energy crisis

Billions from energy asset sales needed to plug budget gap. But at the same time, power supplies are being threatened by a $33 billion legal dispute over coal mining licenses.
 
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is aiming to raise up to $7 billion through the sale of stakes in some of the country’s lumbering energy giants, cashing in on record stock-market valuations in an effort to keep the country’s budget deficit under control.
 

Source: Fortune

Energy summit stresses on integrated power distribution

The lack of integrated power distribution system and prediction of wind power generation in the country were cited as major concerns in the energy sector at the maiden energy summit organized by FIon Saturday in the city. The conference also discussed the 3,330MW power gap between the demand and the availability.
 

Source: Times of India