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This study was done to understand the present state of the AC servicing sector, to assess the level of skill and knowledge of the technicians about Good Services Practices (GSPs) to reduce refrigerant leakages, and to provide a foundation for future policy decisions.

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The year that was - Our work in the clean energy space in India. Browse through this report for an overview of our activities and results.

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  • Firecrackers Won't Be Sold This Diwali In Delhi, Supreme Court Ban Till November 1

    It will be a less boisterous but - as is widely hoped - a cleaner Diwali in Delhi and its neighbourhood this year with the Supreme Court today banning the sale of firecrackers till November 1, saying it wants to assess the impact on the air quality.>>

    NDTV  |  09 Oct 2017
    India among the worst affected by climate change: IMF study

    A study on the impact of climate change by the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, shows countries in the tropics will be the worst affected as a result of global warming. A one degree rise in temperature can cause India’s per capita output to fall by 1.33 percentage points.>>

    Livemint  |  02 Oct 2017
  • The importance of data in smart cities

    Data sources are everywhere around us, ranging from smart phones and computers, to Global Positioning System (GPS) and social media sites. Effective analysis and utilization of this data is going to be a key factor for success in the smart cities initiative, by making the data available in one place through a framework that is clean, well labelled and allows better processing and consumption.>>

    Livemint  |  25 Sep 2017
    India records highest-ever renewable energy generation

    India generated 10.2 Billion Units (BUs) of electricity in June from green energy sources including solar, wind, biomass and small hydro -- 26 per cent more than 8.1 BUs of renewable energy generated in the same month last year and 17 per cent more than 8.6 Bus generated in the previous month (May 2017), research and ratings agency India Ratings has said in a report.>>

    The Economic Times  |  19 Sep 2017
  • NGT refuses to lift ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR

    The National Green Tribunal has dismissed the Union government’s plea asking for modification in its order banning 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR. The green court has noted that emission from diesel vehicles is carcinogenic in nature and one diesel vehicle causes pollution equivalent to 24 petrol vehicles or otherwise 40 CNG vehicles.>>

    Hindustan Times  |  14 Sep 2017
    Development must be climate-smart

    As the frequency of extreme weather events increases, urbanisation has to heed ecological principles. Development needs to be climate-smart, but also avoid social and institutional challenges such as moral hazard.>>

    The Hindu  |  07 Sep 2017
  • Combating air pollution: Delhi-NCR may get common air quality index

    The National Capital Region, often claimed to be the one of the worst polluted zones in the world, would soon get a common Air Quality Index (AQI), which would give a more accurate picture of the air quality.>>

    Hindustan Times  |  03 Sep 2017
    Street lighting programme lights up 50,000 km of roads with 3 million LEDs

    The Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) has led to the illumination of 50,000 km of Indian roads with installation of 30 lakh LED street lights across the country. The installation of 30 lakh LED street lights has resulted in 39 crore kwh of annual energy savings.>>

    The Economic Times  |  20 Aug 2017
  • India may become 1st nation using LED for all lights by 2019

    Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that India will probably be the first country in the world to use LEDs for all lighting needs by 2019, which would help the nation save over Rs 40,000 crore a year.>>

    The Economic Times  |  16 Aug 2017
    India ratifies second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol

    India has ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol that commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases, reaffirming its stand on climate action. With this, the country has become the 80th country to accept the amendment relating to the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the international emissions reduction treaty.>>

    The Economic Times  |  09 Aug 2017