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  • EESL to invest Rs 1,000 cr in AP

    Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has earmarked Rs 1,000 crore towards energy conservation and efficiency measures in Andhra Pradesh>>

    Business Standard |  08 Jul 2014
    World Bank to invest $775 million in clean energy projects across India

    The World Bank plans to invest $775 million in clean-energy projects across India, even as it expects that the new government's plan to give fiscal and policy support to the sector will galvanise further investment in renewable energy.>>

    The Economic Times |  07 Jul 2014
  • NASA launches first carbon-tracking satellite

    NASA successfully launched a satellite designed to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, a leading human-produced greenhouse gas responsible for global warming.>>

    The Hindu |  04 Jul 2014
    State rolls out ambitious plans to tap solar energy

    The Andhra Pradesh State government has announced its intentions to harness solar energy for overcoming the acute power shortages staring it post bifurcation.>>

    The Hindu |  27 Jun 2014
  • Improve fuel quality, implement emission norms

    To curb growing vehicular emissions and poor air quality in Indian cities, environmentalists have called for immediate implementation of vehicular emission norms and improvement of fuel quality.>>

    The Hindu |  25 Jun 2014
    Solar plants to power 76 govt sites

    CHANDIGARH: The administration had prepared a plan to equip most of the government buildings in the city with solar energy plants by the end of this year.>>

    The Times of India |  23 Jun 2014
  • e-rickshaws not to be barred from plying in Delhi:Gadari

    In a relief to e-rickshaw operators, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari today announced that the battery-operated rickshaws will not be barred from plying in the national capital and they will be considered as non-motorised vehicles.>>

    The Statesman |  17 Jun 2014
    Energy shortages can be overcome through prioritising

    PHD Chamber and Alliance for Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) conducted a stakeholder consultation meet on ‘Developing the strategies for utilities on energy service company (ESCO) to implement Industrial Energy Efficiency (EE) projects’ at the PHD House on Tuesday.>>

    Hindustan Times |  04 Jun 2014
  • Paris pact hinges on successful $100 bn Green Climate Fund: Javedakar to French minister.

    Tells the Green Funds should be used to buy out IPRs of clean technologies to distribute to poor countries>>

    Business Standard |  01 Jun 2014
    Ministry of environment and forests undergoes a nomenclature change; government serious to tackle climate change

    In a move that signals changed priorities, the ministry of environment and forests has undergone a nomenclature change. It has been renamed as the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.>>

    The Economic Times |  28 May 2014
  • Discoms' revenue gap may see tariff soar

    Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has proposed a repayment schedule for dealing with a Rs 8,000 crore revenue gap claimed by discoms that may be payable by hiking tariffs.>>

    The Times of India |  11 Mar 2014
    Plan panel launches website for long-term energy security scenarios

    The website is meant to act as a tool for building long-term energy scenarios by generating the demand and supply options.>>

    Business Standard |  06 Mar 2014
  • Climate change to destroy Great Barrier Reef irreversibly in just 16 years

    imageThe reef's plight will be a focus of this year's Earth Hour, expected to be observed in 152 nations around the world.>>

    Business Standard |  06 Mar 2014
    Hybrid solar technology to power all electrical devices

    The solar plant would power homes during day time and take power supply from the electricity grid at night.>>

    The Hindu |  06 Mar 2014
  • Save Forests to Prevent Climate Change Woes

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has cleared the national mission for green India. It is one of the eight national missions approved by the government several years ago.>>

    The New Indian Express |  05 Mar 2014
    Energy conservation building code comes into force in Karnataka

    The code, drafted under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001, seeks to reduce energy consumption of commercial buildings by 30 to 40 per cent through adopting various designs.>>

    The Hindu |  05 Mar 2014
  • Corporation plans push-start for cycling

    Commuting by cycle could catch on in the city if the South Delhi Municipal Corporation's 'cycle share project' materializes.>>

    The Times of India |  04 Mar 2014
    Standardize fuel to improve Delhi air: Experts

    Delhi is likely to benefit considerably, experts point out, as most of over 30,000 commercial vehicles like trucks and buses that pass through the city every day do not use Bharat Stage (BS) IV-compliant fuel.>>

    The Times of India |  04 Mar 2014
  • LED streetlights for 25km Rajarhat roads

    imageThe authorities are following the guidelines of the Centre's Bureau of Energy Efficiency.>>

    The Times of India |  02 Mar 2014
    Corporation starts fixing energy efficient lights in added areas

    According to sources, the Corporation was not fixing conventional lights but energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs with the aim of reducing the power consumption while increasing the number of bulbs.>>

    The Hindu |  01 Mar 2014
  • Annual transport investments should rise to Rs.14 trillion by 2032: panel

    Rakesh Mohan committee report recommends annual investments in transport should increase to Rs.3.8 trillion during 12th Plan.>>

    Livemint |  01 Mar 2014
    Solar-powered ATMs, telecom towers catching up

    Solar energy, in a limited way, has started powering telecom towers, bank branches, data centres and ATMs in power deficient rural India and areas faced with erratic supply of grid power.>>

    The Hindu |  28 Feb 2014
  • Solar power capacity likely to go up 1,000 MW this year

    The country's solar power capacity is likely to go up by 1,000 MW in 2014, almost same as last year, according to a report.>>

    Business Line |  27 Feb 2014
    Rooftop Solar Web-GIS Tool for Indian solar cities

    imageWith the Solar Web-GIS tool for Chandigarh ready to go live, training and demonstration programmes to facilitate use of the tool are underway. All related information here>>

    A Shakti Initiative |  19 Feb 2014
  • "Smart grids can keep a tab on power rates"

    A smart grid means an intelligent electrical network with two-way flow of energy and real-time information between power generation, grid operators and consumers.>>

    Business Line |  17 Feb 2014
    Passenger Vehicles to get 14% more fuel efficient by 2016-17

    The government of India has notified new fuel efficiency norms for passenger vehicles called Corporate Average Fuel Consumption (CAFL).>>

    NDTV |  17 Feb 2014
  • Efficient lighting programme for four more States

    The Ministry of Power will soon extend the efficient lighting programme to four more States, including West Bengal, to do away with incandescent bulbs, according to Jyoti Arora, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power.>>

    The Hindu |  08 Feb 2014
    India, US agree to hold energy dialogue

    It is learnt that US energy secretary Ernest Moniz will visit New Delhi in the second week of March for the dialogue>>

    The Times of India |  07 Feb 2014
  • Optimising energy efficiency

    The Indian cement industry is probably the most energy efficient today.>>

    Indian Cement Review |  01 Feb 2014
    Who cares for energy efficiency?

    Report from a study that looks at the importance of energy efficiency to industry executives>>

    The Hindu - Business Line |  24 Jan 2014
  • Tamil Nadu Energy Conservation Building Code ready

    Tamil Nadu is a step closer to promoting energy conservation steps in buildings. The state is expected to get an Energy Conservation Building Code soon.>>

    The Hindu |  27 Dec 2013
    Tamil Nadu Energy Conservation Building Code ready

    Tamil Nadu is a step closer to promoting energy conservation steps in buildings. The state is expected to get an Energy Conservation Building Code soon.>>

    The Hindu |  27 Dec 2013
  • Vijayawada, Mahabubnagar in AP to be developed as solar cities

    A solar city aims to reduce a minimum of ten per cent of its projected demand of conventional energy through generation from renewable energy installations and energy efficiency measures.>>

    Business Standard |  09 Dec 2013
    Shakti Foundation inks deal with EESL for energy efficiency

    Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to undertake collaborative activities to promote energy efficiency and conservation in the country.>>

    Business Standard |  16 Oct 2013
  • Using energy efficient technology can cut oil, gas, coal imports: Experts

    India should focus on development and adoption of energy-efficient technologies in order to cut dependence on oil, gas and coal imports, said experts.>>

    IANS |  09 Sep 2013
    Cars to be greener & costlier by 2017

    imageThe power ministry's plan, through the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), to fix fuel efficiency standards for passenger cars is likely to increase the prices of small cars by as much as Rs 70,000, according to industry estimates.>>

    Business Standard |  24 Aug 2013
  • Energy Efficiency initiatives of Indian industry to get impetus

    The inaugural session of the Energy Summit 2013 was marked by the release of five Shakti-supported Technology Compendiums on Energy Saving Opportunities focusing on the Cement, Iron & Steel, Pulp & Paper, Textiles, and Chlor-Alkali industries.>>

    EnergyNext |  21 Aug 2013
    Aviation, railways may come under energy norms in India

    The scheme is unique in many ways, particularly from a developing-country's perspective since it creates a market for energy efficiency through tradable ESCerts>>

    Business Standard |  11 Aug 2013
  • Waste to wealth: Use of AFR in Indian cement kilns

    The Indian cement industry is the second largest in the world.>>

    Indian Cement Review |  01 Aug 2013
    Who benefits from fuel subsidies?

    Many countries seek to protect poor households by subsidizing the consumption of fuel products. However, recent research by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) shows that fuel subsidies are both inefficient and inequitable, including in India>>

  • Sector-specific action needed to cut carbon emissions

    A study supported by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation highlights the need for a system to track developments in the area of low carbon growth policies at the state level.>>

    IANS |  22 May 2013
    CHANGING CLIMATES - Technology may now be more effective than activism

    What will we look for in a new and greener energy economy? There could be three components: better ways of capturing energy from nature, better ways of using energy, and finally, better ways of storing energy.>>

    The Telegraph |  12 Mar 2013
  • Financing investments to mitigate climate change in India

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Exim Bank signed a EUR 150 million loan to provide long term financing for projects in renewable energy and energy efficiency by public and private sector companies.>>

    Eco Business |  11 Mar 2013
    India: introducing co-processing

    imageAs India's economy grows, so will waste generation.This makes co-processing and treatment of waste in energy- and resource-intensive industries such as the cement an attractive proposition.>>

    Cem Net.com |  11 Mar 2013
  • What Does 'Smart' Mean for a City?

    'Smart City' is a proxy term, a trope, a paradigm that sums up a huge range of desirables of many kinds.>>

    Huffington Post |  10 Mar 2013
    All-round rural development must to face climate change

    increase in the frequency of drought and floods might affect local crops and productivity, and the intensity of heat waves would increase over most land areas.>>

    Indian Express |  09 Mar 2013
  • Renewables to cut Indian telcos' diesel addiction

    Government nominated renewable energy sources to be used in the country's half a million mobile towers--which consume over five billion liters of diesel fuel each year>>

    zdnet.com |  08 Mar 2013
    Taking energy efficiency to the market

    India's current initiatives to unlock energy efficiency opportunities rely heavily on market players for effective implementation>>

    Business Standard |  07 Mar 2013
  • Over 50,000 jobs created by renewable energy sector in last three years

    The new and renewable energy sector is estimated to have created over 50,000 direct jobs in the last three years. The job creation has taken place in off-grid and other applications of the sector, according to information made available by the ministry of new and renewable energy.>>

    The Times of India |  06 Mar 2013
    BEST to lighten your power bill with energy-saving tubelights

    To cut down peak hour demand for power, Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) undertaking has launched a pilot project to provide energy-efficient tube lights at subsidised cost to 20,000 residential and 5,000 commercial consumers in the island city.>>

    The Indian Express |  27 Feb 2013
  • President for increasing energy efficiency in building sector

    To effectively manage the rising demand of power, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday stressed on increasing energy efficiency in the building sector and utilising renewable energy.>>

    The Economic Times |  14 Feb 2013
    Countries Acting at Home to Address Global Warming: The Key Fight Ahead

    Some examples of actions by key countries and why it is critical that we succeed on these efforts in the next few years.>>

    Huffington Post |  09 Dec 2012
  • Climate change will mean more malnourished children, experts warn

    Food prices set to more than double if climate change not checked and developing countries not helped to adapt farming.>>

    the guardian |  05 Dec 2012
    Fossil Fuel Subsidies In Focus At Doha Climate Talks

    Qatar is among dozens of countries that keep gas prices artificially low through subsidies that exceeded $500 billion globally last year.>>

    Huffington Post |  05 Dec 2012
  • CBSE focuses on energy smart schools

    Students in CBSE schools will be given lessons in energy conservation and preventing wastage at schools and home.>>

    The Times of India |  26 Nov 2012
    Kalam for evolving energy utilisation norms

    imageHe suggested that an 'Idea bank' be created to which employees can provide innovative solutions for energy efficiency operations.>>

    Zeenews.com |  25 Nov 2012
  • Countries violating own pledges to cut carbon emissions, UN report says

    The gap between what countries pledged to do for curbing carbon emissions and what they actually did is increasing, pushing the planet even more faster towards runaway climate change, a UN report has warned>>

    The Times of India |  22 Nov 2012
    Renewable energy certificate market crashes as state distribution utilities fail to meet norms

    A fledgling market in clean energy certificates has crashed as state distribution utilities have failed to honour their purchase obligations, putting entrepreneurs and investors in the sunrise sector at risk and portending trouble for the larger cause of environment-friendly power.>>

    The Economic Times |  22 Nov 2012
  • Climate change poses grave threat to Indian cities

    The in-progress study, by OECD, reveals that Mumbai and Kolkata are at risk>>

    Times of India |  12 Nov 2012
    E&Y ranks India 4th on renewable energy market potential

    India ranks fourth on Ernst & Young’s renewable attractiveness index after China, the US and Germany.>>

    The Hindu Business Line |  07 Nov 2012
  • Kyoto Protocol may die with EU playing spoilsport

    The Kyoto Protocol - the only global pact that legally requires the developed world to reduce emissions at the moment - is on the brink of collapse.>>

    The Times of India |  29 Oct 2012
    Hurricane Sandy expected to stun US and be a climate change reminder

    The United States, at least the eastern seaboard of the country, is under attack. Not from Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela or any of the usual suspects.>>

    The Times of India |  29 Oct 2012
  • Climate Change: Bangladesh-Maldives sand deal shelved

    A plan that hailed Bangladesh as the “Good Samaritan” of Asia, rescuing more than 328,000 Maldivians from being climate refugees seems to be shelved by both the countries now.>>

    Business Standard |  25 Oct 2012
    Rising malaria spread not linked to global warming

    In a new study, researchers have radically challenged the existing ideas of how malaria, which is often seen as a consequence of global warming, will spread with rising temperatures.>>

    The Times of India |  25 Oct 2012
  • Italy, Spain need to pay up to meet Kyoto goals: European Environment Agency

    Indebted euro strugglers Italy and Spain are missing Kyoto targets and must pay up for international emissions credits or undermine the bloc's climate leadership, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Wednesday.>>

    The Economic Times |  24 Oct 2012
    Green energy would save EU trillions by 2050: report

    A green revolution to make EU energy almost totally carbon-free by 2050 would generate 3 trillion euros ($3.9 trillion) in fuel savings, a report commissioned by environmental campaigners said.>>

    The Hindu Business Line |  24 Oct 2012
  • 'Financial institutions ready to invest in green initiatives'

    Key corporations in every industry and a large number of financial institutions, including banks, equity firms and pension funds, are now coming forward to invest in initiatives that aim for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, according to a World Bank official.>>

    Business Standard |  22 Oct 2012
    Japanese agency to aid government in controlling vector-borne diseases

    A Japanese agency has decided to help the state government in controlling vector-borne diseases.>>

    The Times of India |  22 Oct 2012
  • Clear the smog around climate change information

    A survey reveals that people think government efforts at spreading the word about global warming are inadequate.>>

    The Hindu |  19 Oct 2012
    Global warming may give oceans the 'sound' of dinosaur-era

    Global warming may give oceans on Earth the same hi-fi sound qualities they had more than 100 million years ago, during the 'Age of the Dinosaurs', a new study has found>>

    Business Standard |  19 Oct 2012
  • Nuclear power must for low carbon economy: Jeffrey Sachs

    Making a strong case for nuclear power, UN Secretary General's special advisor Jeffrey Sachs today said it is a must that the world economy is transformed to a low-carbon producer and held that it was a safer source of energy than coal.>>

    The economic Times |  19 Oct 2012
    Efficient way to turn waste into resource

    Nisargruna biogas plants can produce 25-30 kg of methane and 50-60 kg of organic manure from one tonne of biodegradable waste.>>

    The Hindu |  18 Oct 2012
  • EU carbon up 4% on short squeeze

    EU Allowances jumped as much as 4% on Wednesday morning as a dearth of permit supply, positive macroeconomic sentiment in the euro zone and higher power prices triggered more short covering in Europe's carbon market, traders said.>>

    The Times of India |  17 Oct 2012
    Computer models of Earth's climate change confirmed on Mars

    Computer models have accurately forecast conditions on Mars and are valid predictors of climate change on Earth, US and French astronomers said>>

    The Times of India |  17 Oct 2012
  • Climate of threat to food security

    Can the impact of global warming be lessened by deploying sun-shields in space and by injecting sulphates in the upper atmosphere to reduce the amount of solar energy reaching the earth?>>

    The Asian Age |  15 Oct 2012
    The Energy Research Institute study shows Pune's carbon footprint is rising

    The city's rapid urbanization with IT parks, manufacturing industries, educational institutes, malls and multiplexes has made its carbon footprint much higher than some other Indian cities, a study by New Delhi-based The Energy Research Institute (TERI).>>

    The Times of India |  19 Sep 2012
  • Natarajan, Maken protest Montek’s 12th plan

    After health minister Gulam Nabi Azad, planning commission deputy chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia has to face dissent from environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan and sports minister Ajay Maken.>>

    Hindustan Times |  19 Sep 2012
    ‘Steep rise in cases of extreme monsoon rain’

    The study points out that there might be certain uncertainties in the climate model, but these extreme events might have a link with global warming.>>

    The Economic Times |  17 Sep 2012
  • Wind industry charged up by revival prospects of generation-based incentive scheme

    The wind power industry, which has been subdued in terms of capacity addition since the beginning of the year, is now charged up with the prospect of revival of the generation-based incentive scheme (GBI).>>

    Business Line |  16 Sep 2012
    Solar power catching up with conventional energy

    If India’s conventional power sector, particularly coal-based thermal power projects, has found itself stuck because of inefficiencies there is a drastically different story unfolding in the country’s solar energy sector.>>

    Business Standard |  14 Sep 2012
  • Soon, cars to run on human waste?

    Cars that run on a by-product of human sewage could replace petrol vehicles within a span of three years, according to a report.>>

    The Times of India |  14 Sep 2012
    Wipro commended for climate change information disclosure

    IT major WiproBSE 1.02 % has been commended by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 655 institutional investors with $78 trillion in assets, for its approach to disclosure of climate change information.>>

    Economic Times |  13 Sep 2012
  • 12th Plan to consider incentives for alternate power generation

    Generation-based incentives and depreciation allowance to encourage production of power from new and renewable sources will be on top of the 12th Plan agenda.>>

    The Economic Times |  13 Sep 2012
    Natarajan: Success abroad, domestic challenges manifold

    Reticence can be a double-edged sword. For Jayanthi Natarajan, minister for environment and forests, her reserve has attracted much criticism from domestic detractors.>>

    Business Standard |  12 Sep 2012
  • Are toxic gases being created just to earn carbon credits?

    Are firms deliberately overproducing greenhouse gases (GHG) for the sole purpose of destroying them in order to earn revenue through the sale of carbon credits under the clean development mechanism or CDM scheme?>>

    DNA |  12 Sep 2012
    Romney seeks North American energy independence by 2020

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that if elected, he will ensure North American energy independence by 2020.>>

    Reuters India |  24 Aug 2012
  • Environment ministry writes to plan panel, asks it to rework climate change chapter

    The environment ministry has asked the Planning Commission to revise the 12th five-year plan climate change chapter and realign it with government's existing domestic and international climate policy.>>

    The Times of India |  24 Aug 2012
    India joins US and 15 other countries against EU's ETS

    India has joined the US and 15 other major countries in opposing European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) which requires carriers flying to or from Europe to offset their carbon emissions.>>

    PTI |  05 Aug 2012
  • Indore looks to BRTS to speed up growth

    Indore is likely to its BRTS by the end of this year>>

    The Hindu |  05 Aug 2012
    Emerging techniques to strip air of CO2 may become unavoidable

    Emerging techniques to strip the atmosphere of carbon dioxide (CO2) and store it away to stabilize climate may become unavoidable, as our planet tips into a state of potentially dangerous warming.>>

    The Times of India |  26 Jul 2012
  • India to lead talks on EU airline carbon scheme: IATA

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects India to lead global talks on the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the organisation's head said, sympathising with the country's objections to the proposal.>>

    The Economic Times |  26 Jul 2012
    EU Commission presents plan to boost carbon market

    The European Commission presented keenly awaited plans to bolster the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) by reducing a massive burden of surplus allowances and urged member states to hurry them through by the year-end.>>

    Reuters India |  25 Jul 2012
  • Loading the climate dice

    Climate change denial is a major industry, lavishly financed by Exxon, the Koch brothers and others with a financial stake in the continued burning of fossil fuels. And exploiting variability is one of the key tricks of that industry's trade.>>

    Deccan Chronicle |  24 Jul 2012
    After aviation, India to oppose EU's maritime carbon levies

    India plans to oppose at an environment conference in Washington later this month the European Union's (EU's) proposal to levy carbon emissions taxes on aircraft and ships.>>

    Livemint |  24 Jul 2012
  • City's annual carbon emission twice that of national average

    Mumbai's carbon footprint is double the national average of 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide.>>

    Hindustan Times |  24 Jul 2012
    The focus on carbon emissions from aviation is misplaced

    The concerted opposition to the EU push towards forcing foreign airlines landing in Europe to become a part of its emissions trading scheme has led to an unexpected development, whose implications extend to setting the global climate agenda.>>

    Economic Times |  19 Jul 2012
  • China produces as much CO2 per person as Europe: Report

    China's carbon dioxide (CO2) levels soared in 2011, putting its per capita emissions on a par for the first time with those of Europe, while global levels of the greenhouse gas hit another all-time high, a report released on Wednesday said.>>

    The Times of India |  19 Jul 2012
    Planning Commission Wants States to Hike Power Tariff

    Noting that high growth is not possible without addressing the issues of power sector's Rs 70,000 crore losses in a year, the Planning Commission today asked the states to raise electricity tariffs and use the subsidy to improve essential services like drinking water.>>

    Outlook India |  17 Jul 2012
  • Japan approves renewable subsidies in shift from nuclear power

    Japan approved on Monday incentives for renewable energy that could unleash billions of dollars in clean-energy investment.>>

    Reuters India |  18 Jun 2012
    Sustainability can be used by India to build new global businesses

    SGopalakrishnan , executive co-chairman , Infosys, believes that businesses need to drive a strong sustainability agenda.>>

    Economic Times |  17 Jun 2012
  • EU carbon tax row hots up

    The IATA today asked the EU to put off the controversial carbon tax on all air travel over the sky of the western continent, warning of a trade war between Europe and countries such as India, Russia, China and the US>>

    The Telegraph |  13 Jun 2012
    China carbon emission lower than UN estimate?

    China’s carbon emissions could be much lower than estimated by a UN panel of scientists, according to a leading Chinese climate change specialist.>>

    First Post |  12 Jun 2012
  • CII to send business delegation to Rio summit

    Stressing that businesses have a leading role to play in India's transition into a green economy, the CII and the GCNI are taking a delegation of Indian business leaders to the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum.>>

    Business Standard |  11 Jun 2012
    Carbon tax and Europe to dominate airline talks

    The world's airline bosses meet from Sunday in Beijing, with talks likely to be dominated by a bitterly opposed carbon tax, the European debt crisis and the perennial headache of high oil prices.>>

    Deccan Chronicle |  11 Jun 2012
  • China emissions study suggests climate change could be faster than thought

    China's carbon emissions could be nearly 20 percent higher than previously thought, a new analysis of official Chinese data showed on Sunday, suggesting the pace of global climate change could be even faster than currently predicted.>>

    First Post |  11 Jun 2012
    India's low-carbon growth strategy

    There is a shortage of understanding of what India is doing for low carbon growth. Even the UNDP in its recent Asia Pacific Human Development Report urges emerging economies like India to do more for climate change.>>

    The Indian Express |  08 Jun 2012
  • Earth Summit: UN climate watchdog backs new greenhouse gas protocol

    UN climate science task force urged on Friday the adoption of new measures aimed at providing the broadest and most accurate snapshot of carbon emissions ahead of Rio+20.>>

    Economic Times |  08 Jun 2012
    India may take up EU carbon tax at Rio

    India's concern over European Union (EU) law to tax air carriers for carbon emissions may find an echo at the Rio Conference on sustainable development, with environment ministry calling it an important issue for discussion.>>

    Economic Times |  08 Jun 2012
  • Clever tricks for cleaner bricks

    Recent research conducted as a collaboration between two Indian green-technology and consulting firmshas suggested technology changes than can reduce pollution from brick kilns>>

    The Economist |  02 Jun 2012
    Empire State Building efficiency makeover saves $2.4 million in first year

    The energy efficiency makeover of New York City's iconic Empire State Building has saved $2.4 million dollars in reduced costs in its first year.>>

    Energy Efficiency News |  01 Jun 2012
  • Global CO2 emissions hit record in 2011 led by China: IEA

    China spurred a jump in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to their highest ever recorded level in 2011, offsetting falls in the United States and Europe, the International Energy Agency (IEA).>>

    Reuters India |  30 May 2012
    Global carbon market value hits record $176 billion

    Carbon market trading reached a record value of $176 billion in 2011, rising 11%.>>

    The Times of India |  30 May 2012
  • London presents big challenge to Green Deal, warns report

    A report out today from Future of London, supported by EDF Energy, warns that the capital is going to present a particular challenge to the government's forthcoming Green Deal efficiency scheme.>>

    Eneregy Efficiency News |  29 May 2012
    UK government switches on low-carbon heating for social housing

    The UK government yesterday announced a £ 10 million fund to help switch social housing over to low-carbon heating like biomass boilers, solar hot water systems and heat pumps.>>

    Energy Efficiency News |  29 May 2012
  • Nissan to produce electric van in Barcelona

    Japanese carmaker Nissan is to make its new 100% electric van the e-NV200 in Barcelona, Spain starting in 2013, the company has announced.>>

    Energy Efficiency News |  29 May 2012
    Clean energy investment drops to lowest levels since 2009

    Clean energy investment during the first quarter of the year has dropped to its lowest level since 2009, say consultants Ernst & Young.>>

    Energy Efficiency News |  29 May 2012
  • Solar Energy Research and Education to get a Big Boost; SEC and DTU Sign MoU

    Solar Energy Centre (SEC), an R & D institution of the MNRE and Delhi Technological University (DTU) today signed a MoU for undertaking joint research and education programmes in renewable energy.>>

    Economic Times |  23 May 2012
    Seagrass can help mitigate climate change

    Seagrasses can hold as much carbon as the world's temperate and tropical forests and play an important role in mitigating in climate change, says a first global analysis conducted by researchers.>>

    News Track India |  23 May 2012
  • Government to make new policies on renewable energy: Modi

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, on Monday, said that the government was ready to make new policies with focus on solar, bio-mass and hydro power.>>

    The Times of India |  15 May 2012
    European Union issues warning to carbon tax rebels China, India

    The European Union on Tuesday gave China and India a month to comply with a new airline carbon emissions fee coming into effect across the bloc, or face penalties for flights in and out of Europe.>>

    The Times of India |  15 May 2012
  • London faces up to 'greenest' Games pledge

    London has pledged to host the greenest Olympic Games ever staged, but it could take years before the promises start to flower.>>

    AFP |  15 May 2012
    India cannot abandon equity

    India and other developing countries have objected to EU's cynical ditching of the Kyoto Protocol and insistence on starting on the draft of a new climate protocol in 2012 which India and other developing countries have objected to.>>

    The Times of India |  14 May 2012
  • Over-complex Europe keeps making same mistakes

    The European Union's policy-making system often resembles convoluted system for achieving a simple task.>>

    Economic Times |  14 May 2012
    India to oppose EU's climate protocol move

    In climate talks beginning on Monday in Bonn, India will oppose the EU's move to start negotiations on the draft of a new climate protocol in 2012 itself.>>

    The Times of India |  13 May 2012
  • Bright side of a dim scenario

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has emphasised on the need for incorporating renewables in the energy matrix for climate change mitigation and for reducing greenhouse gasses.>>

    Financial Express |  13 May 2012
    Chennai gets warmer by the year‎

    With each passing year, the city's expanding concrete jungle is adding to heat radiation. The maximum average temperature has shot up by 0.6 degree Celsius over the past three decades.>>

    The Hindu |  12 May 2012
  • EU shifts climate change targets again

    The EU has shifted its goalpost for climate change again, unilaterally seeking talks on a new global protocol from this year that puts India and other developing nations at par with developed world.>>

    The Times of India |  10 May 2012
    Microsoft vows to go carbon neutral

    Microsoft on Tuesday vowed it would be carbon neutral in the fiscal year starting July.>>

    Economic Times |  08 May 2012
  • Brick kilns must look for alternatives to coal

    Modernization of Brick Kilns could result in annual savings in coal to the order of 2.5 to 5 million tonnes>>

    Mail Online, India |  08 May 2012
    Council: Flaws in solar mission

    Council on Energy, Environment and Water's (CEEW) has highlighted many of the problems the mission needs to overcome in order to achieve its goal of producing 20 gigawatts by 2022.>>

    Deccan Chronicle |  05 May 2012
  • Policy hampering India's solar mission

    An analysis of India's National Solar Mission shows that a key provision of the policy meant to encourage local manufacturing was actually counterproductive and hobbling the nascent sector.>>

    Live Mint |  04 May 2012
    Top 5 figures influencing renewable energy in US

    Energy security is being prioritized in campaigning ahead of US presidential elections.>>

    Steelguru.com |  04 May 2012
  • We see a sharp rise in solar and biomass projects: Soumya Banerjee

    Interview with Senior Investment Officer, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, IFC. In FY12, till now, IFC has made 12 investments with climate change impact totaling approximately $160 million.>>

    Business Standard |  03 May 2012
    India targets saving of 12000 mw electricity

    India is focusing on implementation of energy efficiency measures to save 12,000 mw of electricity during the current Twelfth Five-Year Plan>>

    Financial Express |  03 May 2012
  • South Korea approves emissions trading scheme

    South Korea's parliament has approved a long-delayed bill to start trading carbon dioxide emissions in 2015, joining the vanguard of countries battling climate change.>>

    Economic Times |  03 May 2012
    World tour on solar-powered boat to beat climate change

    Scanning the horizon on his solar-powered catamaran, Swiss electrical engineer Raphael Domjan counts down the hours to the completion of his record-breaking world tour.>>

    NDTV |  03 May 2012
  • Integral to energy security matrix

    With climate change emerging as a critical factor in contemporary policy making, renewable energy is becoming increasingly important in India's energy security matrix.>>

    Financial Express |  02 May 2012
    How green are cloud computing companies?

    Does using cloud computing technology lead to reduced carbon emissions? Apparently not, says a Greenpeace report'>>

    Tehelka |  02 May 2012
  • Wind farms cause climate change: Study

    Wind farms can cause climate change, according to a study, that shows how the technology is already pushing up temperatures.>>

    Punjab Newsline Network |  01 May 2012
    Economic growth said driving warming trend

    To slow climate change the world will either have to put the brakes on economic growth or change the way the world's economies work, U.S. scientists say.>>

    UPI news |  01 May 2012
  • Gujarat's solar flair

    At a time when fast depleting reserves of conventional fuels like coal have almost paralysed the country's power sector, Gujarat's big bang entry into the solar power space recently couldn't have come a day earlier.>>

    Financial Express |  01 May 2012
    India to pump in Rs 2 lakh cr in 12th Plan to save climate

    The fight against climate change will take a strategic jump in the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-2017) with the government intending to plough in almost Rs 2 lakh crore through the various missions, the working group on climate of the 12th Five-Year Plan has said.>>

    Economic Times |  30 Apr 2012
  • India seeks Kyoto type agreement after 2020

    Giving European Union thumbs down, India has proposed that global climate treaty after 2020 should be similar to existing treaty Kyoto Protocol stipulating mandatory emission cuts for the developed world and voluntary mitigation action for the developing world.>>

    Hindustan Times |  30 Apr 2012
    National Solar Mission completes 89% of allotted capacity

    The National Solar Mission, which aims to install 20,000 MW capacity of solar energy by 2020, has commissioned 89% of its allotted capacity in its first stage, government officials said.>>

    Economic Times |  30 Apr 2012
  • Equity, global climate policy and climate negotiations

    Speaking at an international workshop on Equity and Climate Change, held on April 12, the minister for environment and forests, Jayanthi Natarajan, sought to build a consensus on the inter-relationship between equity and the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities in the Climate Convention, and the nature of the obligations they entail in the new arrangement that is to be negotiated.>>

    Economic Times |  30 Apr 2012
    Green market slide worries Indian companies

    With the prices sliding of Certified Emission Reduction (CER) certificates traded on the international exchange, Indian companies holding the credits are bracing for tough times. Brokers trading in CERs have started to downsize their carbon desk and the ones holding these are looking for buyers.>>

    Business Standard |  30 Apr 2012
  • On lines of Gujarat solar power to the people

    Inspired by the solar park set up in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh is also planning to open a similar park to get rid of the power woes concerning the State. A land bank will be created for the purpose to lay down the solar panels for the park.>>

    The Pioneer |  30 Apr 2012
    ‘Economic recovery brings back rise in carbon emissions'

    The global economy started recovering in 2010, but along with that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions saw an unprecedented rise. They rose by 5.8 per cent, says a new report by the Washington-based research organisation, Worldwatch Institute.>>

    The Hindu |  29 Apr 2012
  • Government prepares first energy policy draft

    At a time when the entire world is focusing on non-conventional or renewable sources of energy, it took the eco-friendly Bengal government 10 months to prepare a final draft of the seems little bothered about it.>>

    The Times of India |  29 Apr 2012
    Tapping solar power, avoiding water wastage

    A multi-benefit pilot project generating one-MW electricity from solar panels atop the Narmada branch canal was dedicated to the nation by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.>>

    The Hindu |  26 Apr 2012
  • Indian Banks Exposure to Coal Limits Lending to Solar, SBI Says

    Indian banks have limited scope to boost lending to solar plants after funding for coal projects pushed them close to the limit for financing to the power industry, the nation’s biggest lender said.>>

    Business Week |  26 Apr 2012
    Government may re-introduce sops for wind farms

    The renewable energy ministry is planning to re-introduce incentives for the wind energy sector to allay fears that capacity addition could fall after the sops were withdrawn from April 1.>>

    Economic Times |  26 Apr 2012
  • Solar power project in Maharashtra cleared, says official

    The environment ministry has cleared the way for the world’s largest consolidated solar power project to be located in Dhule, Maharashtra, a top government official said.>>

    Live Mint |  25 Apr 2012
    Norway could double CO2 tax on oil sector

    Norway proposed to nearly double the carbon dioxide emissions tax on the country's vast oil and gas sector, potentially saddling firms with several hundred million dollars worth of expenditure.>>

    Reuters India |  25 Apr 2012
  • Sunny days ahead

    Keeping in mind the rising demand for skilled and trained manpower in the solar sector – both equipment manufacturing and power generation, SEMI India has taken the lead in offering a short term skill development course on ‘Off Grid Solar PV Components and Systems' to provide opening for employment to budding youth in the emerging energy sector.>>

    The Hindu |  25 Apr 2012
    GAIL enters REC scheme with 35 MW wind projects from Tamil Nadu

    Oil and gas major Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has entered the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) scheme with the accreditation of three wind energy projects in Tamil Nadu>>

    Climate Connect |  20 Apr 2012
  • Gujarat has 749 GW of renewable energy potential: TERI

    Gujarat's overall integrated renewable energy potential is estimated to be around 748.77 GW, according to a report titled 'Integrated Renewable Energy Resource Atlas for Gujarat', which is prepared by TERI and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation.>>

    The Economic Times |  20 Apr 2012
    West Bengal government joins hand with UK to develop fiscal instruments for climate change

    British Deputy High Commission-Kolkata and CII along with West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) are working on a project on "Fiscal Instruments for Climate - Friendly Industrial Development in West Bengal and Odisha>>

    The Economic Times |  18 Apr 2012
  • Brazilian states discuss carbon market link

    Brazil's Sao Paulo state is in talks to buy forest carbon credits from the upper Amazon state of Acre that would allow Sao Paulo state to meet targets for reducing emissions, an official said on Tuesday.>>

    Reuters India |  18 Apr 2012
    600 MW solar power projects to be commissioned soon

    Solar power projects with a total capacity of 600 Mw will soon be commisioned at a ceremony at Gujarat Solar Park at Charanka village in Radhanpur, officials of Gujarat Power Corporation said here on Sunday.>>

    Business Standard |  16 Apr 2012
  • Mileage labels on cars soon, norms for companies from 2015

    After more than four years of wrangling, the government has cleared fuel mileage standards and labeling for new cars.>>

    The Times of India |  16 Apr 2012
    Bosch eyes 10 MW solar projects in India

    Global supplier of technology and services Bosch, which recently forayed into the solar energy space in India, is eyeing 10 mega watt worth projects over the next few years.>>

    The Economic Times |  15 Apr 2012
  • Reliance's solar project gets $80-m loan from US Exim bank

    The US Export-Import Bank has approved $80 million in export financing for a solar project in India.>>

    The Hindu |  15 Apr 2012
    REC Analysis: Four projects with 62,012 RECs generation potential registered

    There is 2.7% increase for the week ending on 08th April 2012, in the number of renewable energy project developers who have signed up under the REC scheme, increasing this number from 1171 to 1203.>>

    Climate Connect |  10 Apr 2012
  • Maharashtra announces renewable energy tariffs for FY2012-13

    The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has announced the renewable energy tariff regulations for projects commissioned in FY2012-13.>>

    Climate Connect |  10 Apr 2012
    Indian government notifies launch of PAT scheme

    The Indian government notified the launch of the Perform-Achieve-Trade scheme or the energy efficiency cap-and-trade scheme on 30 March 2012. A total of 478 Designated Consumers (DCs) will be included under the PAT scheme from eight industrial sectors.>>

    Climate Connect |  31 Mar 2012
  • First solar project under REC scheme from Rajasthan accredited

    Rajasthan has granted accredited to its first solar power project under the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) scheme.>>

    Climate Connect |  30 Mar 2012
    Carbon credits likely to fetch R4,775 cr in ’12

    Carbon credits earned via the clean development projects in India are set to generate R4,775 crore, up 20% from R3,950 crore last year.>>

    The Financial Express |  28 Mar 2012
  • March 2012 REC Trading: Clearing price falls 5%; Buy bids fall 24% at IEX

    The 13th trading session of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) was concluded on 28th March. Of the total RECs offered for trading 85 percent were redeemed.>>

    Climate Connect |  28 Mar 2012
    2.35 lakh RECs available for March '12 session with highest-ever monthly issuance

    The Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) scheme is all set to end the FY2011-12 at a high note with yet another milestone. The scheme witnessed the highest-ever monthly REC issuance in March 2012 with a issuance of 2,01,064 non-solar RECs.>>

    Climate Connect |  28 Mar 2012
  • Collective effort needed to fight climate change

    Collective emission-reducing activities are needed at the grassroots level in fighting climate change.>>

    The Hindu |  28 Mar 2012
    US sets new carbon standard for power plants

    The United States on Tuesday set the first nationwide carbon standards on power plants, seeking to curb emissions from the burning of coal and revive the flagging fight against climate change.>>

    The Times of India |  28 Mar 2012
  • Brussels says could drop carbon levy on non-EU airspace

    The European Union would consider limiting its new aviation carbon levy to its own airspace, but only as part of a global deal on plane emissions, a senior commission official said on Tuesday.>>

    Reuters India |  28 Mar 2012
    City Corporation launches Climate Disaster Resilience Initiative

    The city corporation has launched climate disaster resilience initiative (CDRI) to assess the city's vulnerability to climate related hazards and to evaluate its capacity to deal with disasters.>>

    The Times of India |  28 Mar 2012
  • Global warming close to becoming irreversible: Scientists

    The world is close to reaching tipping points that will make it irreversibly hotter, making this decade critical in efforts to contain global warming, scientists warned on Monday.>>

    The Economic Times |  28 Mar 2012
    No carrier submitting emission details to EU: Govt

    The civil aviation ministry said on Thursday that that the question of European Union (EU) imposing Carbon Tax on Indian aircraft did not arise as no Indian company had submitted emission details as per the EU directions.>>

    The Financial Express |  23 Mar 2012
  • India joins China in boycott of EU carbon scheme

    India joined China in asking its airlines to boycott the European Union's carbon scheme on Thursday, confirming what a senior Indian government source previously told Reuters and stoking a diplomatic row over the issue.>>

    Reuters India |  23 Mar 2012
    UP's first solar power plant starts functioning

    Amid growing emphasis on adopting alternative and environmental-friendly means to meet energy demands, the first solar power unit of Uttar Pradesh has started functioning on the outskirts of the city.>>

    PTI |  22 Mar 2012
  • Karnataka proposes levy on power to set up green energy fund

    Karnataka has proposed a levy on power to set up green energy fund>>

    Climate Connect |  22 Mar 2012
    AP announces 5% RPO till FY17, provisional APPC of Rs 2/kWh for FY12

    AP announces 5% RPO till FY17, provisional APPC of Rs 2/kWh for FY12>>

    Climate Connect |  22 Mar 2012
  • Finnish company Switch introduces MW-scale inverter

    Finnish company, The Switch, has just introduced its product in India – an utility-scale inverter meant for large solar farms.>>

    The Hindu |  21 Mar 2012
    Solar energy farm in Dhule hits eco-clearance hurdle

    The world's biggest single-site solar energy farm, to be built in Shivajinagar, Dhule district, failed to meet its March 15 deadline because the state forest department has claimed ownership of the project site.>>

    Hindustan Times |  20 Mar 2012
  • Green Power: Wind power does not help to avert climate change

    While wind energy is cheaper than other, more ineffective renewables, such as solar, tidal and ethanol, it is nowhere near competitive. If it were, we wouldn't have to keep spending significant sums to subsidise it.>>

    The Economic Times |  19 Mar 2012
    State prepares action plan on climate change

    The state will send its final draft on the action plan on climate change to the Centre in a few days. The plan includes the government's strategy to address the problems of rising levels of sea water to melting Himalayan glaciers.>>

    The Times of India |  19 Mar 2012
  • Abhijeet's solar thermal project on track

    With the process of placing orders for equipment being almost over, Abhijeet Projects Ltd is on track for the completion of its 50-MW solar thermal power plant at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.>>

    Business Line |  19 Mar 2012
    Rs 200 cr for research on new plant, seed varieties

    In his Budget speech, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced Rs 200 crore for research and development in plant and seed varieties that would be able to resist climate change and yield more.>>

    The Indian Express |  18 Mar 2012
  • Solar sector’s shining with duty waiver

    In what will provide a boost to the solar energy sector, Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee abolished the countervailing duty (CVD) on import of equipment used in solar thermal power projects.>>

    The Times of India |  17 Mar 2012
    Greens disappointed with Pranab

    Conservationists and environmentalists are shocked at the lack of concern shown by union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee towards wildlife, forests and environment, which have great ecological, economic and social value.>>

    The Times of India |  17 Mar 2012
  • India's clean fund corpus to swell

    The government expects to collect Rs 10,000 crore under the Clean Energy Fund by 2015, through an imposition of cess on coal, the Economic Survey has said.>>

    Business Standard |  16 Mar 2012
    Finance remains key to tackling challenge of climate change

    Outlining the challenges that the country faces in achieving sustainable development, the Economic Survey has stated that financing the adaptation and mitigation measures is the most important issue as it involves both environmental and economic costs.>>

    The Financial Express |  16 Mar 2012
  • CERC Hearing: Biomass project developers want higher interest rates for tariff determination

    The Biomass project developers have asked the CERC for higher interest rates for tariff determination.>>

    Climate Connect |  16 Mar 2012
    UN aviation body hit by carbon emissions dispute

    The question of what role developing countries should play in reducing carbon emissions threatened to derail discussions at a top-level meeting of the United Nations body that oversees civil aviation, according to one official who attended Wednesday's meeting.>>

    Reuters India |  16 Mar 2012
  • Subsidies a concern, action on diesel prices required

    Major subsidies extended by the government are likely to jump to Rs 1,34,411 crore during 2011-12. The Survey has warned of deteriorating fiscal health due to a mounting subsidy burden.>>

    Business Standard |  16 Mar 2012
    Indian RE industry reacts positively to govt's curb on gas projects

    The solar power sector may benefit from the directive of the Ministry of Power's directive to power project developers not to plan projects based on domestic natural gas due to the expected fallen in gas production from the NELP blocks.>>

    Climate Connect |  15 Mar 2012
  • Siemens wins first solar order from Shiram EPC

    Siemens Energy has been awarded an order to supply UVAC 2010 solar receivers for a parabolic trough power plant to be built in Rajasthan, India.>>

    Climate Connect |  15 Mar 2012
    Railways plans to turn a green leaf through renewable energy

    In an attempt to become environment-friendly, the Indian Railways plans to set up renewable energy generation capacities—such as wind power, solar energy and bio-diesel plants—for its own use, railway minister Dinesh Trivedi said in his budget speech on Wednesday.>>

    Live Mint |  15 Mar 2012
  • Why imported coal is not an easy solution

    Recent hike in international prices of coal prices and a supply volatility in coal have upset the calculations of the power developers, which promised aggressive low tariffs in power purchase agreements (PPAs) with distribution utilities, based on initial calculations of the cost of imported coal.>>

    The Indian Express |  15 Mar 2012
    Emissions set to surge 50% by 2050: OECD

    Global greenhouse gas emissions could rise 50 percent by 2050 without more ambitious climate policies, as fossil fuels continue to dominate the energy mix, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Thursday.>>

    The Economic Times |  15 Mar 2012
  • Islands affected by climate change must consider radical options

    That rising sea levels will affect the children, and definitely the grandchildren, of the current citizens of low-lying island nations like Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Vanuatu, the Maldives and many more, is now conventional wisdom, unless climate change halts by 2050.>>

    The Economic Times |  15 Mar 2012
    Zynergy Projects to invest Rs 5000 cr in solar projects

    Rs 2000 crore for manufacturing and Rs 3000 crore for power projects>>

    Business Standard |  13 Mar 2012
  • Suzlon Group To Launch Latest Low-Wind 1.5 MW Turbine For India

    Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy Ltd. said its Group would launch its latest 1.5 MW range turbine S8X for the Indian market, the next generation low-wind turbine focused on harnessing Class III, low-wind sites.>>

    RTT News |  12 Mar 2012
    Solar success depends on enforcement of renewable purchase obligation: Secretary, MNRE

    MNRE has conducted meetings with senior officials pressing on RPO enforcement.>>

    Business Line |  12 Mar 2012
  • Give infrastructure status to solar PV industry

    India has production capacity of 1800 MW modules per annum.>>

    Business Line |  12 Mar 2012
    Tamil Nadu to introduce solar energy policy

    Govt has set target of 3000 MW by 2015.>>

    PTI |  12 Mar 2012
  • German firm Enercon keen to set up 500 MW wind farm in Karnataka

    Karnataka govt may allocate only 200 MW as it expects delayed commissioning.>>

    Business Line |  12 Mar 2012
    Mahindra Solar wants payment guarantee from States

    Apprehensive of timely payments due to poor financial state of discoms.>>

    The Hindu |  12 Mar 2012
  • Delayed payments to producers to hit renewable energy industry

    Wind project developers in Rajasthan, TN facing payment delays.>>

    Business Line |  12 Mar 2012
    'Carbon taxation will help generate money for alternate energy sources

    Kandeh K Yumkella , director-general of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) discussed industry's energy concerns, how green tech is lucrative, why a carbon tax makes sense - and how India should seek alternatives to heavy diesel use>>

    The Times of India |  12 Mar 2012
  • European airlines join forces against EU carbon tax: Report

    Airbus and six European airlines have written to several European leaders to attack the carbon tax imposed by the European Union, a source close to the dossier told AFP.>>

    Reuters India |  12 Mar 2012
    Climate, food pressures require rethink on water - U.N

    The world's water supply is being strained by climate change and the growing food, energy and sanitary needs of a fast-growing population, according to a United Nations study that calls for a radical rethink of policies to manage competing claims.>>

    Reuters India |  12 Mar 2012
  • It rains in the village, but fields remain dry

    The impact of climate change is unfolding at a pace that is much quicker than predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), stated a new research study released here in the Capital recently.>>

    The Hindu |  11 Mar 2012
    Let's face it... the alternatives are attractive, but not feasible

    Renewable energy sources are attractive but in a sense, powerless.>>

    The Hindu |  11 Mar 2012
  • Greens want ecological stability

    Even as union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee readies to present economic vision of India in 2012-13 general budget, greens have sounded a note of caution saying 'economic stability cannot be achieved without ecological sustainability'>>

    The Times of India |  11 Mar 2012
    Citizens not pushing hard for climate deal - UN chief

    Ordinary people are not putting enough pressure on governments to deliver a legally binding deal on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the U.N.'s climate chief said.>>

    Reuters India |  10 Mar 2012
  • Budget 2012: Separate fund to finance renewable energy projects being considered

    The Indian government may carve out a separate fund from the existing National Clean Energy Fund to provide subsidised loans to renewable energy projects>>

    Climate Connect |  06 Mar 2012
    REC Analysis: 8 projects with 144,224 RECs generation potential registered

    There is a 1.1% increase for the week ending on 05 March 2012, in the number of renewable energy project developers who have signed up under the REC scheme, increasing this number from 1079 to 1091>>

    Climate Connect |  06 Mar 2012
  • Scientists to study climate change on farm production

    The Borlaug Institute of South Asia centre at Rajendra Agriculture University, Pusa, Samastipur district, will conduct a series of research on the impact of global warming and natural disasters like drought on farming.>>

    The Times of India |  06 Mar 2012
    India proposes re-introduction of differentiation between developed and developing countries

    India has attempted to re-introduce differentiation between developed and developing countries, the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, in the discussions on emission reduction under the Durban Platform.>>

    The Economic Times |  06 Mar 2012
  • Workshop on Preparing for Climate Change

    The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute in collaboration with the University of Tasmania, is organising an international workshop on Preparing for Climate Change on Marine Systems in Australia and India>>

    IBN live |  06 Mar 2012
    'Rising population threat to environment, sustainable development'

    The better management of population and improvement in formal education system in the country are essential to ensure sustainable development of environment, said S P Singh, advisor, Planning Commission, Uttarakhand.>>

    The Times of India |  05 Mar 2012
  • India, other developing nations block exclusion of Rio Principles' references from UNEP decisions

    India and other developing countries successfully resisted a move by the United States to exclude references of the Rio Principles from the decisions of the United Nations Environment Programme taken at the Nairobi meet.>>

    The Economic Times |  05 Mar 2012
    Manmohan Singh pitches for greater cooperation between Asia, Africa on climate change

    Noting that economies of developing countries are impacted by climate change, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today pitched for greater cooperation between Asian and African countries to address short and long term challenges in this regard.>>

    The Economic Times |  05 Mar 2012
  • Indian CEOs concerned over proposed carbon tax by Australia

    Worried over the impact of a proposed carbon tax on mining activities by Australia on imports, India today expressed hope that an acceptable solution would be found to resolve the issue.>>

    The Economic Times |  05 Mar 2012
    Europe carbon at new low near 6 euros/T

    European Union carbon prices hit a record low of just over 6 euros ($7.98) a tonne on Tuesday, extending a precipitous fall after EU emissions data released on Monday showed a bigger surplus of permits than expected.>>

    Reuters India |  04 Mar 2012
  • Europe carbon at new low near 6 euros/T

    European Union carbon prices hit a record low of just over 6 euros ($7.98) a tonne on Tuesday, extending a precipitous fall after EU emissions data released on Monday showed a bigger surplus of permits than expected.>>

    Reuters India |  04 Mar 2012
    UK relaunches 1 bln pound carbon capture tender

    Britain relaunched on Tuesday a 1 billion pound ($1.6 billion)competition for one or more power plants to capture and store carbon (CCS), five months after the government's first attempt to finance the technology failed due to spiralling costs.>>

    Reuters India |  04 Mar 2012
  • 14% spurt in US emission likely to raise fresh global warming concerns

    Under the Kyoto Protocol, the US was expected to lower its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 6% below the 1990 levels. Instead it was increased by 14% between 1990 and 2010.>>

    The Economic Times |  02 Mar 2012
    Centre studying offshore wind power potential in TN, Gujarat

    The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is testing the feasibility of offshore wind power development in states like Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.>>

    Business Standard |  02 Mar 2012
  • Developed nations should set higher climate goals: India

    India has sought an increase in the level of ambition by the developed or Annex-I countries, in line with the principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibility.>>

    The Financial Express |  02 Mar 2012
    Solar photovoltaic plant installed in Rajasthan

    A Rs 67-crore, 5 megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant has been installed at village Rawara, Taluka Phalodi, in Rajasthan.>>

    The Hindu |  01 Mar 2012
  • Seminar on climate change on 27th

    An international seminar, ‘Climate Conclave -2012’, on climate change, sustainable development and society, will be held at Kanakakkunnu Palace here on February 27>>

    IBN Live |  27 Feb 2012
    UK government files plans to build carbon capture plants

    The British government on Friday called for proposals to build at least one carbon-capture and storage (CCS) power plant in the European Union's official journal, one step short of launching its official tender which has been long anticipated.>>

    The Times of India |  26 Feb 2012
  • Himalayan sherpas lament climate change devastation

    Climate change is altering the face of the Himalayas, devastating farming communities and making Mount Everest increasingly treacherous to climb, some of the world's top mountaineers have warned.>>

    The Times of India |  26 Feb 2012
    BSE launches India's first carbon-efficient live index called Greenex

    Climate change is one of the major present-day priorities. Business houses have begun to acknowledge the phenomenon. They are concerned about climate change, and the systemic and sector-specific risks associated with it.>>

    The Economic Times |  26 Feb 2012
  • Global warming may make people shorter

    Global warming could make humans shorter, warn scientists who claim to have found evidence that it caused the world’s first horses to shrunk nearly 50 million years ago.>>

    The Asian Age |  25 Feb 2012
    Move to counter Europe’s carbon levy

    India and 22 other countries, including Russia, China and the US, are set to take retaliatory steps against the European Union’s decision to impose a carbon tax on all flights operating in its skies. As a counter-measure, these nations have decided to impose additional levies on European carriers.>>

    The Telegraph |  25 Feb 2012
  • Royal Jordan Cargo imposes emission tax to counter EU move

    From March 1 Royal Jordanian Cargo will impose an Emission Trading Scheme Tax of Rs 2.40 a kilo on cargo carried on all its flights into and out of European countries except (Switzerland, Russia and Ukraine).>>

    Business Line |  24 Feb 2012
    EU seeks tighter CO2 grip on farms, forests –draft

    The EU forestry and farming sectors will have to monitor and report from 2013 any changes to land use that could affect greenhouse gas emissions as part of the bloc's measures to curb climate change, under a draft law seen by Reuters.>>

    Reuters India |  24 Feb 2012
  • Renowned US climate scientist comes under fire

    The prestigious California-based Pacific Institute climate research group has launched an investigation of its president and founder, Peter Gleick, after he admitted fraudulently obtaining documents from global warming skeptics challenging his work.>>

    The Times of India |  24 Feb 2012
    India, 22 nations to hit EU back on carbon tax

    Faced with the European Union's decision to impose a carbon tax on all flights operating on its skies, India and 22 other countries, including Russia, China and the US, have decided to retaliate with a series of measures which would impose heavy costs on European airlines and plane manufacturers.>>

    Business Standard |  24 Feb 2012
  • State Budget must press its green bonus claims: Expert

    A Kochi-based think-tank has suggested that the State Budget allocate funds for well-coordinated study to assess its entitlement for ‘green bonus'/carbon credits.>>

    Business Line |  24 Feb 2012
    Companies must fight climate change Companies must fight climate change

    Businesses can, and must, play a vital role in building a greener world.>>

    The Economic Times |  20 Feb 2012
  • UK could become leading exporter of wave and tidal power, say MPs

    The government will today be called on to increase its support for wave and tidal power in a new report from MPs.>>

    The gurdian |  20 Feb 2012
    Climate change boosts need for bigger presence in Arctic: Canadian navy head

    The head of the Royal Canadian Navy says Canada needs to bolster its military presence in the Arctic to prepare for a boom in human and economic activity resulting largely from climate change.>>

    The Star |  19 Feb 2012
  • In climate talks, PM stresses equity

    Growth should take place in a way that does not harm the environment, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday.>>

    The Hindu |  14 Feb 2012
    Lanco to exit wind energy business

    Decision of Lanco comes at a time when the company is laden with a debt burden of Rs. 29,665.7 crore.>>

    Live Mint |  14 Feb 2012
  • Research on climate change at ICRISAT

    Icrisat and DST have launched Centre of Excellence on Climate Change Research for Plant Protection>>

    Business Standard |  14 Feb 2012
    Lessons from the Durban Conference

    If India wants equity back in the climate change debate, it must develop a grand strategy and a strong negotiating team to see it through.>>

    The Hindu |  14 Feb 2012
  • Climate change: India for roping in rich to shoulder burden

    The Minister for Environment and Forests, Ms Jayanthi Natarajan, made it clear on Friday that India would put pressure on richer nations to shoulder a larger burden of the climate change responsibility at the Rio meet in June.>>

    Business Line |  03 Feb 2012
    Brick industry modernisation to boost low carbon growth: Study

    Annual savings of up to Rs 2,500 crore in coal consumption and an associated reduction in CO2 emissions to the order of 4.5 to 9 million tons can be effected through modernisation of India's brick industry, according to a study.>>

    The Economic Times |  03 Feb 2012
  • India opposes UN panel’s ‘back door’ for green caps

    A high-profile panel of the United Nation Secretary General on Global Sustainability has recommended that the world adopt sustainable development targets.>>

    The Times of India |  31 Jan 2012
    FAO Tea summit agrees on scope of climate change discussions

    The FAO session on Tea has agreed on what discussion on climate change can be taken up for discussions here.>>

    The Hindu |  31 Jan 2012
  • Renewable energy holds key to growth, says Sheila

    Chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday unveiled the first Renewal Energy Assisted Pump (REAP) system at a function in Mayur Vihar.>>

    The Times of India |  21 Jan 2012
    Laser-powered study on climate change

    The National Atmospheric Research Laboratory is planning to set up a network of Laser Radar System with the help of indigenously developed sensor tools in ten locations across the country to study the aerosol distribution over India>>

    IBN Live |  21 Jan 2012
  • Threats to health from climate change to be integrated in policy responses

    Worried over the increasing threat of climate change on health, the state government has decided to integrate climate concerns into policy responses and interventions in the health sector.>>

    The Times of India |  19 Jan 2012
    U.S. announces climate change strategy

    The U.S. Interior Department has announced a strategy to help reduce climate change impacts on species, ecosystems and people and economies dependent on them.>>

    UPI.com |  19 Jan 2012
  • Cases of extreme rainfall have doubled in last 50 years: IITM

    The number of extreme events of rainfall (very heavy rainfall) has almost doubled in the country in the last 50 years.>>

    The Times of India |  18 Jan 2012
    Sunny side up

    Solar energy business looks up in India as tariffs fall.>>

    Business Today |  18 Jan 2012
  • Melting Himalayan glaciers can threaten animals, humans’

    The melting down of the Himalayan glaciers due to climate change may be solving the current water crisis, but can also have a devastating effect on animal and human lives in the long run.>>

    DNA |  18 Jan 2012
    Delhi Metro--steps on climate change bring earnings

    The Delhi Metro is the first rail network in the world to have two projects registered with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.>>

    The Asian Age |  16 Jan 2012
  • GMR Energy commissions 25 MW solar power plant

    GMR Energy Limited (GEL) a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Limited, has commissioned its first 25 MW Solar Power Plant at Patan district in Gujarat at a cost of Rs 300 crore.>>

    Business Standard |  16 Jan 2012
    Is India ready for a green drive?

    Three lakh electric vehicles on the roads by 2020 would mean a reduction of over 16 lakh metric tons of pollution and savings of over Rs 3,700 crore in foreign exchange over the same period.>>

    Business Standard |  16 Jan 2012
  • Carbon tax on airlines: India may put curbs on European carriers

    India has threatened to review the benefits it provides to European airlines as it mounted its opposition to the EU move to impose carbon tax on Indian carriers operating through Europe, a source said.>>

    The Economic Times |  15 Jan 2012
    Economic Survey to have new chapter on global imbalances, climate change

    The Finance Ministry will expand the size and scope of the annual Economic Survey, to be released sometime in March, by incorporating chapters on global imbalances, human development and climate change issues.>>

    The Economic Times |  15 Jan 2012
  • Equity capital of Ireda likely to quadruple

    The union ministry of new and renewable energy is lobbying the finance ministry to almost quadruple the paid up equity capital of the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (Ireda).>>

    My Digital |  15 Jan 2012
    Natarajan writes to EU on Carbon Tax

    Minister for environment and forests (MoEF) Jayanthi Natarajan has shot off a letter to European Union Commissioner for Climate and Energy Connie Hedegaard demanding a reversal of the carbon tax on airline emissions.>>

    The Asian Age |  12 Jan 2012
  • TERI studying climate change impact on state

    The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has undertaken a study of the impact of climate change on the state in order to identify critical areas of concern and to come up with solutions to mitigate the loss.>>

    Indian Express |  12 Jan 2012
    N-power not the only solution: Pachauri

    Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Rajendra K Pachauri has said that nuclear energy cannot be a universal solution to resolving issues like shortage of energy.>>

    The Times of India |  12 Jan 2012
  • Rajendra Pachauri bats for 'green' housing

    There is an institutional gap in rural areas, and thus it is difficult to implement the green rating for integrated habitat assessment (GRIHA) scheme in those areas, said Nobel prize laureate Rajendra Pachauri, who is also director of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).>>

    Daily Bhaskar |  12 Jan 2012
    140 mw solar power coming up by Feb

    Ministry of new and renewable energy said around 80-90 mega watt of solar power projects are being commissioned in this month and the remaining projects of the targeted 150 mw would get commissioned by next month.>>

    My Digital |  11 Jan 2012
  • Which? finds customer dissatisfaction with energy suppliers rife

    UK consumer organisation Which? has uncovered a ‘bleak picture’ of customer dissatisfaction with energy suppliers.>>

    Energy Efficiency News |  11 Jan 2012
    Climate change: India's informal economy neglected

    Experts from the University of Oxford and Indian researchers are looking into the impact of climate change policies on India's informal economy, and to diagnose ways of reducing CO2 emissions and improving jobs>>

    The Economic Times |  11 Jan 2012
  • Study shows West Yorkshire how to cut emissions and energy costs

    In a pioneering study, researchers from Leeds University have outlined how West Yorkshire could cut its carbon emissions and energy bills by up to £1.71 billion and create 1000 jobs a year.>>

    Energy Efficiency News |  10 Jan 2012
    UK take-up of electric cars reaches just over 1000 in 2011

    The UK take-up of electric cars remains slow, according to recent figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), reaching just over 1000 last year.>>

    Energy Efficiency News |  09 Jan 2012
  • Renewable energy projects in California go unused

    Millions of dollars in projects intended to provide power to facilities in the state's national parks and forests are sitting idle because of a years-long squabble with Southern California Edison.>>

    Los Angeles Times |  09 Jan 2012
    Climate change: India a constructive force in Durban

    The Durban conference in December 2011 marked a breakthrough in international efforts to combat climate change.>>

    The Economic Times |  09 Jan 2012
  • Govt plans offshore facility to tap wind energy

    The CWET plans to conduct a feasibility study near Rameswaram to set up offshore windmills, following problems of land acquisition for onshore wind power projects.>>

    The Times of India |  06 Jan 2012
    Chinese airlines refuse to pay EU emissions charge

    BIG Chinese airlines are refusing to pay a new European Union charge on carbon emissions and the Beijing government wants talks to resolve the issue>>

    Irish Times |  06 Jan 2012
  • Frog song may help understand climate change

    For the first time frog song is being monitored using automated sound recorders by Indian scientists to track the impact of climate change on amphibians in the forests of southern Western Ghats.>>

    The Times of India |  03 Jan 2012
    Pakistan fumes over UN carbon credits to India

    Pakistan plans to challenge a decision of an UN agency to grant carbon credits to India on a hydropower project>>

    The Economic Times |  03 Jan 2012
  • Clueless about curbing pollution

    Various surveys have put Pune among the most polluted cities in the last few years, but the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and its elected members have not drafted a comprehensive policy to assess the pollution and its impact on citizens>>

    The Times of India |  03 Jan 2012
    Carbon tax may push up airfare to EU nations

    From January 1, carbon emissions by aircraft flying into 27 European Union (EU) countries, including UK, will be measured as the airline industry will come under the EU emission trading scheme, making carriers that exceed their carbon limit liable to pay a carbon tax.>>

    The Times of India |  03 Jan 2012
  • IIT-B centre to focus on challenges of climate change

    Climate studies will now be a major focus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.>>

    Indian Express |  02 Jan 2012
    Police Inquiry Prompts New Speculation on Who Leaked Climate-Change E-Mails

    For two years, the mystery has endured: who set out to undercut climate scientists by publishing more than 1,000 of their private e-mails on the Internet.>>

    New York Times |  01 Jan 2012
  • Building a better suntrap

    MIT has come out with a new and better method of using solar energy.>>

    The Economist |  31 Dec 2011
    Fund, fuel crunch to trip biomass power projects

    Biomass power projects across the country are likely to trip on debt repayments and power supply commitments due to a severe funds and fuel crunch.>>

    The Economic Times |  30 Dec 2011
  • Fuel, finance crunch to haunt energy sector

    In the 12th Plan, demand for about 1,000 mt of coal for power generation is expected, and about 200 mt of this will have to be imported, according to the Plan panel>>

    Livemint |  30 Dec 2011
    RMC signs MoU for carbon emission reduction project

    Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to look at ways to reduce carbon emission through various methods such as green technology.>>

    The Times of India |  30 Dec 2011
  • All PSEs to be asked to set up renewable energy projects: Government

    The government today said all public sector enterprises would be asked to set up renewable energy projects to promote use of such sources.>>

    The Economic Times |  30 Dec 2011
    Renewable energy schemes should in sync with outlay: Panel

    A Parliamentary Committee has asked the New and Renewable Energy Ministry to put its schemes in sync with the proposed outlay and prepare for achievable targets with less scope for reduction in the programmes.>>

    The Economic Times |  30 Dec 2011
  • State needs Rs 22,950 cr for 4,200 Mw of green energy

    The Karnataka government, which is aiming to add 4,200 Mw of power from renewable energy (RE) by 2014, requires an investment of Rs 22,950 crore at current prices.>>

    Business Standard |  29 Dec 2011
    Inclement in Durban

    Had the world's leaders decided to ensure that global warming would increase to 3 to 4 degrees Celsius, perhaps to 5 degrees Celsius, instead of the 1.5-to-20 degrees Celsius threshold, they could not have acted more purposively than they did at the Durban.>>

    Hindustan Times |  29 Dec 2011
  • Experts vouch for natural energy sources

    The state government on Wednesday urged experts in the field of electricity generation to speed up technological research so that natural and renewable resources could be used for generation of clean energy.>>

    The Times of India |  29 Dec 2011
    Renewable energy certificate prices hit new high in Dec

    This month's trading (today) in renewable energy certificates touched a new high, both in volumes and in prices.>>

    Business Line |  29 Dec 2011
  • Govt may scuttle EU's carbon tax move on airlines

    The government may issue an executive order banning domestic carriers from submitting carbon emissions data to the European Union (EU).>>

    Hindustan Times |  29 Dec 2011
    India against European Union's move to slap carbon emission fee on airlines

    India has strongly opposed the European Union's move to slap carbon emission charges on airlines using its airspace, joining a growing global chorus against the move led by China and the United States.>>

    The Economic Times |  27 Dec 2011
  • Airlines, govt discuss EU tax plans

    A high-level meeting of representatives from various ministries and airlines was held to firm up India's response to EU's plan to tax airlines on the basis of carbon emissions beginning January 1.>>

    Hindustan Times |  27 Dec 2011
    India opposes imposition of blanket green targets on developing nations

    Europe's market in carbon emissions is hoping for outside help after a year in which prices slumped to record lows, savaging claims that trading in CO2 brakes the rise of dangerous greenhouse gases.>>

    The Times of India |  26 Dec 2011
  • China CATA to sue EU on airline carbon rule - media

    China's transport association will file a lawsuit against the European Union over an EU law to charge airlines for carbon emissions on flights to and from European, despite dim prospects of winning the legal action, Chinese media reported>>

    Reuters India |  26 Dec 2011
    LED-based solar lamps show the way

    With international pressure mounting on India to cut emissions in the fight against climate change, the goal of providing power for all will be possible through off-grid electricity solutions from renewable sources and energy conservation>>

    Financial Express |  26 Dec 2011
  • Smartening the grid

    India is adding capacity in renewable power as part of the global effort to fight climate change. But to ensure integration of renewable power to the grid, the country needs to implement smart grid technologies across the electricity supply network.>>

    Financial Express |  26 Dec 2011
    Green buildings not an in-thing

    Despite government incentives, concept of green buildings has failed to catch the fancy of real estate developers here. This is much in contrast to booming real estate markets like Gurgaon (Haryana), Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad where "green" is the in-thing.>>

    The Times of India |  25 Dec 2011
  • Behaviour of China in international forums contestable, says Sreenivasan

    T P Sreenivasan, former diplomat and vice chairman, Kerala State Higher Education Council, has stressed the need to be cautious about China because of its behavior in multilateral forums like in Durban.>>

    The Hindu |  24 Dec 2011
    ICT key to combat climate change, say experts

    The ICT sector, one of the biggest guzzlers of energy and commercial space in India, has a huge role to play in helping India meet the goals of climate change, says a new report.>>

    The Hindu |  23 Dec 2011
  • EU-funded clean coal project for thermal power sector

    The TREC-STEP has commenced implementation of a prestigious European Union-funded project for developing a cluster for Clean Coal Technologies (CCT) and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Technologies for the Indian thermal power sector.>>

    The Hindu |  23 Dec 2011
    EU to charge green tax from airlines

    The European Union plans to charge a green tax on flights to the US from Jan 1.>>

    The Economic Times |  23 Dec 2011
  • No binding pacts inked in Durban climate meet: Jayanthi Natarajan

    India has not undertaken legally binding commitments to take absolute greenhouse gas emission reduction targets at Durban, Union environment and forests minister Jayanthi Natarajan informed Rajya Sabha.>>

    The Times of India |  22 Dec 2011
    US gives go ahead to major renewables projects

    The US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has given the go ahead for two major renewables projects on public lands that together will generate enough power for around 150,000 homes.>>

    Energy Efficiency News |  22 Dec 2011
  • BP says goodbye to solar business

    Oil giant BP is to close its solar business because it has not been profitable and will sell its stake in over 158 MW of developed solar projects.>>

    Energy Efficiency News |  22 Dec 2011
    High Court rules UK government solar feed-in tariff cuts are illegal

    In a vital victory for the solar industry, the UK High Court rules yesterday that the planned cuts of the government to the feed-in tariff (FIT) for domestic-scale solar installations are illegal.>>

    Energy Efficiency News |  22 Dec 2011
  • Reliance to fund new generation nuclear reactor along with Gates, Vinod Khosla

    Reliance Industries has joined hands with Bill Gates, Vinod Khosla and Nathan Myrvhold, the former Microsoft tech honcho, maths whiz and master French chef to fund the development of a nuclear reactor with the potential to revolutionise power generation.>>

    The Economic Times |  22 Dec 2011
    No funding for climate projects yet

    No decision has yet been taken regarding the source of funding for integrating climate change concerns in the developmental plans of the states.>>

    Deccan Chronicle |  22 Dec 2011
  • EU can make airlines pay for carbon emissions: EU top court

    The European Union's highest court ruled on Wednesday that the EU can make all airlines flying to or from European airports pay to offset their carbon emissions from Jan. 1.>>

    The Economic Times |  22 Dec 2011
    New EU cars emit less, more progress needed -data

    Carbon emissions from cars in the European Union have dropped overall, although some carmakers could face fines totalling 10 billion euros if they fail to meet targets in five years, official figures showed>>

    Reuters India |  21 Dec 2011
  • Pledge on Emission Cut

    A recent study on comparison of developed and developing country pledges under the Cancun Agreements conducted by Stockholm Environment Institute indicate that developing country pledges amount to more mitigation than developed country pledges.>>

    Press Information Bureau |  21 Dec 2011
    Google and Warren Buffett make more solar investments

    The US solar energy market is getting an early Christmas present this week with the announcement of new investments by Warren Buffett and Google.>>

    Energy Efficiency News |  21 Dec 2011
  • The Green Deal of UK Government could fail, warns committee

    The flagship programme of the UK government to upgrade the energy efficiency of homes, the Green Deal, could fail, warns the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC)>>

    Energy Efficiency News |  21 Dec 2011
    Thai Airways to make first biofuel-powered passenger flight

    Thai Airways International (THAI) will become the first airline in Asia to make a biofuel-powered passenger flight.>>

    Energy Efficiency News |  21 Dec 2011
  • GVFL to float 1K-cr Indo-China fund

    State-controlled Gujarat Venture Finance Limited (GVFL) will launch a Rs 1,000-crore green energy fund to attract Chinese companies, a move aimed at strengthening the trade ties between the two regions.>>

    The Times of India |  21 Dec 2011
    Tata BP Solar venture in a limbo as UK partner wants to exit solar biz

    Amid news oozing out over the intention of British Petroleum to quit the solar business worldwide, a question has arisen as to what will happen to the Indian joint venture, Tata BP Solar Ltd.>>

    Business Line |  21 Dec 2011
  • Post-Durban, India has its task cut out

    New Delhi needs to proactively help lead the way to an early global climate agreement, as it will put the brakes on developed-country emissions sooner rather than later.>>

    The Hindu |  20 Dec 2011
    Govt rejects industry plea for import duty on solar modules

    The Union Government has ruled out the imposition of a customs duty on imported solar modules.>>

    Business Line |  20 Dec 2011
  • An uncertain climate after Durban

    Industrialized countries are still against the idea of bearing their share of burden in tackling climate change.>>

    Live Mint |  20 Dec 2011
    A ray of hope

    Today the solar industry is just how IT was in the early 1980s.>>

    The Hindu |  19 Dec 2011
  • US weatherization scheme reaches 600,000-home target ahead of schedule

    The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) weatherization scheme, which struggled to get off the ground, has now achieved its target of improving 600,000 low-income homes three months ahead of schedule.>>

    Energy Efficiency News |  19 Dec 2011
    Climate deal to take effect in 2020

    All nations have agreed to adopt a new global pact to cut greenhouse gas emissions, at the UN climate change talks in Durban.>>

    The Economic Times |  12 Dec 2011
  • Japan Bank for International Cooperation invests in South Asia Clean Energy Fund

    Japan Bank for International Cooperation makes it first green investment with a $20mn equity participation in South Asia Clean Energy Fund>>

    Panchabuta |  11 Dec 2011
    CERC proposes alignment of financial norms with market rates

    For renewable energy projects in the country, the CERC has proposed assured long-term tariff visibility and alignment of financial norms with the prevailing market conditions.>>

    Panchabuta |  11 Dec 2011
  • Green energy turns lucrative

    Several companies are looking at entering the green energy sector after the government made it mandatory for consumers of thermal power to source a certain percentage of their requirement from renewable sources this fiscal.>>

    DNA |  10 Dec 2011
    Going green the smart way

    The ICT sector has the capacity to deliver major carbon savings and contribute a lot in curbing climate change.>>

    The Times of India |  06 Dec 2011
  • Bangalore's public transport trip planner soon

    A full-scale public transport trip planner including the bus, metro and non-motorized transport systems is being developed for this city keeping in mind the different needs of the commuters.>>

    SME news |  25 Nov 2011
    Solar lanterns and energy-efficient stoves for SEWA members

    India’s Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) will provide energy-efficient cook stoves and solar lanterns to more than 200,000 of its members in Rajasthan and Gujarat over the next three years.>>

    The Hindu |  19 Nov 2011
  • Govt schemes promise to bring change in state

    The Bachat Lamp Yojna announced by Jharkhand on 11th statehood day will reduce the power consumption per household and help conserving energy.>>

    The Times of India |  17 Nov 2011
    Know the power of Wind

    As works are on to achieve 15 percent share of renewable energy in national grid by the year 2020 in India, the role of wind power needs to be understood. The World Institute of Sustainable Energy recently undertook a research study to critically verify the adequacy>>

    The Economic Times Delhi |  11 Aug 2011
  • Kyoto Protocol must be preserved: India

    Urmi A Goswami: India has said that the continuation of the Kyoto Protocol was essential to safeguard future of the global climate change negotiations process. Many countries argue the second commitment period for the protocol is possible when emerging economies>>

    Economic Times |  04 Jul 2011
    UN's green arm registers Himachal's carbon credit project

    In a major boost for the green warriors, an arm of the United Nations has granted registration to a project launched by the state government to facilitate farmers in 177 gram Panchayats to earn carbon credits by raising forest on their land.>>

    Indian Express |  02 Jul 2011
  • UN official lobbied for private biofuel firms during India visit

    Nitin Sethi: The United Nations' top climate official exceeded her brief by a mile pushing the interests of private bio-fuel companies backed by theinternational air transport association during a visit to India>>

    Times of India |  02 Jul 2011
    Nuclear or broke

    Praful Bidwai: India's obsession with nuclear power is proving extremely damaging. It is time to switch to and participate in the renewables revolution.>>

    Frontline, Vol 28 (14) |  02 Jul 2011
  • Jairam Ramesh wants developed nations spared of emission targets

    Nitin Sethi: Asking developed countries to enhance their greenhouse gas emission reduction targets is "filibustering" and not a goal worth pursuing, Jairam Ramesh said.>>

    Times of India |  01 Jul 2011
    NTPC commissions super critical 660 MW unit at Sipat

    State-run power major NTPC today said it has started operations of the first super critical 660 MW unit at Sipat plant in Chattisgarh. "These supercritical units will achieve much higher generation efficiency and are critical components of NTPC's>>

    Business Standard |  29 Jun 2011
  • IIM-A plans for green Ahmedabad in 2050

    By 2050, Ahmedabad city will grow to over four times its present size. From its size of 190sqkm ( AMC area) in 2005 with a population of 4.7 million, Ahmedabad city will grow to 900 sqkm with a population of 12 million by 2050.>>

    Times of India |  28 Jun 2011
    Urban partnerships for a sustainable future

    Noeleen Heyzer: Asia's urban future is one of opportunity. Urbanisation, well-managed, is a chance to put our development paradigm on the right track – on a track that will result in inclusive and sustainable development for Asia and the Pacific.>>

    The Hindu |  27 Jun 2011
  • Government needs to bolster green buildings movement

    Mili Majumdar: India is facing increasing energy challenge as a result of increasing urbanization and growing urban-rural divide. Energy security and access are two critical issues that define the policy landscape in power sector>>

    Livemint |  23 Jun 2011
    State lags in tapping wind energy: study

    Energy-starved Karnataka has the potential to produce 50,000mw of wind energy. Unfortunately, the state is yet to tap the resource and adds just 200mw of it every year whereas Tamil Nadu>>

    Times of India |  06 Jun 2011
  • India's first renewable energy based smart mini-grid system commissioned

    India has commissioned a first of its kind Renewable Energy Based Smart Mini-Grid System at TERI Retreat in Gurgaon.>>

    Economic Times |  05 May 2011
    A smart solution to power shortage

    Rahul Tongia: Smart grid technologies can revolutionise electricity management in India.>>

    Business Standard |  05 May 2011
  • Nuclear or broke

    Praful Bidwai: India's obsession with nuclear power is proving extremely damaging. It is time to switch to and participate in the renewables revolution.>>

    Frontline, Vol 28 (14) |  02 May 2011
    Environment ministers likely to take forward climate negotiations in Berlin

    Urmi A Goswami: South Africa is all set to kick off its preparations for the year-end UN climate change conference at Durban. Environment ministers from countries representing the entire spectrum of interests in the climate process will be meeting in Berlin>>

    Economic Times |  29 Apr 2011