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  • Govt releases list of 98 smart cities, maximum from UP

    The government announced the list of 98 cities nominated for the Smart City Mission, saying a population of 13 crore across these cities will be covered under the initiative.>>

    The Hindustan Times |  27 Aug 2015
    Climate change: Environment ministry, Subramanian at odds

    The environment ministry does not support the proposed change in the country’s stand on climate change suggested by Arvind Subramanian, India’s chief economic advisor, the ministry told the Prime Minister’s office (PMO)>>

    Live Mint |  26 Aug 2015
  • Railways on track to bring down energy bill, says Suresh Prabhu

    Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu announced on Tuesday that his ministry is thinking of setting up solar thermal power plants on Railways lands.>>

    The Hindu Business Line |  25 Aug 2015
    FOR issues model Smart Grid regulations, suggests formation of smart grid cell

    The Centre’s smart grid project has got yet another push as the Forum of Regulators (FoR) has formulated draft model regulations for state electricity regulatory commissions.>>

    Business Standard |  20 Aug 2015
  • July was the world's hottest month ever: Report

    The world broke new heat records in July, marking the hottest month in history and the warmest first seven months of the year since modern record-keeping began in 1880, US authorities said Thursday.>>

    NDTV |  20 Aug 2015
    USAID to mobilise $41 mn for clean energy projects in India

    USAID will soon mobilise US $ 41 million (about Rs 268 crores) to finance clean energy projects in India, making off-grid power accessible to one million people, US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma said on Wednesday.>>

    The Times of India |  19 Aug 2015
  • Cochin airport to be powered by solar energy

    Chief minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday inaugurated a 12 MW solar power plant at the airport here, making it solar energy powered.>>

    The Times of India |  18 Aug 2015
    Narendra Modi to discuss trade, cement energy partnership with UAE

    Ahead of arriving in Abu Dhabi, Modi said India was looking to forge a strategic partnership with the UAE. The visit, the first by an Indian prime minister in 34 years (the last one was Indira Gandhi) also aims to attract investment and cementing an existing energy partnership.>>

    Live Mint |  17 Aug 2015
  • ‘India could lead on Climate Change...’

    A dialogue on sustainable consumption should get centre stage at the Paris Summit for combating climate change.>>

    The Hindu |  14 Aug 2015
    Indian Railways plans energy cost reduction

    Indian Railways is planning to set up a renewable energy capacity of 1,200 MW and a transmission system to carry the power generated in an attempt to cut its power costs>>

    Live Mint |  13 Aug 2015
  • Drop demand for finance from rich countries: Arvind Subramanian

    Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian has suggested Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to radically alter India's climate-change policy and negotiation strategy before the new global climate-change agreement, to be finalised in Paris by December this year.>>

    Business Standard |  12 Aug 2015
    How expensive is a traffic jam for you?

    Traffic congestion costs time and money. Delay in traffic can attract four major costs—safety, death, delay and cost of doing business. Each of these segments, in turn, have a direct economic impact>>

    Live Mint |  10 Aug 2015
  • International Finance Corporation plans big investment in India's RE space

    International Finance Corporation (IFC) has big plans to invest in India's renewable energy space as the sector is evolving with competitive commercial bidding unlike the subsidy-driven growth in the West>>

    The Economic Times |  07 Aug 2015
    India to change one billion light points with LED bulbs

    Around one billion light/bulb points would be converted into energy efficient LED bulb points in three year’s time in India, a top official of Bureau of Energy Efficiency said here on Wednesday.>>

    Sustainability Outlook |  06 Aug 2015
  • India gets first data from its Arctic moored observatory

    India has for the first time collected data in the Arctic using its indigenously developed moored observatory IndARC that was deployed in the Arctic sea a year ago.>>

    Live Mint |  05 Aug 2015
    HSBC India plans to launch ‘green bonds’ this year

    HSBC India is planning to launch ‘green bonds’ this year to enable fund raising for investments in projects with environmental benefits, the private sector bank’s Chairman Naina Lal Kidwai said today.>>

    The Hindu Business Line |  04 Aug 2015
  • Getting wind energy to work

    India is on the way to energy ‘leapfrogging’—moving away from relying on fossil fuels to a new path, incorporating advanced energy technologies>>

    The Financial Express |  03 Aug 2015
    India under pressure to declare emission targets

    Ahead of the major UN climate summit in Paris in December this year, India is under growing pressure to announce its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), containing emissions reductions targets, at the earliest date.>>

    The Hindu |  30 Jul 2015
  • Cheap Power or Clean Energy? India’s $200 Billion Dilemma

    According to reports, a weak link lurks in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push for an unprecedented $200 billion expansion of clean energy: cash-starved state electricity distributors.>>

    http://panchabuta.com |  30 Jul 2015
    Clean energy sector adds 695 MW in Q1

    New capacity addition in the renewable energy sector stood at 695 MW during the first quarter of this fiscal. The April-June 2015 quarter also saw the total solar power installed capacity in the country cross 4,000 MW.>>

    The Hindu |  29 Jul 2015
  • How Solar Power Is Transforming India’s Energy Market

    There is a solar transformation underway in India: record low tariffs, huge investment interest, and real growth. But stumbling blocks remain.>>

    CleanTechnica |  26 Jul 2015
    55 Solar Cities to be Developed in India

    So far, 55 existing cities in 27 states/UTs are being developed as solar cities in the country under 'Development of Solar Cities programme'.>>

    NDTV |  24 Jul 2015
  • 60% of Indian cities record increase in particulate matter in atmosphere

    The annual average levels of PM10 for 2011, 2012 and 2013 have exceeded in 148, 137 and 152 cities, respectively>>

    Live Mint |  24 Jul 2015
    Discoms go in for smart meter reading devices

    In a bid which could indirectly benefit the penalty scheme on power outages, Delhi’s distribution companies are now adopting new Smart Meter Reading Devices (SMRDs). The devices, as discoms claim, would ensure exact meter reading and timely distribution of electricity bills.>>

    The Hindu |  22 Jul 2015
  • India Will Walk the Energy Efficiency Path Aggressively: Javadekar

    With the crucial UN climate change conference slated for later this year, India today said that it will walk the energy efficiency path aggressively in reducing its carbon emission intensity and urged developed nations to do the same "vigorously".>>

    New Indian Express |  21 Jul 2015
    India’s per capita electricity consumption touches 1010 kWh

    In an indication of growing appetite for electricity in India, the country’s per capita electricity consumption has reached 1010 kilowatt-hour (kWh) in 2014-15, compared with 957 kWh in 2013-14 and 914.41 kWh in 2012-13, according to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), India’s apex power sector planning body.>>

    Live Mint |  20 Jul 2015
  • India's energy targets way ahead of others: UN official

    India can lead the world in the area of sustainable energy from renewable sources, as its clean energy target is way ahead of the UN global goal, senior official of the United Nations said today.>>

    Economic Times |  20 Jul 2015
    Nitin Desai: What should India offer at Paris?

    "Our climate-change effort should be built around energy efficiency, accelerated reforestation, & the ambitious renewable energy target.">>

    Business Standard |  15 Jul 2015
  • Subsidy for Haryana consumers getting energy audits done

    In a bid to promote energy conservation, Haryana government today announced that consumers in the state getting their energy audits done would be given a subsidy of 50 per cent of the total audit cost.>>

    Business Standard |  15 Jul 2015
    After solar, India working on mega Wind Energy Mission

    As per latest data available with MNRE, India’s current wind energy generation capacity stands at 23,444 MW.>>

    Sustainability Outlook |  08 Jul 2015
  • India releases guidelines for 'Ultra Mega' solar power projects

    Guidelines for implementing India’s plans for 20GW of solar capacity from “Ultra Mega solar power projects” in 25 parks have been published by the Ministry of new and Renewable energy.>>

    PVTECH |  07 Jul 2015
    PM Narendra Modi launches 3 mega schemes

    Promising to make cities the growth engines of the economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled the guidelines for three flagship schemes for smart cities, urban development and universal housing in which states and local bodies will have the primary say in design and execution.>>

    The Financial Express |  26 Jun 2015
  • Testing stations for vehicles to come up in Punjab

    The Punjab government on Sunday gave nod to set up authorised testing station (ATS) on public-private partnership model in collaboration with Pune-based Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT).>>

    The Hindustan Times |  21 Jun 2015
    Activists, U.N. celebrate pope's call to arms on climate change

    Pope Francis demanded swift action on Thursday to head off what he saw as looming environmental ruin, and urged world leaders to hear "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor".>>

    Reuters |  18 Jun 2015
  • Cabinet approves raising solar power to 100,000 MW

    In a major decision to boost use of clean energy in India, the union cabinet on Wednesday decided to quintuple solar energy capacity under the National Solar Mission towards achieving 100,000 MW by 2022.>>

    The Times of India |  17 Jun 2015
    7 Principles for Transit-Oriented Development

    By managing growth that is compact, coordinated, and connected, transit-oriented development (TOD) prioritizes people over cars>>

    The CIty Fix |  17 Jun 2015
  • Getting the climate story right

    In the next round of climate talks, India’s stand must be to reinforce its development needs while pledging to bend the emissions curve downwards.>>

    The Hindu |  12 Jun 2015
    Environment ministry plans boost for renewable energy sector

    In what could be a major boost for the renewable energy sector, the government is planning a mechanism wherein the renewable energy industry would not require a “consent to operate” from pollution boards.>>

    Live Mint |  12 Jun 2015
  • Chinese emissions may peak by 2025, says report

    In a boost for hopes to curb climate change, China's greenhouse gas emissions will probably peak in 2025, five years earlier than its stated target, a study said on Monday.>>

    The Economic Times |  08 Jun 2015
    Country's biggest floating solar plant to come up at Manipur's Loktak Lake

    The project is to be implemented under the programme for off-grid and decentralized solar applications of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.>>

    The Times of India |  08 Jun 2015
  • World Environment Day: Air pollution jumps to number 5 spot among top killers, says report

    Needless delays in executing projects have led to the worsening of air quality across several cities in the country.>>

     |  05 Jun 2015
    Karnataka to set up world’s biggest solar park

    Karnataka, which entered the global power map by setting up Asia’s first hydroelectric station, is now embarking on another milestone mission of setting up a mega solar power park, said to be the world’s biggest.>>

    The Hindu |  30 May 2015
  • Goyal supports idea of tax sops for roof top solar panel

    The idea of giving tax incentives for purchase of roof top solar panels will be taken up with Finance Minister Arun Jaitely, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said today.>>

    The Economic Times |  30 May 2015
    Renewable energy trading set for big boost as SC upholds green obligation

    With the apex court upholding renewable purchase obligation, power purchasers in all states would have to follow the regulatory norms for renewable purchase obligations>>

    Business Standard |  27 May 2015
  • Delayed LED scheme to start from June 1

    Delhi that was supposed to implement the ambitious LED bulb scheme from April 1 will finally roll out the same from June 1. The city government, which had earlier committed to partially fund the project, later decided against it, leading to the delay.>>

    The Times of India |  27 May 2015
    Global warming effect in nation more in last 10 years: IMD pronounced

    IMD has around 200 observation centres across the country, of which 120 are used for long-term observations.>>

    Indian Express |  05 May 2015
  • Emissions India 2030

    By 2030, India’s emissions could be at least two-three times its present level and in that year India may well end up being the world’s second-largest emitter.>>

    Live Mint |  05 May 2015
    India will set Climate Change conference agenda

    Prime Minister has slammed developed nations for questioning India over global warming despite it having the lowest per capita emission of gases and asserted that India will set the agenda for the Climate Change conference to be held in France in September.>>

    The Hindu |  14 Apr 2015
  • NITI Aayog in talks with stakeholder ministries to give shape to National Energy Policy

    The government's National Energy Policy will bear a strong imprint of its think tank NITI Aayog, which has already started preliminary discussions with stakeholder ministries to draft a blueprint for India's energy road map>>

    The Economic Times |  14 Apr 2015
    Government planning to vet power usage pattern & charge more for consumption during peak hours

    The government plans to introduce a time-of-day power tariff structure for residential customers, where peak-hour prices will be costlier than non-peak rates, after getting data on supply and consumption of electricity, coal, petroleum and renewable energy.>>

    The Economic Times |  13 Apr 2015
  • India plans push for green bonds

    The government has approached at least eight lenders, including Rural Electrification Corp. Ltd (REC), to raise low-cost and long-term funds to help finance India’s plan to quadruple its renewable energy production>>

    Mint |  13 Apr 2015
    Clean Energy Access Network aims to provide energy access to 300 mn people

    Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) has been formed with an aim to expand access to clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy services and catalyse the decentralised clean energy sector in India>>

    Business Standard |  10 Apr 2015
  • France backs India’s stand on climate in pre-2020 period

    India's demand for a global agreement that will address intensified efforts to tackle climate change between 2015 and 2020 has not gone unheard.>>

    The Economic Times |  10 Apr 2015
    How to read India’s new colour-coded Air Quality Index

    The Index is centred around five chief pollutants: Particulate Matter, Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide>>

    The Hindu |  09 Apr 2015
  • To meet India’s power demand, Govt working to build ambitious grid

    Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal said that the government is bringing in new technology that will help in creating an ambitious grid programme to meet India’s power demand.>>

    The Financial Express |  09 Apr 2015
    Dinesh Mohan: Dealing with pollution in our cities

    In the past few months air pollution in Delhi has become a major concern once again. Last December the National Green Tribunal issued orders that overloaded trucks should not be permitted in Delhi>>

    Business Standard |  06 Apr 2015
  • India Should Lead Fight Against Climate Change

    Prime Minister Modi said that environment protection has been in our DNA and India should lead the global fight against climate change.>>

    The New Indian Express |  06 Apr 2015
    Renewable energy: Evolving a strategic interest for states

    Increasing the share of Renewable Energy (RE) is considered an important energy policy goal globally. It has rightly received significant public policy attention in India, including a separate ministry and national missions aspiring to achieve ambitious RE targets.>>

    Deccan Herald |  01 Apr 2015
  • Government of India and world Bank Sign Agreement for $ 43 Million for Partial Risk Sharing Facility for Energy Efficiency Project

    The World Bank and the Government of India signed a $43 million grant and guarantee agreement towards the Partial Risk Sharing Facility for Energy Efficiency (PRSF) project>>

    Business Standard |  01 Apr 2015
    Govt in talks with lending agencies to raise $3 bn for solar power projects

    India is in talks with more than half-a-dozen leading multilateral funding and lending agencies to try and raise at least $3 billion for solar power projects that will help meet its ambitious renewable energy target, cut the oil import bill and bolster the nation’s position at climate change talks later this year>>

    Mint |  30 Mar 2015
  • India calls for a deal for pre-2020 efforts to tackle climate change

    India wants a global agreement that will address intensified efforts to tackle climate change between 2015 and 2020 and has questioned the single-minded focus on finalising a global compact for the post-2020 period, which is to be inked in Paris in December.>>

    The Economic Times |  30 Mar 2015
    How India’s transport sector can help in the cleanup act

    While various parts of the economy are responsible for the state of affairs, the transport sector remains the second largest contributor to carbon dioxide emissions. Experts are in the midst of carving out several ways to ensure a low carbon vision for India.>>

    Business Line |  27 Mar 2015
  • Bicycles Can Solve City’s Traffic Woes

    Bicycles are a great way to tackle the traffic problem in Bengaluru, according to experts in urban planning and mobility from Amsterdam and the city.>>

    The New Indian Express |  26 Mar 2015
    Centre in energy-saving mode, to provide cheap LED lamps to cities

    In a bid to take energy efficiency to another level, the government has decided to make LED (light emitting diode) lamps available to the public at an upfront cost of `10 in 100 cities and to replace existing inefficient street lights with LED systems free of cost.>>

    Hindustan Times |  24 Mar 2015
  • Dedicate an hour for renewable energy

    All you have to do is switch off lights for more than an hour on March 28, and you become part of Earth Hour — a global campaign to raise awareness on renewable energy.>>

    The Hindu |  24 Mar 2015
    Energy-efficient ceiling fans gather currency

    After air conditioners and refrigerators, energy-efficient fans are making their way into homes ahead of summer this year.>>

    The Times of India |  18 Mar 2015
  • IGBC, Credai ink pact to promote green buildings

    The CII Indian Green Building Council inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India (CREDAI) to accelerate Green building movement in the country.>>

    Business Line |  17 Mar 2015
    Cycles to plug gaps in Dwarka's transport network

    By mid to end of 2015, docking stations set up near Metro, bus stops and commercial hubs in Dwarka will let people avail bicycle rides. Commuters may pick up a cycles at a station and drop it at another for a nominal fee.>>

    The Times of India |  16 Mar 2015
  • Renewable energy—India’s sunrise sector

    India is betting on solar and wind energy to boost power generation, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, strengthen negotiating position at global climate change talks>>

    Mint |  13 Mar 2015
    India has joined the climate change challenge: John Kerry

    India has joined the climate change challenge, US Secretary of State John Kerry today said as he praised Indian efforts to combat the growing menace.>>

    The Economic Times |  13 Mar 2015
  • Air quality in city is going down

    Heavy vehicular movement, roadworks have led to Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter shooting up. Recently, the US Embassy in New Delhi asked its staff to install air purifiers to protect themselves against the capital’s rising air pollution.>>

    The Hindu |  11 Mar 2015
    Maharashtra bets big on solar power

    The government is set to give a major push to green energy and solar power with a target of an additional 11,110 megawatts of renewable energy by 2019.>>

    The Indian Express |  11 Mar 2015
  • Monitor pollution at airports, use alternative fuels, renewable energy

    Airport operators have been asked to use alternative fuels and renewable energy like solar energy, and reduce emission by changing operating times>>

    The Indian Express |  10 Mar 2015
    India's building energy could increase 7-fold, affect climate: IPCC author

    India must implement good practices to rein in its escalating energy use in buildings -- projected to increase seven-fold by mid-21st century, the author of an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report (IPCC) said here on Monday.>>

    Business Standard |  10 Mar 2015
  • UN official: Paris meet will be a launching pad

    "Paris is not the end point. It's a launching pad", said Robert C Orr, principal policy adviser to the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, while expressing his confidence in the commitment given by countries across the world to sign a climate deal in the French capital later this year.>>

    The Economic Times |  09 Mar 2015
    India, Egypt to cooperate in environment, climate change

    Ahead of the UN climate conference in Paris later this year, India and Egypt have decided to form a 'joint working group' for "cooperation in environment and climate change".>>

    The Economic Times |  06 Mar 2015
  • Cycles to drive new plan

    The development authority seeks to do away with flaws in urban designs as it plans for a people-centric transport system with greater focus on facilities for pedestrian movement and cycle tracks.>>

    The Telegraph |  04 Mar 2015
    Bhubaneswar Development Authority: Walk to public transport

    In its future planning for the city, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) aims to promote walking. Access to multi-modal public transport at a walking distance from any locality will be a key focus of the development plans, official sources said.>>

    The Times of India |  03 Mar 2015
  • Renewable energy sector to create Rs 10 lakh crore business in 5 years: Economic Survey

    India's renewable energy sector will generate business opportunities of a whopping Rs 10 lakh crore in the next five years, says the Economic Survey 2014-15.>>

    The Economic Times |  27 Feb 2015
    More focus needed on energy-efficient appliances

    While there has been a proactive implementation of solar power projects across the Southern districts, there needs to be more focus on energy-efficient appliances which help livelihoods>>

    The Hindu |  26 Feb 2015
  • Led by Al Gore, Delhi meet to focus on India's renewable energy potential

    Ahead of the UN climate conference later this year in Paris, the national capital is playing host to a meet led by former US Vice President Al Gore which aims to focus on the renewable energy potential for India and the key role that the country plays in the lead up to the discussions in the French capital.>>

    The Economic Times |  24 Feb 2015
    Energising strides

    The renewable energy sector in the country is in for a major revamp with RE-Invest 2015, Renewable Energy Global Investors’ Meet and Expo, receiving green energy commitments worth 2,66,000 MW.>>

    The Hindu |  23 Feb 2015
  • A climate of bilateralism

    Nothing substantial was concluded on trade and climate change during US President Barack Obama’s recent visit to India, despite expectations that agreements in those areas would be key outcomes of the summit.>>

    The Indian Express |  23 Feb 2015
    NITI Aayog bats for holistic green energy policy to bring down costs

    NITI Aayog has proposed formulation of a new comprehensive national renewable energy policy that would set targets, provide roadmap for financial support and enable creation of an institution that would centrally procure renewable energy from developers to bring down the cost.>>

    The Economic Times |  20 Feb 2015
  • India to create a federation of 50 solar power-rich nations: Piyush Goyal

    Taking a cue from Prime Minister's vision, Union Minister Piyush Goyal today said efforts will work to create a federation of 50 solar power -rich nations and also make India the world's renewable energy capital.>>

    The Economic Times |  18 Feb 2015
    Centre to work with States for renewable energy capacity addition

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy will monitor the 266 GW of renewable power capacity addition committed by companies such as Adani Power, Reliance Power, SunEdison, and ReNew Power.>>

    Business Line |  18 Feb 2015
  • Ex-NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg to aid smart cities project

    The partnership between the urban development ministry and Bloomberg Philanthropies shall look to promote smart cities initiative, economic growth, improve governance and deliver effective public services in urban areas>>

    The Times of India |  17 Feb 2015
    Renewable energy sector to attract $200 billion: Piyush Goyal

    India's renewable energy sector is looking at attracting $ 200 billion in investments as several domestic and international firms queue up to tap the potential of green power, the government said today.>>

    The Economic Times |  12 Feb 2015
  • Green brigade upbeat over new govt's transport policy

    Environmentalists are hopeful that the new government in Delhi will take necessary measures to check air pollution and monitor transport policy.>>

    The Times of India |  12 Feb 2015
    European firms boost ops as government pushes for smart cities

    European companies such as Schneider Electric SE, Alstom SA, ABB Ltd and ThyssenKrupp AG are reinforcing their Indian operations and creating separate business units to tap opportunities thrown up by the government’s plan to build 100 smart cities.>>

    Mint |  11 Feb 2015
  • Smart city begins with sustainability

    Since the new government took office last May, there has been much talk about smart cities.Nine months after the prime minister revealed his ambition to build 100 smart cities across India, it's an idea that is still very much in gestation.>>

    The Times of India |  06 Feb 2015
    Geneva Climate Change talks: Drafting a text for the Paris climate deal

    Starting February 8, negotiators from countries will sit again for a week with this contentious wish list to produce the first draft negotiating text of the 2015 global climate change agreement.>>

    Business Standard |  06 Feb 2015
  • Country to add up to 2,300 MW wind capacity in FY15: ICRA

    As much as 2,300 MW of wind capacity is expected to be added in 2014-15, mainly supported by reintroduction of accelerated depreciation and sizable investments by large independent power producers .>>

    The Economic Times |  04 Feb 2015
    India in a leadership position to deal with climate change issues

    Government’s initiatives, efforts, and action plans to pursue the clean and renewable energy path had put India in a leadership position in dealing with climate change issues>>

    Business Standard |  04 Feb 2015
  • Urban areas experiencing intense heat waves globally

    For the past four decades, global warming has increased dramatically in cities, shows a new study led by an assistant professor of civil engineering Vimal Mishra at IIT-Gandhinagar. The trend appears to be growing faster in urban areas than in less-populated areas.>>

    IANS |  02 Feb 2015
    Energising the friendship

    India and the US share the urgent need to develop affordable, renewable sources of energy to power their economies, and secure themselves from the geopolitical risk of the tumultuous Middle East.>>

    The Indian Express |  30 Jan 2015
  • Tapping the offshore wind

    The main benefit of going offshore is that wind conditions are known to be steadier and less seasonal and provide power close to load centres compared to onshore>>

    The Hindu |  29 Jan 2015
    US commits $4 bn for Indian renewable energy sector

    In one of the biggest deals for the growing renewable energy (RE) sector in India, US federal agencies have committed a total of $4 billion for both projects and equipment sourcing.>>

    Business Standard |  27 Jan 2015
  • As Indian cities get smarter, so do buses

    Buses are getting smarter—and greener—in anticipation of smart cities. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s proposal to create 100 smart cities has prompted commercial vehicle manufacturers to line up buses and vans of the likes that have never been seen in India.>>

    Mint |  27 Jan 2015
    PM-led climate panel to pick issues for Obama talks

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led council on climate change, which was reconstituted last year, will brainstorm on fine tuning renewable energy issues which are to be taken up with US President Barack Obama during his India visit.>>

    The Times of India |  19 Jan 2015
  • Bihar can produce 60 million fly ash bricks every year: Report

    Fly ash brick industry is necessary for promoting cleaner brick production technology and waste. Since bricks form the backbone of the construction sector, its demand for quality buildings will increase manifold, say experts.>>

    The Times of India |  15 Jan 2015
    UN Chief Ban Ki-moon asks India to lead fight against climate change

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today asked India to take a leadership role in reaching a “meaningful” climate change pact in Paris later this year.>>

    The Indian Express |  14 Jan 2015
  • Gujarat to be first state to ink MoU with UN energy initiative SE4ALL

    Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), an initiative of the United Nations, will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat government, its first with any state in India on how to accelerate energy efficiency initiatives especially in cities, appliances etc.>>

    Business Standard |  13 Jan 2015
    World desirous of Narendra Modi's bold leadership for clean energy: Ban Ki-moon

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today underlined the need for transforming global energy systems to reduce threat of climate change even as he hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "bold leadership" initiative to bring about a clean energy revolution.>>

    The Economic Times |  13 Jan 2015
  • India can lead smart growth: U.N. chief

    Raising concerns over the impact of climate change, world leaders laid thrust on renewable energy, smart growth and sustainable development at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit.>>

    The Hindu |  12 Jan 2015
    Set target to cut down carbon emissions: UN to India

    India is in a unique position to lead sustainability, energy efficiency, cut carbon emissions and fight against climate change, said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon>>

    The Hindu |  12 Jan 2015
  • India plans five $5 billion green energy funds

    NDA govt to seek help of financial institutions to create a corpus of $25 billion to promote green energy sources>>

    Mint |  09 Jan 2015
    Govt issues draft guidelines for 3 gigawatts of solar projects

    India plans to add 3 gigawatts of grid- connected solar power projects through competitive bidding as part of the country’s National Solar Mission.>>

    Mint |  09 Jan 2015
  • India’s solar dream fuelled by global trends

    India’s plan to install 100 GW capacity of solar-generated electricity by 2022, a five-time increase from a previous target, only follows a global trend that has seen a sudden and massive jump in the deployment of solar power in the last four years.>>

    The Indian Express |  06 Jan 2015
    Get 2 LED bulbs for Rs 10 each, save electricity

    The Prime Minister on Monday called for a national energy conservation movement by kicking off a campaign called "Prakash Path". Narendra Modi said that for starters Delhiites will be given a gift of two subsidized LED (light emitting diode) bulbs which are more expensive than CFL bulbs but last much longer and consume even less energy.>>

    The Times of India |  06 Jan 2015
  • Solar subsidy: Centre plans cut, Haryana may give more

    The Centre has decided to reduce by half its subsidy on rooftop solar power panels that are now mandatory in Haryana's buildings, an early hurdle for a scheme the state government wants implemented by September this year.>>

    The Economic Times |  05 Jan 2015
    India needs to take the lead

    The latest marathon negotiations on climate change recently finished in Lima, Peru. Many outside observers feel that the centrepiece of Lima, the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), neither to be reviewed nor externally monitored, are too weak to have any real impact on climate change.>>

    The Hindu |  01 Jan 2015
  • Wind power industry ending 2014 on a high note

    Assured of government’s backing, the Indian wind power industry is ending the year on a high note.Having given the industry all it wanted, the government is now saying, “go, do it”.>>

    Business Line |  30 Dec 2014
    A year that laid the foundation for treaty on climate change

    The end of 2014 is actually the beginning of a process to decide the most important factor to save the earth from the perils of human-induced climate change.>>

    Deccan Herald |  29 Dec 2014
  • Review of national targets vital for climate action

    While India and other countries have been opposing a review of their national contribution to tackle climate change, Chairperson of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) R.K. Pachauri firmly believes that unless there is a process of review in place, the direction the world is taking to tackle climate change will not be clear. A periodic review of targets and achievements is a must.>>

    The Hindu |  26 Dec 2014
    India to be pro-active in enhancing energy efficiency: Government

    India will be pro-active in enhancing energy efficiency and expanding renewable energy in the fight against climate change, government told Parliament today while giving details of its role in a recent UN-led global meet on the issue.>>

    The Economic Times |  23 Dec 2014
  • India-US climate talks to focus on clean energy, tech R&D

    India and the United States are expected to announce a joint effort to tackle climate change with focus on clean energy and technology R&D during President Barack Obama's visit to the country in January.>>

    The Economic Times |  18 Dec 2014
    Climate deal commits every nation

    In its structure, the deal represents a breakthrough in the two-decade effort to forge a significant global pact to fight climate change.>>

    The Hindu |  18 Dec 2014
  • How to talk climate change in Paris

    India has a strong case to press the three biggest emitters to do more as there is still a huge gap between what they have pledged and what is required by science and their historical responsibilities>>

    The Hindu |  17 Dec 2014
    A weak agreement saves the day

    The ‘Twentieth Conference of the Parties’ of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change fuelled a sense of urgency at the talks.>>

    The Hindu |  16 Dec 2014
  • India's gain at Lima: A more united front of developing nations

    Also, a reminder of the binding force and negotiating power of LMDC grouping, with China very much there, too>>

    Business Standard |  15 Dec 2014
    India very important player in climate talks: US

    Terming India as a “very important player” in the climate change negotiations, the US has said it is not involved in any agreement on climate with India ahead of President Barack Obama’s Republic Day visit to New Delhi.>>

    The Hindu |  12 Dec 2014
  • No road map for finance for climate change before 2019, say developed countries

    Developed countries do not wish to provide a road map for their financial commitments before 2019 to fight climate change>>

    Business Standard |  12 Dec 2014
    Ban Ki-moon says no 'time for tinkering' on global warming

    The world’s action has not so far matched its responsibilities, said UN secretary-general at Lima summit on climate change.>>

    The Guardian |  11 Dec 2014
  • Australia pledges $165 million to UN climate fund

    Australia has made a surprise pledge of 200 million Australian dollars ($165 million) to a key U.N. climate fund.>>

    The Hindu |  10 Dec 2014
    Javadekar promises new climate law

    Union Minister of State for Environment Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said India would have new comprehensive climate legislation>>

    The Hindu |  09 Dec 2014
  • Climate change summit: Countries demand focus on adaptation and finance

    The roadmap to Paris is fraught with contentious debates over the focus of contributions from countries and whether it was enough to take only mitigation seriously as developed nations are doing at the UN climate talks here.>>

    The Hindu |  05 Dec 2014
    India to showcase solar energy project at Lima Climate Talks

    India is looking to make a splash at the United Nations-backed climate negotiations in Lima that begin on Monday with its plans to ramp up solar power capacity five-fold to 100 GW by 2030.>>

    The Economic Times |  02 Dec 2014
  • Lima climate talks: Setting the ground for a Paris agreement in 2015

    The Lima round of talks will set the broad parameters of the nature of commitments India and other countries will have to take to address climate change>>

    Business Standard |  28 Nov 2014
    An economic case for curbs on carbon growth

    For India to reduce its carbon emissions, an increase in ‘survival’ emissions for the basic needs of the poor will have to be matched by a reduction in ‘luxury’ emissions from the wealthy>>

    The Hindu |  28 Nov 2014
  • Global warming could undermine poverty fight: World Bank

    The bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and water supplies in many areas>>

    Business Standard |  24 Nov 2014
    Government looking at 100,000 MW solar power by 2022

    The government is working at revising the solar power generation target to 100,000 MW for 2022 from the current 20,000 MW.>>

    Business Standard |  18 Nov 2014
  • 7 missions form part of climate change plan

    For environmentalists, climate change is a topic that makes them sound alarm bells a little louder each passing day to force attention on an important issue affecting the future of the planet.>>

    Business Standard |  18 Nov 2014
    IPCC report warns governments on failure to check climate change

    The window of opportunity for the world to stave off the severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts of global warming is limited, according to the report>>

    The Economic Times |  03 Nov 2014
  • Renewable Energy Act on the anvil

    Government has decided to come up with a Renewable Energy Act to streamline power generation, supply and tariff and help attract more investment.>>

    Zee News |  03 Nov 2014
    Forget watts, think lumins

    LED bulbs are the future of lighting at home, and here is why you should gradually switch too, says Shekhar Bhatia a science buff and a geek at heart.>>

    Live Mint |  16 Oct 2014
  • India's energy problems can be solved within 18 months by utilising thermal capacity of 1 lakh mw lying incomplete: Suresh Prabhu

    India can solve its energy problem within 18 months by putting in place thermal capacity of about one lakh mega watt (mw), which is lying incomplete and blending it along with about 250,000 mw capacity available as of today.>>

    Business Standard |  15 Oct 2014
    Companies woefully unprepared for climate events: Standard & Poor's

    Many companies are "woefully unprepared" for extreme weather which causes hundreds of billions of dollars of losses a year, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services told the Reuters Global Climate Change Summit.>>

    Financial Express |  14 Oct 2014
  • Kalam stresses need for carbon-free cities

    Former President APJ Abdul Kalam today stressed the need to have carbon-free cities across the globe for happy and healthy living of citizens.>>

    Business Standard |  08 Oct 2014
    India, US to ramp up efforts to cut use of hydroflurocarbons

    US to work together on cutting the use of hydroflurocarbons (HFCs), gases in airconditioners and refrigerators that have global warming potential, doesn't signal a major breakthrough. However, the symbolic value for both countries is immense.>>

    The Economic Times |  07 Oct 2014
  • India,China serious about climate change : UN official

    A top UN official has played down the absence of the heads of state of India and China from the Climate Summit in New York this week, saying the two countries are very serious about an agreement on global warming.>>

    The Economic Times |  25 Sep 2014
    In precursor to Modi visit, Cabinet clears five agreements with US

    The clearances are for a global telescope project, on education, gas hydrates, clean energy and climate change>>

    Business Standard |  25 Sep 2014
  • Concentrating solar power in India: An outlook to 2024

    India is a market which has suffered a number of setbacks but it is now getting back on track putting in place a robust framework which takes into consideration lessons learnt under JNNSM Phase 1>>

    Business Standard |  15 Sep 2014
    Retrofitting Mahindra Towers: ESCO Model Enables Energy Efficiency Savings in India

    This case study, Retrofitting Mahindra Towers: How an Innovative ESCO Model Lowers Energy Bills with No Upfront Costs, supported in part by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, profiles a leading Indian company who retrofitted their headquarters’ lighting and cooling systems with energy efficiency measures.>>

    NRDC |  09 Sep 2014
  • Delhi plans to spur rooftop solar with US style billing model

    Those generating solar power will feed their surplus into the grid and earn credits to reduce their next electricity bill>>

    Live Mint |  03 Sep 2014
    UK to tie up with A.P. for energy conservation

    The United Kingdom has evinced keen interest in signing a memorandum of understanding with the State Energy Conservation Mission for collaboration in energy efficiency and conservation measures to reduce the carbon footprint.>>

    The Hindu |  01 Sep 2014
  • Carbon control: Cess on all fossil fuel mooted

    An expert group on 'Low carbon strategies for inclusive growth' headed by former Planning Commission member Kirit Parikh, has recommended that cess be levied on all fossil fuels, to enable a low carbon-dependent society>>

    Business Standard |  01 Sep 2014
    Carbon control: Cess on all fossil fuel mooted

    The govenment will launch three energy efficiency initiatives on 2 September 2014, developed by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) under Ministry of Power. These initiatives include Design Guidelines for Energy Efficient Multi-Story Residential Building, Star Rating for Hospital Buildings and for Diesel Generators.>>

    Energysector.in |  01 Sep 2014
  • India ‘Last Man Standing in Paris’?

    India may be “the last man standing in Paris”, said former union environment minister Jairam Ramesh, referring to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meet in Paris in December next year, which will mark the culmination of protracted negotiations which began in Copenhagen in 2009.>>

    India Climate Dialogue |  26 Aug 2014
    250-MW solar project in Purulia soon

    West Bengal plans to set up a 250-MW solar project in Purulia at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,400 crore, said Manish Gupta, Minister for Power and Non-Conventional Energy Sources.>>

    The Hindu |  13 Aug 2014
  • ITF backs UN's high level advisory group on sustainable transport

    The United Nations has constituted a high level advisory group on sustainable transport on August 8. This group is mandated to provide recommendations on sustainable transport actionable on global, national, local and sector levels over the next three years.>>

    The Times of India |  12 Aug 2014
    New material boon for renewable energy storage

    The new electrode made of a liquid metal alloy enables sodium-beta batteries to last longer, helps streamline their manufacturing process and reduces the risk of accidental fire.>>

    Business Standard |  05 Aug 2014
  • India plans solar park for up to 20 gigawatts of capacity

    India targets producing power at a maximum of Rs.5,500 a megawatt-hour, 32% below the global average>>

    Live Mint |  04 Aug 2014
    A transformative US India dialogue

    The fifth India-US strategic dialogue certainly put bilateral ties back on track but didn’t achieve a dramatic breakthrough>>

    Live Mint |  04 Aug 2014
  • 100 smart cities: The best way forward for India

    The NDA government’s vision for India includes, amongst other things, the creation of 100 smart cities.>>

    The Financial Express |  04 Aug 2014
    Like China, India must try distributed generation of power

    India needs to bring in distributed generation of electricity like China to meet its electrical energy demands, and policies should be debated and formulated in Parliament because no court will be able to question a policy formulated by Parliament, said former Union power minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday.>>

    The Times of India |  03 Aug 2014
  • US wants to link power pacts with climate change agreement

    The trade dispute between the two countries about restrictions India imposes on imported solar power equipment was also part of the discussions>>

    The Business Standard |  01 Aug 2014
    Indo-US group to work very closely on climate change: Prakash Javadekar

    Terming the Indo-US Joint Working Group as an "important platform" for addressing environment and sustainable development concerns, Environment minister Prakash Javadekar today said the group needs to work "very closely" and develop common understanding and balanced package for post 2020 period.>>

    The Economic Times |  31 Jul 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    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
    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