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Powering the island nation of Maldives
Aug 17, 2012 Round-the-clock electricity in the Maldives can be both a lifesaver and life-changer on remote islands, where until recently it only occasionally lit up the evenings.
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Bhutan to help SAARC countries meet power supply demands
Sep 02, 2012 Bhutan is the only country in South Asia to have surplus electricity generation, with power export to India contributing 25 percent of the nation’s GDP (gross domestic product) during the wet months.
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Mumbai airport celebrates World Environment Day
Jun 09, 2017 Skits and workshops welcomed travellers at Mumbai airport on World Environment Day.
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India:Marginal farmers get access to electric irrigation
Jul 31, 2012 A study supported by International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, has revealed that in water-abundant West Bengal, price-based reforms reduced costs for tube well owners but increased them for small farmers buying water. However, recommendations from the study to reduce red tape and costs for small farmers of acquiring electric pumps were adopted by the state government.
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Nepal to generate electricity from waste
May 08, 2013 Nepal is looking at waste-to-energy (WtE) technologies to address its huge energy deficit and also manage growing urban and industrial waste.
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82% rural Indians lack adequate basic needs
Nov 23, 2010 A recent government survey reveals that 82 % rural Indian households are deprived of basic necessities such as tapped drinking water, electricity and sanitation. The report also indicates towards a rapidly widening rural-urban divide.
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Textile solar lights power remote villages
Apr 29, 2011 The Portable Light Project integrates indigenous fabric with clean energy to light up off-grid remote communities in the developing world. Pilots are underway in Brazil, Kenya, Haiti, Nicaragua, Madagascar, Mexico and South Africa.
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$48bn per year will eradicate global energy poverty: Study
Oct 12, 2011 Contribution of $48bn a year from international community would provide electricity to millions of poor people across the world leading to better health, education, climate and economic growth, concludes the International Energy Agency.
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India: Coal tax may fund distribution of power from clean energy plants
Feb 22, 2011 India may use money raised from a tax on coal producers to fund new transmission lines to help distribute power from clean energy projects. The Ministry of Finance is preparing a proposal to allocate money to states and enable them to extend their transmission networks to solar plants, wind farms and other clean-energy projects being built.
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Nepal: Govt launches scheme to mitigate power crisis
Mar 25, 2011 In a bid to improve the state of electricity, the government of Nepal has launched a 275 million dollar initiative. The scheme aims to boost thermal plants, solar and hydroelectric power as well as the renewable energy sector to meet electricity shortage which is forcing many industries to close down.
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Tapping solar energy to light up lives in rural Pakistan
Mar 29, 2011 A local NGO in Pakistan, supported by World Bank is providing villages in the Sindh province with solar panels and dramatically transforming the lives of almost 5,000 people. The government does not offer any subsidies for renewable energy despite powerful lobbies supporting alternative energy sources.
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Report proposes way to fix Bihar's energy deficit
May 16, 2012 The new Smart Energy Access report by Greenpeace India looks at solving the energy deficit in the eastern state of Bihar in India by looking at a micro-grid network powered through renewable energy resources.
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DDG scheme to power remote areas in India
Jul 22, 2014 The Decentralised Distributed Generation (DDG) can be obtained from conventional or renewable sources such as biomass, biofuels, and solar energy
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After 25 years, Sri Lanka restores electricity to Jaffna
Sep 25, 2012 The war-ravaged peninsula has its power supplies restored as Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse inaugurated a 132 KW power station today, illuminating a patch of darkness on the emerald island.
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Electrifying rural Bihar:The 'best from waste' route
Mar 14, 2011 A sustainable route to rural electrification has been taken by the entrepreneurs of Bihar who paved the way for alternative development in rural India. Husk Power System uses the waste material of rice husk to light up the off grid villages at a low cost and in an environment friendly way.
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Coming soon, use-as-you-pay solar energy for rural India
Nov 27, 2012 The International Finance Corporation will assist Simpa Networks to reach a meter-based pre-paid energy service for rural customers. It will function almost like a pre-paid mobile phone.
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"Coal will remain the major source of electricity generation"
Oct 07, 2011 In an interview with OneWorld, energy policy expert Dr Charles Ebinger asserts the need for regional cooperation, price reform and better governance to ensure energy security in South Asia. He also reveals his pragmatic belief that the use of polluting energy sources will continue despite the very tangible risks of climate change.
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