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Smokeless stoves show promise of a green future
Mar 02, 2010 As a result of an idea to create energy-efficient metal stoves for the northern areas of Pakistan, women like Sona Siddiqi have learnt to built earthenware smokeless stoves that save precious fuel woods. The project funded under the small grants programme of GEF has improved the living conditions of communities.
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'Guest together' in support of Earth Hour in India
Mar 27, 2010 Celebrating Earth Hour, in-house guest at the Intercontinental Hotels Group will contribute towards sustainable energy by putting off the lights for an hour between 8:30 and 9:30 pm. To generate more awareness, there will be green foods, and the switch from bulbs to CFLs.
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UN approves Bhutan's hydropower project
Apr 13, 2010 Bhutan's Dagachhu River hydropower project wins UN Cross-Border approval with an expected emissions reduction by about 500,000 tonnes per year. Developed jointly by India and Bhutan it will provide low-cost electricity to rural domestic customers in Bhutan, as well as export clean energy to India.
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Bamboo houses to generate employment in Nepal
Apr 21, 2010 Projects for the construction and promotion of bamboo houses, initiated jointly by AEC and ICBAR in Nepal are expected to reduce poverty by creating employment opportunities. The houses will be made using local technology and will reduce dependence on timber which takes longer to regenerate.
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Nepal first to exercise right to energy
May 10, 2010 The Nepalese government has issued a notification that grants the right to energy to all the citizens. Communities get access to energy by grid connectivity and manage the system themselves. Many groups are working to extend the grid into villages and 176,000 rural houses have been electrified so far.
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Meltdown melts clean tech investment
May 12, 2009 It does not augur well for the UN climate change conference to be held later this year in Copenhagen that the clean energy projects around the world have taken a backseat. According to a UK-based think tank, investments in wind, solar and other renewable energy projects don’t look very promising.
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Renewable energy is empowering India: Greenpeace
Nov 24, 2011 Greenpeace India releases report establishing decentralised renewable energy as the future and not just a nice story.
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Tapping algae to fuel energy needs
Nov 05, 2012 India’s minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, said, technology needs to be harnessed to fight the challenges in the energy sector.
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Expansion in coal-fired power plants to pose threat to Indian farmers:report
Aug 17, 2012 Farmers in India's Vidarbha region are struggling with drought and limited access to irrigation while plans by India's government to build 71 new coal-fired power plants will place an extra strain on water resources.
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US using climate finance to kill Indian solar panel industry:CSE
Aug 20, 2012 The United States is using the climate ‘fast start financing’ to its pervert advantage for ruining the Indian domestic solar photo-voltaic (PV) manufacturing industry – says Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).
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Energy subsidies: Fuelling a crisis
Aug 23, 2012 Regardless of pious pledges, countries around the world continue to back fossil fuels with increasing amounts of subsidies to fulfill their energy needs. A new Worldwatch Institute report looks at the ‘dirty’ consequences of this trend.
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IBM squeezes more power from new solar cell
Aug 24, 2012 The more sunlight a solar cell can convert into electricity, the cheaper the solar power. Companies like IBM are turning to new materials to try to break efficiency barriers for solar cells.
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Indian parliamentary committee demands more funds for renewables
Sep 04, 2012 The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy of India in its 27th Report on Demands for Grants of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has made a strong recommendation for the higher allocation for funds for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
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Carbon capture is attractive, but is it viable?
Sep 19, 2011 TIME magazine’s environment and energy correspondent Bryan Walsh reveals the extent to which the world economy relies on carbon-intensive coal for energy and argues against the use of Carbon Capture and Storage technology.
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Energy crisis: Cooperation is the key
Aug 16, 2013 Despite Bangladesh and its surrounding areas being rich in energy resources, they remain mainly untapped and unexplored. Tight cooperation is needed among Saarc countries for long-term solutions.
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CFLs to be supplied free to hut-dwellers in Tamil Nadu
May 07, 2013 In a move to promote energy efficiency, the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco), which is in the eye of a public storm over unprecedented load shedding, plans to supply fluorescent lamps (CFL) to hut dwellers in exchange for conventional incandescent bulbs.
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Lighting India, the sustainable way
Jun 29, 2012 Indian solar mission completes phase-I but un-electrified villages across the country still outnumber those powered under the mission, says CSE. The organisation says that India still lacks a right model to upscale energy for its vast majority of people who are not connected to the solar power grid.
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United voice of the developing world made Rio+20 a success, says TERI
Jul 03, 2012 The Delhi-based TERI is upbeat about the outcome of the Rio+20 meet held last month. Dr RK Pachauri says that one of the defining moments of the summit was the unifying stand taken by the Developing nations but for India the summit has opened the floodgates of both challenges and opportunities.
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India's Environment Ministry issues clarification over power projects
Aug 02, 2012 India's Ministry of Environment and Forests has issued a detailed statement over reports in the media that the massive power outages happened due to the stalling of environmental clearances for power projects by the ministry. Saying that these reports are "factually incorrect," the ministry's lists out the status of the projects.
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UK announces £100 million fund for green investment
Aug 09, 2012 In a two-day summit on energy, organised by UK Trade & Investment, the Government of UK announced £100 million fund for green investment and new job opportunities it will create in the energy sector.
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India-Japan team up to improve solar cell efficiency
Aug 11, 2012 An Indo-Japanese research initiative has reported a boost in the conversion efficiency of dye sensitised solar cells (DSSC) to 11.4 per cent. To achieve this, they have developed a new material (a co-adsorbent). The work has been carried out at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, and Japanese researchers and reported in the journal Energy & Environmental Science of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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A guide to a greener life
Oct 24, 2008 Kick the Habit: A UN Guide to Climate Neutrality by the UNEP presents solutions for individuals, NGOs, businesses, cities and countries to reduce climate footprint. For an effective emissions reduction programme, the e-book emphasises the need for a well-organised performing structure in place.
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Biofuels: Presenting risks and opportunities
Nov 06, 2008 Food and Agricultural Organization’s new publication: The State of Food and Agriculture 2008 says the recent growth in biofuel production is seriously impacting the food security of the world. It argues that biofuels are necessary but appropriate policies and investments need to be put in place.
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Combating climate change with ICTs
Mar 02, 2009 Produced by OneWorld South Asia, Fixing the Climate with ICTs summarises the e-discussions of the Global Knowledge Partnership’s virtual forum held last year. This advocacy guide captures the role of ICT in creating knowledge partnerships and networks to adapt to and mitigate climate change effects.
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Investing in green energy
Jun 24, 2009 UNEP’s Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2009 documents significant surge in sustainable energy investments worldwide. Despite the worst ever financial crisis, the report notes increased use of renewables and advocates an eco-friendly approach to meet challenges like energy security and resource efficiency.
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Local solutions to meet energy needs
Aug 11, 2009 ADB’s publication Powering the Poor collates grassroots stories on resourceful ways to give rural populations access to clean and renewable energy. The report highlights case studies from across Asia and the Pacific on how simple and community-managed innovations have helped enlighten lives in remote areas of the region.
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Gisele Bündchen and Al Gore join UN campaign for universal access to energy
Feb 27, 2013 Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and Al Gore join UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to advocate for universal access to energy services by 2030.
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Barefoot solar engineers of India
Nov 09, 2009 Pulka and her friends after receiving training under a DFID programme in solar power technology came back to bring light and power in their villages. Known as India’s female barefoot solar engineers, today these tribal women are engaged in spreading solar power far and wide, writes journalist Alex Renton.
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Taking renewable energy ahead
Feb 16, 2010 A unique project for power generation using solar thermal technology will soon come up at Shive, a village in western Maharashtra that will serve as the harbinger for the nation’s push for renewable energy. In this interview, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, Prithviraj Chavan, elaborates about the ambitious national plan
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'Delivering growth without causing a climate catastrophe'
Mar 30, 2010 The per capita principle of access to the global environmental space propounded by experts is critical to climate justice, writes Surya P. Sethi. Use of commercial energy more equitably and striving for new technologies that lower amount of fossil fuels needed to deliver a threshold level of development, he adds.
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