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Karnataka MLAs set to work for efficient energy policy
Dec 09, 2013 The Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy 2009-14 estimates a renewable energy potential of about 18500 MW (excluding solar).
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Global forum on renewable energy
Jul 14, 2008 Renewable Energy India 2008 Expo will be held from August 21-23, 2008 at New Delhi. Organised by Exhibitions India Pvt. Ltd., in support with Government of India, the event will showcase innovations in the renewable and clean energy sector and discuss emerging opportunities in a parallel global conference.
Conference on renewable energy to be held in Chennai, India
Jul 24, 2012 REaction 2012 a two-day conference to feature top leaders from all renewable sectors on a common platform
6th Renewable Energy India 2012 Expo
Aug 31, 2012 Renewable Energy India is an annual exposition held in New Delhi to serve the Indian renewable energy market in leading sustainable development globally. It focuses on upscaling and mainstreaming environment-friendly renewable energy resources such as solar, wind, biomass, bio-fuel, small hydro, geothermal and energy efficiency through an international exhibition and conference platform.
Maldives to lead renewable energy initiatives in South Asia
Jan 18, 2013 Acknowledging Maldives’ commitment towards the global environment movement, Maldives has been elected as the Vice Chair of the Assembly of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA was officially established in Bonn, Germany, on 26 January 2009 to promote rapid transition towards the widespread and sustainable use of renewable energy on a global scale.
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Afghanistan: Biofuel has long term benefits, says report
Sep 20, 2010 A new report suggests biofuel could be a "green" solution to some of the larger problems Afghanistan is experiencing including military casualties, energy security and the opium trade.
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Year 2010 saw developing countries lead actions against climate change
Dec 31, 2010 From a year that started with failure of the Copenhagen Summit and ended with greater awareness and optimism at Cancún, 2010 saw developing countries coming to take the lead in action against climate change.
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Biomass can fuel giant leap forward in developing nations: Study
Mar 16, 2011 Using biomass energy could enable developing nations to fight poverty, create jobs, gain energy independence and help to both limit and adapt to climate change, says an International Institute for Environment and Development report. It urges nations to take advantage of biomass fuels and move towards green economies where the poor benefit from producing sustainable, clean energy.
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China at the forefront in clean energy investment: Pew
Mar 30, 2011 China has underlined its position as the world's leading power in clean energy investment by attracting a record $54.4bn (£34bn), a study done by the US Pew Environment Group in G20 leading economies has shown. In addition, China was also the world's leading producer of wind turbines and solar energy units.
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Shale gas more harmful than coal, indicates research
Apr 13, 2011 US climate change researchers have found that shale gas produces twice as much CO2 as burning conventional gas. The study cautions against surging popularity of the gas as an alternative source of energy.
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Google seeks to promote green energy use
Sep 12, 2011 In its latest report, Greenpeace has estimated Google data centres to be 36% renewable powered by 2012. Google products such as Gmail and YouTube have a small carbon footprint when measured on a per person basis, it says.
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Report says India needs concentrated solar power to achieve safer energy future
Oct 12, 2012 A new CEEW-NRDC report shows concentrated solar power is essential to meeting India's over-stressed energy demand.
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Students test electric car in 600-mile road trip
Oct 25, 2012 UK-based Durham University energy students give their studies a practical test by taking a car on road trip to illustrate the viability of electric cars for mass use.
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Biggest mobilisation in western India for clean energy
Aug 03, 2009 Over a thousand villagers gathered to form a giant human windmill in Maharashtra to protest against the state government’s plan to build series of thermal power plants in the state. Opposing the attempt to acquire fertile land by corporate groups, local residents are urging authorities to explore renewable energy options.
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Big push for solar power in India
Aug 19, 2009 As envisaged in the National Action Plan on Climate Change, India is soon going to embark on national solar mission in a big way. Considering that the country presently generates less than 10 MW, the target of 100,000 MW by 2030 is truly ambitious.
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Power anganwadis through solar energy and biogas plants
Jun 04, 2013 With its huge energy paucity, renewable energy is the way to go for India. But despite multiple attempts, the Indian government need to be step up efforts to encourage renewables in a big way says Sumedha Basu from the Climate Parliament. She talks of powering angadwadis as a good way of powering rural India.
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BDO India Chairman Shailesh Haribhakti joins Astonfield Renewables
Oct 31, 2012 Shailesh Haribhakti, Chairman of BDO Consulting Pvt Ltd. joins Astonfield Renewables Global Advisory Board. With the solar industry facing a gamut of challenges, Haribhakti brings to the table experience and a keen interest in promoting solar energy.
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Biofuels create jobs and ensure power security
Nov 21, 2012 Yali Friedman, editor and publisher of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology says that the greatest benefit of all biofuels apart from the environmental and economic factors is that it creates the opportunity for diversified economic growth.
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Wind power puts Pakistan island back on track
Aug 03, 2009 Coping with severe power crisis, an island in Pakistan has installed wind turbines to run homes and businesses with support from local charities. The country has the potential to generate 50,000 MW using wind power, mostly in southern Sindh province.
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Village pumps out clean water using solar power
Sep 22, 2009 A solar water pumping system has drastically changed lives of people in eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. The eco-friendly model has not only helped villagers grow vegetables and augment income but also revived the community way of life.
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Microfinance for solar power
Oct 27, 2009 Unique microfinance schemes are lighting the lives of South Asian villagers. In a region where millions go without electricity, the use of solar-powered devices such as solar cookers and lanterns will go a long way in promoting the use of renewable energy while bringing down carbon emissions.
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Green electricity for Indian villages
Nov 24, 2009 A simple and strictly local power generation system using rice husk in Bihar has proved that rural Indian communities are willing and able to pay for reliable electricity. This has kept the costs down, which is essential for their venture to be financially sustainable.
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The sun shines on the future
Dec 23, 2009 Rampura in northern India’s Jhansi district is an envy of its neighbouring villages. The reason is that it is perhaps the only village in the entire state that has round-the-clock power supply, thanks to the solar power.
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Solar lanterns spread light of hope
Aug 03, 2010 TERI, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) along with other corporate partners unveiled their innovative solar lanterns at a conference held in Delhi.The lanterns are designed to provide off-grid lighting solutions for villages.
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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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The Maldives' battle against extinction
Nov 10, 2009 Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed hopes nations most vulnerable to climate change will set an example to richer countries. The country is taking several measures to adopt cleaner technologies.
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Indian green lessons for the West
Nov 18, 2009 Developed nations are putting pressure on India to agree to cut its carbon emissions at the next month's climate change negotiations in Copenhagen. In the country’s most industrialised state, Gujarat, people are at it to prove that the answer to low-carbon growth lies in homegrown solutions.
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"Solar energy is the way of the future"
Aug 21, 2010 Dr. Ashok Khosla is one of world's leading experts on the environment; currently President of the IUCN and Chairman of Development Alternatives. In the second of a two-part interview series, Dr. Khosla underlines the importance of renewable resources, clean technology and ‘green jobs’, and shares ideas for comprehensive energy strategies for sustainable lives.
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"Elements in the FBI and Pentagon consider climate change a great threat to world peace"
Dec 18, 2010 Says Kumi Naidoo, the executive director of Greenpeace International, as he stresses on the need to highlight the all pervasive nature of climate change as a social justice issue. He also agrees that organisations like Greenpeace need to do more to make such linkages clearer.
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From darkness to light
May 28, 2011 An Indian duo realises the dream of electricity for thousands in remote Indian villages while winning laurels for their green undertaking. India finalist of the 2011 Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, Gyanesh Pandey of Husk Power Systems talks to OneWorld.
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