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Renewable Energy

Solar trick

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2012

New business for new renewables

Issue Date: Feb 29, 2012
It was a trade exhibition abuzz with the restrained chatter of busy suited executives at company stalls making contacts and finalising deals. Nothing out of place except that this trade was about renewable energy technologies, which have unconventional reasons for growth. First, these technologies are seen as the most economical and feasible source of energy for millions of people unconnected to the electricity grid and having no electricity to light their houses or cook their food. This energy poverty is disabling and needs to be eradicated. Introduction of decentralised and improved technologies paves the way to catapult the poorest of the households into the most modern systems. Secondly, these technologies—from wind and solar to biomass—provide cleaner low-carbon energy options to combat climate change. These are future systems critical for survival of all.

Political parties show concern for environment in Punjab elections

Issue Date: Feb 13, 2012
Apart from the usual promises made by political parties, the Punjab elections witnessed something different this time—a focus on environmental issues. The issues varied from cleaning rivers to reduction of pesticides and fertilisers to save the state’s ecology. The parties even promised a separate portfolio for environment to be held by a Cabinet minister. The fate of candidates contesting the Punjab elections was sealed on January 30.

Solar energy is everybody's business

Posted on: 3 Feb, 2012
Solar mission is too important to let doubtful dealings hijack it

Can’t switch to renewable energy: telecom operators

Issue Date: Jan 25, 2012
The telecom industry is finding it difficult to implement the recent directions issued by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on cutting carbon emissions. DoT had issued directions on January 4, wherein it asked the service providers to frame a Carbon Credit Policy detailing methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Two technologies that shape our future

Author(s): Bharat Lal Seth
Issue Date: Feb 28, 2011
A tremor ran through the cutting- edge electric car industry last month. Mathieu Tenenbaum, working with French automaker Renault, was just another faceless name till then. But one espionage story that hit the newsstands made him infamous in a single stroke.

New gold rush

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2010
India is on a mission. To drastically ramp up its solar power production to 22,000 MW by 2022.

Pressure point

Issue Date: Dec 15, 2008
At the climate change conference in Poznan, Poland, the world could get cooked, for good A curtain raiser on the climate negotiations in Poznan. By Chandra Bhushan, Mario D'Souza, Sunita Narain, Pratap Pandey, Pradip Saha and Kushal Pal Singh Yadav

Fanning an alternative

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2008
Today Maharashtra is second only to Tamil Nadu in terms of installed capacity to generate wind power; as on March 31 this year 1,756 mw. The potential? A whopping 3,650 mw in 28 feasible sites.
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