Create a culture that places a premium on human power
Just bend it
Pollution under control tests for diesel vehicles are a big farce
Climate change a market failure
Time was when climate change was a debate among scientists. Now, economists are looking at its costs. There is a warning -- or two -- for India. It has to do with the monsoon and the glaciers that feed Himalayan rivers. While the monsoon's behaviour is changing sharply, the glaciers are receding. There is strong reason to suspect that these are signs of global climate change. But there is …
Grist for the US mills
American purse is no good for Indian agriculture
Tilting at windmills
Us wind power project is held up by advocates of scenic beauty
Mills of Gorakhpur grind slowly, but they grind too fine
How green is your building?
The building's green credentials have been recognised internationally, most notably by the us Green Business Council (usgbc). The Washington-based council awarded it the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's (leed) platinum rating in 2003, spurring an architectural trend in the country. "There are around 100 buildings in various stages of completion in India that seek …
Fuel inefficient India heading towards energy crisis
Energy insecurity is India's latest tryst with her post-liberalised destiny. It began in July 2006. Crude oil prices rose to all time peak, at US $79 a barrel. In India, retail prices of petrol and diesel rose, respectively, 59.6 per cent and 78.8 per cent from 2002 levels. A compelled government, and the public oil sector companies, absorbed a staggering 87.5 per cent of the costs of the …
Fanning an alternative
Progressive Maharashtra has rushed to install wind energy plants. But, ask nidhi jamwal and shikha lakhanpal, reporting from Mumbai and Dhule, why so little electricity is actually generated? Is there an other purpose to private interest in wind? Of greater note If India must develop wind energy, should it go the way of this state?