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By : Sustainability ..., Jan 9, 2015
Crude oil prices have been falling precipitously all through the latter half of 2014, and every time they hit a new low, they have been making headlines. This has been the single greatest energy story since 2010 and the slump doesn’t seem to be abiding. 
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By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2014
2014 for India was defined with Narendra Modi emerging center-stage post a historic election victory in May, and since then, the new government has been actively promoting certain schemes (with synonymous buzz-words like ‘Make in India’, ‘Namami Gange’, ‘Digital India’ and ‘...
By : Sustainability ..., Dec 22, 2014
One may be very environmentally conscious at home, using LEDs for lighting, organic produce for cooking and even composting the left-over tea leaves for manure, but have we ever stopped to ponder over the environmental impact of our meals when we dine at restaurants?
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Subject Tags: food, India, Resource Efficiency
By : Sustainability ..., Dec 11, 2014
Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) is a series of processes (like membrane filtration, reverse osmosis, evaporation and crystallization) that extract pure water from industrial effluents, leaving behind sludge, dissolved solids, suspended particles and salt crystals. Even though...
By : Sustainability ..., Dec 1, 2014

An analysis of the previous and present government plans reveal that Energy Security and Improving Connectivity (both physical and virtual) are emerging as the two major areas of infrastructure development in India. Recently, there has been a significant drive...

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 18, 2014
In 2009, the Government of India found that the penetration of CFLs for household lighting was only about 5-10%, while over 70% of the remaining lights were incandescent bulbs1. In a bid to reduce electricity consumption in lighting, the government launched the Bachat Lamp...
By : Sustainability ..., Nov 7, 2014

Vehicle sharing is the simplest, most cost effective intervention for addressing the urban mobility problems we are facing today. 

In the Indian economy, which faces rapid rates of urbanization, urban mobility problems will choke growth in multiple ways, including:

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By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2014

LOGISTICS SECTOR: HIGH CTC 

Contrary to popular perception, costs of transporting goods from production sites to the end consumer are significant compared to producing them. The logistics sector costs accounted for 14% India’s GDP and amounted to USD244 billion in 2013-14...

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 6, 2014

Membrane companies in India are proliferating and have grown strongly in the last 4 years. The growth outlook for these companies is extremely positive as fresh water is expected to come under increasing scarcity. This demand for water will rise from domestic, de-salinisation, industry and...

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 6, 2014

India is the second largest exporter of viscose behind China and in 2012, India produced 84.37 million kg viscose spun yarn. While the production of viscose fiber is relatively low compared to the 259.88 million kg of polyester spun yarn and the 3126 million kg of cotton, certain technologies...

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 6, 2014

India generates 6,137 tonnes of uncollected and littered plastic waste each day. Further 40% of that plastic waste is not recycled becoming a source of continued pollution as plastic is not bio-degradable. In order to tackle the issue, stakeholders are re-imagining products that are considered “...

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 1, 2014

A recent bid by the Modi government to create 100 Smart Cities has re-ignited the urban planning and green design discussion for building infrastructure in emerging cities. However, in cities like Delhi, Surat and Kolkata; there is still existing infrastructure pre-dating the sustainable...

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 29, 2014

There are key advantages in developing specialized technology in an educational institute including: easy access to R&D expertise, incubation support, contribution from students in design and testing phases, and ability to collaborate with multiple private partners at once.

Many...

Subject Tags: Policy Tracker, Technology
By : Sustainability ..., Sep 29, 2014

  Getting access to a reliable, viable waste-stream of electronic products remains a challenge for the formal waste recycling sector.  Consumer e-Waste collections has been too cost prohibitive to formally set up in India. Some recyclers have attempted to re-invest corporate CSR budgets into...

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 29, 2014

Automotive companies are taking the necessary steps to improve their resource consumption and meet their renewable energy goals. Indian automotive companies are continuously targeting energy optimization. Further, many large players, such as Kirloskar Oil Engine Ltd. and TVS Motors, are engaging...