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By : Sustainability ..., Apr 24, 2015

One of the key factors determining whether Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) based mini-grid systems will become the mainstream energy access solution in rural areas or continue to remain on the fringe will be scalability (linked to regulatory resolution on long term operational latitude in...

Subject Tags: Energy, Resource Efficiency
By : Sustainability ..., Mar 25, 2015
E-commerce is changing the way people shop globally. Over the last two decades, multi-billion dollar e-commerce companies have come into being. Even as they see increasing scale and success, e-commerce companies have not turned their focus on environmental sustainability – in stark contrast to...
By : Sustainability ..., Mar 18, 2015
With the advent of the Internet of Things, Big Data is driving the large businesses in the world and the penetration of data centers in our lives is set to increase manifold. India’s IT sector contributed about 8% to the GDP in 20141  and is a large consumer of...
By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2015
Hyderabad based Skyshade Daylighting Solutions is a company that has come up with several innovative products that capture sunlight and deliver the light in buildings without converting solar energy into electricity. 
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By : Sustainability ..., Mar 12, 2015

Can India's dual problems of increasing water scarcity and sewage treatment be solved by using sewage treated water as the input water for industries?

Problem 1: Freshwater scarcity - Thermal power plants in India account for 88% fresh water use in Industry
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By : Sustainability ..., Feb 10, 2015

This article was authored by Dibyendu Sengupta, Transport Sector Specialist of EBTC.

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By : Sustainability ..., Feb 9, 2015

This article was authored by Vikram Dhumal, Sandra D'Sa and Dr. Sanjay Jain of Geist Research Pvt. Limited.

Generation of various waste streams has...
By : Sustainability ..., Jan 30, 2015
Residential and commercial buildings account for about 30% of Indian’s electricity which was approximately 294 TWh in 2012 and would increase to 11948 TWh by 2047, if present trends continue.1 The Ministry of Environment and Forests estimated that the combined...
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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