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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...

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 1, 2014

The market is presently very favourable for DRE (Decentralized Renewable Energy) products to electrify rural India. The market is now approaching a point where the cost of fossil fuels being used to power homes is on par (or already exceed) equivalent renewable energy products. Further, the...

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 28, 2014

 The car-sharing market is rapidly growing in emerging markets and will continue to as consumer awareness increases. While uptake in India has been slow, a number of unique digital technology companies are creating data solutions to enable transport sharing.

In 2012 the largest car-...

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 8, 2014

A look at real-time generation for the Northern Grid, from which Delhi draws its power, reveals that despite popular belief, over 160-240MWh of energy is being lost due to excess generation each day.

This is over and above the often quoted 20% transmission losses. Essentially, this "real...

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 12, 2014

"India unhesitatingly desires to grow… the country is in no mood to suffer unemployment, inadequate basic amenities, lack of infrastructure and apathetic governance." These were some of the opening remarks to preface the first budget of the newly minted BJP government. There is no broad-brushed...

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 9, 2014

Along with advances in education and a large growing middle class in India the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) sector is rapidly growing which in turn became the locomotive for the rapid growth in the paper packaging sector. Consequently, this will most likely increase the demand for paper and...

By : Sustainability ..., May 26, 2014

 Guest contributor, Arjun Mehta, Manager at Sims Recycling Solutions India, reflects on the critical need of the hour in developing a sustainable model for e-waste management & recovery.

With...

By : Sustainability ..., May 16, 2014

 As we look forward to election results and the formation of the new government today, we take a moment to recap key news trends leading up to May to create a sustainability ‘primer’ for our new government: 

1. India’s energy intensity indicates a worrisome rise 

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Subject Tags: Policy Tracker, Technology
By : Sustainability ..., May 14, 2014

Guest contributor Rupam Raja, partner at Transaction Servics Practice in ERM India, examines the drive for proactive evaluation and management of environmental, social and governance outcomes associated with the activities of India Inc.

As we slip into the searing...

By : Sustainability ..., May 14, 2014

 A CXO-level innovation sharing session was held in New Delhi in May 2014. The two major investment conversations were anchored around working towards zero liquid discharge of hazardous...

Subject Tags: Resource Efficiency
By : Sustainability ..., May 12, 2014

Guest contributor Tavleen Mehendiratta, entrepreneur & avid technology evangelist for electric vehicles, explains the rise of an electric 'internet of things' that will transform energy delivery and transport mechanisms in India. 

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By : Sustainability ..., Apr 22, 2014

Mahindra’s recent slash on the purchase price of its electric car (E2O) to Rs. 4.99 lakhs and the increasing inflation in the cost of vehicle fuel relative to the cost per kWh for electricity, has positively altered the price attractiveness of the Electric Vehicles. 

In alignment with...

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 10, 2014

The recently released manifestos for all parties are supportive but devoid of exact details for their vision of a resource efficient India. While BJP broadly commits to a ‘clean energy revolution to end blackouts and revive economic growth’, the party has been tight-lipped about providing...