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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. 

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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...

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 3, 2014

 The share of MSME growth in the steel sector has implications on the energy footprint of major processes used to a) make and b) re-roll steel.

In both steel making and steel re-rolling, furnance operations are a critical focus point for both productivity, energy and resource efficiency...

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 2, 2014

Energy efficiency is critical for secondary steel manufacturers where margins are increasingly getting squeezed by surging production costs and unavailability of affordable raw materials. These MSMEs need the right combination of energy policies at the state and central level, and they need...

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 2, 2014

ACC is due to roll out 3MW of solar power to supplement energy supply across 12 of its plants. This follows a successful pilot of solar mills conducted by WindStream Technologies.

According to a press release by WindStream Technologies, ACC tested the solar mills at its facility in...

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2014

There is potentially a US$5-6bn opportunity for clean energy in India, according to Ashish Sethia, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, who spoke in a presentation to TiE clean energy entrepreneurs last month. Indian renewable energy markets are driven by policy. Despite...

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 14, 2014

Tulsi Tanti, Chairman Suzlon Group pointed to offshore wind as a largely untapped opportunity area last Wednesday. Around 1000-5000 MW of energy can be generated within 50-100km from the sea, with minimal transmission losses. These comments were made as part of the High Level Corporate Dialogue...

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 12, 2014

“Energy subsidies must go,” stated Planning Commission member B K Chaturvedi at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit on Saturday.

Chaturvedi emphasized that achieving efficiency in use of energy; adding renewable energy generation, and removing subsidies to enable the more efficient...

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 12, 2014

 The MSME sector is reported to have a total of US$51 billion in total credit lines and available funding, however, only 36% of this credit has been utilized, according to presentations on the MSME sector during a side-bar conversation on promoting energy efficiency in MSMEs at the Delhi...

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2014

 Last week's e-waste management and strategies in New Delhi reflected on mitigation actions taken to date, and the emergence of exciting new opportunities in this sector. While private entrepreneurs continue to experiment with different business models for clean recycling to help un-choke Indian...

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2014

On January 29th 2014, Green Power Market Development Group (GPMDG) met for the first time in New Delhi. Essentially, the group aims to aggregate captive and bulk consumers who wish to buy clean energy and hence, it is a platform to create a 'demand pull' for clean energy...

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 17, 2014

In India, a range of Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) technologies have arisen to test whether clean energy can displace ‘energy staples’ for rural Indians such diesel or kerosene. These DRE devices include clean-cookstoves, solar lighting through lanterns and home systems, solar mobile...

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 10, 2014

The food & agri sector is seeing double digit growth primarily buoyed by the export of processed food and the expansion of organised food retail brands in domestic market. For Processed Foods sector, the drivers for supply chain transformation are extremely compelling. Of fresh fruits and...

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 10, 2014

While eating street-food, Vaibhav Jaiswal and Amardeep Bardhan, two MBA students were struck by a simple and powerful idea:  the possibility of re-engineering agricultural wastes to substitute plastics, thermocol, and disposable synthetic chemicals for use in manufacturing kitchenware....