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Energy sector accounts for 58% of greenhouse gas emissions: Govt

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 22, 2015

The government on Monday informed Parliament that the energy sector in the country was the biggest emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The energy sector contributed 58% of the overall emissions in India whereas the share of industry amounted to 22%, followed by...

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Emissions in Delhi could rise up to 19 times by 2020

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 21, 2015

An eight-year study, from 2008-2015, conducted by the IIT-Roorkee, University of Minnesota in the US and University of Surrey, UK, has shown that emissions from vehicles in Delhi have increased up to three times between 1991 and 2011; these could rise by up to 19 times by...

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Indian Railway Sets Up A Chair in TERI

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 21, 2015

Indian Railways will be funding a railway research chair on sustainable mobility at TERI University. The railway ministry entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with TERI University recently.

The ministry said the ‘Railway Chair’ will focus and promote...

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World's richest 10% produce 50% of CO2: Report

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 3, 2015

The richest 10 % of people produce half of the Earth's carbon emissions, while the poorest half-most threatened by droughts and super stroms linked to climate change--contribute a mere 10%, British charity Oxfam said in a study released on Wednesday.

The richest 10%...

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Subject Tags: Emissions , Research

Climeworks Builds Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture Plant

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 29, 2015

Carbon capture technology firm Climeworks AG, says it will construct and operate an industrial-scale CO2 capture plant that will be operational by mid-2016 and annually capture 900 tons of CO2.

Climeworks says the carbon capture plant will, for the first time worldwide...

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Microsoft’s Manufacturing Operations Achieve Carbon Neutrality

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 28, 2015

Microsoft has, as of July 1, 2015, achieved carbon neutrality across its manufacturing operations, according to the company’s 2015 Citizenship Report.

The software company’s data centers, software development labs, offices and business air travel have been carbon...

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Apple targets supply chain emissions with new Chinese solar farms

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 26, 2015

Apple is taking further steps to reduce the environmental impact of its huge Chinese supply chain, with plans announced today to build 200 megawatts of solar farm capacity across the country and work with partners to boost manufacturing efficiency.

Apple said its...

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"Decarbonathon" seeks tools to reduce cities' carbon footprint

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 23, 2015

Competition launched to encourage the development of easy-to-implement solutions to cut carbon emissions from cities

A new competition is to encourage cross-discipline teams of citizens and professionals to come up with ways to decrease...

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RIL joins hands with 9 oil and gas firms for climate pact

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 19, 2015

 Reliance Industries, along with nine of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, declared their collective support for an effective climate change agreement, to be reached at next month’s 21st session of the United Nations Conference of Parties to the UN Framework on...

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Many Other Automakers’ Diesel Models Exceed Emissions Limits

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 13, 2015

The Indian Government is looking to reduce the regulatory hurdles in achieving their highly ambitious renewable energy capacity addition targets.

The Indian Minister for Power, Coal, and Renewable Energy announced that the Government would soon remove the fee levied on...

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