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Cabinet Approves Mou Between India, UK For Energy Self-Sufficiency In Indian Railways

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 9, 2020

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the UK's Department for International Development for enabling energy self-sufficiency in Indian Railways. An official release said under the MoU signed by Railway Ministry with...

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2020 Will See Cities Develop Advanced Urban Strategies

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 23, 2019

In 2020, the concepts of digital twins, urban modeling, resilience, circularity, smart urban spaces, and electric micro-mobility and micro-transit will be integrated into a comprehensive urban agenda and strategy that will define the character of smart cities of the future,...

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IBM's new battery design taps seawater as alternative mineral source

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2019

International Business Machines Corp on Wednesday said it has come up with a new battery technology that uses materials extracted from seawater and requires no cobalt, as the race to find alternative sources to the expensive mineral intensifies. IBM said it has partnered with...

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ADB issues $250 mn loan to India to expand energy efficiency investments

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 18, 2019

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a USD 250 million loan agreement with the Centre to expand energy efficiency investments in India, according to an official statement. The loan agreement to provide loan to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) was signed on...

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Soon, ‘star ratings’ for solar PV panels

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 17, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) are close to finalising a star rating mechanism for solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels. This is significant because till now the efficiency of energy generation equipment was not rated by...

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LG Murmu asks for rooftop solar systems for all govt buildings in J-K

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 5, 2019

Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu has issued direction to provide 'roof top solar systems' to all government buildings in Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory as part of energy efficiency measures, a government spokesperson said. The directions were given by Murmu during the first...

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Indian Railways signs MoU with DFID for energy efficiency cooperation

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2019

The Indian Railways has signed an agreement with the Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom for cooperation in the field of energy efficiency of the Indian Railways. As part of its obligations & commitment to reduce carbon footprints, Indian...

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ADB approves $250 mn loan to EESL to expand energy efficiency investments

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday said it has approved a loan of $250 million (about Rs 1,775 crore) as part of an assistance package to EESL to expand energy efficiency investments in India. The new ADB project is a sector loan guaranteed by the Government of...

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Government in the process of finalizing new energy policy: NITI Aayog Additional Secretary

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

Government thinktank NITI Aayog‘s additional secretary (Energy) R.P. Gupta has informed that the Indian government is in the process of finalizing an energy policy for the country. “The new policy will address the issues of accessibility and affordability, energy security,...

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Kochi: Development authority moots solar power project at JLN Stadium

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 8, 2019

As part of its green city plans, the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) has proposed to set up solar panels on the rooftop of the Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium in Kochi to make the stadium energy-efficient. Speaking at a press conference in the city on Thursday,...

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