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India's e-car plan has just one, but potentially debilitating flaw

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2019

Dirty air has finally become an issue in Indian election manifestos, along with perennial subjects such as temple-building and farmers’ incomes. That shouldn’t be a surprise: Even politicians...

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FAME-II could reduce transport energy needs by 64%, emissions by 37% by 2030: CII

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2019

The government's FAME-II plan for electric mobility stands to reduce 64% of the anticipated road-based energy demand by 2030 and 37% of carbon emissions by then, according to CII. ...

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On thin ice: Time for climate change policy

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2019

Climate change has become a major global issue, but has the IT hub, Bengaluru, done enough to minimise its effects? With air pollution on the rise in the city and the government struggling to...

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WorldCover raises $6M round for emerging markets’ climate insurance

By : Sustainability ..., May 6, 2019

WorldCover, a New York and Africa-based climate insurance provider to smallholder farmers, has raised a $6 million Series A round led by MS&AD Ventures. Y Combinator, Western Technology...

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Researchers develops new method to predict reservoir levels 3 months in advance

By : Sustainability ..., May 3, 2019

As the mercury soars and countdown begins for the monsoon, storage levels in reservoirs keep the government and hydropower generators on tenterhooks. Now Indian scientists have found a potential...

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Okinawa Scooters gets nod for FAME II subsidy

By : Sustainability ..., May 2, 2019

Electric two-wheeler maker Okinawa Scooters Wednesday said it has received regulatory approvals for two models, making it eligible to receive incentives under the government's FAME-II scheme. ...

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Hyundai EVs for ride-hailing companies may be rolled out from 2021

By : Sustainability ..., May 2, 2019

Hyundai Motor Group plans to make Ola Cabs, India’s largest cab aggregator, the test bed for a new range of affordable electric vehicles slated for introduction around 2021, said two people aware of the development, requesting anonymity. Hyundai...

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INNOVATION: Jamia Milia makes smart solar inverters to tackle rural power crisis

By : Sustainability ..., May 2, 2019

Many Indian villages are still reeling under darkness, and the traditional inverter is expensive and also not environment-friendly. Looking at the need for solar inverters, Ahteshamul Haque from...

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MNRE to hold brainstorming session on renewable energy

By : Sustainability ..., May 2, 2019

 

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is holding a brainstorming session for all stakeholders in the renewable energy sector amid a slowdown in commissioning of such projects...

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Gujarat solar projects get bids of 600 MW despite low ceiling tariffs

By : Sustainability ..., May 2, 2019

 

Gujarat’s fresh attempt to auction 700 mw of solar projects at Raghanesda Solar Park has attracted techno-commercial bids of 600 mw despite having an aggressive ceiling price of Rs 2.70...

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