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TRAI sets the stage for a greener telecom environment in the country

By : Sandeep Roy, May 11, 2011

This article summarizes the recent report on green telecom practises released by TRAI and reviews the current green initiatives of the large telecom players in India.

Given the ever expanding subscriber base of the mobile phone segment and the resultant increase in...

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Off-grid solar – holy grail for rural lighting?

By : Aparna Khandelwal, May 8, 2011

With limited grid access and lack of assured power supply in most parts of rural India, decentralized off grid solar applications provide a promising solution to meet the lighting needs of rural households.

With limited grid access and lack of assured power...

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Profit vs. Sustainability: An investor dilemma

By : Roselin Dey, May 3, 2011

The dilemma faced by the impact investor community is balancing profits vs. social/environmental sustainability. But is this trade-off really needed? - That is the right question to ask!

Usually an investor wants to know is the ‘where, how, and how much’ of the...

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Rural Electrification In India: Challenges and Successes

By : ARE RuralElec.org, Apr 27, 2011

This is the last article of a series published by the Alliance for Rural Electrification , an international business association that provides efficient renewable solutions for rural electrification in developing countries.

India has experienced rapid economic growth...

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Sustaining India’s Coal Based Energy System

By : SustainabilityO..., Apr 21, 2011

A one percent improvement in thermal efficiency in India’s power plants translates into a reduction in annual CO2 Emissions of over 170 Million Tonnes (equal to the total emissions of Netherlands).  

If ‘sustainability’ can be defined as a process that can be...

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Stage set for Sustainability Measures in the Textile Sector

By : Pawan Mehra, Apr 5, 2011

In this decade, the Indian textile industry faces its next big challenge: incorporating environmental sustainability into the core of its operations.

Textile industry is a copious consumer of resources: directly and indirectly
Energy in textile...

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The Political and Financial Challenges for Rural Electrification

By : ARE RuralElec.org, Mar 31, 2011

This is the third article in the series published by the Alliance for Rural Electrification, an international business association that provides efficient renewable solutions for rural electrification in developing countries.

The first political challenge is to...

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Role of the State and Institutions in the domain of Environmental Governance

By : Harsh Thukral, Mar 25, 2011

The history of human endeavour, economic growth and generally socio-cultural organisations is replete with milestones and insights regarding evolutionary processes and shifts in organisational paradigms. This progression has typically involved constant struggle to garner /...

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Last Month's CDM Pipeline Report

By : SustainabilityO..., Feb 8, 2011

Last month broke a number of records: it saw the highest amount of carbon credits issued Globally (48 million CERs valued at $720 million) as well as for India (2.2 million CERs valued at $33 million), with an increasing number of projects entering the CDM pipeline and...

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Energy Access a Primary Target for Economic Development

By : ARE RuralElec.org, Jan 13, 2011

This is the first article in the "Rural Electrification" series contributed by the Alliance for Rural Electrification, an international business association that provides efficient renewable solutions for rural electrification in developing countries.

According to the...

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