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‘Trees for Credit’ can make ‘Green India Mission’ inclusive

By : Mathews Mullackal, Aug 6, 2010

Trees For Credit, an innovative model developed by Green-Harmony, has the potential to strengthen proposed Green India Mission to sequestrate carbon, while contributing to poverty reduction and inclusive development- the dominating themes of the 11th Five Year Plan.

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Low carbon race: Sprint or slow pace?

By : Ashish Rana, Aug 4, 2010

Soon it will be 2030. Would the world have moved to a low carbon path by then? It is being argued that actions required to alter growth trajectories towards low carbon economy across the world are too little and/or too late. What is India prioritizing in this context?...

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Reviewing JNNSM guidelines for selection of grid connected solar thermal projects

By : Upendra Bhatt, Jul 29, 2010

Guidelines for selecting new grid connected solar power projects were finally released earlier this week with much fanfare. From a solar thermal persective, they have failed to address many concerns and pre-requisites to ensure a successful rollout.

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India CDM pipeline June report

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 12, 2010

In June, 375,357 CERs (approx US$6.5m) were issued to projects in India which came from 14 projects. This compares to $26m worth of CERs issued globally in the same period.

As per the UNEP RISOE's global monthly report, momentum in CDM is picking up with...

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Subject Tags: India , Policy Tracker

Opinion: Solar thermal implementation - The hot debate

By : Lavleen Singal, Jul 7, 2010

The article raises some hotly debated issues pertaining to the implementability of solar thermal in India. While there is overall optimism within the policy makers, the investors and project developers bemoan the lack of sensitivities to ground issues of implementation.

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Financial institutions: Time for Leadership

By : Akhil Choudhary, Jul 1, 2010

The economists, policy makers and business leaders are recognizing the financial rewards from controlling climate change. Onus is on the Indian and International financial institutions to provide the lead to enable the required economic transformation for a strong and...

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Opinion: NSM phase 1 targets- Issues, constraints and the road ahead

By : Lavleen Singal, Jun 30, 2010

A critical review of the National Solar Mission Phase 1 targets and issues influencing establishment of Solar Thermal power projects.

A critical review of the National Solar Mission Phase 1 targets and issues influencing establishment of Solar Thermal power...

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What goes around, comes around: E-waste rules in India

By : Rahul Sharma, Jun 29, 2010

India has a large consumer market and a high rate of illegal imports of electronic goods. Recently, India has released the guidelines on E waste management which are significant, but need to be implemented keeping in mind the informal sector that works on recycling.

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What lies ahead for the carbon markets?

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Jun 24, 2010

The article reflects on the state of the carbon market and some of the key drivers influencing its movement in 2009 and the years ahead.

The article reflects on the state of the carbon market and some of the key drivers influencing its movement in 2009 and...

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Opinion: Indigenization of solar thermal power plants – Opportunities and risks

By : Lavleen Singal, Jun 16, 2010

The article provides an analysis of the risks in adapting indigenous sources of supply for solar thermal power projects, but highlight the long term opportunities in saving costs.

The article provides an analysis of the risks in adapting indigenous sources...

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