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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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Carbon capture and storage: Insurance to climate change?

By : Romita Pandita, May 17, 2010

CO2 capture and storage (CCS) is seen as potential tool for greenhouse gas mitigation. But due to concerns like the emissions due to increased energy consumption, cost and safety, India should critically examine all the associated issues before joining the bandwagon.

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The Green Building Paradigm in India

By : Akhil Choudhary, May 12, 2010

The objective of green buildings is to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment. Though its concept is being rapidly popularized in India, there are still a few hurdles that prevent mass scale adoption by project...

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Nuts and Bolts of a Green Building

By : Rahul Sharma, Apr 23, 2010

From stadiums for the Commonwealth Games to Civic Centre buildings, today every new construction aims to be ‘green’. Greening comes at a higher capital cost, but has tremendous potential for savings, and a reduction of the strain on our natural resources in the long run....

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REDD under the hood

By : Bhaskar Sharma, Apr 12, 2010

With the need to cut GHG emissions in the wake of climate crisis, REDD has manifested as a potential breather as well as an economically lucrative option. However, post Copenhagen and the developing vs. developed nation debate, the outcome of the mechanism is yet to unfold....

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Where to account for trade emissions?

By : Roselin Dey, Mar 12, 2010

Where to account for emissions of exported products - the producer (developing nations) or consumer (developed nations)? The recent report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has refueled this debate about GHG inventorization.

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Algae Biofuels: Possibilities, Uncertainties

By : Anonymous, Jan 19, 2010

Biofuels are getting a bad reputation. People are doing the math and realizing that replacing fossil fuels with crop-based biofuels would take all the arable land on the planet.[1] Using algae instead, may be key to biofuels becoming an eco-sound alternative.[2]

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PSUs Going Green

By : Shila Kumar, Jan 19, 2010

Intense competition is forcing Indian PSUs to look at measures to cut costs, reduce energy wastages, improve operational efficiencies. Environment-friendly measures help achieve these objectives and improve both margins and goodwill.

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Carbon Disclosure Project Report for India

By : Shila Kumar, Jan 16, 2010

The CDP India Report highlights actions of top Indian companies in reducing emissions as well as adapting to the direct impacts of climate change.

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Analysis: India's New Biofuels Policy

By : Shila Kumar, Jan 5, 2010

India’s new policy on biofuels targets blending at least 20 percent biofuels in diesel and petrol by 2017. This implies that 13.38 million tons of biodiesel will be required (which would need 30x increase on...

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