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Scaling down Concentrated Solar Power: Micro CSP the way forward?

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Feb 15, 2013

This article draws from Sustainability Outlook’s conversation with the CEO of Sopogy, a Micro CSP manufacturer and takes a look at the status of Micro CSP technology and its potential in India.

While the solar industry has seen a huge surge in recent years,...

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‘Change the Rules of the Game': Summary Primer on Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

By : Pankaj Arora, Feb 13, 2013

Many know Seychelles as an exotic holiday destination. What many don’t know is that Seychelles is also one of the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Just last week itself, the country was flooded.

Or look at Maldives. Another holiday locale for...

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From Carbon20 to Betterbusiness: Reckitt Benckiser makes sustainability corner stone of its growth agenda

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Jan 31, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser launched a new sustainability strategy in 2012 upon early achievement of its successful Carbon20 programme. The new betterbusiness strategy is based on an analysis of key global trends of decreasing resources and was developed to integrate it with a new...

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Engaging the Private Sector in Forest Carbon Management in India

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2013

This article by Dr Promode Kant and Dr Wu Shuirong reflects on pathways, building on the Chinese model, for creative involvement of private business in CO2 sequestration through forest vegetation.

At the recently concluded UNFCCC convention...

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Lessons from Fukui Prefecture: How India can Embark on a Sustainable Transport Path

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Dec 14, 2012

The transport sector is the second largest consumer of energy after the industry sector and one of the primary causes of air pollution. This article takes a look at how we can move from a dependency on mass scale private vehicles to a more sustainable form of urban...

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Making Diesel power viable: Integrating Power Factor Correction Solutions in Diesel Generators

By : Harsh Sheth, Nov 26, 2012

With the continued erratic state of power supply and the need of industries for uninterrupted throughput of products to sustain economic sustainability, more and more businesses have shifted to relying on Diesel Generators (D.G) as an important secondary source of power and...

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Sustainability and Challenges to its Adoption

By : Amit Patel, Nov 23, 2012

An organization’s commitment towards EHS&S (Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability) involves managing the responsibility towards stakeholders of their businesses by commitment to employee health & safety, compliance to government regulations, following good...

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Capturing energy efficiency market advantages

By : Jyoti Deka, Nov 20, 2012

The market for energy efficiency products and services in India has gained momentum in recent years. This is both due to regulatory impetus and commercial incentives for energy savings as the push for green building and industrial process efficiency is being seen in a new...

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Energy Efficiency – The Low Hanging Fruits of Sustainability

By : Reshmi Vasudeva..., Nov 19, 2012

Energy Efficiency is the ‘low hanging fruit of sustainability’ as it opens up myriads of opportunities in resource conservation, primarily by plugging in the wastages in energy distribution, storage and use.

Increased volatility of global energy prices has escalated...

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IT as an enabling tool for Business Sustainability

By : Suparna Shankar..., Nov 16, 2012

It does not matter how big or small Indian organizations are, they must learn from the recent power grid failure.

The recent power grid failure in North India exposed the precarious demand-supply imbalance in power and vulnerability of a grid with complex inter-...

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