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Opinion: Who needs GHG Specs?

By : Ashish Rana, Apr 15, 2010

Climate policy specialists recommend GHG emission specs for correction of emission pathways. With U.S. EPA setting the GHG standards for vehicles, the effectiveness of these rules will be seen only in the future. However, such standards in the Indian context may still be far...

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Opinion: Indian Government unsure of COP 15 Targets

By : Manu Sharma, Mar 31, 2010

Manu Sharma, an activist and renewable energy expert writes about the targets commited by India in the Copenhagen Accord and what it would mean for the Indian public. 

Climate Revolution Initiative announced today that RTI applications filed with the Ministry of...
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Ahmedabad hosts exemplary Zero Carbon Footprint Event

By : SustainabilityO..., Mar 30, 2010

Nirma University in Ahmedabad celebrated India’s first ever zero carbon footprint event, an International Environment Summit, Chemozale’10 in a new avatar – “Go green or Die Young!!!”

The vagaries of environment and silent uproar of the changing climate endorsed by...

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Unravelling the National Solar Mission

By : Rahul Sharma, Mar 25, 2010

Through the National Solar Mission, India plans on installing 20,000 MW of solar power by 2022. The project is ambitious, but has potential to change India’s current energy model, to one that is cheap, clean and accessible to all. 

Post-Copenhagen, there is an...

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Opinion: Renewable Energy- A Requisite for India

By : Bulu Imam, Mar 23, 2010

Bulu Imam, a prominent environmental activist writes about the futility of coal based power generation and the need and scope of renewable energy as a clean source of power in India.

Dirty power pays. It is lucrative. But it is destroying the future of the planet...

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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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LCA of energy production

By : Anonymous, Feb 11, 2010

Even if the world could instantly switch over to an alternative energy source to minimize global warming, it wouldn’t be obvious which ones fit the bill. We examine the principles that could help make the choice.

Some sources release little CO2 but produce other...

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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.

It also identifies the...

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