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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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Holy Cow!

By : Anonymous, Dec 30, 2009

Cow belches contain methane and have been a recognized source of greenhouse gases. With cattle in India estimated at 475 million, bovines may be contributing more to emissions than cars! Feed additives hold a key to solving this problem.

Carbon dioxide gets more press...

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Synthetic biology: high-tech appoach towards carbon sequestration

By : Nora Nelson, Dec 28, 2009

Some companies in the discipline of synthetic biology are working in hopes to capture large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere and either sequester them or convert them into fuels. Here we introduce the basics around this emerging field.

What is synthetic...

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Green GDP and India’s Five-Year Plan

By : Nora Nelson, Dec 15, 2009

Beginning in 2010, India, as part of its five year plan, aims to factor the use of natural resources into its GDP as a means of underscoring its actions in the fight against global warming. And by 2015 the aim is to report on "Green GDP" figures.

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Water a limiting factor for a low carbon future?

By : Nora Nelson, Dec 9, 2009

Water is an integral part of the carbon cycle. The recent report from the Water Resources Group outlines water demand for India to reach 1.5 trillion cubic metres, though current water supplies are estimated to be just...

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India CDM pipeline November report

By : SustainabilityO..., Dec 2, 2009

Two N2O abatement projects from Rashtriya Chemicals Fertilizers accounted for 1.35 million CER generation potential: being amongst the larger projects getting registered. Unexpectedly, a leading indicator for future projects is strong in...

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Are Rs 850 LEDs better than Rs 200 CFLs?

By : Anonymous, Nov 22, 2009

Widespread adoption of LEDs in place of CFLs is being given serious thought. Delhi's CM has even raised the issue of handling CFL disposal.

While the government and the manufacturers were busy popularizing the CFL, depicting it as an energy saving alternative to common...

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WEO 2009 outlines bleak outlook for India but there's hope too

By : Anonymous, Nov 17, 2009

Going by the World Energy Outlook report, India has a bleak period ahead. By 2030, world primary energy demand is set to shoot up 40% higher than in 2007, with India and China accounting for 53% of the...

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Unspoken side of Indian energy infrastructure: inefficient biomass and social unrest

By : SustainabilityO..., Nov 15, 2009

The paucity of energy throughout India has been a big restraint in the development of its industries. The government understands the seriousness of this gap and the need to address it so that the country can maintain its 6-8% GDP growth rate.

What is often talked about...

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India Carbon Outlook announces “Sustain Ability: Leadership through Ideas” Contest

By : SustainabilityO..., Nov 11, 2009

India Carbon Outlook presents the “Sustain Ability: Leadership through Ideas" Contest in association with Aahvaan ‘10 − to select two individuals who can mobilize communities with their ideas for sustainability.This...

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