• How Methanol Can Transform India

    Niti Ayog is finally serious about Methanol to fuel India’s transport sector which can double farm income and make Indian air cleaner. This can be achieved only if it is taken up on a mission mode. The powerful oil and ... // Read More

  • World as One Big Power Grid vs. Million Microgrids

    At the recently concluded World Economic Forum 2018 – Strategic Outlook – Energy Systems dialogue, Piyush Goyal, India’s Minister of Railways and Coal, Ministry of Railways and Coal, articulated his grand vision of the world having one power grid. “If ... // Read More

  • Less Water, More Beer

    The maker of the India’s popular Kingfisher beer has brought down the water it needs to brew a liter of beer from nearly 7 liters ten years ago to only 3.5 liters today.  “Globally, water consumption for making beer is ... // Read More

  • Nimisha Gupta & Raja Jain Win Schneider Electric’s Global Student Award

    Nimisha Gupta recount their whirlwind and memorable stream of events through 2017, as she and her partner, Raja Jain won the global competition. While cursorily screening our College’s digital Notice Board on one of the days, I saw a colorful notice ... // Read More

  • Companies Make Good Progress in Last 5 years

    If the findings of GreenBiz Group’s State of Green Business 2018 is any indication the private sector’s performance in addressing energy, waste, water, greenhouse gas challenges is close to being impressive. Consider this: Corporate greenhouse gas emissions reached its lowest ... // Read More

  • Srinagar to Get Energy from Waste by 2019

    The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has signed a waste to energy project with a consortium of three companies at Achan. Under the public-private partnership (PPP) mode, the plant will be designed, developed and managed by the consortium of Highland Automobiles ... // Read More

  • Livelihoods Carbon Fund Helps Revive Sundarbans

    The first Livelihoods Carbon Fund has helped women plant 16 million trees in Sundarbans National Park near Kolkata. The women were trained by the NGO NEWS to manage the nurseries that strengthen dikes and embankments that protect villages and arable ... // Read More

  • Siemens Invests in Energy Trading On Microgrids Using Blockchain

    Siemens has participated in the Series A funding round for LO3 Energy, a blockchain-based microgrid developer recently. The companies didn’t disclose the terms of the deal, but the Director of Microgrids for Siemens Energy Management, Clark Wiedetz, described the financing ... // Read More

  • Ambuja Cement @ 7 in Dow Jones Ranking

    Ambuja Cements Ltd., a part of the global conglomerate LafargeHolcim, has been ranked 7th by Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2017 in the Construction Material category. Ambuja Cement MD & CEO Ajay Kapur said: “Ambuja shall continue to effectively conduct the ... // Read More

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Fighting Smog

BookReview by Benedict Paramanand

First Innovate in Workplace Design Breakthrough Products Will Follow
Where should innovation begin in organizations – first at workplace and people or with new products? Author Carol Sanford tries to answer this billion dollar question in her new book The Regenerative Business – Redesign Work, Cultivate Human Potential, Achieve Extraordinary Outcomes, published by Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2017. Read More


  • Accenture Says AI Could Add $957 Billion to Indian Economy

    Accenture has said that artificial intelligence (AI) could add US$957 billion to the Indian economy by changing the nature of work to create better outcomes for businesses and society. The report, ‘Rewire for Growth,’ estimates that AI has the potential ... // Read More

  • HDFC ERGO Offers Solar Energy Shortfall Insurance

    HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company has designed a solar energy shortfall insurance policy to insure bidders against the likely loss of business if the generation doesn’t meet the projected levels. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has proposed SRISTI ... // Read More

  • Mushroom Enzyme to Replace Detergents?

    Novozymes , a Danish biotechnology company is trying to fight climate change. Its secret weapon: mushrooms like those in a dormant forest outside Copenhagen, reports New York Times. Novozymes, which has its India operations in Bengaluru, is studying the enzymes ... // Read More

  • Wind Power Viability a Challenge – ICRA

    Even as the tariff competitiveness of wind energy has improved as against the conventional energy sources, its viability continues to be a challenge, says ICRA. According to the rating agency, while the government’s wind power bidding program provides visibility to ... // Read More

Latest books on Sustainability, Ecology, Climate Change, Energy, Policy …


    This annual publication has been the reading habit for those who care about the country’s environment and development discourse, ever since the first annual issue came out in 2014. It has 50 pages more coverage than the 2017 annual issue. ... // Read More

  • Getting to Know About Environment – Sunita Narain in conversation with Piu and Pom

    Since climate change affects all of us, can the poor be allowed to say that the rich must take responsibility to deal with it because they created the problem in the first place? How much does a new car cost ... // Read More

  • The Indian Nitrogen Assessment

    By Yash P. Abrol,   Tapan K. Adhya,   Viney P. Aneja,   N. Raghuram, January 2018, Elsevier The Indian Nitrogen Assessment: Sources of Reactive Nitrogen, Environmental and Climate Effects, and Management Options and Policies provides a reference for anyone ... // Read More

  • CLIMATE CHANGE NOW – The Story of Carbon Colonisation

    The challenge is to find a balance between economic growth and ecological spaces. However, global climate negotiations, for over 25 years, are stuck, as the US, which is the largest polluter historically, has walked out of every agreement. This book ... // Read More

  • The Business of Farm Animal Welfare

    Globally, nearly 70 billion animals are farmed annually for meat, milk and eggs. Two-thirds of these are farmed intensively. The views held by food companies on animal stewardship, and the management practices and processes that they adopt are, therefore, of ... // Read More



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