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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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Frugal Value – Designing Business for a Crowded Planet, by Carina Millstone, Routledge, 2017, contests the notion that companies can rise to the great challenges of our time by adopting so-called ‘sustainable business’ practices. Instead, the acute ecological crisis requires …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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