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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 …

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 …

How a UK and a Swiss firm quietly built flourishing global scale organic foods business by finely blending capitalism, socialism and sustainability in Kerala. Balz Strasser ended his presentation at YourStory’s TechSparks 2017, in Bengaluru, with a three-minute video with …

Oil price crossed $60 dollar a barrel on 1 January 2018 and is on an upward swing. This is an opportunity for the government to cut subsidies on diesel and kerosene further. This will reduce pollution in cities and towns …

Newsweek’s annual ranking is an environmental performance assessment of the world’s largest publicly traded companies based on revenues and market capitalization as of 31 December 2016. The ranking takes into account the following scores – Energy Productivity, Water Productivity, Carbon …

Gordon Moore’s law of computing survived for 50 years and its new avatar is touted to be the Carbon Law – halving of carbon emissions every decade so that by 2050 the earth would have net zero emissions. This could …

Two recent books show how well-meaning Western donors and the industry they helped create have done severe damage to African livelihoods and to their ecosystem in the last few decades. The white man’s burden, meaning intention to uplift colored people, …

India’s aggressive energy policies and decisive action in the last two years are likely to result in the country surpassing its Paris Agreement NDC commitment ahead of schedule. Can it now set a more ambitious target for itself? The continuing …

This is an abstract from a presentation Ashwin Mahesh, Director, Lithium Urban Technologies, made at the EcoHour webinar of the Responsible Cities Foundation. For a fuller understanding visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlzreorLl0c India has the challenge of having to turn all cars and two-wheelers into …

We were invited to the World Climate Change Conference in Bonn Germany COP23 recently where we taught yoga to delegates of 196 countries in the Indian pavilion. It was quite a success. I told them how Yoga is not about …

After three years as Chief Sustainability Officer at the $3.4 billion Jindal Steel & Power Miniya Chatterji has launched Sustain Labs, a ‘sustainability incubator’ based in Paris and New Delhi. She is bringing to play her 14 years of experience …

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