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Railways to harness green power to reduce hefty energy bill 10.8.2014 Sify Finance
Railways have firmed up plans to harness solar and wind power as part of its move to tap renewable energy in a big way to reduce the fuel bill substantially.
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India signs MoU with Japan for telecom towers - Voice & Data Online 7.8.2014 google news
India signs MoU with Japan for telecom towers Voice & Data Online The project will be implemented at 62 sites across India to achieve energy conservation. It is expected that once replicated across the 400,000 towers in the country, this model will result in 50 per cent energy conservation and reduction of 1,000,000 ...
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Greening The Blue: Indian Navy Meets Energy Challenge – Analysis - Eurasia Review 2.8.2014 google news
Greening The Blue: Indian Navy Meets Energy Challenge – Analysis Eurasia Review As defined by the Government of India, the policy “covers all sources of energy and addresses various aspects of energy supply and usage including security of supply, …energy pricing, as well as energy efficiency and environmental concerns”. Such ...
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Green benefits for eco-friendly buildings 31.7.2014 DNA: Urban Tales
Pune: Even as the ESR shows Pune losing its green cover, Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) says there is an increase in green buildings in city. According to IGBC, this year, at least 40 residential and commercial complex get green building certifications including the pre-certificates. A relative increase than last year which accounted for only 7 - 8 certifications. "Last year it was only 7-8 certifications in institutes and organizations. This year there are residential complexes applying for Green Building certification, especially pre certificates," said Poorva Keskar, vice chairman of IGBC, Pune chapter. Out of the 40, 10 to 15 are pre-certifications, which are certificates awarded to under construction buildings using eco-friendly material along with implementing water and energy conservation techniques. Asking Anagha Paranjpe, member of IGBC, Pune on what qualifies a building for the coveted Green ratings, she said, "It is like a competition, we have points allotted for each system. We check ...
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Workshop organized for Stakeholders Consultation on Odisha Energy ... - Orissadiary.com 30.7.2014 google news
Workshop organized for Stakeholders Consultation on Odisha Energy ... Orissadiary.com This consultative workshop was organized as part of a study commissioned by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Govt. of India as part of a UNDP- GEF-BEE initiative. The objective of the study was to analyze the current regulatory ...
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Developing Ecosystem in North Eastern Region 30.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
No proposal is to introduce fresh initiatives for developing ecosystem for the North Eastern States with special emphasis on creating value additions and market linkages under consideration of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region.
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Smarter urban water: how dammed Denver turned to ridiculing waste 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Denver drained rivers until its Two Forks dam was vetoed; then a PR campaign diverted the citys attention to conservation How Spains Zaragoza learned to use less A lot of suburban water planners plan for yesterday, says Eric Kuhn, general manager of the Colorado River Water District . But in Denver the national baby boomer vogue for suburban ranchettes with water-sucking lawns so big that you need a tractor to mow them is giving way to a millennial preference for downtown living in condos and lofts. SUVs are out, light rail, car and bike shares are in. And when it comes to water policy, Denver is behaving in a way that makes the future seem not only tenable but even bright. City boosters point to an educated population but the citys secret weapon may simply be a youthful outlook. With surrounding farmland jokingly called the Burgundy of pot, the Denver Post even has a column devoted to cannabis. Denver is rivalled by only Portland, Oregon, for sheer number and quality of craft ...
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Energy efficient lighting in households soon 29.7.2014 Hindu: National
The Energy Department will soon launch several pilot projects for replacement of the conventional lighting with energy efficient lighting systems.A pilot project for installing demand side m...
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Clearance revoked, but you can still have the forest land! 29.7.2014 India Together

A CAG audit report finds that despite the revocation of clearance for forest land diverted to a public sector power company, the land continues to be used by them. Himanshu Upadhyaya details this and other findings, which show thegloomy picture of forest governance in West Bengal.

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Tougher engine norms for buses, trucks likely 29.7.2014 ET: Auto
"The committee has representation from ministry of road transport, because it would be the main enforcing agency," the official said.
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Science Express to chug 17,000 km, create awareness on biodiversity 29.7.2014 TOI: India
The Science Express Biodiversity Special train, an innovative exhibition on wheels that will cover 57 locations across the country in the next 194 days, showcasing India’s biodiversity, was flagged off from Delhi on ...
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Advertising campaign to be launched to popularize Science Express- Biodiversity Special- Prakash Javadekar 28.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Minister of State (Independent Charge) Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar along with Minister of Railways, Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda and Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology,
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'Green' is a wash in the hospitality industry: could we be doing more? 25.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
After widespread water shortage, InterContinental Hotels pledged a modest 12% decrease in consumption in drought-stricken areas. Jerry Weinstein says we need bigger changes For about 10 years now placards and door hangers have adorned the US hotel room with vague requests for greener behavior from guests: Please hang up your towel to conserve water; consider the planet with this don't-launder-my-sheets-card. Still, Americans consume 25 gallons per day during their hotel stay. Multiply that by nearly 5m rooms, at an average 65% occupancy, and the hotel industry uses over 2.4bn gallons per month. In June, the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) pledged a 12% decrease in water consumption in water-stressed areas by 2017. Considering global water shortages and severe drought in many areas, is this the best the industry can do where water conservation is concerned? A blueprint for ...
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Harvard historian: strategy of climate science denial groups 'extremely successful' 25.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Professor Naomi Oreskes says actions of climate denialists are laying the foundations for the government interventions they fear the most

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New Indian government takes promising steps on agriculture, water and climate - Phys.Org 24.7.2014 google news
New Indian government takes promising steps on agriculture, water and climate Phys.Org Irrigation for rice fields in Punjab, India, pumped from deep underground aquifers. New policies are needed to increase the water and energy efficiency of Indian agriculture. Credit: Columbia Water Center. The government's budget also proposes a scheme ...
Steps Taken To Increase Power Production 24.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The Government has taken several steps for increasing the power production in the country in order to increase the consumption per person. These are as follows:-
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Four ministers given additional portfolios 24.7.2014 The Assam Tribune
Four ministers given additional portfolios
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India Ranks Eleventh In International Energy Efficiency Scorecard - Energy Sector News in India 23.7.2014 google news
India Ranks Eleventh In International Energy Efficiency Scorecard Energy Sector News in India According to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Germany comes in first in a energy efficiency ranking of the world's major economies, followed by Italy, the ...
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West Sussex county council turns down shale gas exploration bid 22.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Refusal of Celtique Energie thought to be the first time a council has rejected a planning application by a shale company

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RK Pachauri: India Urgently Needs “Green Buildings” - Green Building Elements 21.7.2014 google news
RK Pachauri: India Urgently Needs “Green Buildings” Green Building Elements There is a right and wrong way to do everything, and environmental conservation is no exception to this rule. There are many affordable ways to improve building energy efficiency such as the use of power strips to cease the power consumption of ...
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