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Govt eyes Rs 35k cr savings with green buildings 22.6.2017 TOI: Home
The power ministry has set its sights on achieving an estimated Rs 35,000 crore annual savings by making all existing and future government as well as commercial buildings in the country energy efficient in the next few years and use the saved electricity to light up poor homes and energise irrigation pumps.
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Government to issue energy conservation norms for homes in a year 20.6.2017 ET: Power
ECBC 2017 sets parameters for builders, designers and architects to integrate renewable energy sources and energy efficient appliances in building design.
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Cheaper loans, lower registration fee for green homes soon 19.6.2017 ET: Power
Minister for power, coal and renewable energy, Piyush Goyal, is scheduled to release the refreshed version of the code, ECBC-2017, on Monday.
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Cheaper loans, lower reg fee for green homes soon 19.6.2017 TOI: Home
Government sources said the proposal is part of ongoing discussions on framing the ‘Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Sector (ECBC-R)’ on the lines of such a code for government and commercial buildings framed in 2007.
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Events aimed at biodiversity conservation organised 6.6.2017 The Assam Tribune
Events aimed at biodiversity conservation organised
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Rlys will soon become more environment-friendly: Suresh Prabhu 6.6.2017 DNA: Top News
The Indian Railways will soon become more environment friendly and will cut down its dependence on conventional fuel such as diesel by further track electrification, said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday. He was speaking after releasing the 2016-17 annual report on 'Environment sustainability of the Railways', on the occasion of World Environment Day. The Minister also released a new water policy to ensure efficient use of water by the Railways. "Reducing dependence on conventional fuel is our priority for environment conservation and we are targeting electrification of the railway tracks so that the use of diesel may get nominal," said Prabhu adding that track electrification will reduce emissions by a significant extent. The Minister also said that the Railways has created a separate environment directorate and is working with the United Nations Environment Programme. Stressing on "going green", the Minister said the environment conservation can help in boosting the economy. "The Railways will ...
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LED bulbs a must for new buildings in Maharashtra 31.5.2017 DNA: India
In a major move to conserve electricity using energy-efficient technology, Maharashtra government has mandated that all upcoming buildings in the state, be it a residential, commercial or industrial, will have to be fitted with energy-saver LED bulbs only. To ensure the compliance, a clause will be added in the Development Control Rules (DCR) of municipal corporations and other civic bodies. This means no tungston bulbs or tubelights will be allowed in any new establishments henceforth in Maharashtra. The rules defined as "Energy Conervation Building Code" are part of the "Energy Conversation policy 2016" of the government approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday. "Green buildings" will be offered incentives in taxes or in the form of FSI. Inclusion of the said clause in the DCR effectively means the compliance of norms would be must to get the occupation certificate, says an official. The policy also talks about encouraging existing buildings to replace old bulbs and tubelights with the LED. For a big push, ...
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Ease of getting power: India’s rank up by 73 12.5.2017 ET: Power
The compounded annual growth in power prices in the 2014-16 period stood at 3.27% against 5.94% through the last 10 years between 2004 and 2014.
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Air India launches energy conservation and natural resources recycling project 24.2.2017 ET: Transportation
Cooperation between Team Air India, BMC, and Hariyali NGO, the recycling of dry green waste has enabled the production of 500 kgs of organic manure.
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OIL URJA project inaugurated 14.2.2017 The Assam Tribune
OIL URJA project inaugurated
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ONGC supports Cyclothon organised to promote Saksham 6.2.2017 Sify Finance
[India], Feb. 6 (ANI): As a conscious corporate, ONGC supported Cyclothon with active participation from the ONGC Board and employees in equal measures on Monday, at India Gate. The Cyclothon, a
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REC lends Rs 6890crore to Tamil Nadu for setting up power plant 31.1.2017 ET: Power
REC will also lend financial assistance to the upcoming Udangudi super critical thermal power project and renewable energy, energy conservation, smart grid and automation power projects.
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US: Businessman arrested at an airport, Sushma Swaraj seeks report 30.1.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought a report from the Indian Ambassador in the US on the arrest of a Baroda-based businessman at an airport in the American state of North Dakota. "I have asked for a report from Indian Ambassador in U.S. @IndianEmbassyUS," she tweeted in response to a tweet by the wife of the arrested Indian man. I have asked for a report from Indian Ambassador in U.S. @IndianEmbassyUS . https://t.co/9Xv09int4S — Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) January 30, 2017 "Sushmaji, my husband Paraman Radhakrishnan is an honest man with a passion for energy conservation," the wife tweeted to the minister. @SushmaSwaraj Sushmaji, my husband Paraman Radhakrishnan is an honest man with a passion for energy conservation. — renu (@Nair1209Renu) January 28, 2017 53-year-old Radhakrishnan was taken into custody at the Grand Forks International Airport by police for allegedly making a bomb threat at an airport as he told a travel agent that there was an explosive in his bag. He faces terrorism ...
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Budget 2017: Experts urge for greater subsidy on purchase of solar products 25.1.2017 DNA: Top News
Experts in the field of solar conservation have urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to increase subsidies on purchase of solar products in the 2017-18 Union Budget to give a boost to beneficiaries. Members of global NGO Solar Cooker International (SCI) Janak Palta McGilligan and city-based Deepak Gadhia, in a letter to the finance minister, have requested that greater subsidy to be given on the purchase of solar cookers and solar dryers to beneficiaries, who are mostly women and farmers, which will enable them earn more income through its use. Padma Shree recipient McGilligan and Gadhia, a member of International Solar Energy Society (ISES), observed that the government's scheme of giving new LPG connection to BPL families is not going to solve energy related problems as LPG fuel is going to be available only for a limited period. "Energy is largely fuel wood, animal dung, or crop residues, all of which emit smoke, pollute atmosphere, and are detrimental to health and safety of family members, ...
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Experts urges greater subsidy on purchase of solar products 25.1.2017 ET: Power
Energy is largely fuel wood, animal dung, or crop residues, all of which emit smoke, pollute atmosphere, and are detrimental to health and safety of family members, particularly women.
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Najma lauds petroleum conservation initiative 17.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
Najma lauds petroleum conservation initiative
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Hydel revival, commercial mining by private companies crucial 9.1.2017 ET: Infrastructure
The group, comprising top officials of about 10 departments, suggested a six-pronged strategy to face the energy and environment-related challenges.
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URJA awards for community initiatives are back 4.1.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The New Year has brought in good news for those residents who have launched initiatives in the service of the community, be it harnessing of solar power or building of compost pits.  United RWAs Joint Action (URJA), an umbrella body of over 3,000 residents’ associations in the Capital, has invited applications from RWAs for their initiatives in various sectors, such as environment, pollution, energy and water conservation, waste management, parking and other social projects. The awards will be conferred under different categories, including ‘Best Practice’, ‘Good Governance’ and ‘Transparency’. Amit Aggarwal, URJA convenor from Vasant Kunj, said: “We are gearing up for the awards. We have built a compost pit in our colony park, where we recycle organic waste, such as kitchen leftovers, flowers from temples, etc, into manure. We had tied up with an NGO to learn the process. We are now planning to have a pit in every house in the locality to manage green waste.”  Further stating that the aim of the awards ...
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Rashtrabhasa Vidyalaya students interact with Union Power Minister 26.12.2016 The Assam Tribune
Rashtrabhasa Vidyalaya students interact with Union Power Minister
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Oil India Limited rolls out solar power plant for eco-tourism project 15.12.2016 ET: Oil & Gas
The Sasoni Merbeel Eco Tourism Project is located in the heart of the operational area of OIL, around 20 kms from its field headquarter at Duliajan in Dibrugarh.
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