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Austrian firm to provide technologies for Andhra irrigation projects 2.2.2015 Sify Finance
Andhra Pradesh has signed an agreement with an Austrian firm for implementing state-of-the art technologies in to improve the service delivery and technological baseline of irrigation projects in the state.
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Railways gets cracking on environment protection, fuel bill 2.2.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Diesel prices for the Railways have come down from Rs 60.08 a litre in June to Rs 50.51 a litre now.
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Khar Gymkhana launches green carnival 31.1.2015 DNA: Wide Angle
Inspired by the Swacch Bharat initiative, the Khar Gymkhana, a premier sports club in the western suburbs, will be hosting a 2-day long GO GREEN carnival starting today. The aim is to remind Mumbaikars of the urgent need to drastically reduce their carbon footprint, conserve valuable resources and recycle to ensure a cleaner and greener environment. "No other gymkhana has come up with an initiative like this where the manifesto by our prime minister for cleanliness and energy conservation has been applied," said Ashok Mohanani, president of Khar Gymkhana. Staying true to the 'GO GREEN' theme, there will be 18 stalls set up in the gymkhana's central lawn, Every stall will promote technologies like solar power, waste recycling techniques, rain water harvesting, electric cars, LED lighting, etc. Workshops will be held on rain water harvesting and urban gardening, along with quiz competitions, collage painting, poster painting and a treasure hunt, all based on the carnival's theme. Adding to the mood will be ...
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Ahead of Modi's visit, Berlin lays red carpet of assurances 29.1.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
The assurance came ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Germany in April when a number of deals, including on renewable energy (solar and wind), are expected to be signed between the two ...
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Going green: KR to install solar plant at Ratnagiri 29.1.2015 Goa News, News of Goa - Times of India
The Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) has decided to install a solar plant at Ratnagiri as part of its recently-formulated ‘energy policy’. The policy resolved to employ solar and wind aero-generators wherever ...
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India, Germany to set up working groups on water management 28.1.2015 ET: Foreign Trade
Javadekar said government's initiatives to tap cleaner sources of energy reflected India's commitment to pursue and practice clean and sustainable development.
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Germany agrees with India on equal use use of GCF for adaptation & mitigation 28.1.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
 Germany today agreed with India's position that the funds in the Green Climate Fund (GCF) should be equally utilized for both mitigation and adaptation, a view which it were "opposed" to earlier.
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India committed to pursue and practice clean and sustainable development – Shri Prakash Javadekar 28.1.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar has said that Government’s initiatives to tap cleaner sources of energy reflected India’s commitment to pursue and practice clean and sustainable development. As a fast developing economy, climate adaptation measures along with mitigation formed the defining factor in India’s approach towards development.
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Demand Response: A Valuable Tool that Can Help California Realize its Clean Energy Potential 28.1.2015 RenewableEnergyAccess
A tool only has value if it’s used. For example, you could be the sort of person who’s set a goal of wanting to exercise more. If someone gives you a nifty little Fitbit to help you do that, and you never open the box, how useful, then, is this little device? The same is true about smart energy management solutions: good tools exist, but whether it’s calories or energy use that you want to cut, at some point those helpful devices need to be unpacked.
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German Delegation Calls on Uma Bharti 28.1.2015 Govt of india: PIB
A delegation under the leadership of Dr. (Mrs.) Barbara Hendricks, Minister of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Federal Republic of Germany today met Union Minister for Water Resources
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100GW solar support in US-India climate talks, but no emissions cuts - The Ecologist 28.1.2015 google news
100GW solar support in US-India climate talks, but no emissions cuts The Ecologist "Instead of focusing on emissions and cuts alone, the focus should shift to what we have done for clean energy generation, energy conservation and energy efficiency, and what more can be done in these areas." India is the world's third largest GHG ...
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India to install LED lights in 100 cities - The Climate Group (blog) 27.1.2015 google news
India to install LED lights in 100 cities The Climate Group (blog) Modi underscored the importance of energy efficiency, stating that conservation of energy is an effective money-and environmental-saving strategy, but that it cannot be achieved without the support of the population. The Prime Minister has called for ...
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New California Partnership Launches Statewide PACE Program 26.1.2015 RenewableEnergyAccess
Reducing energy use by enhancing energy efficiency has long been viewed as “low-hanging fruit” in the drive to lower energy bills, boost economic productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Home and property owners, agricultural, commercial and industrial businesses, and energy sector players have been looking for ways to finance and make energy-efficiency upgrades and retrofits more affordable and accessible.
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Introducing the 2015 Observer Ethical Awards 25.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

It’s a decade since the inaugural Observer Ethical Awards. We’ve had 10 amazing years of inspirational eco entrepreneurs, campaigners for social justice and radical thinkers. Lucy Siegle introduces the 2015 Awards and explains how to nominate. Your green heroes could be winners this year

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Governor's R-Day speech cut to 20 minutes 25.1.2015 TOI: Cities
Governor ESL Narasimhan will restrict his speech to just 20 minutes during the Republic Day celebrations in AP and Telangana because of shortage of ...
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Is Beirut's glitzy downtown redevelopment all that it seems? 22.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Two decades after civil war blew the Lebanese capital to rubble, the city centre boasts immaculately rebuilt streets lined with Gucci and Prada stores – but the whole place is strangely deserted Glamorous young couples twiddle their cocktail stirrers on the terraces of Beirut’s Zaitunay Bay , looking out across a balmy evening scene that could be lifted straight from Monaco or Cannes. The lights of glitzy towers twinkle on the water, as a group of teenage girls stroll along the teak boardwalk, posing for selfies in front of freshly polished super-yachts. At the end of the curving esplanade, the jagged form of a new yacht club, designed by shape-making American architect Steven Holl , juts out into the bay, topped with apartments that boast some of the most expensive views in the Middle East. It is “the premier seaside destination for luxury living and recreation,” according to the marketing blurb , “catering exclusively to the region’s cultural and social elite.” But, as Islamic State fighters gather at ...
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Centre likely to give Rs. 1,000 cr. for energy efficiency measures 22.1.2015 Hindu: Vijayawada
The Central government is contemplating investing close to Rs. 1,000 crore in Andhra Pradesh for promoting energy efficiency activities.Energy Efficiency Services Limited managing director S...
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Climate Change: PM for credit to green initiatives - indiatvnews.com (press release) (blog) 20.1.2015 google news
Climate Change: PM for credit to green initiatives indiatvnews.com (press release) (blog) These include missions on solar energy, enchanced energy efficiency, sustainable habitat, water, sustaining the Himalayan ecosystem, green India, sustainable agricutlure, Strategic Knowledge for climate change. “The meeting was told that the missions ...
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Narendra Modi calls for green technology push, international cooperation - Livemint 20.1.2015 google news
Narendra Modi calls for green technology push, international cooperation Livemint New Delhi: India must highlight its achievements in energy efficiency, conservation and clean energy and see what more can be done in these areas, instead of focusing solely on emissions and cuts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested. Speaking at ...
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Climate Change: PM Modi for credit to green initiatives 20.1.2015 DNA: Mumbai
Pitching for a paradigm shift in the global approach towards climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday  instead of only focussing on emission cuts, due credit should be given to efforts made for clean energy generation and conservation. Underlining that focus should shift from "carbon credit" towards "green credit", he singled out solar energy, saying it needs to be integrated with hybrid system of energy to make it useful. He favoured setting up of a consortium of nations having potential in solar energy which could join hands with India in innovation and cutting-edge research that would reduce the cost of solar energy, making it more accessible to people. Chairing the first meeting of the reconstituted 'Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change here, Modi said that "instead of focussing on emissions and cuts alone, focus should shift on what we have done for clean energy generation, energy conservation and energy efficiency, and what more can be done in these areas," a PMO statement ...
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