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India’s war on Greenpeace | Samanth Subramanian 11.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Environmental activists are being investigated, prevented from leaving the country and having their funds frozen. Why is India’s political class lining up to brand them enemies of the state?

After deciding not to sleep at all before her 6.50am flight out of Delhi, Priya Pillai felt slow and drowsy as she handed her passport over the immigration counter. It was a few hours past midnight on 11 January 2015; Pillai, a campaigner with Greenpeace India, knew that two full weeks of work awaited her in London. At check-in, she had secured an aisle seat, which made her happy. Now, as the official scanned her passport, Pillai sent idle texts to a colleague in Boston and pondered a plan to visit a friend in the north of England for the weekend.

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Kamdhenu Ispat to invest Rs 50-crore on capacity expansion 9.8.2015 ET: Steel
The steel bar producer, which has manufacturing plant in Bhiwadi district, expects to make the investment by the end of this financial year.
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India's Solar Dream: Resolving the 'Land' Conundrum - The Diplomat 5.8.2015 google news
India's Solar Dream: Resolving the 'Land' Conundrum The Diplomat By investing heavily in solar, wind, biomass, energy efficiency, and conservation (and even nuclear, which is considered “clean” by the establishment), the government aims to build energy self-sufficiency and self-reliance. However, the road ahead is ...
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Are plants intelligent? New book says yes 4.8.2015 Guardian: Science
A new book, Brilliant Green, argues that not only are plants intelligent and sentient, but that we should consider their rights, especially in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like plants. To most of us these statements may sound, at best, insupportable or, at worst, crazy. But a new book, Brilliant Green: the Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence , by plant neurobiologist (yes, plant neurobiologist), Stefano Mancuso and journalist, Alessandro Viola, makes a compelling and fascinating case not only for plant sentience and smarts, but also plant rights. For centuries Western philosophy and science largely viewed animals as unthinking automatons, simple slaves to instinct. But research in recent decades has shattered that view. We now know that not only are chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants thinking, feeling and personality-driven beings, but many others are as well. ...
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Tribal Affairs Ministry revises the Scheme for Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups 31.7.2015 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Tribal Affairs has revised the Central Sector Scheme known as “Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs)”, w.e.f. 1st April, 2015, under which the Ministry will provide 100% financial assistance through State Governments for activities including housing
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Peru stalling new national park for unique Amazon mountain range 29.7.2015 Guardian: Environment
Over one million hectares, flora, fauna and people at risk from government failure to act The Sierra del Divisor region in the Peruvian Amazon was identified as a biodiversity conservation priority back in the early 1990s. More than 20 years later and Peruvians are still waiting - some more desperately than others given all the narco-traffickers, illegal loggers and gold-miners in or near the region. What’s so special about the Sierra del Divisor? It’s the “only mountainous region” anywhere in the lowland rainforest, according to Peruvian NGO Instituto del Bien Comun (IBC), while The Field Museum, in the US, describes it as “a mountain range” rising up “dramatically from the lowlands of central Amazonian Peru” and boasting “rare and diverse geological formations that occur nowhere else in Amazonia.” Its most iconic topographical feature is “El Cono”, an extraordinary peak visible from the Andes on a clear ...
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Kalam's unfinished lecture to appear in new book 29.7.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
The lecture which Dr Kalam couldn't finish before collapsing while talking to students in IIM Shillong could soon be part of a new ...
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Zero-energy Buildings - Business Today 29.7.2015 google news
Zero-energy Buildings Business Today It is also hailed as India's first zero-energy building. What's that? A zero-energy ... One, reduce demand through commercially viable energy efficiency technologies such as geothermal air conditioning and LED lighting. And two, harvest energy on site ...
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Piyush Goyal meets former UN Under Secretary Kandeh K Yumkella - Big News Network.com 20.7.2015 google news
Piyush Goyal meets former UN Under Secretary Kandeh K Yumkella Big News Network.com "We have also had the opportunity to highlight the initiatives taken by Government of India, particularly by Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency, are doing in the field of energy efficiency, energy conservation, where the Prime Minister ...
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Piyush Goyal meets former UN Under Secretary Kandeh K Yumkella - Business Standard 20.7.2015 google news
Piyush Goyal meets former UN Under Secretary Kandeh K Yumkella Business Standard "We have also had the opportunity to highlight the initiatives taken by Government of India, particularly by Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency, are doing in the field of energy efficiency, energy conservation, where the Prime Minister ...
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Swamp power: how the world's wetlands can help stop climate change 20.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

From Asia’s peat swamp forests to Europe’s wetlands, swamp farming can provide valuable low-carbon energy, wildlife habitat and a means of depolluting waterways – and help reduce carbon emissions in the process

On a boat drifting through a swampy reed plantation in the Polish Baltic, Szymon Smolczyński surveys his blanket of green crops destined to heat northern European homes.

“Many animals have their homes in our reed fields,” he says. “There are thousands of wild boar in this area and plenty of roe deer too.”

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Now, PGVCL moots energy efficient pumps for irrigation - Times of India 16.7.2015 google news
Now, PGVCL moots energy efficient pumps for irrigation Times of India "We have decided to encourage farmers to use energy efficient pumps to reduce load on our system and save power using new technology," Sandeep Kumar, managing director, PGVCL told TOI. "We have set target of 25,000 such pumps for this year ...
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Ishita Khanna is transforming lives in Spiti, the eco-friendly way 13.7.2015 Rediff: Business
Ishita is helping the local community in Spiti lead better lives and build a sustainable environment.
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Andhra Pradesh govt to set up 'Energy University' | Business Standard News - Business Standard 12.7.2015 google news
Andhra Pradesh govt to set up 'Energy University' | Business Standard News Business Standard Andhra Pradesh govt to set up 'Energy University'. Press Trust of India | Hyderabad. July 12, 2015 Last Updated at 18:28 IST. My Page. Related News. NTPC gains after approving energy projects · NTPC invites tenders for 4,000 MW power plants in Vizag ...
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Andhra Pradesh govt to set up 'Energy University' 12.7.2015 ET: Education
AP govt is going to establish an 'Energy University' with focus on research orientation and development of energy efficiency, energy conservation, renewable sources.
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Andhra Pradesh government to set up 'Energy University' | Latest News ... - India - India.com 12.7.2015 google news
Andhra Pradesh government to set up 'Energy University' | Latest News ... - India India.com Hyderabad, Jul 12: With cooperation and support of Centre, the Andhra Pradesh government is going to establish an 'Energy University' with focus on research orientation and development of energy efficiency, energy conservation, renewable ...
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Discom Tata Power offers 50% discount on 5-star ACs in Delhi 12.7.2015 ET: Power
Only customers having average monthly consumption of up to 1,200 units per month during April to September 2014 can avail this scheme, TPDL said in a statement.
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Forest Act violation in Tawang power project 12.7.2015 The Assam Tribune
Forest Act violation in Tawang power project
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Productivity plan is death knell for zero-carbon homes, say campaigners 10.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

Conservationists say decision to drop energy-efficiency plans and emissions target is short-sighted and damaging to housebuilding industry

The government’s sweeping review of how to improve productivity across a range of areas, including planning and higher education, has been criticised by campaigners as the death knell for zero-carbon homes.

Energy conservationists are angry at announcements in the productivity paper released on Friday, which drops plans for higher on-site energy efficiency, as well as a separate target for zero-carbon emissions for non-domestic buildings by 2019.

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Andhra Pradesh to invest Rs 30,000 crore for T&D networks in next 4 years 9.7.2015 ET: Power
This will be done with an "ideal" generation mix of coal, hydel, solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to achieve "most cost-efficient power with self reliability".
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