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The Benefits of Solar Energy 28.2.2015 Oneindia.in: Public Notices
The use of solar energy or energy from sunlight has many advantages. Let’s take a closer look at each of them. • Solar energy saves money. In 2006, we saw the highest jump in residential electricity rates. In some regions, increased to 60% was observed. Many experts agree that the trend will continue in the ...
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Switzerland becomes first country to submit its climate action plan ahead of Paris talks 28.2.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Switzerland becomes first country to submit its climate action plan ahead of Paris talks
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Ghazipur landfill solution soon, trial run of waste-to-energy plant to begin 28.2.2015 Deccan Herald - New Delhi
The East Corporation's waste-to-energy plant, set up to provide a scientific solution to the problem of garbage disposal at the Ghazipur landfill site, will start its trial run by March 31. East Delhi Mayor Meenakshi said the waste-to-energy plant follows Euro norms for emissions, including the highest standards of pollution control measures. The waste management plant is an environment-friendly initiative which aims to mitigate 8.2 million tonnes of greenhouse gases over the coming years, said officials with East Delhi Municipal Corporation. "Thus combating global warming with zero discharge," an official added. The project, based on a public-private-partnership framework, has been started by IL&FS Environment. Meenakshi said the plant is installed to process 1,300 tonnes of waste per day to generate 12 MW of green power. "Its built-in capability has been increased to process 2,000 TPD. It is expected to reach 32,000 mark in coming years," an official said. A social initiative by IL&FS - Gulmeher - has ...
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India's carbon tax already much above global expectations 28.2.2015 Latest News
Tax on most fossil fuels already high; more tax can be imposed on coal
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Economic Survey: India gears up to deal with climate change 27.2.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Economic Survey: India gears up to deal with climate change
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Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty 27.2.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty
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Switzerland becomes first country to submit Paris climate deal pledge 27.2.2015 Guardian: Environment

Swiss government says it will cut greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 as part of a UN deal on global warming later this year, reports RTCC

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India's National Solar Mission scaled up five fold: Economic Survey 27.2.2015 New Kerala: Business India
Read Full story of 'India's National Solar Mission scaled up five fold: Economic Survey' at newkerala.com.
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What happened to the lobbyists who tried to reshape the US view of climate change? 27.2.2015 Guardian: Environment
In 1998 major fossil fuel companies put $2m behind a plan that would effectively fuel the fires of climate science scepticism among the American public. We reveal where the 12 people behind that plan are now In early 1998, some of the biggest fossil fuel companies in the world were hatching a plan to hijack the science of human-caused global warming. Representatives from major fossil fuel corporations and industry groups had joined forces with operatives from major conservative think tanks and public relations experts to draft what they called their Global Climate Science Communications (GCSC) plan ...
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Impose higher carbon tax on petrol products and coal: Eco survey 27.2.2015 ET: Policy
The survey highlighted the need and scope for rationalising coal and petroleum prices and making them equivalent to international prices.
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Economy Survey suggests a shift from carbon subsidy to carbon tax regime 27.2.2015 Latest News
The survey emphasises on the move to impose significantly high tax on petroleum products and thereby reenergising the renewable energy sector
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National Solar Mission scaled up 5-fold to 100,000 MW 27.2.2015 Rediff: Business
2015 is going to witness new agreements on climate change.
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India’s National Solar Mission Being Scaled up Five-Fold to 100,000 Megawatts 27.2.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Economic Survey 2014-15 presented in the Parliament today says that India has made considerable progress in tackling climate change issues. The year 2015 is going to witness new agreements on climate change and sustainable development.
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EU's energy union must overcome serious obstacles 25.2.2015 Guardian: Environment
As the European commission sets out its plans to harmonise the energy systems of member states, despite the potential benefits there remain huge barriers to success Proposals to be unveiled on Wednesday by the European commission to bring together the energy systems of member states into a single “energy union” represent the most ambitious attempt to date at harmonising energy networks across borders. But the plans face serious obstacles, practical and political, and could take decades to come to fruition. The prospect of an energy union is a tantalising one, bringing potential benefits such as cost savings, greater energy efficiency, lower carbon dioxide emissions, and far greater resilience in the face of threats to energy supply, from weather and natural disasters to technology failings and the geopolitics affecting fuel imports from unstable or unfriendly ...
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No UN inquiry on Pachauri allegations, Ban praises Pachauri's leadership 25.2.2015 deccanherald.com
There is no move by the UN now to hold an inquiry into the allegations against Rajendra Pachauri who has resigned as the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moons spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric told reporters Tuesday. Answering a reporters question if the UN planned its own inquiry, Dujarric said, "Weve seen the press reports of the case, and I understand the case is being investigated by national authorities. And thats where it stands." Ban received Pachauris letter earlier Tuesday informing him that he was stepping down as the chair of the IPCC and he "thanked Pachauri for his dedicated leadership of the IPCC," Dujarric said. "Over the past 13 years, Pachauris leadership has been critical in increasing the worlds understanding of the true nature of climate change," he added. "He has also played a leading role in mobilizing international action to address one of the defining issues of our time." Pachauri, who is also the director-general of The Energy ...
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No UN inquiry now on Pachauri allegations, Ban praises Pachauri's 'critical' leadership 25.2.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'No UN inquiry now on Pachauri allegations, Ban praises Pachauri's 'critical' leadership' at newkerala.com.
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No UN inquiry now on Pachauri allegations, Ban praises Pachauri's 'critical' leadership 25.2.2015 All News-IANS Stories
There is no move by the UN now to hold an inquiry into the allegations against Rajendra Pachauri who has resigned as the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon's spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric ...
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Ban praises Pachauri, says no UN inquiry into harassment allegations now 25.2.2015 Hindu: Home
Pachauri’s resignation as IPCC chair comes at a crucial juncture in developing international consensus on battling climate change, which is high on Ban’s second-term agenda.
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RK Pachauri Engineerturned climate panel chief no stranger to controversy 24.2.2015 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
Rajendra Pachauri industrial engineerturned head of the UNs climate science panel and oneoff sex novel author is no stranger to accolades nor to ...
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Pachauri goes on leave as chief of Teri, steps down as IPCC chair 24.2.2015 Latest News
R K Pachauri, accused of sexual harassment by an ex-colleague and under threat of potentially more cases of a similar nature, has proceeded on leave from the post of director general of The Energy Resources Institute (Teri), and has resigned from ...
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