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Bengaluru sluggish in adopting clean fuel 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Despite the rapidly worsening air pollution, the city and state authorities appear to be sluggish in adopting the fuel considered a cleaner alternative to petrol and diesel. Last year, the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) commissioned four Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelling stations in the city with hope of rapid adoption. But a year later, there are only 250 vehicles retrofitted with CAG kits. In contrast, 72 lakh vehicles use petrol and diesel, blamed for the acrid smoke that dirties the clean air and severely impacts the health of those breathing it. With the city struggling to get a handle on the pollution issue, authorities blame lack of infrastructure to rapidly adopt CNG. "The support system is inadequate," observed Transport Commissioner B Dayananda, while talking to DH. Among the four fuelling stations set up by GAIL in September 2016, the one in Laggere off Magadi Road alone can refill 1,000 CNG vehicles a day. Compressors in the station are capable of delivering 1,200 Standard Cubic ...
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Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteries 14.12.2017 Sify Finance
By Naomi Tajitsu and Makiko Yamazaki
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Tech to convert old car into hybrid one 9.12.2017 deccanherald.com
A city-based startup has come up with a technology that can convert existing cars into hybrid vehicles, and improve mileage by 25% by retrofitting a powertrain device. This comes against the backdrop of a study by the IISc, which projected that vehicles in Bengaluru will generate 1.89 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030. The number of vehicles in the city has seen a dramatic rise, with an average of over 350 cars and 1,300 two-wheelers hitting the road every day. "Rising fuel prices and poor air quality are things we cannot wish away. They will only get worse. While electric vehicles are definitely the future, how we go about it is not yet clear. But we found that there is an urgent necessity to find a solution for the existing vehicles," said Amitabh Saran, founder and CEO, Altigreen Propulsion Labs. Two experts from engineering and one from corporate finance joined hands with Saran in 2012. "These vehicles run at about 25% efficiency with 75% of fuel not contributing to the movement of the ...
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Carmakers facing crucial battle for survival: Toyota chairman 4.12.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Toyota Motor believes the industry has entered a phase of "competition and coordination" that involves entities from other industries
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India has potential to be a model for world in using renewable energy sourc... 2.12.2017 DNA: Bangalore
India has potential to be a model for world in using renewable energy sourc...
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India can provide sustainability model to world: Sweden 2.12.2017 deccanherald.com
India has the "intellectual capacity" and potential to be a model for the rest of the world in tackling environmental issues, especially through the use of renewable energy sources, Swedens envoy for climate change has said. Lars Ronnas, Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change, on his first visit to India, also asserted that there are "very strong interests" in his country for bilateral cooperation in this field. "You (India) are the major economy, and China. And, it rests on Indias shoulders...the responsibility and the challenges, as to how we should design our society. And India has the potential to be a model for the rest of the world," he said. The climate change envoy also said that India is on the growth path to address needs of a large population and meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. "India also has a very young population who are driving things. There are skilled people and you (India) have the knowledge and the intellectual capacity to do so. Also, the strong move towards use ...
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India can provide sustainability model to world: Sweden 2.12.2017 Zee News : India National
Sweden's climate change envoy said that India is on the growth path to address needs of a large population and meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
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Renewable energy can become India's sustainability model for world: Sweden 2.12.2017 News
There are scopes for working together in the area, from public transport to waste-to-energy: Lars Ronnas
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Fuel cell bus undergoing improvements 1.12.2017 Hindu: National
Aim is to make the vehicle more affordable and efficient, says top TML official
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Firms showing interest to invest in manufacture of electric vehicles: Minister 30.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Domestic and foreign companies are in talks with the state government to set up electric vehicle and battery manufacturing units under the Karnataka Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Policy, Industries Minister R V Deshpande said on Thursday. "No other state in India has a policy for electric vehicles. It has been well-received. For instance, a Chinese company has initiated talks with the government," Deshpande said. The government is also in talks with two other companies that are exploring setting up electric vehicle manufacturing units. "One of them has come with a Rs 1,600-crore proposal," the minister said. He refused to name the companies, fearing other states would poach them. In September, the state government unveiled its Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage Policy that aims to attract an investment of Rs 31,000 crore in the sector and create jobs for 55,000 people. The government is working on an action plan to make Bengaluru the hub of electric vehicle use. Deshpande said Chief Minister ...
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Delhi High Court raps state for proposal to use green fund to buy e-bus 30.11.2017 DNA: Top News
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the AAP government after the latter informed it that it has proposed to buy 500 electric buses worth Rs 400 crore using the Rs 700 crore green cess collected for the mitigation of pollution. A bench of Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva questioned this proposal of the Delhi government stating that the need for the buses has not risen from the court's orders, and added that the vehicles should be bought with government funds. "The court is of the opinion that the government's proposal to use the Environment Compensation Charge (ECC) fund, which is meant for the mitigation of pollution, should not be used in the manner proposed," the bench stated. It is not that the need of public buses have risen from the order of the court as that proposal is pending with the government for a long time which otherwise would have been funded by the government," the court said. The court was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) initiated by ...
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HC annoyed over govt proposal to buy buses from green cess 30.11.2017 Hindu: Delhi
‘Fund meant for improving environment, mitigating pollution’
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Exclusive: PSA seeks Opel refund from GM over CO2 emissions 29.11.2017 Sify Finance
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Volunteers clean drains, paint bus stop at Jeppu 27.11.2017 deccanherald.com
The fourth week of Swachata Abhiyan organised by Ramakrishna Mission was carried out opposite Cascia High School in Jeppu area Sunday. Capt Ganesh Karnik, Chief whip of opposition in Legislative council and Everest Cresta, Headmaster of Cascia High school flagged off the drive in the presence of Swami Jitakamanandaji. The students of Cascia High school cleaned the wall surrounding the school and adjoining drains. Members of Nivedita Balaga cleared the dirt lying on both sides of the road, which was causing inconvenience to the commuters. Students along with their teacher S Madhusudan Kushe visited houses in the vicinity and distributed handbills to create awareness on the segregation of garbage at source. The space earmarked for footpath in front of Cascia High School had become place to dump garbage due to poor maintenance, and rendered it useless for the students or pedestrians to walk on. The dumped garbage was removed over the last two days. About 4 loads of garbage dump and dirt was collected ...
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NGT wants Delhi airport to go green, only CNG vehicles allowed on premises 25.11.2017 India Today| Must Read
Only CNG buses & cabs will be allowed to enter the premises.
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All vehicles in IGI should ply on CNG: NGT 24.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Only CNG-run vehicles will be allowed to ply in the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in six months from now, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) declared on Friday.
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Delhi pollution: Convert all commercial vehicles plying at airport into CNG within six months, says NGT 24.11.2017 Zee News : States
The national capital region had witnessed a massive spike in pollution levels this month, prompting the NGT to pass several harsh measures to curb the toxic air.
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Two-day workshop on solar car design and development 23.11.2017 BusinessLine - News
Jain University organised a two-day skill development program on ‘Solar Car Design and Development. The focus of the workshop was on the topics related to a pollution-free environment, transportati...
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Bumpy ride ahead for auto part makers as govt pushes for electric vehicles 23.11.2017 News
ACMA, a lobby group that represents auto parts makers, is conducting a study to assess the impact of such a transition on the industry
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Consultative Workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels and Pradhan Mantri Ji- Van Yojana 22.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
A consultative workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels & Pradhan Mantri Ji- Van Yojana (VGF for 2nd Generation Ethanol Bio Refineries) was organised here today by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for inviting suggestions for drafting a suitable roadmap for Biofuels in India.
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