Set up a special board to resolve Cauvery water dispute – CWC Chairman

Setting up a Cauvery Water Management Board is the most ideal solution to settle the on-going Cauvery water conflict as per the directions of the Supreme Court, chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC), Mr G.S. Jha said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today. “The Cauvery Water Management Board is to be […]

Wonderla Hyderabad waterpark installs 500 kW solar plant

Wonderla amusement park had set up a solar plant with an installed capacity of 500kW at it´s newly opened unit in Hyderabad. The installed solar plant will generate 2000 units of power daily and it is expected cater to 25 percent of Wonderla’s daily power requirement. The capacity can be enhanced to 1000kW. By this […]

Toxic Mercury in Lights: NGO accuses MNCs of double standards

Many international lighting companies are displaying double standards by challenging India’s new mercury recycling rules, said environmental NGO Toxics Link. The NGO said these companies are resisting India’s new e-waste rules while conforming to them in other countries. ¨However, the same companies for long have been fulfilling their commitments under the waste of electrical and electronic […]

Ducon, Chinese co to market NOx catalyst for power plants in India

Ducon Infratechnologies, a technology company providing solutions in the digital and infrastructure space, signed an agreement with Zhejiang Hailiang Ecological Materials of China to market and distribute DeNOx catalyst — used to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from thermal power plants. Ducon’s DeNOx systems uses catalysis technology and control engineering for easy erection in new and […]

Thomas Cook to provide free toilets at tourist spots across India

Thomas Cook said it is planning to install pre-fabricated toilets at tourist spots, starting with Ooty. This Pre-fabricated toilet units can be used free of cost and the units will be maintained by Thomas Cook India’s subsidiary, Sterling Resorts. These toilets will include an exhaust fans, hand-wash and air freshener. They will be cleaned every […]

Rs 560 crore Ganga cleaning project launched at Kanpur

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti launched various projects worth Rs 560 crore under Namami Gange programme at Ganga Barrage in Kanpur today, said ministry of water resource. This includes Rs 63 crore interception and diversion plan of Sisamau drain, Rs 397 crore networking schemes and river front […]

CNG-fueled bikes? Why not, says the government

After autorickshaws, cars and buses, the government is now targeting the two-wheelers for CNG conversion. A pilot CNG-program under GAIL and Indraprastha Gas will test the suitability of CNG as a fuel for two-wheelers. Typically, natural gas is not considered an ideal fuel for smaller vehicles. However, given its low pollution footprint, the fuel was […]

India’s National Solar Mission gets off to a jump start, to exceed target this year

India is set to nearly double its solar power generation capacity in the ongoing financial year and comfortably exceed its target of adding 1.8 GW of extra capacity during the year. According to numbers obtained from various government sources, the country is all set to end the current financial year with a total solar power generation capacity of about […]

Tata Motors joins RE100 renewable energy group

Tata Motors Limited, India’s largest automobile manufacturer, has become the second Indian company to join RE100 – a global initiative of the world’s most influential companies committed to 100% renewable power. The company, which manufactures a range of commercial and passenger vehicles as well as defence and homeland security vehicles, has set itself the goal […]

Govt to raise benchmark costs for concentrating solar thermal projects in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), proposes an upward revision of the benchmark cost of Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) Technologies Programme. The proposed revision in the benchmark will also accommodate increase in the cost of various components of CST systems, the government said. UPDATE: There is some confusion about whether benchmark costs have […]

India to give 30% subsidy for rooftop solar installations, target 4200 MW

In one of the boldest steps to be taken in the direction of clean energy in India, the central government has decided to provide a 30% subsidy for rooftop solar installations in the country. The move to provide blanket subsidies is unprecedented for India, and indeed for any low-income country, and has usually been found […]

Delhi High Court pollution order to affect some models – Mahindra & Mahindra

India’s biggest sports utility vehicle maker said the Delhi High Court’s order banning the sale of diesel vehicles with engine sizes over 2 liter could hit its sales by about 2%. “Honourable Court’s order today affects the sales of some of the Company’s products in NCR. The vehicles affected represent about 2% of the Company’s […]

CSE bats for putting clear limits on carbon emissions by countries

Centre for Science and Environment, one of India’s biggest environmental research and lobbying organization, has said that the current proposal to set a target of limiting temperature increase to 1.5 degrees could be a ‘hollow shell’ if no limits are placed on individual country emissions. Countries from across the world are negotiating in the Paris […]