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Solar based drinking water system in Maoist-hit areas


August 24th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The government plans to install 10,000 solar power based water systems to supply safe drinking water to the people in 78 Maoist-affected areas, the Lok ... Read more...

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China can learn from India’s blackout, says daily


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) China can use the blackout in India to reflect on its own problems since it is also facing a developing bottleneck, said a state-run Chinese daily ... Read more...

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India can become a world power: US official


June 5th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) The US has invested much of its time and energy to foster its relations with India because it believes India has the institutional capacity to become ... Read more...

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India voices concern over curbs on US business visas


May 31st, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Voicing Indian businesses' concern over new US restrictions imposed on H1-B and L1 visas, New Delhi has expressed the hope this trend will not be sustained ... Read more...

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Spanish firm plans $615 mn solar energy project in Chile


May 17th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, May 17 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Eosol Energy plans to build a $615 million solar energy project in Tocopilla, a town in northern Chile.The project will have generating capacity of 192.6 ... Read more...

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Greenpeace urges Apple to use clean energy


May 9th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 8 (IANS) Greenpeace India activists Tuesday urged global computer maker Apple to use renewable energy to power its data centres worldwide instead of fossil fuels like coal ... Read more...

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India sparks solar energy market: Report


April 26th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) India's ambitious national solar programme has catalysed rapid growth in the solar market driving solar energy prices low and demonstrating how government policy can stimulate clean ... Read more...

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Tibet to have solar power generation base


April 17th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) A solar photovoltaic power generation base is being built in the second largest city in Tibet to ease winter power shortage by harnessing the ample amount ... Read more...

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India leaps forward in clean energy race


April 12th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) India has taken a leap in the clean energy race with a 54 percent increase in investments in 2011 vaulting it from 10th to sixth place ... Read more...

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UAE, Lebanon seek to boost trade ties


April 5th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 4 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Lebanon have sought to boost trade and investments between the two countries.UAE Economy Minister Sultan Al Mansoori and his Lebanese counterpart Nicolas Nahhas ... Read more...

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Exhibitions light up eighth edition of India-Africa conclave


March 21st, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Around 40 stalls and exhibitions from India and various African countries showcasing opportunities in infrastructure, automobiles, clean energy solutions, handicrafts and tourism greeted some 1,100-odd ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu’s new solar energy policy to add 3,000 MW


March 12th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will soon come out with a new policy on solar power to generate 3,000 MW by 2015-16, Natham R Viswanathan, minister for non-conventional energy ... Read more...

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China to face power shortage


February 27th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) China will continue to face a power shortfall this year due to increasing demand and stagnant growth in new power plants, according to an industry association.The ... Read more...

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Probe shows foreign hand behind Kudankulam stir: Narayanasamy


February 24th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's contention that US and Scandinavian outfits were fuelling protests against Kudankulam power plant in Tamil Nadu was borne out by ... Read more...

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India should scale up green technologies: UNIDO chief (Interview)


February 5th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) India should now have an aggressive clean energy solution policy, scaling up development of green technologies for its energy security and export these to ... Read more...

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CSE alleges wrongdoing in solar mission, firm denies charges


February 1st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The CSE Wednesday accused an Indian company of cornering lucrative projects related to a project meant to provide 20,000 MW of solar power by 2022. ... Read more...

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Thousand quintals of wood used in Himachal winters


December 30th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 30 (IANS) Thousands of quintals of fuel wood is going into flames every year in Himachal Pradesh households and working places to keep the winter chill away. This ... Read more...

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Spiritual guru favours carbon tax


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Spiritual guru Sohom Baba, one of the UN appointed observers at the recently concluded climate summit at Durban, South Africa, Thursday called for imposing carbon tax ... Read more...

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HPPCL hydro projects quake resistant, says minister


December 20th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) State-run Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) has said its ongoing hydropower projects are quake resistant, not affecting the fragile hill ecology, according to Minister ... Read more...

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Chinese vehicles emitted 52 mn tonnes of pollutants


December 20th, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) Motor vehicles in China emitted over 52 million tonnes of pollutants in 2010, a report released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection has revealed.According to the report ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host world energy summit in January 2012


December 19th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 18 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi will host the 5th annual World Future Energy Summit Jan 16-19.Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao will deliver the keynote address at the meet ... Read more...

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PM for energy efficient power generation technology


December 14th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India must achieve high economic growth for a "sustained period" if it is to meet the challenges of poverty, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said ... Read more...

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Need more interaction with people at nuclear sites: Narayanasamy


December 8th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy Thursday said there was a need to have more interaction with local communities at the site ... Read more...

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Four day conference on efficient cities and transportation


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Seeking ways to make cities undergoing rapid urbanization livable, clean, energy efficient and sustainable, a four-day conference would be held here with participation from technology ... Read more...

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Bicycle-powered Christmas tree lighted in Mexico


November 28th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Puebla, Mexico, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) A Christmas tree whose 8,000 lights get their electricity from the kinetic energy of 15 bicycles has been lighted in the Mexican state of Puebla, ... Read more...

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Over two lakh poor women workers to get stoves, lanterns


November 19th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The International Finance Corp (IFC) will provide energy-efficient cooking stoves and solar lanterns to over two lakh women in Rajasthan and Gujarat. A member of ... Read more...

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‘Coal to become top fuel by 2035′


November 9th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Coal will overtake oil as the largest fuel in the global energy mix by 2035, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said here Wednesday.Coal has met almost ... Read more...

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US urges India to open up solar energy market


November 9th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 9 (IANS) The United States has urged India to open its market for clean technologies, especially in the area of solar energy, saying openness and competition would ... Read more...

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Reliance Power’s second quarter operating revenue up 189 percent


November 8th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Reliance Power, part of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), Tuesday said its operating revenue for the second quarter ended Sep 30 had increased by a ... Read more...

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US, India facing same challenge: Envoy


October 27th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 27 (IANS) The US and India are facing the "same challenge" of providing for the energy needs of their people while ensuring that environment is not harmed, US ... Read more...

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Indian nuclear plants safe, says minister


August 18th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Indian nuclear power plants are safe against "extreme natural events", Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy said Thursday.This was determined by ... Read more...

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Fuel a great risk to Indian thermal power plants: Deloitte


August 16th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Inadequate supplies of fuel is beginning to emerge as the biggest risk to thermal power projects in India, according to a report released by global ... Read more...

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Don’t grow the way US did: Jeffrey Sachs to India


August 4th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) India and China should not grow the American way and must pay adequate attention to the environment with proper policy to guide future action by ... Read more...

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India to stick to nuclear energy


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Nuclear power has to be pursued with enhanced emphasis on safety, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy said Wednesday.He said in ... Read more...

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National Aluminium on a major diversification drive: Chairman


July 28th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 28 (IANS) State-run National Aluminium Co (Nalco) wants non-core areas to contribute a fourth of its revenue through an ambitious diversification plan covering areas like nuclear energy, thermal ... Read more...

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