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Fossil fuel dependence will limit global food output


December 12th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Dec 12 (IANS) Agriculture can keep pace with the ever growing global demand for food only by reducing its dependence on fossil fuels, warns a UN Food and ... Read more...

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Israel using saltwater, sewage to grow trees in desert


November 25th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 25 (IANS) Scientists in Israel are growing trees in the barren land of the Arava desert by using recycled sewage and saltwater.This forest planted over the summer is ... Read more...

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Puerto Rico to have Caribbean’s largest solar project


October 7th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Oct 7 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican Gov. Luis Fortuno announced Thursday that a $98 million solar-energy project - the largest ever in the Caribbean region - will be built ... Read more...

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Cycle rally to push for renewables


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) About 500 people will participate in a cycle rally Saturday demanding that the central government relook and revise its energy policy and invest hugely in ... Read more...

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India’s solar power mission on schedule


March 15th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The union cabinet Tuesday expressed satisfaction over the progress of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), India's ambitious mission to ramp up its solar ... Read more...

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SCHOTT to supply 20 MW solar power modules to Indian firm


February 8th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 8 (IANS) SCHOTT Solar, German manufacturer of receivers for solar power plants, Tuesday started delivering 200,000 SCHOTT ASI photovoltaic modules to India's Premier Solar for its solar power projects in ... Read more...

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ADB signs JV to develop renewable energy in India


November 24th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.24 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a joint venture agreement with India's NTPC Ltd. and Kyushu Electric Power Company of Japan to develop and operate 500 megawatts ... Read more...

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7 of 10 Americans feel carbon dioxide regulation is a must


June 9th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): An expert on climate change has revealed that seven out of ten Americans feel that the United States should take action to power the nation with clean energy.According ... Read more...

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Perennial Grass Miscanthus shows promise as energy crop


May 22nd, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Miscanthus x giganteus, a perennial grass, could effectively reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, while lowering atmospheric CO2, according to a new research.Using a simulation tool that models ... Read more...

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Hindu statesman Zed launches Global Council on Environment to ‘better the universe around us’


May 10th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), May 10 (ANI): A new global environment advocacy organization has been launched to "preserve, protect and better the universe around us".Named "Global Council on Environment" (GCE), it aims to raise ... Read more...

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Global Council on Environment launched to “better the universe around us”


May 9th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by admin
A new global environment advocacy organization has been launched to “preserve, protect and better the universe around us”.Named “Global Council on Environment” (GCE), it aims to raise the environment standards of the ... Read more...

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Clean energy cess on coal produced in India


February 26th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Announcing the establishment of a National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) for funding research and innovative projects in clean technologies, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed to ... Read more...

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India unveils ambitious solar power mission (Lead, With Images)


November 23rd, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) India's ambitious mission to ramp up its solar power hundredfold in the next 13 years and reduce dependence on fossil fuels was unveiled here Monday. The mission ... Read more...

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Delhi meet seeks green technology ‘Marshall Plan’


October 23rd, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) There should be "something like a a global Marshall Plan" to spread green technologies in the developing world, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said here Friday as the ... Read more...

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Nuclear energy can help India to generate 470,000 MW power by 2050, says PM


September 29th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today asserted that India can generate 470,000 MW of power by 2050 if the country manage three stages of the nuclear ... Read more...

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India can generate 470,000 MW power by 2050: PM


September 29th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) India can generate 470,000 MW of power by 2050 if "we manage three stages of our nuclear programme well", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Tuesday. "If ... Read more...

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Nair briefs Ban Ki-moon about India’s views on climate change


September 17th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 17 (ANI): The Prime Minister's Principal Secretary, T. K. A Nair met the UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon and discussed the country's stand on climate change on Thursday.The ... Read more...

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India should reduce dependence on fossil fuels: Shyam Saran


March 16th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) If India has to continuously grow at eight to nine percent, then it should reduce dependence on fossil fuels, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Climate Change ... Read more...

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Nagpur, first model solar city in India


February 18th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): An ambitious programme of development of solar cities is being launched tomorrow in the country. Nagpur in Maharashtra will be the first solar city in the ... Read more...

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India’s emission cap can help resolve climate impasse: UNEP chief (Interview)


February 7th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) A "voluntary signal" from India on where and when it will cap its greenhouse gas emissions can help resolve the current impasse holding up a global deal ... Read more...

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Development has to be inclusive: Prime Minister at ASEM


October 25th, 2008 - 7:36 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said that development has to be inclusive, at his maiden speech at the 7th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM), in Beijing on Saturday.Describing ... Read more...

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Indian breakthrough taps gravity to help road-rail travel


October 24th, 2008 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) An Indian breakthrough will help road-rail travel ride on gravity power alone that can potentially save the world 70 percent of fossil fuels required for the purpose ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu planning solar power plants


June 12th, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 11 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government plans to establish solar power plants through private sector participation, the state's Minister for Electricity Arcot N. Veerasamy said here Wednesday . The plan ... Read more...

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New coating improves efficiency of solar cells


February 27th, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Scientists in a US university have developed a special coating that increases the energy efficiency of solar cells by about one-and-a-half times. A Northwestern University research team found ... Read more...

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