energy consumption

A Finnish solution to arsenic water in India


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 9 (IANS) A Finnish water chemistry company has been roped in to solve the chronic problem of arsenic water in India."We have been asked by India's ministry of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A Finnish solution to arsenic water in India (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 9 (IANS) A Finnish water chemistry company has been roped in for a pilot project aiming to solve the chronic problem of arsenic water in India."We have been ... Read more...

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Dubai to get ‘green lab’ running on solar power


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Dubai will soon have a "green laboratory" that will run on solar power as part of the UAE government's vision to introduce the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China to invest $375 bn in energy-saving projects


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China plans to invest 2.37 trillion yuan ($375.6 billion) in major energy-saving projects during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015), said authorities.The projects are expected to ... Read more...

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India’s energy consumption to double by 2031: Study


July 25th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Energy consumption in India is likely to double to 1,124 kgs of oil equivalent (kgoe) by 2031-32 on the back of high economic expansion, a ... Read more...

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‘Green toys’ pull visitors to Delhi expo


July 1st, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) It is not shiny plastic toys but toys made up of eco-friendly materials such as paper and bamboo that were pulling visitors and distributors at ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Iron, steel sector fare poorly on green scale, says study


June 4th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The iron and steel industry in India is struggling to meet environmental norms and the sector's overall environmental performance is poor, says a study released ... Read more...

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China to boost energy-efficient buildings


May 6th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 6 (IANS) China has decided to promote construction of energy-efficient buildings in the country and will ensure that such buildings account for 30 percent of the new construction ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Good design can slash energy consumption


April 5th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Clever, inexpensive design can slash energy consumption in new homes by up to 80 percent, says a new study. Wendy Miller from Queensland University of Technology ... Read more...

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Free applications drain smartphones of energy


April 5th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Beware of seemingly harmless free applications (apps) -- they could be draining your smartphone of 75 percent of its energy, just tracking your location and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Exercise won’t help you if you are sedentary


March 26th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 26 (IANS) One way to achieve fitness is by exercising, but long sedentary periods can also be risky, healthwise, in spite of physical activity. When the muscles are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Transparent solar cells to tap windows for energy


March 21st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 21 (IANS) A researcher is tapping windows in high-rise buildings to produce energy cheaply and more efficiently with transparent solar cells, a study reveals.Mark Bissett, who just completed ... Read more...

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Technology too inadequate to mitigate climate change effect


March 20th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Scientists and planners taking the help of technology to mitigate the effects of climate change may find it too inadequate to help, warns an expert.Richard York, ... Read more...

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IBM India to offer efficient energy solutions


March 12th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 12 (IANS) IBM India, the Indian subsidiary of the global IT major, Monday entered into a partnership with the leading diversified firm Ingersoll Rand to provide efficient energy ... Read more...

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‘China to safely develop n-power’ (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China will "safely and effectively" develop nuclear power, Premier Wen Jiabao has said in a report to the top legislature.In his report submitted to the 5th ... Read more...

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Beijing strives to be coal-free


March 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) Beijing will stop using coal-fired equipment in key areas of the city by 2013 to curb pollution, the authorities said Sunday.The city will cap its annual ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China’s oil reserves went up 20 percent in 2011


February 24th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources has said the country discovered 1.37 billion tonnes of oil reserves in 2011, up 20.6 percent from a year earlier.It ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Heat helps break processing speed barriers


February 8th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) You will no longer fret and fume as your computer takes ages to download an important file from the net, required for an urgent meeting already ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pollution costing China dearly: Report


February 4th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 4 (IANS) The cost of environmental damage soared to almost 1.4 trillion yuan ($222 billion) in 2009 in China, up 9.2 percent compared to the previous year, a ... Read more...

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Chinese supercomputer begins operations


January 20th, 2012 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) China's Sunway BlueLight supercomputer, which was built with domestically-produced microprocessors and is capable of performing around 1,000 trillion calculations per second, has officially begun operations.The computer ... Read more...

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China publishes first industrial restructuring plan


January 18th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) China Wednesday published its first long-term industrial restructuring and upgrading plan.China targets an 8-percent value-added industrial growth over the next four years, a 2-percentage-point rise in ... Read more...

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Swedish embassy launches solar power system


January 12th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) In its effort to reduce carbon emissions, the Swedish embassy here Thursday launched a green embassy initiative by inaugurating a 600 square metres solar panel ... 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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Fire in crash test of Chevy Volt launches investigation


November 28th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has commenced investigation into the potential of electric cars catching fire. The administration released a statement saying there are ... Read more...

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China issues white paper on addressing climate change


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 22 (IANS) China Tuesday issued a white paper on its policies and actions for addressing climate change, highlighting a range of major policy measures to mitigate and adapt ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kalam unveils Bosch research centre at IISc


November 8th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 8 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Tuesday unveiled the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems at the premier Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here."I believe that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Brazil to invest $122 bn on power projects


October 26th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 26 (IANS) Brazil would invest 214 billion reals ($122 billion) to build hydroelectric, solar and wind power projects in the next decade."The hydroelectric energy is of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China to invest over $313 bn in green economy


September 25th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 25 (IANS) China will invest two trillion yuan ($313 billion) till 2015 to promote low-carbon economy, a media report said Sunday.The investment will help reduce energy consumption per ... Read more...

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India’s spending on green IT to double by 2015, says report


September 19th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India's spending on green IT and sustainability initiatives will double from $35 billion currently to $70 billion in 2015 as the have found their way ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Device converts footsteps into energy


September 15th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) A new coin-sized device harvests low frequency vibrations from footsteps or the hum of machinery and converts them into energy. It could bolster existing wireless-sensor networks ... Read more...

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‘End-use energy efficiency need of the hour’


August 28th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Observing that India might face severe energy crunch in the future, a top official has said serious steps should be taken to ensure end-use energy efficiency."We ... Read more...

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Reliance gets approval for $7.2 billion BP deal


August 9th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Tuesday said it had received the government's approval for a $7.2 billion deal with global energy major BP, which will see ... Read more...

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US in the grip of severe heat spell


August 5th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) As many as 15 states in southern United States, stretching from a sliver of Southern California to North Carolina, are in the grip of a suffocating ... Read more...

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Freiburg: the world’s ecological model city (Feature)


July 12th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Freiburg (Germany), July 12 (IANS) The story of Freiburg, better known as the environmental capital of Germany, goes back to the early 1980s when local people stalled the installation of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Japanese car-makers to work on weekends to save energy


July 2nd, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan's car manufacturing plants will work on the weekends as part of the nation's energy-saving plan in the wake of a recent earthquake and tsunami, ... Read more...

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