energy efficiency

‘With power losses of $40 bn, India needs periodic tariff hikes’ (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India's power distribution firms have accumulated losses worth a whopping $40 billion, which requires staggered hikes in tariff to ensure their sustainability, a top expert ... Read more...

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India urgently needs power tariff increase, says ex-secretary


August 30th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 30 (IANS) India needs graded doses of power tariff increase to ensure the sustainability of distribution companies, a senior power expert said here Thursday.Addressing the conference "Ensuring ... Read more...

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ADB offers $150 mn loan to improve railway system


July 10th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered $150 million loan for expansion of railway tracks and improving overall service.The programme will help India improve rail ... Read more...

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Emerson Climate eyes 1.5-tonne split-AC compressor segment


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) After starting supplies of scroll compressors for two-tonne split air-conditioners, Emerson Climate Technologies (India) Ltd is now looking at the 1.5-tonne segment, an official said Wednesday."We ... Read more...

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Ingersoll Rand India to invest $20 million


April 12th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) Diversified industrial products manufacturer Ingersoll Rand (India) Ltd will invest over $20 million at its new facility located near here, while modernising its existing production facilities ... Read more...

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Smart home follows smart phone


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) It won't be long before our homes use sensors and software to anticipate our needs and help improve our health and energy efficiency, a study says.Many ... Read more...

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Obama appoints chief technology officer


March 10th, 2012 - 5:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday appointed Todd Park as the administration's chief technology officer (CTO).The post had been vacant after the departure of Aneesh Chopra ... 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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Schwarzenegger invokes Gandhi for green movement


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Former Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger Thursday invoked Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence movement as a perfect example to start a global green energy campaign to ... Read more...

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US energy production to soar


January 24th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) US oil and natural gas production is expected to increase substantially, according to estimates reported Monday.The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued the Annual Energy Outlook ... Read more...

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BIS working on nano-technology standard


January 17th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Gearing up for the future, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is giving priority to standardization in new areas like nanotechnology, energy efficiency, new renewable ... Read more...

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Chile envisions integrated Latin American power grid


January 14th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) President Sebastian Pinera said his government's efforts to promote a more transparent and competitive electricity market will make it possible for Chile to connect its power ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host energy summit


January 7th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 6 (IANS/WAM) Participants from nearly 140 countries will attend the 5th edition of the World Future Energy Summit here from Jan 16-19, organisers said.Agenda of the summit ... Read more...

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TVS to roll out scooters, bikes with common engine


December 28th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 28 (IANS) Two-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company will roll out new gearless scooters, motorcycles and other variants with new and common fuel-efficient engines in 2013 and gain from ... 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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Renewable energy technologies can address climate change


November 30th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Renewable energy technologies (RETs) can help address the challenges of international energy poverty and climate change, a study by a UN agency said."RETs can complement ... Read more...

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European firms tap India’s huge environment technology market


November 15th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 15 (IANS) With India's environment technology market estimated at eight billion euros (approx $10 bn) and growing rapidly, European firms with expertise in energy efficiency, solid waste management, ... 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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Energy efficient products becoming more popular: survey


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) With the rising cost of fuels and power, the number of people and households using energy efficient products has risen sharply in recent years, a ... Read more...

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Green building may get incentives: Delhi Lt Governor


October 21st, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna Friday said the government might consider incentives for Green Buildings to encourage greater energy efficiency.Green Building, also known as green ... Read more...

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US energy policy moving in wrong direction: Chevron CEO


October 20th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The energy policy in the US is moving in the wrong direction and may risk making energy more scarce and expensive, John S. Watson, chairman and ... Read more...

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Finnish engineering firm sets up R&D; centre in India


October 7th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Oct 7 (IANS) Finland-based engineering and technology firm Metso Corporation's automation business arm has set up a research and development (R&D;) centre in Mumbai to cater to India's booming ... Read more...

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India lauds China’s economic reforms, progress


September 26th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 26 (IANS) India Monday lauded China for transforming its economy and said New Delhi can learn many lessons from Beijing's progress."China's economic reforms began a decade and more ... Read more...

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Green buildings seen as $30 bn-market in India


September 25th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) A host of companies are showing keen interest for environment-friendly construction in India, pushing analysts to project the market size for "green buildings" to grow ... Read more...

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Ahluwalia to lead India-China strategic economic dialogue


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia will lead an Indian delegation to the first-ever strategic economic dialogue with China in Beijing Sep 26 and ... Read more...

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C02 emissions up 45 percent in two decades


September 22nd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Carbon dioxide emissions, the main cause of global warming, rose 45 percent between 1990 and 2010, reaching an all-time high of 33 billion tonnes in 2010, ... 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...

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Advanced batteries launched at Technopark Kerala


June 18th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) New age smart batteries called ASTRAC were Saturday launched here by Certes Innovative Solutions (CIS), a Technopark - TBI incubated company. The product is expected to ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa asks Prime Minister for power from central pool


June 6th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Monday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allocate additional 1,000 MW power from the central pool for nearly a year.She ... Read more...

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India can be a global solar power: Report


May 18th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) India has enough land to become a major international player in the solar power sector, a report Wednesday said.The report on "Concentrating Solar Power ... Read more...

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Tata steel to increase Chinese investments by five percent


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 3 (ANI): Tata Steel Limited, the world's 10th-largest steel company in terms of production and a subsidiary of the Tata Steel Group, plans to increase its investment in China by ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to pollutants linked to behavioural problems in children


April 13th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A new study has found that when pregnant mothers are exposed to pollutants, created by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and other organic material, it could lead ... Read more...

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Candlelight vigils mark one month of Japan quake (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Over a hundred people Monday took part in a silent candlelight vigil in Mumbai and Pune to pay homage to the victims of Japan's devastating ... Read more...

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Australian, Indian experts discuss energy efficiency


April 11th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Australian and Indian experts discussed energy efficiency strategies at a two-day workshop that began here Monday.Organised jointly by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and ... Read more...

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World energy ministers’ meet concludes in Abu Dhabi


April 8th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 7 (IANS/WAM) Energy ministers from across the globe have concluded a meeting here and outlined a roadmap for their next meet in London in 2012, it was ... Read more...

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