energy use

China’s power consumption rises


April 14th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) China's power consumption rose 7 percent year-on-year to 416 billion kilowatt hours in March, increasing 0.3 percentage points from the January-February period, the National Energy Administration ... Read more...

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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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Earth Hour in Moscow saves 2,400 kWh


April 1st, 2012 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 2,400 kilowatt hour (kWh) of energy were saved as 65 buildings in Moscow went dark during the global Earth Hour Saturday evening, according to ... 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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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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Belkin to increase Indian channel partners to 30,000


December 6th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Belkin, a US-based provider of interconnectivity solutions across computing and consumer electronic devices, is planning to increase its channel partners in India from 17,000 to 30,000 ... Read more...

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Amritsar joins pilgrim cities’ pledge to go green


November 7th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The newly formed Green Pilgrimage Network, of which the Sikh holy city of Amritsar is the only member from South Asia, has pledged to take a ... Read more...

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Hilton Worldwide’s green initiatives save $74 mn


October 24th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Green initiatives by hospitality major Hilton Worldwide's 10 hotel brands saved $74 million in 2010, the company said Monday."To date, Hilton Worldwide's efforts are equivalent ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US agency trains Pakistani women in IT skills


September 27th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) A US agency that extends assistance to countries recovering from disaster and trying to escape poverty is helping Pakistani women learn skills in information technology.Twenty Pakisani ... Read more...

Posted in World |

RInfra’s Dahanu power plant gets ISO 50001:2011 certification


September 23rd, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure's Dahanu Thermal Power Station (DTPS) in Maharashtra's Thane district has become the first power generation company in the world to receive an ISO 50001:2011 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

TERI’s Laltini to encourage solar energy use


July 18th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) In an effort to more effectively send out its message on using environment-friendly resources for lighting, The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) Monday launched ... Read more...

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Green energy to slash power use of computers


June 1st, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Many experts are looking to slash soaring energy use by ever more powerful computers, data centres and mobile devices.University of Washington researchers have created a system, ... Read more...

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Bank of America to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions


May 19th, 2011 - 2:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Bank of America has announced that they will go ahead with their 2010 plan which will see the company’s greenhouse gas emissions reduced by about ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Telecom sector exploiting diesel subsidy, says report


May 18th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The government subsidy on diesel has been exploited by the telecom sector, causing an annual loss of around Rs.26 billion to the exchequer, according to ... Read more...

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Over 4,000 cities to turn off lights during Earth Hour


March 25th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 4,000 cities - including New Delhi and Mumbai - from 131 countries will turn off their lights during the global Earth Hour event Saturday, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Experiences of extreme weather events increase climate change concern


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): A new study has found that direct experience of extreme weather events increases concern about climate change and willingness to engage in energy-saving behaviour.The research by Cardiff and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, ‘pruned’ microchips that are faster, smaller, more energy-efficient


March 17th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new technique for doubling the efficiency of computer chips simply by trimming away the portions that are rarely used.Computing experts from the United States, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Pruned’ microchips faster, smaller, greener


March 17th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) A scientific breakthrough has opened the way to doubling the efficiency of computer chips simply by trimming away the portions that are rarely used."I believe this ... Read more...

Posted in World |

South Korea takes measures to cope with crude price surge


February 28th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, Feb 27 (IANS/WAM) South Korea, which relies almost entirely on imports for its oil needs, will implement nationwide conservation measures in the wake of surging crude prices, the government said Sunday.The ... Read more...

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India to set energy efficiency targets for industries


January 11th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India will for the first time release energy efficiency targets for eight industrial sectors in April in a move that is expected to save ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Energy use limits global economic growth: Study


January 8th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new study has found that energy use has a direct impact on economic activity.Researchers have concluded that an "enormous" increase in energy supply will be required to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Russia does not see India’s nuke liability law as an obstacle, but seeks more information


December 17th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec. 17 (ANI): Russia does not see India's nuclear liability law as an obstacle, but adds that it like to have more information on it.Unlike France and United States, Russia ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Meet the Kansas State University prof who works while walking!


December 12th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Most of us get away with eating or listening to music while working, but this Professor walks.Kansas State University professor Deb Sellers was very well acquainted with ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Soaring is better than flapping for big and small birds


December 9th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): The flight patterns of large birds have been well studied. They save energy on the flight to their wintering grounds by soaring through the air on thermal currents. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sugar cube-sized supercomputer in 10 to 15 years: IBM


November 13th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): IBM scientists have said that a pioneering research effort could shrink the world's most powerful supercomputer processors to the size of a sugar cube.The approach will see many ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Elasticity in joints help ostriches run fast: Study


October 27th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has found that Ostriches-the fastest bird on the land-use tendons to store and return twice as much elastic energy per step than humans.This reduces ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Changes in population growth and composition influence climate change


October 12th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that changes in population growth and composition, including aging and urbanization, could affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Where are the Commonwealth Games’ ‘green calculators’?


October 8th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) The Commonwealth Games are nearly half way through but the 'green calculators' - to calculate the carbon footprint during the mega sporting event - are yet to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Energy yielded by organic solar cells is less than inorganic counterparts


September 20th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): Solar energy which is seen as an alternative to the petroleum based energy production, is comparatively expensive and does not yield same energy, say experts.In addition, information on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study reveals pros, cons of nanotech-enhanced building materials’ use


July 29th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Nanomaterials will soon find effective use in the construction industry but widespread use in building materials comes with potential environmental and health risks when those materials are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Waste vegetable oils could be used to make fuel of the future: Study


July 28th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): The vegetable oil that is often discarded as waste by restaurants and pubs could be a vital source of hydrogen, and therefore, fuel - says a new study.Although ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China dismisses IEA analysis of being world’s top energy user


July 20th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): A Chinese energy official on Tuesday rejected a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) saying China had surpassed the United States to become the world's biggest ... Read more...

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IEA says China has overtaken US as world’s largest energy user


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): The International Energy Agency (IEA) has declared China to be the world's largest energy user.According to the Financial Times, China's rise to the top ranking has been faster ... Read more...

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Mimicking natural selection could make brain implants more efficient


July 18th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): Brain implants designed in accordance with the principles of natural selection could prove more efficient, requiring a battery change less often.Implants stimulating nerve clusters deep within the brain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Energy dearth hampering growth of S. Asian economy


June 16th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 16 (ANI): Economic growth in South Asia continues to be constrained by severe dearth in energy supply, and this is going to be one of the main challenges facing the ... Read more...

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