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Government approves plan to promote hybrid vehicles


August 29th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The government Wednesday approved a project for the promotion of environmentally-friendly electric and hybrid vehicles, at a total cost of Rs.23,000 crore ($4 billion) which ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kalam supports FDI in retail


August 27th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) Pitching for foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Sunday said the country should build capacity for aggressively marketing its products at ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cuba seeks to boost alternative energy production


June 11th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, June 11 (IANS/EFE) Cuba is intending to increase its renewable energy production by 12 percent over the next eight years in a push for "energy security and sovereignty", an ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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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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India, China growth pushing fuel prices: US


March 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Amid a national spike in gas prices, the White House has once again argued that there is little it can do to halt the trend with ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Deforestation, fossil fuel use drive glacial ice-loss


February 20th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Rampant deforestation and fossil fuel use are accelerating ice-loss on glaciers by depositing carbon particles (soot) on their surfaces.Carbon soot, which darkens glacier surfaces and increases ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India can be a great power using more renewable energy


January 17th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India can be a great power, ushering in a game changing third industrial revolution by utilising its renewable energy resources and collaborating with power ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Business |

Japan’s core consumer prices rose in September


October 28th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Oct 28 (IANS) Japan's core consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.2 percent in September from a year earlier, marking the third successive month of increase, authorities said Friday. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Business |

Growth in Asia at high environmental cost: UN


September 19th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific region has seen dynamic growth in the past few decades but this development has affected the environment, leading to pollution, increased emissions and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Forests remove 2.4 bn tonnes of carbon from air


August 11th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) Forests worldwide absorb as much as 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon per year from the air, equivalent to a third of the annual fossil fuel emissions.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Forests can store more carbon emissions than earlier thought


July 15th, 2011 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, July 15 (IANS) Forests can store more carbon dioxide (CO2) than previously thought, a study has found.From 1990 to 2007, 8.8 billion tonnes of CO2 were released in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN calls for technological revolution or ‘major planetary catastrophe’


July 6th, 2011 - 7:23 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday warned that humanity is coming close to breaching the sustainability of Earth, urging a greater and faster technological revolution to avoid ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Global body sees rise in natural gas use by 2035


June 7th, 2011 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 7 (IANS) Consumption of natural gas across the globe will rise by more than 50 percent from the 2010 levels by the year 2035, the International Energy Agency ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Must address food, energy security: PM (Lead)


May 22nd, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday called for a renewed focus on food and energy security, terming both of them a challenge and issues of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

World needs $400 bn to cut transport emissions: Report


May 11th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 11 (IANS/WAM) The world needs to invest $400 billion annually in green technologies to curb carbon emissions from the transportation sector, says a report.The report, prepared by the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pranab Mukherjee calls for better governance in Asia


May 4th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
Hanoi, May 4 (ANI): Emphasizing the need for regional cooperation for development, Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said countries within Asia should strive for better governance and transparency in policy ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Earth will recover faster from global warming show prehistoric evidence


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): A team of scientists has analysed evidence from a prehistoric event and come to the conclusion that the Earth may be able to recover from rising carbon dioxide ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earth can recover faster from CO2 emissions


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Cheer up -- the earth may yet be able to recover faster from rising carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than previously thought. When faced with high levels ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China aspires to reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 2015


March 5th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 5 (ANI): China aims to reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 16 percent in the five years to 2015, according to Premier Wen Jiabao.Speaking at the opening of ... Read more...

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Algae seen as cheapest, greenest bio-diesel source


February 18th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Microalgae grown in wastewater has shown promise as a potential source of bio-diesel. It could be the cheapest and the greenest source ever.The project is doubly "green" because ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Humans kick-started climate change ‘at least 8000 years ago’


January 25th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study has found that climate change is not a recent phenomena - in fact, humans began influencing climate at least 8000 years ago."Humans didn't wait for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Expert issues stark warning on climate change


December 9th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): A climate change expert has warned that if humans don't moderate their use of fossil fuels, there is a real possibility that we will face the environmental, societal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cheap, high-yield ‘bio-oil’ could reduce reliance on fossil fuels


November 26th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): A team of University of Massachusetts Amherst chemical engineers has developed a way to produce high-yield bio-oils that could reduce or eliminate industry's reliance on fossil fuels.Chemical ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global temperatures set to rise 3.5 degrees C. by 2035: International Energy Agency


November 12th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.12 (ANI): Global temperatures are expected to rise 3.5 degrees C. over the next 25 years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said, suggesting that governments worldwide are failing to honor ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India seeks partnership with hydrocarbon producers: PM


November 1st, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday sought to strengthen economic partnerships with hydrocarbon producing countries, saying the demand for this source of energy would increase by over ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New heating system for homes may cut greenhouse gas emissions


September 25th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): Experts have suggested that a new heating system where homes would be heated by district centres rather than in individual households could dramatically reduce the UK's greenhouse gas ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Energy technologies are not enough to reduce carbon emissions: Expert


September 10th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.10 (ANI): New York University physicist Martin Hoffert has, in an essay, warned that energy technologies are not enough to sufficiently reduce carbon emissions.Publishing the essay for New York University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bloom Box, The Green Energy For Next Generation?


August 31st, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri California, Aug 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With time more and more people are becoming vocal about the need to use green and alternative sources of energy to protect Mother Nature and ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Ramesh cautions against use of biofuels in automobiles


August 26th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said use of bio-fuels in automobiles is not a sustainable option for India given the food security concerns in the country. "We should ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Poo-powered’ car hits Bristol streets


August 6th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): A 'poo-powered' VW Beetle has started to make its way through the streets of Bristol in a bid to encourage sustainable motoring.The Bio-Bug is powered by methane gas, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, urine to be used as power source for robots


August 4th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Think twice before you use the flush after a pee, for according to researchers at the Bristol Robotics Lab, urine could actually be used as an alternative power ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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