renewable energies

Areva joins Reliance to set up solar power plant


April 13th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Areva Solar, France-based Areva's subsidiary, has bagged a contract by Reliance Power to build Asia's largest concentrated solar power installation."Areva Solar, an Areva subsidiary, has ... Read more...

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India, Iran to expand ties in renewable energy


March 5th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 5 (IANS) India and Iran Monday decided to expand cooperation in the field of renewable energy.This follows a meeting earlier in the day between Minister for New and ... 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 |

French nuclear group sells stake in Canadian mining project


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 3 (IANS) French leading nuclear company Areva has announced the signing of an agreement to sell its 27.94 percent stake in the Millennium uranium mining project in Canada ... Read more...

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Iran opens combined cycle power plant; first to use gas and solar energy


May 17th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran on Monday inaugurated the Yazd combined cycle power plant which is the first one in the world to use natural gas and solar energy, the state-run ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

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...

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Energy sector needs to be given priority, says Farooq Abdullah


February 11th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.11 (ANI): Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah on Thursday that there is need to consider energy sector in priority sector.Speaking at an ongoing two-day wind ... Read more...

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Farooq favours smart grids for optimal use of renewable energy


December 22nd, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 22 (IANS) Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah Tuesday called for building smart grids to supply quality power and make optimal use of renewable energy such as ... Read more...

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Note from Sunderbans to fight climate change at Copenhagen


December 6th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sunderban (West Bengal), Dec 6 (ANI) : In the face of mounting pressure on world bodies to cut their carbon emissions, residents in the Sunderbans delta of West Bengal are using electricity ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Indo-China joint workshop on NAPCC to begin today


October 21st, 2009 - 10:54 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): The Indo-China joint workshop on National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) will begin here today.The joint workshop is being held after considering the similarities of the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indo-China joint workshop on NAPCC to begin on Wednesday


October 19th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 19(ANI): The Indo-China joint workshop on National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) will begin here on Wednesday.The joint workshop is being held after considering the similarities of the ... Read more...

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Developing nations call upon developed nations to cut their emissions by up to 40 percent


July 10th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorL'aquila, July 10 (ANI): The developing countries criticised the G-8 nations for not taking enough steps to curb global warming, dubbing the proposed long-term targets as meaningless.The larger developing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Recession caused drop in greenhouse gas emissions by half in 2008


June 27th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): An analysis has revealed that the financial crisis may have been good for the climate, as high oil prices caused the growth of greenhouse gas emissions to drop ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Solar plane to soon fly around the world


June 26th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): Bertrand Picard, a Swiss adventurer is all set to unveil a prototype of a solar-powered plane he hopes eventually to fly around the world.According to a report ... Read more...

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Sulabh founder to get Renewable Energy Award


June 10th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 10 (IANS) Sulabh International, an Indian organisation popular for introducing low-cost toilet technology, has been selected for this year's prestigious Renewable Energy award. The Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organisation (IREO) will ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Global carbon emissions to increase 40 percent by 2030


May 28th, 2009 - 2:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (DPA) The level of carbon emissions into the Earth's atmosphere will surge nearly 40 percent by 2030 if the governments can't force more limits on pollutants blamed for global ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

President Patil boosts ties with Spain in historic visit (Lead)


April 21st, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 21 (DPA) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday stressed India's interest in boosting relations with Spain, where she became the first Indian head of state to make an official visit. Bilateral trade ... Read more...

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World’s largest solar boat under construction in Germany


April 12th, 2009 - 10:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A team of scientists, engineers, and yachtsmen are making what they say will be the largest solar boat ever built, with a view to making a trip around ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Renewable energy can meet India’’s 35 percent demand by 2030


March 24th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): India''s 35 percent electricity demands can be met from renewable energy by 2030 and 50 percent of the projected energy requirements can be met simply from ... Read more...

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UN seeks $750 bn for Global Green New Deal


March 20th, 2009 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 19 (DPA) The world's 20 most advanced economies should consider investing one percent of the global gross domestic product - about $750 billion - in five sectors to build ... Read more...

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Renewable energy technologies could supply worlds 40 percent electricity by 2050


March 12th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A new research has indicated that with adequate financial and political support, renewable energy technologies like wind and photovoltaics could supply 40 percent of the worlds electricity ... Read more...

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India joins global body to tap renewable energies


January 29th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) India will join the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a world body that acts as the global voice for renewable energies to help accelerate their development and ... Read more...

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Indian MPs” head for Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva


October 10th, 2008 - 10:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.10 (ANI): Seven Members of Parliament led by Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal left for Geneva on Friday to attend the 119th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union ... Read more...

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China searches for energy security


October 5th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 5 (Xinhua) It was a mid-May night, and trucks queued up at a gas station by the East 5th Ring Road of Beijing. The line was long, blocking a lane ... Read more...

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Graphene can store large quantities of renewable electrical energy


September 17th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 17 (ANI): A team of engineers and scientists at the University of Texas at Austin, US, have shown the usage of graphene as a new carbon-based material for storing ... Read more...

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Upper Austria shows way to greener future (With images)


August 3rd, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Salzburg, Aug 3 (IANS) The European Union has a 20-20-20 target to be achieved by 2020: cutting greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent, reducing energy consumption 20 percent by increasing efficiency ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sun Ray Solar Museum, a ray of hope for farmers


July 2nd, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
By K G Vasuki Hubli (Karnataka), July 2 (ANI): An exclusive first ever solar museum called 'Sun Ray Solar Museum' in Hubli in Karnataka is able to address the issues affecting the ... Read more...

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Maneka Gandhi to chair Energy Globe Awards in Brussels


May 21st, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by admin
Brussels, May 21 (IANS) India's former environment minister Maneka Gandhi will chair the ninth Energy Globe Awards for local environmental projects to be held at the European Parliament here May 26. Bollywood ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New materials may lead to cheaper and more efficient methanol fuel cells


May 6th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Scientists have devised new materials that enable the manufacture of cheaper and more efficient methanol fuel cells, which are an efficient and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.Within ... Read more...

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Melting of glaciers has doubled worldwide


March 17th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by admin
London, March 17 (ANI): Data from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has shown that the rate at which some of the world's glaciers are melting has more than doubled.The findings ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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