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Carbon Labels – beyond “just a label”

July 11, 2011 by

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Eco labeling has come a long way since it began back in the 1970s. The purpose of these labels is to help consumers identify how eco friendly products are. The newest of them are the recently launched carbon labels that have yet to become as popular as other eco labels. A survey conducted in 2010 […]

Wipro becomes a part of Nasdaq-100’s Global Sustainability Index

June 15, 2011 by

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Wipro last week announced that it is now included in the US stock exchange Nasdaq-100 Global Sustainability Index. The inclusion is the for taking leadership role in disclosing the carbon footprint, energy usage and water consumption. The Global Sustainability Index consists of companies are leaders in various aspects of sustainability and also disclose their carbon […]

Internet consumes more energy than India

April 24, 2011 by

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Even as you read this, the data centre, that powers the internet and has brought this data for your reading, is a heavy big energy guzzler. Accordingly to a study conducted by Greenpeace, the environmental NGO, the data centres run by companies including Google, Akamai, Yahoo and Apple consumed 662 billion units (kWh), 16% more […]

Google to buy 100 MW of wind power

April 21, 2011 by

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Google is committing to buy clean power, working towards its long term goal of carbon neutrality. It recently announced that it has made its second deal via its subsidiary Google Energy to buy 100 MW of power from a wind farm under construction in Oklahoma. Like the earlier deal, this wind farm too is being […]

Promoting Green Technologies in Indian Telecom sector

April 18, 2011 by

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As a part of the effort to promote green telecommunications and to suggest ways to address the issues of enviromental impact of the fast growing telecom industry, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently released its recommendations on “Approach Towards Green Telecommunications”. These recommendations were developed through consultative process with various industry and non-industry […]

Emissions-neutral office building – A first of its kind in India

March 4, 2011 by

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Bayer has recently unveiled its first emissions-neutral office building in Asia. This is a part of their systematically established group- wide sustainability program. The building in Greater Noida, near New Delhi will house Bayer MaterialScience’s office. The building will draw 100 percent of its electricity requirement from a PV plant. The building at the same […]

Bringing sustainability in Indian Auto ancillary sector

January 27, 2011 by

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Consumers, investors and employees are showing increasing concern towards the environment management. Companies are more interested in understanding real business opportunities and risks associate with the climate change. Many companies around the world are adopting sustainable business practices to minimize their impact on natural resource consumption.  Sustainable business practices lead to reducing negative impacts on […]