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Reduction in carbon footprint by sourcing Wind Energy through Open Access

December 21, 2012 by

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Wind energy is the predominant type of renewable energy in India, comprising 70% of the total installed renewable energy capacity in the country (approximately 18,000 MW out of 26,000 MW; source: Government of India, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy). Electricity generated from wind energy sources is sold to State Utilities, consumed for own use […]

2010 – A Record Year for CO2 Emission

June 1, 2011 by

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Global energy-related CO2 emission reached an all time high in 2010, threatening the international goal to limit global warming to within 2⁰C. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), 30.6 billion tonnes of emission was released in 2010 which was 5 per cent higher than in 2008, the previous record year. Fatih Birol, an IEA […]

Cancun – COP16

December 3, 2010 by

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The latest round of United Nations climate negotiations, the Conference of Parties -16 has started in Cancun, Mexico. The conference is hosting representatives of approximately 200 countries that aim to discuss the future of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)and the Kyoto Protocol. Last year around this time, the summit was held […]

Product and Supply Chain Standards – from WRI and WBCSD

November 25, 2010 by

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GHG Protocol (Corporate Standard) helps businesses to quantify the impacts of their operation in a standardized way. To take the reporting and mitigation task further, World Resource Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have come up with two new standards ‘Product accounting and reporting standard’ and ‘Corporate value chain (scope 3) […]

India: Climate Change Negotiations – Outside-in view

October 22, 2010 by

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Introduction The Copenhagen Accord, though not a legally binding agreement reached between the parties, was the ‘ Common Minimum’ that could be achieved amidst the high tension and difficult bargaining positions. The accord called on Annex I countries to make their climate change pledges, and the Annex II countries to identify their nationally appropriate mitigation […]

GHG emission reduction targets – Vehicles

October 7, 2010 by

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California Air Resources Board (CARB ) recently approved a set of guidelines for reducing car and light truck GHG emissions in 18 metropolitan planning areas within the state. These guidelines have been Issued as part of the agency’s implementation of the state’s smart growth law. The reduction targets include a wide range of reductions from […]