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Power and utilities sector – Emerging Issues – Deloitte Report

August 17, 2011 by

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Deloitte recently published the report “Empowering ideas 2011: A  look at then of the emerging issues in the power and utilities sector”. A set of significant factors including huge demand growth from countries such as India, China and supply side dependencies on  fossil fuels,  growth of renewables, climate change negotiation difficulties and the realization of […]

Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises to get green tech from SIDBI and BEE

July 15, 2011 by


To promote energy efficiency in the MSME, which is the most difficult customer for such interventions, SIDBI, Small Industries Development Bank of India has entered into an agreement with the Bureau for Energy Efficiency (BEE). The team will work on creating awareness and capacity-building of local businesses such as service providers to implement the energy […]

Energy efficiency measures to get boost from Chinese government

July 6, 2011 by


In the bid to cope up with the rapidly growing demand, Chinese government is considering plans to subsidize the use of energy-efficient materials and RE technologies in new buildings. This would be coupled with provincial and municipal governments imposing stricter efficiency standards than the current norms. The Chinese government has controlling the electricity prices to […]

India’s first RE based smart mini-grid system commissioned

July 5, 2011 by

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India has recently commissioned the first of its kind RE Based Smart Mini-Grid System in the TERI Retreat at Gurgaon. Speaking at the function, Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister of MNRE said “The country must have strong safeguards so that it gets the best technology and also develops it indigenously.” Shri Sunilkumar Shinde, Union Minister of […]

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 […]

Carbon Credits potential of projects with Energy efficiency measures

April 8, 2011 by


Driven by the growing concern about the climate change and business risks and opportunities created by it, many industrial sectors are searching for the less GHG intensive methods for their operations. There are lot of opportunities in green house gas reductions that create quantifiable (and trade-able) carbon credits, under mechanisms such as Clean Development Mechanism […]

China – Carbon strategies, targets and market

March 19, 2011 by


As a part of national strategy to reduce carbon emissions and maintain its negotiating position, China is working towards three national targets 15 per cent renewables in primary energy consumption by 2020; 20 per cent energy-intensity reduction from 2005 level by 2010. Further 15–20 per cent reduction to this is being considered for the next […]