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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 […]

China’s Carbon Intensity reduction Plan

August 16, 2011 by


China’s official newspaper China Daily recently reported that China would soon release detailed plans to achieve the goal of reduction of carbon intensity. The plans would address the short-term goal of reducing carbon intensity by 17% over 2005 levels by 2015 and a medium-term goal of 40-45% reduction by 2020. National Development and Reform Commission, […]

Roof-Top Solar System by L’Oréal

July 7, 2011 by


Beauty-care and cosmetic giant, L’Oréal will be adding a 1.4 MW solar system on the rooftop of its manufacturing plant in New Jersey, USA. This is the company’s first first renewable energy use in the US. The solar installation will provide about 25% of the plant’s electricity requirement. Globally, L’Oréal gets around 20% of the […]

IPCC Study: Renewables can meet the energy demand of the world

May 10, 2011 by


IPCC is optimistic, even bullish on the potential of the renewable sector, particularly the solar power. In its recently released  study, IPCC has said that the renewables can meet global demand. The report says that clean energy could account for almost 80% of the world’s energy supply by 2050. This comes with a big “if” […]

China – Renewables and Coal Power – Impact on Carbon Emissions

March 16, 2011 by


China is taking a number of measures, very significant ones to become a lead players in the carbon constrained economy of the future. China has set a target by 2020 of reducing carbon pollution by 40 to 45 per cent per unit of gross domestic product. But that does not change the fact that it […]

Fuel Switch CDM projects based on Natural Gas

March 11, 2011 by


Indian economy is highly dependent on fossil fuels such as coal and oil for power generation for both industrial and domestic supply. Thermal Power Plants are the major consumers of Coal in India and are likely to remain significant contributors to the overall energy mix of the country. The  deficiency of power continues resulting in […]

Carbon credits potential of solid waste management industry

March 8, 2011 by


Solid waste management practices release high quantities of green house gases in the atmosphere. This sector therefore creates significant opportunities for carbon mitigation, which could eventually become tradable carbon credits. Following procedures can be used to reduce/avoid GHG emissions from the waste materials. 1)     Avoidance and utilization of methane from the landfill side: Methane (CH4) […]