Stirling Solar Dish

Godawari CSP project is now functional

Godawari Green Energy Ltd had set up a CSP power project in Rajasthan which has now entered its production stage. It is a significant achievement for India as it will give a boost to the CSP sector in India. Read more about CSP technology here. The 150 hectare land area project in Rajasthan is a part of Phase 1 of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).  The project is based on the proven solar parabolic trough technology. Read more about40

Water Pollution

Environmental Performance Index – Indian Perspective

We all have experienced depleting quality of air, water and other natural resources. With the increasing population and the resulting load on natural resources, we are on the verge of consuming everything that earth has to provide and we may need another planet to survive. ‘Living Planet’-a report by WWF, has already explained in 2012, that the Earth’s 6.8 billion people are already using 1.5 times of our planet’s natural resources. The load on environmental resources increases with the ever40

Airport Carbon Accreditation-Four levels of certification

Mumbai Airport receives ACA level II accreditation for reducing its carbon emissions

Airports Council International (ACI) has accredited Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai for its level II accreditation for reducing its carbon emissions. This certification is issued for the year 2012-13. There are just five airports including CSIA in Asia-Pacific region working towards reducing carbon emissions that have received Airport Carbon Accreditation from ACI. In the year 2009, Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE) launched Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) as the result of growing concerns towards growing carbon emissions and its impacts40

Accredited Capacity under REC mechanism –Solar PV

Andhra Pradesh’s first Solar PV project has accredited under REC mechanism

The state of Andhra Pradesh has accredited its first Solar PV project under Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) mechanism. The project has been developed by KCP limited, a $100 million business group with interests in Power generation, Heavy Engineering, Sugar, Cement,   Information Technology and Biotechnology. The project has a total installed capacity of 5.75MW and has received accreditation from the state agency(Andhra Pradesh State Load Dispatch Centre) on 8th April, 2013. REC is a green attribute given to the electricity generated40

Forest area as a percentage of total land area by country

World Forestry Day, 21st March 2013

March 21st, the autumnal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere, and the vernal equinox in the Northern, was chosen as the day which is now celebrated as World Forestry Day. Forestry needs to be valued and forests need to protected, preserved and used sustainably. Production, protection and recreation are the three key areas of forestry. Forests cover approximately one third of the total land on our planet and play a major role in stabilising the climate. Many of the negative effects40

Summary of Incentives and Subsidies for Renewable Energy Products by MNRE

India’s energy demand has been growing rapidly as a result of the industrial growth as well as the rise in household energy consumption. India ranks 6th in the world in terms of energy demand accounting for 3.5% of the total world commercial energy demand in 2001 (Planning Commission of India). Most of the energy requirements in India are being fulfilled by fossil fuels that further increase our dependency on imports. To overcome the issue of energy security, Government of India40

Sustainable development priorities of SABMiller

SABMiller India showcased the results of its Water Resource Management Project

On 18th Feb 2013, SABMiller India showcased the results of their collaborative Integrated Water Resource Management project in partnership with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid tropics (ICRISAT). SABMiller plc is one of the top brewers in the world headquartered in England. SABMiller India Limited is a Bangalore based Indian subsidiary of SABMiller Plc and also an important alcoholic drink producer in India. There are a total of 11 breweries located across different parts of India making it40