India achieves complete phase out of one the most potent ozone depleting chemical

India has successfully achieved the complete phase-out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b, which is a chemical used by foam manufacturing enterprises and one of the most potent ozone-depleting chemical after Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) . (HCFC)-141 b is used mainly as a blowing agent in the production of rigid polyurethane (PU) foams as per reports from PIB. India has…

Pure Talents Contest 2020: 20 ideas for the lifestyles of tomorrow

Köln, Germany Design means making things easier (and, where possible, more sustainable, too). This formula could be used to describe the common approach taken by the young creative minds whose designs have been shortlisted for imm cologne’s 17th Pure Talents Contest. Intelligent, sustainable, original and also beautiful to look at – these are the 20…

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What Will California’s New Solar Mandate Mean for the State?

This year, each new home built in California will come with something extra on top — solar panels. In 2018, the California Building Standards Commission made history, unanimously approving a mandate requiring newly constructed homes up to three stories tall to install solar panels. The first of its kind in the United States, this mandate…

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December 2019: Monthly Electric Vehicle News Roundup

1. Delhi Government will Implement New EV Policy Delhi CM has announced that the Delhi government aims to register at least 5 lakh EVs by 2024, to reduce air pollution. For this, the EV policy has been passed which will cover mostly two-wheelers and commercial vehicles. The Delhi government also aims to include 250 public…

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India Launches First CNG Bus which can run 1000 Kms in one fill

In a major step towards making India a gas-based economy and making CNG as the eco-friendly option for long distance transport in the country, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, today unveiled India’s first long distance CNG bus fitted with composite CNG cylinders, which can travel around 1000 kms in…

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Tata Motors to Launch the new Electric Nexon in India

The much-anticipated, entirely electrical Tata Nexon EV has made its worldwide debut in India. Although, it isn’t the carmaker’s first electric vehicle in the nation (which has been the Tigor EV) but the Nexon EV is also, in actuality, the earliest of those new-generation electric vehicles that will use the new Ziptron electrical power train…

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December 2019: Monthly Environmental News Roundup

1. Spark of hope for flightless birds environment The Guam rail is a flightless bird, typically 30cm long, dull brown in color and adorned with black and white stripes. This is a rare success story for conservation in recent history. These birds, previously extinct in the jungle, have been rescued by the captive breeding program…

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Kits Écohabitation: Architecture Meets the Prefab Housing Market

Ecological housing designs signed by talented architects Montréal, Canada, 2019-11-01 Hiring an architect in Quebec is not mandatory, contrary to European countries. And unfortunately, it shows! L’Association des architectes en pratique privée du Québec (Quebec association of architects in private practice) in a 2007 study revealed that residential projects represent only 12% in sales revenue…