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This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Energy Efficiency. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

You can find news and updates on diverse topics within Energy Efficiency - events, insights, perspectives, innovations, personalities and more.

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LED to light up Patna streets soon

All street lights, currently sodium and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs, will be replaced with LED bulbs. The decision to change the lights was taken by the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC), which has now assigned the task to a central government agency called Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL).… read more →

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CRI bags Rs 150 crore order to supply energy efficient pumps

City-based CRI Pumps has bagged a Rs 150 crore order from Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Government of India enterprise under the Union Ministry of Power, for implementation of the Agriculture Demand Side Management (AgDSM) program in association with Government of Andhra Pradesh (AP).… read more →

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Ola to launch 10,000 electric vehicles over 12 months

SoftBank-backed cab aggregator Ola said it plans to add 10,000 electric vehicles, a majority being e-rickshaws, to its platform over the next 12 months as part of its 'Mission Electric' programme. The Bengaluru-based company is aiming to get one million electric vehicles on its platform by 2021 to boost… read more →

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Off-grid solar firm d.light bags USD 50m in debt funding

Off-grid solar company d.light said over the weekend that it has raised USD 50 million (EUR 40.6m) in funding from several parties to continue its scale-up globally and expand its offerings. The solar lighting and power products provider has secured the funds from the European Investment Bank (EIB),… read more →

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LED bulbs to be sold to 38,000 families in Vellore

LED bulbs will be sold for ?50 each to nearly 38,000 families in 74 village panchayats as part of the ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’, a village self-governance campaign that is under way in Vellore district. According to a press release, Collector S.A. Raman flagged off vehicles that will sell the LED bulbs.… read more →

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Maharashtra To Make Indigenous ‘Harit Khadi’ Using Solar-Powered Charkhas!

Maharashtra government sanctioned its first Solar Charkha Common Facility Centre for the Chandrapur district. The Solar Charkha Mission under the Bhartiya Harit Khadi Gramodaya Sansthan (BHKGS) is part of a unique Government of India initiative to promote employment to poverty-saddled citizens living… read more →

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Modi government pushes for alternative fuels, electric vehicles in bid to curb air pollution

The Modi government is making a big push to promote alternative fuels. Showing that it means business, it has prepared a detailed blueprint to spur investments in the use of bio-ethanol produced from a ligno-cellulosic biomass and not the conventional molasses-based ethanol production. This new technology… read more →

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Ashok Leyland bets on Israel-based company’s Aluminum Air battery for electric commercial vehicles

Ashok Leyland, the auto arm of the Hinduja Group said it signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Phinergy, an Israel-based company that is developing Aluminium Air batteries for long-range vehicles. Unlike lithium ion batteries, which need to be recharged after 200-500 km, a vehicle that uses aluminum… read more →

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LED lights effective in saving energy bills

Shifting from sodium vapour light to LED lights for streetlights could be a very effective way to save electricity bills. Renewable energy expert Santi Pada Gon Chaudhuri said that LED has a number of advantages. Initially, compared to Halogen or sodium vapour lights, LED did not use to give much light… read more →

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Building The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure In India, The PPP Way

Electric vehicles (EVs) are making inroads into unknown territories with its wider adoption across the world. While Finland is leading the global charge in adopting EVs, France and Britain have ambitious plans to make a complete shift to EVs by 2040. China’s effort to replace its oil and diesel fleets… read more →

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