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And about bicycling – Even Jerks Can Save the World

And about bicycling! Bicycles. You know, those slim looking things having two wheels and pedals! I know, I know…the last time you had used them were when you were 12 years old. And since then, you have always felt that these were for the world’s unprivileged or unintelligent. How dare someone even suggest that you use […]

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Posted in: Climate Change, Transportation

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Cleantech Guide – answers to all your questions on clean technology and sustainability

Last few months, I spent a good part of my spare time in getting a hobby project off the ground. The Cleantech Guide I have tried to incorporate a whole lot of things I had learnt about renewable energy, clean technology and sustainability in the form of answers to frequently asked questions at the Cleantech […]

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Posted in: Climate Change, Energy Education and Careers

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Doubling Renewables by 2030 will Boost Global GDP by up to USD 1.3 Trillion – IRENA REPORT

Savings would be up to 15 times higher than costs, thanks to avoided expenditures on air pollution and climate change Berlin, Germany, 17 March 2016 – Doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 can save up to USD 4.2 trillion annually by 2030 – 15 times more than the costs […]

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Posted in: Climate Change, Energy Investments, International, Policies and Regulations, Pollution

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Chennai Cleantech Club First Meeting – Oct 17 – Pics and More

The first meeting of the Chennai Cleantech Club was held at Solar Mango on 17 Oct 2015. Must say it was impressive. The idea was to get together experts and passionate folks belonging to diverse domains within the cleantech spectrum and figuring out how to collaborate effectively for spurring growth of the sector as a whole. […]

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Posted in: Climate Change, Innovations

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Chennai Climate Change Event – Celebrating Climate Change Action in Manufacturing Industry

Footprints Celebrating Climate Change Action in Manufacturing Industry Organized by SICCI, TiE and CIIE 28 August 2015, 6.00 pm followed by dinner Venue: My Fortune, Cathedral Road, Chennai.   PROGRAMME Date: 28th August, 2015          Time: 6.00 p.m.         Venue: My Fortune, Chennai Welcome Address                   […]

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Posted in: Chennai, Climate Change

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Paris Meet to Make Renewable Energy Financing Easier?

Read a piece from M Ramesh at BusinessLine – essentially, there is optimism that cheap finance might be available for renewable energy projects bigtime because a number of climate funds are getting committed for. While many of the numbers being quoted as amounts committed are big (everything is in $100s of billion), I am not sure […]

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Posted in: Climate Change, Energy Finance, Energy Investments

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Earth heading towards sixth mass extinction? Ah, those elephants…

Read a rather alarming news article today. This was about how large number of terrestrial vertebrates have become (and are becoming) extinct. Since 150, over 320 terrestrial vertebrates have become extinct, according to the report. Tens of many other terrestrial vertebrates could face extinction. “Tens” might not sound like a big deal, when we have heard of […]

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Posted in: Climate Change

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Tariff Hike for Conventional Power Inevitable

Seems that our coal fired thermal power plants the lifeblood of Indian power sector, will no longer be able to supply power at the same old affordable price.  The sequence of events happening in the coal industry and its influence on the power sector in the past few months is a definite indication that the […]

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Posted in: Climate Change, Coal

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