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Is burning plastics to generate energy an ecofriendly idea?

Like you can burn coal or wood to generate / recover energy, so can you by burning plastics. Now, that’s an interesting method to get rid of waste plastic that are polluting the earth, and at the same time also getting some useful energy from them, isn’t it? Well, the answer appears to be a […]

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Posted in: Pollution, Waste to Energy

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How best can we practically decrease plastic pollution?

Everyone wishes to decrease the amount of pollution from plastic. And this everyone includes the ordinary you and me, corporates, municipalities and more. But the more they try, like the hydra, the more avenues appear through which the plastics pollute even more than before. So, we have to get more practical about ways by which […]

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Posted in: MSW, Pollution, Recycling

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The Bioplastics Guide – Intelligence on the bioplastics industry for investors

The Bioplastics Guide, launched recently, provides a strategic overview of the small but fast-growing global bioplastics sector. With plastic pollution becoming an important concern for many countries, there is a move towards alternatives to plastics, and bioplastics is one of them. The bioplastics market is however nascent, and hence there are significant uncertainties for investors […]

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Posted in: Emerging Cleantech Areas, Pollution, Waste Management

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Looking for Investors – Attractive Biomass Pellet Project in North India

Sub: Attractive Biomass Pelleting Business Looking for Equity Investors Introduction to India’s Largest Biomass Pelleting Plant Recently, I had the opportunity to meet an interesting biomass sector professional in Delhi – Bharat Sharma. And he took the trouble of taking me all the way to Roorkee so that I could see his pretty awesome biomass […]

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Posted in: Bio Energy, New Delhi

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It’s Odd Even IIT-educated Politicians Can’t See Beyond Obvious – The Case of Delhi’s Odd-Even Rule

  Delhi’s Odd-Even Oddly Doesn’t Even Address the Root of the Problem, if Research Data are to be believed. I read an interesting take in Financial Express on the actual problems that result in Delhi’s air pollution (written by PP Sangal, a UN Consultant and former director of CSO – ISS). This shows why the […]

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Posted in: New Delhi, Policies and Regulations, Pollution, Society and Community, Transportation, Waste Management

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India Cleantech Challenge 2016 – Chennai, April 21 – Be There!

India Cleantech Challenge 2016 – Chennai, April 21 – Be There!

You will be knowing that EAI had launched an incubation division for cleantech startups, Cleancubator, a few months back. I’m pleased to let you know that Cleancubator is part of an exciting cleantech event, organized by TiE Chennai Cleantech SIG, and also partnered by the Founder Institute. The first ever nationwide cleantech contest, the India Cleantech Challenge 2016, will be taking place […]

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Posted in: Chennai, Events, Innovations

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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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Chennnai Event on Zero Liquid Discharge, 6 Jan – Manufacturing Case Studies @ Footprints Event

After a successful Footprints – second edition,  SICCI , Techbridge Ventures and  Tata Capital this time is hosting the third edition of “Footprints“, to celebrate Climate Change Action in Manufacturing Industry on 6th January, 2016 at 6 PM. PROGRAMME AGENDA: Date:  Wednesday , 6th January, 2016           Time: 6.00 p.m.          Venue: Le Royal Meridien, Chennai […]

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Posted in: Chennai, Corporate Sustainability, Waste Management, Water

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SunEdison’s Plan for 2000 MW Renewable Energy Projects in Tamil Nadu

At the recently concluded Global Investor’s Meet at Chennai, SunEdison has signed MoUs for 2000 MW of renewable energy development in Tamil Nadu. While no fan of either MoUs or these gala investor’s meets, I do hope that these intentions translate to reality. With SunEdison already operating a number of RE assets across the country, […]

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Posted in: Chennai, Events, Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Wind Energy

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