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Sweden to provide technology support for waste to energy biogas plant in Mysore, Karnataka

According to reports, the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) is poised to set up a biogas plant in city with technical expertise from a Sweden-based Environment Protection Agency, disclosed MCC Commissioner K.S. Raikar. Speaking to Star Of Mysore this morning, Raikar said that a Swedish delegation led by the Agency’s Director Carl Denis and High Representative Mac Denisburg will be visiting the city and a meeting will be held on Nov. 5, to discuss the pros and cons of the ambitious ... Read More »

China paper says U.S. solar complaint driven by envy

According to reports, an anti-dumping complaint filed by U.S. solar firms against their Chinese counterparts is driven by envy at China’s rapid growth in the field and goes against global efforts to fight climate change, a major state-run newspaper said on Sunday. Seven U.S. solar manufacturers this month asked the Obama administration to impose duties of more than 100 percent on China solar imports, which they said were unfairly undercutting U.S. prices and destroying American jobs. In a front-page commentary, ... Read More »

Selco Solar founder and Magsaysay awardee Hande among 50 picked for Rajyotsava awards in Karnataka

According to reports, this year’s Magsaysay awardee and social entrepreneur Dr Harish Hande, Arjuna Award winners Tejaswini Bai and Ramesh Tikaram are among the 50 Rajyotsava awardees for 2011. Dr Harish Hande, 44, is an engineer and a renewable energy entrepreneur and has extensively worked at the grassroots to meet the energy requirements of rural households. The co-founder of SELCO-India, a rural energy service based out of Bengaluru, he played a pivotal role in installing over 95,000 solar lighting systems ... Read More »

Sunny days ahead for solar in India

According to reports, government policies and global trends will play a key role in deciding the attractiveness of the solar power sector for investors.  Solar power is one of the most talked about topics in India today. With peak power deficit hovering around the 12 per cent and increasing fossil fuel costs, the government is aggressively pushing for renewable sources of energy. Of the 182 GW of total installed power generation capacity in India, renewables constitute about 11 per cent. ... Read More »

BASIC countries meet in China to discuss climate change

According to reports, officials from Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC) are meeting in Beijing from Monday to Tuesday to discuss climate change, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Xie Zhenhua, vice minister of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, is leading a Chinese delegation to the meeting, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily press briefing on Monday. “The meeting will focus on the prospects and major issues of the Durban climate change conference,” Hong said. ... Read More »

Indo-German collaboration in wind and renewable energy is the way forward

According to reports, collaboration between India and Germany, especially in wind energy sector, is the way forward to achieve a win-win situation for both the countries, a top Indian diplomat here has said. The two countries discussed the possibility of cooperation in wind energy sector and water purification plants during the recently concluded India Week in Hamburg. Speaking at a Seminar on ‘Renewable Energy Sector in Hamburg and India’, M Subashini, India’s Consul General in Hamburg, said: “Hamburg, being the ... Read More »

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