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India Green IT & sustainability spend to reach $34 billion: Gartner

According to reports, India’s spending on green IT and sustainability initiatives is expected to reach $34 billion in 2014, growing 14.1 per cent over last year, research firm Gartner said today. The spending stood at $29.2 billion in 2013, Gartner said in a statement. In its report ‘Hype Cycle for Green IT and Sustainability in India, 2014,’ analysts said Indian organisations are moving beyond corporate social responsibility as a philanthropic activity, via integration with their core business operations. Eventually, organisational ... Read More »

India can save 10,000 crore units of power: Goyal

According to reports, energy conservation techniques could save the nation about Rs. 50,000 crore, Union Minister of State for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal said here on Sunday. From the current generation of one lakh crore units of power, if 10,000 crore units, or 10 per cent, were to be saved, the monetary benefit was Rs. 50,000 crore, Mr. Goyal said at the National Energy Conservation Day function. The saved power, he said, could be used ... Read More »

Energy conservation can help save Rs 50,000 crore: Piyush Goyal

According to reports, pursuing energy efficient ways will help reduce electricity consumption and save as much as Rs 50,000 crore, according to Power Minister Piyush Goyal. Emphasising the need for conserving energy, he said that within next two years government buildings throughout the country would be equipped with energy saving LED (Light Emitting Diode) bulbs. “India produces about one lakh crore units of electricity and if a ten per cent saving (energy) is made that can save 10,000 crore units,” ... Read More »

Innovation India-style, by IBM

According to reports, IBM has brought fresh cheer to neighbourhood vegetable-sellers, who fan out every evening with their carts full of produce illuminated by cheap LED lamps in colours designed to highlight their goodness—red for tomatoes, green for spinach and white for radish and cauliflower. Big Blue has successfully trialled an unusual idea in Bangalore, using spent laptop batteries to power LED lamps, which could reduce the problem of e-waste while improving the lives of people such as vegetable-sellers, who ... Read More »

India built 5 mn energy-efficient fans using int’l funding

According to reports, India has built five million super energy efficient fans to reduce its energy consumption using the international funds given to developing world since 2003 to adapt to climate change, according to a new report by a UK-based think-tank. At the same time, a major chunk of the USD 7.6 billion funds to adapt to climate change went to just ten countries while several poorer nations received very little. “Among other results…Funds have helped in financing 5 million ... Read More »

Surat model to be replicated in 300 cities, towns in India

According to reports, the world’s fourth fastest growing city, Surat, will be a model for development of 300 tier-2 cities of India. The Narendra Modi-led government is keen to replicate the success of four urban facilities that have been successfully implemented in Surat in these 300 cities as well as the proposed 100 smart cities under its new mission mode programme. The chosen fields for best practices that are expected to be replicated include use of renewable energy sources including ... Read More »

Ecolibrium Energy wins United Nations climate solutions awards

SmartSense, developed by Ecolibrium Energy, CIIE, IIMAhmedabad incubated organization, supported by the International Finance Corporation and Infuse Ventures wins the 2014 Lighthouse Activity awards under the focus area of Information and Communication Technology. The Lighthouse Activity Awards are spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on some of the best examples of climate solutions – to inspire increased climate action around the world. This year’s winning activities include both large, game-changing solutions and small, entrepreneurial efforts. ... Read More »

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