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Piyush Goyal to launch three energy efficient initiatives


According to reports, the initiatives developed by Bureau of Energy Efficiency under Ministry of Power include Design Guidelines for Energy Efficient Multi-Story Residential Building Star Rating for Hospital Buildings and for Diesel Generators. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas will deliver the keynote address at the function. Design Guidelines for ‘Energy-Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings’ is developed with the objective to provide a comprehensive information on how to design energy-efficient multi-storey residential buildings. The guidelines take ... Read More »

Delhi LG reviews progress of solar projects


According to reports, Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday reviewed the progress of various projects, including those of solar power, in the capital. Under the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Management Programme, solar photovoltaic (SPV) plants of 335 kWp (kilowatt peak) at eight locations and a 100 kWp SPV plant at Vikas Bhavan have been commissioned, a statement said. The chairman of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) apprised Jung about the progress on converting the area under the ... Read More »

AIIMS challenge for solar expert


According to reports, union health minister Harsh Vardhan has approached solar expert SP Gon Chowdhury to make the half-century-old All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) campus in Delhi climate-responsive. In addition, Gon Chowdhury is also advising the ministry to ensure that the new AIIMS units proposed in different states — including West Bengal — become ‘green buildings’. Speaking to TOI, Gon Chowdhury—a pioneer in solar energy use in India—said he was delighted to head the unique initiative. “AIIMS is ... Read More »

SAP’s solution can help Tangedgo in energy efficiency, says IT expert


According to reports, the Tamil Nadu government, which is keen on ensuring uninterrupted power supply, could hope to achieve energy efficiency if it utilised the services of SAP Forum for Public Services – a software partner in delivering good governance by flexing the latest technologies, says  Mathew Thomas, vice president – strategic industries, SAP India sub-continent. The expertise available with SAP could facilitate Tangedco to strive at energy efficiency. “In fact, our product, aiming at ensuring that the government achieves ... Read More »

Dwarka Sector-21 Metro Station gets solar power plant in a first for the country


According to reports, in a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today launched the operation of a solar power plant at its Dwarka Sector-21 Metro station. The plant was inaugurated by Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu at the Metro Bhawan here in the presence of, among others, Union Minister of State for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, and DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh. Naidu switched on the new, solar-power generated lights on platform No.1 ... Read More »

Merkel’s Air Travel Funds Green Power From India to China


According to reports, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s flights around the world helped fund a wind farm on a luxury hotel in India and a biogas plant run by a Chinese beer maker. Germany spent about 9.9 million euros ($13.3 million) from 2008 through 2012 to offset the greenhouse-gas emissions made by the air travel of members of the government and parliament, the government said in a reply to questions from the Green Party. The offsets paid for climate-protection projects around ... Read More »

Poor quality imports give India a bad experience of LED lamps


According to reports, LED technology is considered the way forward in lighting but low-cost and inferior-quality imported products are severely harming the segment, say industry players. India needs to urgently formalise product standards and boost local production to popularise the product, they say. “Customers have had a lot of bad experience because of poor Chinese imports. Industry players through ELCOMA (electric lamp and component manufacturers association) have been pushing for BIS standards for LED products. Earlier, CFLs took that route ... Read More »

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