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UNIDO, Coimbatore foundries in energy efficiency initiative


According to reports, a group of foundries here, mainly in the micro, small and medium-scale segment, will take measures to improve energy efficiency. The initiative is a cluster programme by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in association with other industrial associations and government agencies. Ayumi Fujino, UNIDO representative for India, told The Hindu here on Wednesday that the organisation has identified 12 clusters in the country in five sectors — foundries, dairy, brass, hand tools and ceramic. In foundries, the ... Read More »

‘IT applications useful in increasing energy efficiency’


According to reports, the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) applications have significant role in management of energy by reducing emissions and increasing energy efficiency, said IIIT-A director MD Tiwari while speaking at the ninth foundation day of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Information Technology, Amethi (RGIITA) on Monday. Inaugurating the two-day seminar on “IT applications in energy management”, Tiwari said technologies such as simulation, modeling, analysis, monitoring and visualisation tools offered by ICTs could allow to optimise the use of existing energy ... Read More »

Goa government moots legislation to increase energy efficiency


According to reports, chief minister Manohar Parrikar asserted that Goa will soon be the first state in the country to have a legislation that will provide for energy auditing of industries with a view to enable them to minimize carbon footprints and enhance energy efficiency. Addressing the delegates at the national executive committee meeting of Laghu Udyog Bharati at Margao on Saturday, Parrikar admitted that the public transport system in Goa was not so good, owing to which people preferred travelling by their ... Read More »

Erode Corporation to go in for energy-efficient street lighting


According to reports, the Erode Corporation will soon replace conventional fluorescent lamps with energy-efficient LED lamps for street lighting in the district. According to sources, the process of selecting the contractor is nearing completion. The civic body has come up with the plan as its electricity expenditure particularly for street lighting continues to grow. It maintains more than 18,500 street lights and pays over Rs.3.5 crore as electricity charges for street lighting to the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation every ... Read More »

Spread awareness to conserve energy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary tells Collectors


According to reports, given the severe power crunch in the State, Chief Secretary Minnie Mathew has directed District Collectors to launch a drive for conservation and efficient use of energy. In a letter to all Collectors heading the district level energy conservation committees, she detailed the grim situation and the need to create public awareness on the judicious use of power. The increasing gap between demand and supply due to constraints in fuel supply, particularly gas and low levels in reservoirs ... Read More »

Swiss govt to help make Indian buildings more energy efficient


According to reports, Switzerland is preparing a feasibility report on improving energy efficiency in the buildings coming up in India as they are likely to be major contributors to carbon emissions. Switzerland already has an MoU with the Power Ministry that is aimed at reducing energy consumption in new buildings in India. “In the energy efficiency sector in India, we see ourselves as providing technical assistance programme. It is largely technology guidance and know how. “We are looking at knowledge contribution ... Read More »

GIBBS helps businesses reduce costs using energy efficient solutions


According to reports, Green India Building Systems and Services (GIBBS) was born from a passion to make environmentally and socially responsible technologies that are also commercially viable . Co-founder Arun Shenoy who worked several years in the building systems and geothermal industry was keen to build a venture that would have a “triple bottom line” approach . The company helps businesses reduce costs and raise productivity by using energy efficienct products and solutions in buildings and has positioned itself as a ... Read More »

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