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Virgin-LanzaTech tie-up to produce low carbon fuel

The low-carbon aviation fuel, which will be produced in India, is claimed to have half the carbon footprint of standard fossil fuel. Virgin Atlantic was the first airline to fly a plane on bio-fuel in February 2008. PTI “India, which is amongst the ..

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
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RMGL to share revenue by selling carbon credits

GURGAON: Other than transplanting trees, the Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL) has decided to share the revenue generated by selling carbon credits.

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  • Published: Apr 21st, 2011
  • Category: India
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Uk-India Project On Low Carbon Technologies

A UK-India project is aimed at obtaining a greater understanding of the factors which affect fuel cell performance and durability, particularly in relation to using readily available fuels, including waste biogas

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  • Published: Mar 4th, 2011
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PSU eyes carbon credits for banyan plantation

The Gujarat State Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited has decided to go for carbon credit auditing in the next three years expecting assured returns for the massive banyan tree plantation done in the companys campus on the city outskirts and at other locations.
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  • Published: Feb 25th, 2011
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Govt plans to reduce carbon footprint in city

NEW DELHI: Delhi government is working towards making Delhi

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  • Published: Feb 24th, 2011
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State eyes carbon credits through tree campaign

The ambitious rural tree plantation scheme where the government wanted every villager to plant at least on tree each will soon be taken to the next level. After having achieved planting of 5.93 crore over the past one-and-half-year, just a few lakhs short of the magic figure of 6.25 crore trees
equal to the rural population, the state has already started thinking of earning some green points to support the project further.

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  • Published: Feb 17th, 2011
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Toshiba, NTPC to make power from carbon emissions

NTPC Ltd is in talks with Toshiba Corp to build a pilot project in India to capture and store carbon emissions, a Toshiba official said. The Japanese power-equipment maker aims to develop its first 5-Mw carbon capture plant in India by 2016, Toshiba India Private Ltd Managing Director, Kenji Urai, said.

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  • Published: Feb 14th, 2011
  • Category: India
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Conference: A Call to Low Carbon Economy

The scientific evidence on the need for urgent action on the problem of climate change has now become stronger and even more convincing. Future solutions would lie in the use of renewable energy technologies, greater efforts at energy efficiency and dissemination of decentralized power generation. Policy makers around the world are working toward a long-term international framework to address climate change.

The Government of India (GOI) has committed to make India a

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  • Published: Feb 10th, 2011
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Reliance Power project gets nod for carbon credits

Reliance Powers INR 16,000 crore ultra mega power project at Sasan has qualified for carbon credits which will help it earn over INR 2,000 crore, or 40% of its equity in the next decade.

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  • Published: Feb 7th, 2011
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Cell phone cameras help monitor atmospheric black carbon

Tracking the giant black carbon footprint in the Himalayas just became a whole lot easier. Using simple cell phone cameras, scientists have brought microscopic air pollutants into plain view for local people. In a study from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, V. Ramanathan and colleagues are working with local villagers in Northern India to monitor local atmospheric levels of black carbon, using photographs of quartz filters taken with cell phone cameras.

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  • Published: Jan 23rd, 2011
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Delhi Metro scores a world first with carbon credits Read more: Delhi Metro scores a world first with carbon credits

| Sourced From TimesOfIndia |

New Delhi: Delhi Metro has earned Rs 3 crore annually in carbon credits since 2009. The railway project is the first transport project in the world that was registered under the United Nations programme for dealing in the carbon market.

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  • Published: Jan 5th, 2011
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Smooth shift to low carbon use

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The global economic slowdown has led to a new debate in governments and the private sector, with many arguing that the transition to a low carbon economy is too expensive or of less importance now. However, during the recovery from recession, our economic models must evolve to overcome unprecedented turmoil in global markets and simultaneously make provisions for climate-friendly sustainable growth.

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  • Published: Dec 23rd, 2010
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A case for carbon tax

| Sourced From TheHindu |

Nigel Lawson believes that a case can be made for the introduction of an across-the-board carbon tax, initially at a relatively low level, provided that the proceeds of the tax are fully returned to the pockets of the people by a reduction in other taxes such as income tax.

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  • Published: Dec 23rd, 2010
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Civic body eyes carbon credits, World Bank to verify claim

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The Pune Municipal Corporation is eyeing funds from the World Bank, for the first time, for carbon credits it has been able to manage through energy saving by introducing flourescent lamps for streetlights. A World Bank team is scheduled to visit the city by the month-end to verify the civic body claim.

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  • Published: Dec 19th, 2010
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DESC India, CII Release Report on ICT’s Potential to Cut Carbon Footprint

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Report lists likely energy savings, cost-benefit analysis, sectors with most savings potential as well as drivers and barriers to ICT adoption.

Key highlights of the DESC Report include:

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  • Published: Dec 18th, 2010
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Silence on Kyoto mars carbon credit biz

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Mumbai, Dec. 13: The silence at Cancun on the future of the Kyoto Protocol has cast a cloud of uncertainty over the emission trading business (carbon credits) in India.

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  • Published: Dec 18th, 2010
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Carbon offsets open doors for rural communities

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A treadle water pump paid for by offsets has the power to transform poor communities

In the middle of a field on the plains of northern India, farmer Ram Dyal is making a point. One hand grabbing my sleeve, he wraps his other round a sturdy bamboo pole. “This”, he says, slapping it for emphasis, “has lifted poverty from our valley. It has lifted poverty from my home.”

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  • Published: Dec 17th, 2010
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Gurgaon Metro to cut 40K tonnes of carbon emissions

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The upcoming internal Metro link in Gurgaon, connecting Sikanderpur to NH-8, is touted to cut down on 40,000 tonnes of carbon emissions once it starts operations. Officials of the Rapid Metro Gurgaon Rail Limited (RMGL) claimed that with an expected ridership of 1.5 lakh passengers per day, the Metro system is expected not only to ease road congestion but also improve air quality in the city.

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  • Published: Dec 16th, 2010
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Railways to earn 1L carbon credit a yr by distributing CFLs in it’s residential colony Read more: Railways to earn 1L carbon credit a yr by distributing CFLs in it’s residential colony

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NEW DELHI: Railways has become one of the first government entities to successfully unveil a programme to cut down carbon consumption, helping it earn carbon credits.

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  • Published: Dec 12th, 2010
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India to launch black carbon plan on Dec 15

India will launch a national programme on black carbon on December 15. Environment minister Jairam Ramesh said the programme will cover measurement, monitoring and modelling for black carbon but ruled out India agreeing to inclusion of black carbon into the framework of UN climate talks.

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  • Published: Dec 8th, 2010
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India proposes a system to monitor carbon pollution reductions

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As nations seek an international agreement to reduce global warming pollution, one of the biggest issues on the table is transparency. When a country says it has reduced emissions, other nations want to know they mean it. Transparency and accountability provisions are an essential building block of an effective international system to address greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Published: Dec 2nd, 2010
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A low-carbon future?

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Greenspaces, a proposed Information Technology Park in the National Capital Region, is a ‘Green’ special economic zone (SEZ): designed, developed and operated in a low carbon, sustainable way. It will have a 1.75 million square feet building which includes features such as rainwater harvesting, solar hot water systems etc and 1 megawatt solar power generation enough to meet electricity usage of over 500 homes from rooftop cells. And yes, Reva enthusiasts, even charging points for electric cars.

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  • Published: Nov 30th, 2010
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Wipro tops carbon disclosure leadership index

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Indian IT major Wipro topped the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) rankings published for India for the first time.

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  • Published: Nov 28th, 2010
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India to play ‘bridge’ role at Cancun: Jairam Ramesh

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New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) With climate change talks at Cancun next week expected to get stuck on some contentious issues between developing and developed countries, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said that India will act as a ‘bridge’ between the two sides.

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  • Published: Nov 24th, 2010
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India report targets low-carbon infrastructure

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A member of Parliament in India has released a report that seeks to assess the viability of low-carbon infrastructure projects.

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