Views, Interviews and Analysis

Sustainable Energy Community (SEC)

By : shm048, Jul 14, 2010India constitutes a major portion of the world’s population which in turn emphasizes the large workforce in the form of graduates which includes qualified and churned engineers and scientists who can... Read more..
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Opinion: Need vs. Greed- The Indian climate dilemma

By : Bulu Imam, Jul 13, 2010Though developing countries claim their ‘right to pollute’ for the sake of development, it is also important to understand that infinite growth is not possible on a finite planet. New age development... Read more..
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India CDM pipeline June report

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 12, 2010In June, 375,357 CERs (approx US$6.5m) were issued to projects in India which came from 14 projects. This compares to $26m worth of CERs issued globally in the same period. As per the UNEP RISOE's... Read more..
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Liquid waste water management ,and rain water harvesting

By : suminarah, Jul 11, 2010I have one idea of sustainability in my opinion.hope it will work best and you will like it. All of we know that waste water is generated from every household from kitchen ,toilets ,bathroom and from... Read more..
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Interview: Corporates sprint ahead on energy efficiency road

By : Roselin Dey, Jul 8, 2010BEE expert, Dr Asthana talks about the latest BEE initiatives, Indo German Energy Programme, Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme and the opportunities presented for the Indian corporates. Dr.... Read more..
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Opinion: Solar thermal implementation - The hot debate

By : Lavleen Singal, Jul 7, 2010The article raises some hotly debated issues pertaining to the implementability of solar thermal in India. While there is overall optimism within the policy makers, the investors and project... Read more..
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Green India Mission: Hope or Hype

By : Romita Pandita, Jul 6, 2010As a part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change, the draft version of the Green India Mission was released. Though it enlists a number of ambitious goals and targets, the public response and... Read more..
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OFF THE GRID LIVING by Swaminathan

By : hai2swami, Jul 1, 2010There is no one magic "Big Button Solution" for this current situation, which is really really allarming. Wake Up ! We need to act right now at this very moment. As a good old saying says, small... Read more..
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Financial institutions: Time for Leadership

By : Akhil Choudhary, Jul 1, 2010The economists, policy makers and business leaders are recognizing the financial rewards from controlling climate change. Onus is on the Indian and International financial institutions to provide the... Read more..
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Opinion: NSM phase 1 targets- Issues, constraints and the road ahead

By : Lavleen Singal, Jun 30, 2010A critical review of the National Solar Mission Phase 1 targets and issues influencing establishment of Solar Thermal power projects. CSP projects need at least 3 years to commission after receiving... Read more..
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What goes around, comes around: E-waste rules in India

By : Rahul Sharma, Jun 29, 2010India has a large consumer market and a high rate of illegal imports of electronic goods. Recently, India has released the guidelines on E waste management which are significant, but need to be... Read more..
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What lies ahead for the carbon markets?

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Jun 24, 2010The article reflects on the state of the carbon market and some of the key drivers influencing its movement in 2009 and the years ahead. The World Bank’s ‘State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2010’... Read more..
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Opinion: Indigenization of solar thermal power plants – Opportunities and risks

By : Lavleen Singal, Jun 16, 2010The article provides an analysis of the risks in adapting indigenous sources of supply for solar thermal power projects, but highlight the long term opportunities in saving costs. While Solar thermal... Read more..
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India CDM pipeline May report

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 15, 2010In May approx US$7.5m worth of CERs were issued to projects in India. Year-to-date, India has received 51 percent lesser CERs as the country's HFC and Hydro projects come under scrutiny. Analysis and... Read more..
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Interview: Will India achieve its carbon intensity reduction targets?

By : Akhil Choudhary, Jun 11, 2010Energy management expert, V. Raghuraman, talks about the position and its future ahead to achieve the Carbon Intensity reduction targets and National Missions on Enhanced Energy Efficiency goals. V.... Read more..
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