Yes, these children are skipping schools for us!

Yup, you heard it right, children across the globe are skipping there schools and shouting out loud for the climate and believe us they are doing it right. On one end in Paris several hundred high school and university students skipped their classes and demonstrating in front of the French ministry for the environment. On […]

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Renewable energy – ‘Economic moats’ to drive further growth

The renewable energy sector in India has been dynamic in the last two decades, and especially over the last few years, with ambitious targets. That said, recent bottlenecks the sector has faced suggest that businesses in the sector require to focus on creating “economic moats” to enable the next phase of growth. The term “economic […]

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After LED what? Welcome to world of connected lighting

Today, we are on the cusp of an augmented age where technology is redefining the possibilities of what a human can truly be capable of. Sensors, networks, Artificial intelligence, Robotics, digital manufacturing, Nanomaterials, 3DPrinting , Augmented reality, Machine Learning and Big Data are rewriting the rules in Lighting Industry. The Changing world order as seen […]

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Climate Change: Why are We having this Discussion?

October has been a busy time for headline news on climate change. The month started off with two major announcements within hours of one another. The Nobel Prize Committee issued the award for economic sciences to William Nordhaus, “for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis,”and Paul Romer, “for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic […]

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India’s small renewables firms fighting consolidation wave

Small to mid-sized renewable energy companies in India are starting to look like attractive takeover targets as lenders and investors withhold funds, worried by the stiff competition, weak bond markets, low tariffs and high debt besetting the sector. The small companies’ difficulty in raising cash is keeping them away from government power project auctions, restricting […]

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Are environmental issues finally an important part of India’s election discourse?

Will environmental issues finally bask in the electoral limelight? If events across some of the major Indian cities in the past few years are to go by, it is definitely the time for green issues to shine. The environmental issues plaguing the internet-savvy electorate as well as the poor sections of these major cities may finally become […]

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Is the government in a pre-election haste to revamp environmental laws?

It is the final leg of the current Indian government’s tenure, which began in 2014. As the general elections loom, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has gone into hyperactive mode over the past year, proposing a major overhaul of the country’s environmental laws that govern its forests, fragile coasts, precious wildlife and manage the […]

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Desalination processes based on renewable energy could resolve India’s perennial water woes

The ever-increasing demand for potable water is exerting tremendous stress on our existing consumable water resources. Water covers a little over 70 per cent of the earths surface, and by this we erroneously presume that there is adequate potable water. Realistically, only 3 per cent of this water is potable. According to a study in […]

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Is it possible to get 100 percent of our energy from renewable sources?

The questions regarding renewable energy are never-ending. Is there enough space for all the wind turbines and solar panels to provide all our energy needs? What happens when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow? Won’t renewables destabilise the grid and cause blackouts? A study conducted by the Lappeenranta University of Technology explored […]

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