The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge) Shri Piyush Goyal addressing the 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in New Delhi on August 21, 2017. Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal addressed a distinguished gathering of delegates attending the 3-day 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in New Delhi. The Minister also gave away Energy and Environment Foundation Global Excellence awards 2017 during the inaugural session of the conference. The Annual Conference is visualized and planned in the backdrop of India's vision on achieving "Energy Independence and Power for all by 2022". It is aimed at providing an opportunity and open forum to exchange information, share experiences and best practices by bringing togeth...
The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan 'stands by' Solar after dedicating the Automated Solar Photovoltaic Module Manufacturing Plant to the Nation at Central Electronic Ltd., in Sahibabad, Ghaziabad on June 03, 2015. The Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Science, Shri Y.S. Chowdary, the Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation (I/C), External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs, General (Retd.) V.K. Singh and other dignitaries are also seen. Dr. Harsh Vardhan express his interest and intent that solar energy production has to be turned into a mass movement in the country.
Socio-enviro-economic crisis: Children among ragpickers at the Okhla Landfill Site. Waste to energy is essentially the process of generating electricity or heat from the direct burning of waste. The concept has been adequately exploited in developed countries and is known to be an environmentally considerate technology. Delhi’s first attempt at converting waste to energy was back in 1987. The Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES) commissioned the Timarpur Refuse Incineration-cum-Power Generation Station at a capital cost of Rs. 20 crores (US$ 4.4 million) in that year. The Plant is said to have not run for more than 21 days of trial operations due to the low calorific value of Delhi’s waste (600- 700 kcal/kg as against the required 1462.5 kcal/kg. More recently, Delhi h
The economy of India, like the rest of the world, is dependent on oil one way or the other. However, the demand for sustainability warrants alternate solutions that are not only cheap, but less taxing on the environment. This has bred the promotion of electric vehicles in Delhi NCR. Whether this step is counter-productive or not, time will tell. The promotion has taken speed because just last year, India was named as one of the least green countries of the world. The reason was increased dependence on thermal power and the scarcity of alternatives like electric cars and other green initiatives. Newer Initiatives In the vein of the precedent that has been explained earlier, an initiative in the form of Mahindra E20 has been launched this April. This is an electric car that offers smar...
Environment Minister Shri Jairam Ramesh releasing a brochure at the ‘International Ozone Day’ celebrations. Also seen is The Secretary, MoEF, Shri Vijai Sharma The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) celebrated 16th September (2010), as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The date marks the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. This commemoration around the world offers an opportunity to focus attention and to take action at global, regional and national levels for the protection of the ozone layer. At the function organised at FICCI Auditorium and presided by Shri Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State for Environment & Forest (I/c), India reiterated its commitment to the protection of the ozone layer. Addres
The Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) in collaboration with Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association (BORDA), Germany has been promoting environmental friendly Decentralised Renewable Energy Systems (DERES) for the past 20 years in the Western Himalayas. So far 57 Community-based Micro Hydro Power Units (CMHPU) have been installed by LEDeG in extreme and isolated mountainous regions. Micro Hydro Power has tremendous potential to solve the rural electrication problems in India in a decentralized manner. However, at present not many organizations in India have the capacity and necessary skills for implementation, installation and management of community based Micro Hydro Power Units. LEDeG, in collaboration with Consortium of DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Socie
Darvesh Fire and Safety Industries, a division of Darvesh Group has launched its ultra portable flame inhibitor - 'FireKiller' in the Indian market. The newly launched 'FireKiller' is a revolutionary aerosol dispenser that is of tremendous value while subduing and extinguishing fires. What's unique about the product--as against the conventional mobile fire extinguishers--is that once bought, it requires absolutely no maintenance, and hence has no hidden or additional costs. 'FireKiller' is light, compact, handy and that's not all. As an internationally patented product of Space Age Technology, the 'FireKiller' is a non toxic, non-pressurized, leaves no "organic accumulation" and is thus being marketed as a completely green product that comes with a life time guarantee. Explaining t
Delhi Greens is the official nominator organisation for the Sierra Club's Green Energy & Green Livelihood Achievement Awards. Launched in 2009, the objective of these Awards is to build public support for community organizations that are fighting climate change through grassroots projects that create green livelihoods. The award will be given to one or more exemplary environmental, or environmentally-related organizations that satisfy pre-determined criteria for constructive community-based work. In this regard, Delhi Greens requests the help of concerned citizens in gathering information about grassroots organisations that are working on environment in a dedicated manner. We would like to invite you to join us in recognizing India's other outstanding environmental lea...
EMPower was initiated in 2005 by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Social Development together with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). New Delhi witnessed the EMPower Workshop on large scale solar power in Asia on April 26 & 27, 2010 at the Taj Hotel. Inaugurated by Honourable Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, the two days workshop focused on Exploring and Motivating Sustainable Power markets. Speaking on the occasion Dr Abdullah said, “The Govt of India realizes the fact that India needs to catch on fast on renewable energy and solar resources are one of those which needs to be capitalized in a big way.” Stressing on the goals of the National Solar Mission, Dr Abdullah said,
CMS VATAVARAN is India’s premier biennial competitive and traveling Environment and Wildlife Film Festival. It was initiated in 2002 towards raising awareness about environmental issues. The CMS Environment Forum and CMS VATAVARAN have ushered in a fresh green global consciousness on an extraordinary scale using environment forums and films. The objective is to increase space for environment issues in mass media and evolve a nationwide environment outreach framework. Every year the festival is growing in terms of the quality of films recieved as well as the number of entries. This year a total of 366 entries have been received 366 including 276 entries from 20 different states of India. Also, 90 International entries have also been received from 23 countries. The film fe