Plug In America, a San Francisco-based national nonprofit organization has been working to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce America's dependence on petroleum and to improve the global environment. Plug In America has been successful in developing the world’s largest network of plug-in vehicle owners and drivers. The organization conceived a National Drive Electric Week in 2011 and has advanced workplace charging by pioneering regular ride-and-drive events at such leading corporations such as Google, Mattel and Paramount Pictures. The National Drive Electric Week was celebrated between September 12-20, 2015 and was designed to showcase the fun, cost-savings and clean-air benefits of plug-in vehicles. John Gallagh
Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launching the Bio Fuel Blended Diesel (B-V Diesel) in the cities of Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Haldia through video conferencing on the occasion of World Bio Fuel Day in New Delhi on August 10, 2015. The Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri K.D. Tripathi is also seen.
Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar addressing a press conference to mark the completion of one year of the NDA government in New Delhi on June 08, 2015. Environment Secretary Shri Ashok Lavasa and other dignitaries are also seen. The Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar recently made a powerpoint presentation to highlight the achievements of the Government of India in the last one year in protecting the environment and wildlife of India. The Minister mentioned several pointers, achievements, proposals and plans which have been highlighted below. On the face of it, it does seem that the present Government is trying its level best to protect and safeguard the environment and natural resources of India. However, it becomes the responsibility of each and every citizen...
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at the launch of a public campaign to promote the National Scheme on Fast Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) on June 05, 2015. On the occasion of World Environment Day 2015, a rally of electric and hybrid vehicles of all categories was flagged off jointly by the Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Anant Geete and Minister of Environment & Forests Shri Prakash Javdekar from the India Gate lawns in New Delhi. The event was organized by Department of Heavy Industry with the sole objective of informing the public at large about the schemes of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME India). The Scheme has been launched in order to protect the en
The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu releasing a book, at the valedictory session of the Seminar on Environmental Challenges before Indian Railways on the occasion of World Environment Day, in New Delhi on June 05, 2015. The Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K. Mital and other dignitaries are also seen. Energy Conservation and Environment Protection has become one of the agenda of the Indian Railways in the last six months. Addressing a Seminar on World Environment, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu informed everybody that the Railways will not spend a penny more on the energy bill of ₹30,000 crores incurred during the last financial year, despite increasing freight and passenger traffic. He was speaking at the "Environmental challenges before Indian Railways" Se
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was formed as a result of a popular anti-corruption movement, has now made it to the corridors of power in the National Capital Territory of Delhi! Being a people's movement, AAP made no mistake in reaching out to the people of Delhi especially through its innovative 'Delhi Dialogue' strategy. We bring out and identify 26 out of the total 70 Action Points from the AAP's Election Manifesto in order to understand and follow-up with the Delhi Government on its Environmental Action Plan. Aam Aadmi Party's election manifesto is sub-divided below into five environmental related sectors of Water and Sanitation, Waste, Energy, Transport, Urban Biodiversity and Urban Planning. It is hoped that the present Delhi Government will ensure the fulfilling of these p...
Being interested in solar power isn't just an efficient way to power all the electrical or modern items your house usually requires in order for you to lead a comfortable life, but it's also environmentally-conscious too. As homeowners, especially in the time of rapidly depleting fossil fuels, your interest in turning to solar-power might seem even more heroic. Yet understanding renewable energy, and certainly all the terms and jargon that fit around solar energy, isn't entirely easy. That's why this article hopes to debunk and hopefully explain to you, in more simpler terms, what things you should know if interested in powering your home by solar means. Solar Finance Terminology With solar being a readily accessible source of power that's better for the long-term prospects of t...
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, D
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh addressing the 4th Clean Energy Ministerial, in New Delhi. Also seen are Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia and the United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu. Source: PIB
The CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development rewards Indian corporate houses that have developed sustainability strategies through tangible green initiatives and are creating real impact. The awards recognise the foresight of such companies which are driving an agenda that goes beyond incremental change, and also serves the purpose of motivating others. The awards are conferred to Indian business that demonstrate excellent performance in the area of Sustainable Development. The corporate greening Award ceremony for INDIA’S MOST SUSTAINABLE companies during the year 2012 took place in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on January 14, 2013. The ceremony was held in the presence of dignitaries and representative from the Government of India as well as leaders from the corporate worl