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Welcome 2012: International Year of the Cooperatives and Sustainable Energy for All

Welcome 2012: International Year of the Cooperatives and Sustainable Energy for All

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Delhi Greens welcomes all its members, subscribers and readers to a happy and warm New Year! 2012 should necessarily be an year of hope and survival amidst the popular '2012 apocalyptic' belief based upon an interpretation of the Mesoamerican (Mayan) Long Count calendar. 2012 is challenging because the now 100 year 'young' "Delhi capital" enters the next phase of its existence as the political nerve center of the world's largest democracy.  The year 2012 also marks the closing of the first commitment period of the climate change related Kyoto Protocol, which will now enter a second commitment period post 2012. The year 2012 has been declared as the International year of Cooperatives by the United Nations. Cooperatives are business enterprises owned and controlled by the very members
India Taking The Lead in Green Tech

India Taking The Lead in Green Tech

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India has been a prime mover of the green technology movement in recent years. With some of the most environmentally friendly companies in the world situated here, from wind turbine manufacturers to electronics companies phasing out waste and unsustainable business practices, India has shown a firm commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. In recent years, the country has subsidized green technology for its many religious temples, schools, hotels and many other industries. Solar energy has arisen as a major point of discussion, with government officials planning to draw 20 GW of solar energy by 2020. In addition to its investment in wind turbine energy, India seems intent on making bold strides toward renewable energy and a green economy. In 2010 India launched the $110 billion D...
Painting Competition at School Level on Energy Conservation 2011

Painting Competition at School Level on Energy Conservation 2011

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The Ministry of Power, Government of India invites school children to paint a world of imagination and discover the magic of clean, green and energy efficient future; a future, which they will inherit. In this process, the Ministry hopes that school children will not only learn a few good things but will also teach the world a few new things.  The Painting Competition on Energy Conservation 2011 makes a call to all little artists of the nation to come forward and participate at the school, state and national level. The best energy artists will be invited to an all expenses paid trip to Delhi in December, 2011 and will be felicitated with cash awards and certificates. The themes for School Level Painting Competition this year are: Save electricity to avoid power cuts; Use energy w
For Your Planet, This Year Go Beyond the Earth Hour

For Your Planet, This Year Go Beyond the Earth Hour

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You've always wondered if an hour of switching off lights can really help save energy or bring any real change for that matter. You may have also been confused about the grid being affected because of a sudden dip in consumption for just one hour. This year you can leave all concerns behind and participate in full glory for the Earth Hour today from 8..30 pm to 9.30 pm. That is because, this Earth Hour, WWF India invites you to go beyond just the hour and take self-inspired action throughout the year in order to ensure our survival on this Planet! At 8:30 PM on Saturday 26 March 2011, the world will come together once again to switch off for one hour. But this Earth Hour, you are also called to sustain your commitments and responsible actions beyond the hour. From this year on, the...

DoE Opens Applications for Engineers for Renewable and Energy Efficiency Programmes

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The Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Management Centre of the Department of Environment, Govt. of NCT of Delhi invites applications for the post of Project Engineer from meritorious candidates to join its team on contractual basis, to assist in implementation of various Energy Efficiency activities & Renewable Energy Programmes. Project Engineer: - (Two Positions) Graduate in Engineering/Tech. or equivalent or Master’s degree in science with 60% marks or equivalent grades from recognized university. 1-2 years experience in formulation/ appraisal/evaluation of scientific/technical projects in the fields of renewable Energy system & Energy conservation. Age not above 27 years. Trainee: - Graduate in Engineering/Tech. or equivalent or Master’s degree in s

Invite: Panel Discussion at NMML on Our Nuclear Future – Perspective and Prospects

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For Nuclear Energy to be a serious candidate as an Energy option for the country, it must cross two major barriers. These are: 1) the problem of nuclear waste: transuranic isotopes that have long term radio toxicity and biohazards, that anyone who studied science in school will understand and 2) the problem of limited naturally fissile (U-235) fuel supply. Since these are difficult problems, the economic, environmental and socio-political acceptability of nuclear energy remains debatable. With this as the backdrop, the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) is organising a panel discussion inviting concerned citizens on 'Our Nuclear Future: Perspective and Prospects' on 3rd January, 2011 in the NMML Seminar Room of the Library Building. Shri Jairam Ramesh, Hob'ble Minister of St...
Follow-up: Technology Mechanism in Delhi Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Change

Follow-up: Technology Mechanism in Delhi Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Change

Green Alert
The two day Ministerial Meeting on ‘Climate Change-Technology Mechanism that concluded on 10 November 2010 saw ministers and representatives from 35 countries, regional groups and UN organisations. The discussions revolved around the creation and operationalisation of the technology mechanism under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). As a conclusion of this meeting it was realised that technology development and its transfer can play a central role in addressing climate change. While addressing the media about the upcoming COP16, Environment Minister Mr. Jairam Ramesh focused on what was said by our Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, that "we will play our positive role of a 'Deal maker, not a Deal breaker'. The Meeting also discussed the mandate of Ba
Renewable Energy Certificate Mechanism Launched to Boost Green Energy in India

Renewable Energy Certificate Mechanism Launched to Boost Green Energy in India

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Union Power Minister, Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde, among others, launching the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Mechanism, a national level scheme to promote green energy A large part of India's renewable energy potential is concentrated in few states in the country and some of these states have already achieved comparatively high levels of renewable electricity purchase as share of their total electricity consumption. After having met their Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO), these states are now mostly reluctant to buy energy from renewable sources after having met their RPO as mandated by the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC). This is hampering the growth of the renewable sector in an upward manner since the electricity from renewable energy is at present more expensive ...
DIREC 2010: Renewable Way Out for India’s Increasing Energy Demand

DIREC 2010: Renewable Way Out for India’s Increasing Energy Demand

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The Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah addressing at the DIREC, in Greater NOIDA India is making good progress on most economic development indicators and is on its way to becoming a more developed economy in the coming years. This can also be inferred by President Obama's recent visit to the country where he said India is not emerging but has already emerged! Fortunately, the development is now taking place keeping the environment in mind as India makes steady strides in going green in all sectors. The mainstreaming of environmentalism, something the Delhi Greens Blog has been advocating since its inceptions, is now integral to the nation's governance, policies and acts. During a recent AICC session, Congress party president Sonia Gandhi highlighted the...
Obama’s Visit to India Brings a Climate of Change

Obama’s Visit to India Brings a Climate of Change

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On a three day visit to India for the first time, the American President Barack H. Obama met the Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi only to reaffirm shared values and increasing convergence of interests between the US and India. When the world's oldest democracy reaches out to expand and strengthen global strategic partnership with the world's largest democracy, it can only be a good thing for the world. The two leaders welcomed the completion of steps by the two governments for implementation of the India-U.S. civil nuclear agreement. They reiterated their commitment to build strong India-U.S. civil nuclear energy cooperation through the participation of the U.S. nuclear energy firms in India on the basis of mutually acceptable technical and commercial terms and ...
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