Mumbai As India positions itself as a major global hub for solar power and more money flows into the industry, smaller players are likely to emerge as attractive targets for companies looking to gain scale. The government is targeting a 20-fold rise in sun-power generation to 20 gigawatts (GW) by 2022 as it looks to counter an average 9% power shortfall that shaves about 1.2 percentage points off annual economic growth.

"Consolidation is likely to happen in the industry over the next five years," said Santosh Kamath, Partner and and Lead Renewables, Energy and Natural Resources at KPMG. "Smaller players will find it difficult to be competitive. Scale will become important."

DIBRUGARH: The Dibrugarh will soon have Rs 16 crore worth of waste management plant at Jokai area, 8 km away from Dibrugarh town. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) sponsored project would be constructed on acquired two hundred bighas of land and are expected to be completed, if everything goes well, by the mid 2013.

Disclosing this at a press meet held at Circuit House today, the Dibrugarh MP and Union DoNER Minister, Paban Singh Ghatowar, hoped that the project would end the menace of garbage disposal, a long felt demand of local citizens as well Dibrugarh Municipal Board. Expressing serious concern over the perennial rain fed flood in the Dibrugarh town, Ghatowar stated that the ADB had agreed to give loan of Rs 150 crore for clearing and strengthening of main drain from Paltanbazar to Sessa River.

A red-faced Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now instituted an inquiry into IL&FS Environment’s over-estimation of carbon credits that the scientifically-closed Gorai dumping ground could produce. In three years till June 2012, IL&FS had estimated that the solid waste management project at Gorai would generate 3,00,235 CER (Certified Emission Reduction) units, but only 14,477 units were received.

CERs are units issued by the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board for emission reduction and can be traded in the international market. In 2009, based on IL&FS estimates, the BMC took an advance payment of Rs 24.5 crore from Asian Development Bank (ADB) to sell 4.3 lakh CER units over a five-year period.

The Asian Development Bank is helping Dispur prepare a master plan for its power sector to create a road map for development.

Department of Forestry has begun pilot work, says V-C

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), along with other stakeholders, will help in executing the State government’s East Coast Development Project, TNAU vice-chancellor K. Ramasamy said here on Thursday. Addressing mediapersons after assuming charge on August 27, the Vice-Chancellor said the five-year project would focus on increasing the green cover on the east coast of the State – a stretch of 1,006 km – from Kanyakumari to Chennai. Speaking to The Hindu later, he said the project involved a multi-pronged approach and included tank modernisation at a cost of Rs. 1,596 crore and increasing green cover at a cost of Rs. 672 crore.

The Power Division has made a move to redesign the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded Solar Photovoltaic powered LED Street Lighting Project in eight city corporations of the country.

The Chittagong City Corporation has undertaken a project involving more than Tk 52 crore to bring street lights on 180-kilometer stretch of city roads under solar energy system with an aim to ease

Climate change is expected to increase temperatures in Nepal by several degrees by 2060, but a new database set up by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) should help this geographically diverse countr

AHMEDABAD: Even as 14 of Gujarat's 26 districts reel from a deficient monsoon, the babudom in Gandhinagar is consuming the most drinking water per capita in the country. The capital consumes 310 litres per capita per day (LPCD). Most of this water comes from the Narmada network. You'd be mistaken to assume that the bureaucrats are on hydrotherapy, it's their gardens that are to blame.

To stop this criminal waste of a precious resource, the roads and building department is setting up a water treatment plant with a capacity of 10 million litres of sewage water per day, just to supply to gardens in Gandhinagar. The plant is currently under construction, behind Infocity campus.

Asia must act now to pave the way for green, resource-friendly cities or face a bleak and environmentally degraded future, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.