The government will receive more then $9 million from the World Bank through carbon trading under the efficient lighting initiative for distributing free compact fluorescent lamps across the country.

Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (IDCOL) has recently signed a deal with the World Bank and will monitor the fund as a representative of the Bangladesh government.

Earlier, the government

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Abraham Haim, professor of biology at Haifa University in Israel, said that the bluer light that compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) emitted, closely mimicked daylight.

Ironically, Delhi government as well as environmental agencies are discouraging the use of mercury-enabled CFL bulbs as they pose health risks when not disposed of properly

At A time when the Delhi government is trying to dissuade people from using CFL bulbs, the Standing Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) in its Budget session on Thursday announced that it will be supplying

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CHENNAI: Having persuaded its consumers to switch over to Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) from regular bulbs as a power-saving measure in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) will replicate it throughout the State soon, said its Chairman and Managing Director C.P.

The CFL scheme launched by Himachal government under which 15 lakh families were supplied CFL bulbs free of cost helped in saving energy to the tune of Rs 100 crore while the total cost of CFL was Rs 63.32 crore, CM PK Dhumal said on Wednesday.

Making a suo moto statement in the house, Dhumal said free distribution of CFL bulbs under Atal Bijli Bachat Yojna was started in 2008 and as per the st

Close to two-thirds of the world's poorest people live in rural areas. Eradication of rural poverty depends on increased access to goods, services, and information, targets detailed in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. However, alleviating poverty is hindered by two interlinked phenomena: lack of access to improved energy services and worsening environmental shocks due to climate change. Mitigating climate change, increasing energy access, and alleviating rural poverty can all be complementary, their overlap defining an energy-poverty-climate nexus.

Ranchi, Nov. 23: The Arjun Munda government has drawn up an ambitious plan for sustenance and development of primitive tribes in Jharkhand with a Rs 80-crore aid from the Centre.

Welfare department initiatives, which will be launched next month, will comprise comprehensive skill enhancement training, healthcare, education and livelihood programmes for members of these socially backward groups.

Bengaluru, Nov. 17: Contrary to public assumptions, going green doesn

Karnataka government has decided to introduce energy-efficient LED and CFL bulbs in offices and streets in seven city corporations, Urban Development Minister S Suresh Kumar said today.

LED and CFL bulbs, besides being consuming significantly less electricity, generally last five years compared to the conventional, incandescent ones whose life was around two years, the minister told reporters.I