1,139 CFLs to be installed in 292 habitations this year

Rural habitations in the district will not get just lights but energy-efficient ones under the Tamil Nadu Village Habitations Improvement (THAI) Scheme. The district administration has decided to go in for CFLs (compact florescent lamps) to standardise procurement and also bring down the village panchayats’ expenditure on power, says N. Venaktesh, Additional Collector, District Rural Development Agency.

Orange Electric, the 100% Sri Lankan owned electrical accessories manufacturing giant, has launched a special promotion for CFL bulbs while ensuring the eco-friendly disposal of old CFL bulbs which

This report speaks directly to governments involved in development of the global treaty on mercury.

Hazardous metal waste can affect brain and nervous system if not disposed of properly.

The widespread adoption of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) have been advocated on the premise that it will result in significant savings in electricity and reduced carbon emissions.

The UNEP and the GEF have released a new enlighten tToolkit, titled “Achieving the Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting,” which provides guidance for developing countries to transform their markets to more efficient lighting.

The streets in Delhi will soon have LED lights as the state government today said that it will shift from the ordinary CFL lights.

After getting Delhiites to shift from incandescent bulbs to the energy saving compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), the Government now wants the citizens to opt for the more “energy saving and environmentally safer” LED bulbs. And as an incentive to do so, the consumers are being offered LED bulbs at discounted rates.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday launched a scheme introduced by discom BRPL that offers cheaper LED bulbs to consumers. Ms. Dikshit said her government would like to promote LED bulbs by granting some concession in value added tax (VAT) to the sector.

India has announced plans for deep-sea mining to meet its future requirements of rare earth minerals such as titanium, platinum, manganese, copper, cobalt and nickel.

A group of global businesses with operations in India have worked with the Government of Gujarat and the four largest cities in the state (Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara) to identify inclusive and sustainable solutions to key urban development challenges faced by these cities.