An emerging coalition is implementing carbon trading despite political obstacles. It is rewriting the map of climate diplomacy, says Michael Grubb.

This is a summary of the new report on solar energy sector in India published by KPMG. It focuses on the solar cost trends and looks at segments of the market which are most suitable for adoption of solar power within the coming few years.

ABB is tweaking its products, systems and services to make sustainability an integral part of its business model, much like a Unilever or a GE.

Will the market-based approach to controlling air pollution prove more effective than enforcement methods used by pollution control boards? After failing to check air pollution through the usual enforcement methods, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has introduced a market-based mechanism to reduce air pollution. It is called the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The ministry has initiated a pilot ETS in industrial areas of three states—Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu—with the aim of improving overall ambient air quality.

Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Wednesday launched the ‘perform, achieve and trade’ scheme to improve energy efficiency of sectors such as iron and steel, cement, fertilizers, aluminium, text

Industries that over-achieve targets will be awarded energy saving certificates that can be traded like carbon. With the aim to make the industrial sector energy efficient, India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) launched its 'Perform, Achieve and Trade' (PAT) scheme on July 4. The scheme has set energy efficiency targets for industries. Those that fail to achieve targets will have to pay penalty. PAT has been launched under the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency, one of the eight missions under the umbrella National Action Plan on Climate Change, launched in June 2008.

Mumbai: The Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s (BEE’s) much talked about PAT (perform-achieve-trade) scheme, which came into effect in April, has hit early hurdles.

As many as 144 thermal power stations across the country will be able to save . 3,000 crore in three years by being energy efficient and save on coal consumption as well.

The Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme to encourage energy saving in energy intensive sectors such as power, steel and cement has begun to attract companies to its fold, according to CII Sohra

The industry is wellversed with commodities like steel, copper, gold, sugar, wheat, oil, etc. Now, it will get to know environmental commodities.