The municipal solid waste generation is increasing in urban areas. The incineration of organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) with high moisture content and low calorific value is not environmentally, techno-commercially viable option for energy recovery.

The draft guidelines on green SEZs introduced by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Has elaborated on optimization of use of energy, power, water consumption, plantation in the project, ventilation, internal roads, waste management, site restoration and preservation, etc. All new & existing SEZs must implement these green guidelines and go for green certification.

A new generation, of responsible entrepreneurs, that shares the common passion and dream of making our earth a carbon free and a safer place to live in, is taking the lead today. They are setting examples for others to follow by starting up their own ventures in the clean technology space. Priya C Nair chats up with a few such enthusiastic entrepreneurs

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a subsidiary of World Bank, has pledged assistance to Waste Management Corporation (WMC) to eliminate waste collected across the country.

Just seven months after launching efficiency initiatives, the Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe Hotel & Ski Resort has spent a quarter of a million dollars less on energy -- and could double that savings by the end of the year.

As of July 20, the owners of the Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe Hotel & Ski Resort had spent $250,000 less than they had expected to spend on energy this year.

The German Cultural Centre in Colombo (Goethe- Institute), the Ruhuna University and Ambewela farms are joining together to construct an industrial level bio gas plant for the first time in Sri Lanka with the assistance of German scientists to generate electricity.

France's highly radioactive waste will more than double by 2030 mainly as spent fuel derived from nuclear reactors mounts up, the French national radioactive waste management agency (Andra) said on Tuesday.

Andra draws up every three years an inventory of sites polluted with radioactivity and details quantities per waste category as well as volume forecasts.

Transition from fossil fuel dominated energy to clean, carbon compliant sources demand its generation from alternative sources that could provide flexible and scalable solutions. This is the big challenge in view that the gas and coal fired installations continue to increase unabated notwithstanding the harsh realities of global warming and climate change consequences.

Green is in as Indian corporates race to compete for a share of the fast-growing Rs 35,250-crore global market for climate-friendly technology and carbon credits

Ocean currents work magic when they help ships navigate from one place to the other or bring rain. However, together with the Horse latitudes, they also have created a new continent as big as Africa and still expanding, which may never support life because it is plain garbage, dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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