Union Ministry holds up eco clearance for various projects

Main sources of pollution are industries, municipal garbage and hospital waste

Industries agree to spend Rs.

Village Kutkipura in Berasia tahasil of Bhopal district has ushered in a revolution by generating electricity by human waste. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated to people a 5 kw bio electricity generation plant set up at a cost of about Rs. 22 lakh in this village which would generate electricity by human waste.

NEW DELHI: Delhi Mayor P. K. Sawhney has announced that a waste-to-energy plant with a capacity of 1,300 metric tonnes garbage per day at Ghazipur and a similar plant at Okhla with a capacity of 2,050 metric tonnes garbage would be set up by the middle of next year.

TIRUCHI: A four MW power plant can be installed by making use of solid waste generated in Tiruchi city alone, according to M. Kamaraj, Professor, Department of Bioenergy, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

Almost three months after conducting a public hearing for Mohali

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.