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CSR News: World’s Largest Solar Park is Now Operational

The 2050 MW solar park located at Pavagada in Tumakuru district of Karnataka has now become completely operational. Recognised as the world’s largest solar park, ‘Shakti Sthala’ has been developed by the Karnataka Solar Park Development Corporation Limited (KSPDCL), a joint venture between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Karnataka Renewable...

Govt. Powering Up Prosumers in India

Individual households and businesses are increasingly able to generate renewable energy for their own use. Advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) and falling prices for renewable energy appliances make this possible. All this has led to a new player in the energy system: the prosumers in India.  What Are Prosumers? Prosumers are end-use consumers of...

Integrated Approaches to Urban Energy Planning

A growing number of cities are using integrated approaches that harness a range of renewable energy sources for accelerating the energy transition. This shift can be seen as a move from a single-technology approach to a whole-systems approach to urban energy planning. Here’s how local authorities in parts of the world are working towards...

Innovative Climate Change Action in Cities Worldwide

Climate change action in cities is critical because urban spaces are significant contributors to climate change: they account for two-thirds of total energy demand and for around three-quarters of global carbon dioxide emissions. Meanwhile, cities are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.  Groundwater depletion, fires, food shortages, sea-level rise, spikes in energy use...

Converting Waste into Fuel in India

As cities grow, so too do the quantities of waste generated. Sustainable waste management marked by efficient management of resources can address the growing waste challenge by reducing, reusing and recycling the waste. A wide range of technologies enable cities to minimise the negative impacts of urban waste while producing local, renewable fuels. Converting...

Renewable energy could be the solution for air pollution in India

Air pollution in India is particularly challenging. It is triggered by rapid economic development, urbanisation and the widespread burning of coal for power and heat. In 2018, India was home to half of the world’s 50 most polluted cities. Exposure to air pollution has been linked to mental illnesses such as depression and bipolar...

Sustainable Development Through The Roof

The functionality of terraces in corporate buildings corresponds to the usage-efficiency of available real-estate space. In Mumbai for example, the issue of low degree of accessibility to building-terraces by the disallowance of lifts to the topmost floors was reconsidered and relaxed by the regional municipal corporation only in 2017. If realized earlier, the ever-growing...

Resolution 2020 – Plant Trees

Climate change is an all-time trending topic across the world. Millennial population across the planet are standing up and demanding firm steps from the governments for environment conservation. While this activism is required to exert pressure on various institutions, it is meaningless if it is not substantiated with real action. Weekend getaways to places surrounded...

Climate Emergency: Bushfires in Australia

About 62,000 square kilometres of the area has been destroyed in the massive Australian bushfires. This area is a little more than the entire state of Himachal Pradesh in India. The blazes have ruined more than 1400 homes and killed at least 24 people. Experts have said that the bushfires are one of the...

Reducing Food Waste Makes Financial Sense

Reducing food waste can have a positive impact on suppliers’ and consumers’ well-being. Food loss and waste results in roughly $940 billion in economic losses globally per year, according to a report by corporate coalition Champions 12.3. Reducing food waste in India can generate a “triple win.” It can save money for farmers, companies,...

Three ways Farms Can Solve Climate Crisis and Food Security at Once

On one hand, the rising population of the earth demands intensive agriculture practices to ensure food security of it’s inhabitants. On the other hand, it sucks the life out of the planet slowly and gradually by soil degradation and increased carbon emissions. Its dependence on singular crops, heavy ploughing machinery, fossil-fuel-based fertilisers and pesticides...

CSR News: Apple Invests in Acquiring Carbon-Free Aluminium

Aluminium is one of the most abundantly used metals. It is widely used in various sectors including transportation, consumer goods to power lines. It is also an important component in various electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and TVs. This is why it is always in high demand. Thus, it is imperative to...

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