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Shriram Group's renewable arm to invest Rs 700 cr in wind power

Chennai: Orient Green Power Ltd, the renewable energy arm of Shriram Group, is planning to invest Rs 600-700 crore (US$ 97.14-113.38 million) to set up new wind energy projects. The company aims to be...

October 05, 2013

Indian-origin scientist to receive UN's highest environmental award

New Delhi: Indian-origin scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan has been selected for the United Nation’s (UN) top environmental honour - "Champions of the Earth award". He proved how cutting emissions of...

September 27, 2013

India retains fifth position in global wind energy market

New Delhi: India has retained its position in top five world wind energy markets in 2012. The country remained the third largest market for new turbines in 2012 with capacity addition of 2,441 megawat...

May 18, 2013

Loans for solar power projects set to get cheaper

Chennai: The World Bank has agreed to make available a US$ 200 million line-of-credit to India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL) for lending to solar power projects in India, which will pave ...

December 02, 2012

Brahma Chellaney wins the 2012 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award for his book - Water: Asia's New Battleground

New Delhi: Brahma Chellaney, India's prominent strategic thinker and analyst, has won the 2012 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award for his recently published book - Water: Asia's New Battlegroun...

October 26, 2012

India to get a $100mn green boost

Hyderabad: The Global Environment Facility (GEF), the largest funder of environmental projects worldwide, is all set to invest close to US$ 30 million in India over the next few years....

October 11, 2012

Jairam Ramesh launching green initiatives to drive rural growth

New Delhi: Mr Jairam Ramesh, the Rural Development Minister, is launching green initiatives to ensure that part of the Rs 99,000 crore (US$ 18.10 billion) the government spends on rural development an...

September 14, 2012

Govt looks to fund 60% of project cost to build electric vehicles

New Delhi: Government is planning to fund about 60 per cent of the Rs 23,000 crore (US$ 4.15 billion) needed to build a new electric and hybrid vehicles (xEV) eco-system from scratch over eight years,...

August 29, 2012
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