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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-12-10 11:52:34

Energy storage options for future sustainable energy systems - an excellent white paper from Technical Univ of Denmark. While the report is slightly dated (2013), the details are provided in a clear and organized fashion.

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Shankar Jain Read

2018-12-08 04:13:42

water needs to be priced correctly. Otherwise people in india will not realise its value and save it. ground water the main source for india in both urban and rual areas, is depleting.

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Shruti Masekar Anything Else

2018-12-04 17:53:51

E2 a great platform where we can build a great professional network .

Shruti Masekar Read

2018-12-04 17:52:50

Water is so important in our daily life . We use use water for drinking,bathing , washing any more . So isn't it important to monitor the water that we consume every day ,every minute ? I have uploaded a documented that monitors water quality for drinking and waste water . If in case of any requirement please write to me on shruti@aeronsystems.com

Reshmy Prasad Anything Else

2018-12-04 11:31:23

Want to breathe fresh air at home without spending a bomb to buy an air purifier? Get a snake plant or a bamboo palm . Read to know all your options

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Reshmy Prasad Curious

2018-12-03 09:56:39

Are we far from this reality or are we already there?

Reshmy Prasad Read

2018-12-01 15:01:37

Good composting practices minimize greenhouse gas emissions. The use of compost provides numerous greenhouse gas benefits, both directly through carbon sequestration and indirectly through improved soil health, reduced soil loss, increased water infiltration and storage, and reduction in other inputs.

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Narein Thomas Read

2018-11-29 13:05:22

Swatch Bharat

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Reshmy Prasad Curious

2018-11-29 12:05:17

Are we taking water crisis too lightly? Is it time to start filling up our buckets be ready to face the drought?

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Narasimhan Santhanam Went

2018-11-29 10:45:53

Moderated an interesting panel discussion at Pune on Nov 13th on the topic - EV Charging Infrastructure - The Roadmap for India. Panelists included Maxson Lewis from Magenta Power, Prabhjot Kaur from Centre for Battery Engg & EVs, Manikandan from Spero Mobility and Anant Misra from GreenFuel. Interesting deliberations.

Narasimhan Santhanam Went

2018-11-29 10:39:25

I will be moderating a session at Intersolar India (Bengaluru, Dec 12 2018) - Solar-Wind Hybrid with Storage - Way to Manage the Grid and Optimally Utilize the Infrastructure. Presenters at the session will include Anil Vishwakarma of Sterling & Wilson, Rajsekhar Budhavarapu of Greenk Group, Dr. Alejandro Santis from Bern University of Applied Sciences, Dirk Eeraerts from Mind4Energy, Belgium and Zakir Khan from Wartsila India.

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-21 23:16:42

Increasing the temperature at which the AC runs from the 21 deg to 25 deg can cut electricity consumed by the AC by almost 25%. Wow. 25% savings, and more comfort (as 25 deg C is the temp at which our body is most comfortable!).

Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-21 23:13:39

PepsiCo to develop infra to collect, recycle plastic in Maharashtra - partnership with Gem Enviro to set up the infrastructure for collection and recycling of PET plastic bottles

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-21 20:34:06

The Problems With Bioplastics - a well done, factually accurate update on bioplastics

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Ashok Kumar Anything Else

2018-11-21 10:48:59

Why India should be worried with the chinese waste ban???

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Reshmy Prasad Read

2018-11-20 23:22:55

When people doubt sustainable city concepts in advanced countries here’s an oasis in the desert. Sustainable City located in the Dubai is a model village that is self sustaining environmentally and economically

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Dharini Ravi Read

2018-11-19 22:37:17

This!

Reshmy Prasad Read

2018-11-19 14:29:12

Why would Scientists send more ice to Antartica

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Reshmy Prasad Read

2018-11-17 21:45:19

Movies tend to have a bigger impact to documentaries on larger public. It could of the emotional connection it makes with you than the technical knowledge it gives. For the same reason Okja, a bilingual Netflix original hope to open more eyes wider to what goes behind the Meat on your table. Without mention brilliant CGI VFX work, the powerful close shot of Okja's eyes is full of life. Having watched it some months ago, some of the visuals still are fresh in mind( Wish it wasnt though).

Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-17 18:33:34

Climate Change abatement toolkit - a really exciting and valuable toolkit for policy makers, and that too for the top 8 emitting countries. WOW! WOW! Once you are at the portal, choose the country you wish to from the top drop-down, and there you go! Do use it!

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-17 18:30:39

Designing Climate Solutions - A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy - Looks like an interesting read that emphasises on policies just a few high impact sectors - plan to purchase it

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Reshmy Prasad Read

2018-11-17 14:41:50

There is a chance that the soaps, perfumes, deodorants that keep you fresh might be as air-polluting as your vehicle emissions. In a study led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), scientists found that the top contributor to urban air pollution is actually a close race between vehicle emissions and chemical products that are created from petroleum — products like perfume, cleaning agents, pesticides and paints.

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-17 10:49:28

Biofuel from edible oil can save $10 billion forex - an interesting report about Shiva Vig who has set up a biodiesel processing facility in Delhi, BioD Energy, and plans to make biodiesel from used cooking oil

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-16 22:32:24

The 3 legs of Smucker & Co's sustainable sourcing strategy, especially for their coffee supply chain: The first focus is responsible sourcing. The second is smallholder support - helping vulnerable small producers to be more successful with their farming practices, resulting in stronger yields. The third is integrated environmental efforts.

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-16 22:27:27

ING maintains a lending portfolio of more than 500 billion euros that is geared towards combating climate change. As an incentive for companies to improve their overall sustainable performance, ING offers a sustainable improvement loan to certain eligible companies. It provides a discount to the margin if certain targets on sustainable performance are met.

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-16 22:24:40

How The Biggest Corporate Sustainability Trends Of 2018 Have Really Paid Off - 4 interesting trends from this Forbes article: 1) Cos are increasingly setting science based targets for CO2 reduction; 2) Higher focus from companies on their supply chain emissions; 3) Tech companies are showing that they are serious about sustainability; 4) Cos are following innovative approaches that fit their operations rather than copy standard templates from others...interesting Forbes article (see link)

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-16 18:53:36

Sibanye-Stillwater moves beyond environment and sustainability compliancy - interesting to see a metals company going beyond sustainability within its scope and investing in a South African-first agri-processing joint venture initiative

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Reshmy Prasad Anything Else

2018-11-16 14:46:12

Get your gadgets charged while you get your skin tanned. Beach umbrella that can withstand wind and comes with a solar panel to charge your gadgets.

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Reshmy Prasad Read

2018-11-16 12:37:49

WHAT LESSON CAN DELHI LEARN FROM BEIJING? 1. A regional action plan & coordination mechanism involving Delhi & its adjoining states must be put in place. 2.Time-bound targets to reduce pollution levels; without targets, action plans are meaningless. 3 The action plan should be an integrated one involving all pollutants and all key polluting sources. 4.Concerted action rather than incremental change is the key to reduce pollution levels quickly.5. Strict enforcement. [copied from Link]

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Reshmy Prasad Curious

2018-11-16 12:19:32

While Tamil Nadu is one of the most cyclone-prone areas in India. Should we expect another man-made disaster also to hit TN this year? Just curious on if the State Government and Meteorological Department are doing enough to mitigate the effects or should we just blame Mother Nature for all that is happening?

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Shankar Jain Read

2018-11-16 08:26:04

Govt Move To Entrust Coal India Ltd Subsidiary To Mine Coal Opposed

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-15 12:34:50

The future of mobility in India: Challenges & opportunities for the auto component industry - an excellent white paper by McKinsey & Co. Interesting data on power train component cost breakup comparison between EVs and conventional vehicles, on Li-ion battery price break-ups and trends in the same, different business models and how auto cos in China are operating in the different value chain components of electric vehicles. Good read (see link)

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Shankar Jain Read

2018-11-15 11:50:48

Removing carbon dioxide that is already in the air is seen as a potential way to combat global warming. There are various approaches, lumped together as “negative emissions technologies” to distinguish them from technologies that reduce or eliminate emissions from power plants and other sources.

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Manohar Namasivayam Read

2018-11-15 11:37:52

a team of researchers from Duke University in North Carolina are looking to revolutionise the world of lithium-powered devices with the idea of creating custom-sized lithium-ion batteries using 3D printing technology. In new research published in the ACP Applied Energy Materials, postdoctoral researcher Christopher Reyes and Associate Professor of Chemistry Benjamin Wiley explained the ability to 3D print lithium-ion batteries in an “arbitrary geometry” would allow a battery’s “form factor” (

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Shankar Jain Read

2018-11-15 11:32:46

Charge at the same amount of time it takes to add petrol !!?? The investment reflects the capability of Enevate in breakthrough Li-ion batteries capable of extreme fast charging with high energy density. Enevate’s technology, which could enable electric vehicles (EVs) to charge in the same time as refueling conventional cars, is seen as a leader in its field.

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-15 11:30:10

Why paper remains a top pick for recyclable packaging - an short article on the sustainable virtues of paper. One interesting comment I found in the article: "Paper is stronger than you might think. Employing the engineering of Sealed Air’s systems, which crimp and create multi-ply solutions, paper has the power to protect heavy-duty products such as auto parts during transit."

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-15 11:27:33

India’s first award for sustainability in fashion invites entries - The Circular Design Challenge, launched earlier this year as part of R Elan’s Fashion for Earth initiative, is open for entries. It will recognise the environmental champions of tomorrow in the Indian fashion and textiles industry. The design challenge was launched in partnership with the UN in India, puts the spotlight on circular fashion. The registration for the challenge is open till November 30.

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-15 11:25:36

Transforming sustainability through AI: Olam International partners with Canvass Analytics - “Some of the initial projects will be looking at production processes to identify how we can optimize them to improve the quality of yield and reduce waste. Next in line, are projects to create energy efficiencies throughout different production processes and to optimize energy production through energy assets.”

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-15 11:23:56

Clariant wins Sustainable Beauty Award for Eosidin - Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals is the recipient of the 2018 Sustainable Ingredient Award for Eosidin, an innovative active ingredient that is unique in protecting skin from indoor pollution damage. The citrus unshiu cultivation, which includes no use of pesticides, and the extraction process have been designed to reduce waste, limit the environmental impact, and be non-food competitive.

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-15 11:20:44

How Novozymes harnesses the sustainability superpower of enzymes - an excellent, detailed report on how the enzymes major Novozymes is contributing to lower carbon footprint through sustainable operations internally and much more importantly, through its products which contribute to millions of end users reducing their CO2 footprint. The company has an aim to contribute to reduction of 100 million tons of CO2 per annum through its solutions and has reportedly reached 76 million tons. Remarkable!

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-15 11:09:21

Central banks undecided about sustainable financing - interesting article. While a very few select central banks (such as DNB — the Netherland’s central bank) are weaving sustainability in their financing policies, for most central banks worldwide, environment is not part of their scope while putting together financial frameworks and regulations. My guess is this will become increasingly so as these banks get a more tangible idea of risks posed by climate change (DNB seems to have got there!)

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-15 10:56:04

BBC builds on plastics pledge with new sustainability strategy - The BBC has unveiled a new sustainability strategy, which sets out commitments to achieve zero waste to landfill and source 100% renewable energy, with the broadcaster also revealing it has cut out more than 500,000 pieces of single-use plastics since April 2018. Laudable!

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-11-15 10:54:43

Four futuristic scenarios to steer your sustainability strategy - an interesting article that tries to crystal gaze to 2030 and see what type of a global society we could be at that point in time. CEOs and top management keen on knowing what they should do in sustainability to increase their companies' competitive advantage can think about each of these scenarios - they provide interesting starting points!

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Manohar Namasivayam Curious

2018-11-14 15:51:16

If E trio , a start up in telengana can successfully make a retrofitted e car from wagon R and Alto , doesnt it open up a large business opportunity ? Why cant more such cars be retrofitted for the rural markets. Most second hand cars can be retrofitted. This has been my dream. It surely can happen. Then INdia will have more % of electric cars than USA. USA can only have brand new cars , whereas india can have second hand cars. https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/passenger-vehic

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Manohar Namasivayam Read

2018-11-14 15:39:07

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/new-fast-charging-station-electric-cars-comfortdelgro-10924582 Singapore to get fast chargers ! 30 mts to charge. Thats super fast is int it. India wont be far behind. I heard / read somewher that Maruti suzuki is coming up with an electric car by 2019 !! If that happens, all other small car makers in India will gear up and launch their versions soon.

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Shankar Jain Read

2018-11-14 10:46:26

UN Environment, Partners Identify 25 Air Pollution Solutions in Asia Pacific

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Shankar Jain Read

2018-11-14 10:43:51

Spain plans switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2050 !! Thtats good but not great. 2050 is far away. The world needs to adapt to anything green and anything clean fast. The good news is Spain has a plan for shutting down coal mines. India has no such plans .

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