Latest Updates- A place to view all the updates from the E2Club Members

Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2019-03-26 19:33:35

HeroX - https://www.herox.com/ - Wow. Cute. A crowdsourcing platform for innovation. Why do I think I have seen something like this closer home!

Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2019-03-12 17:24:47

Sustainability roadmap for hospitals - a really nice compendium of ideas on energy, water and environment for hospitals & medical hospitals

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2019-03-12 10:49:58

ClimateChangeWiki - a really nice compendium over 200 tools and technologies to combat climate change

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2019-03-09 13:45:57

Handbook of sustainability science & research - lots of case studies and perspectives from around the world. Looks like a comprehensive and useful book to read. A bit on the pricey side, but keen to purchase and read it - excerpts and chapter previews from here - https://www.springer.com/in/book/9783319630069

Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2019-02-02 10:47:15

40-800 times more gold in 1 ton of Printed Wiring Boards (PWB) than in 1 ton of ore - remarkable!

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2019-02-01 16:17:37

Making the most of corporate social responsibility - an old, but excellent paper that provides a framework to make CSR work

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2019-02-01 11:05:41

A framework for shaping sustainable lifestyles - A detailed analytical paper from UNEP

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2019-01-25 20:14:16

Global Food Waste Management - Implementation Guide for Cities - an excellent doc from the World Biogas Association

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2019-01-25 19:36:51

Low carbon communities handbook - This handbook has been produced to assist local community responses to climate change in Oxfordshire, though much of the material will be useful for community projects elsewhere in the world too.

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2019-01-24 15:16:18

Reliance biofuels strategy

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2019-01-17 11:47:22

European research projects on sustainable urban issues - a 2013 document - wow! there are so many projects in EU (and this was in 2013!, imagine how many more there could be in 2019!). A good reference list for those keen to know more on the latest in sustainable urban development

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2019-01-17 11:42:11

Strategies for sustainable urban planning - an excellent document that gives broad perspectives on how urban planners should think when they try to make cities sustainable. I liked the holistic thinking that forms the core of the white paper

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Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2019-01-01 09:28:29

Take Action for a Sustainable Huron - What a comprehensive town plan for sustainability! Also quite practical. Wondering how much of the work has been completed...especially as this is a 2010 document

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Narasimhan Santhanam Anything Else

2018-12-20 21:53:41

Met Chetan Solanki, IITB Professor who has done sime remarkable work in making solar power make a real difference to the lives of millions of poor, rural Indians

Narasimhan Santhanam Read

2018-12-13 11:59:06

Ideas for ground water management - a bit old, but excellent and eminently readable resource on ground water mgmt. Ground water is super important, and this is why - Only 2.5% of all water is freshwater (rest is saltwater). 70% of freshwater sits in the glaciers; 99% of the remaining freshwater is ground water, with just 1% is in rivers & lakes. That is, pretty much all the water you and I live on is ground water. Which is why I think this well done report on ground water mgmt is useful!

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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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