Green firm installs solar systems on Indian rail

A renewable energy company has installed eight solar systems for a railway line in Delhi, India. The Badarpur-Faridabad Metro Line is claimed to be the first in the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) network to integrate solar into the design of the buildings. They have been built on the roofs of the stations and depot […]

Delhi metro system chugs its way to gold in carbon cutting scheme

Delhi’s metro system is the first in the world to bag a gold standard for energy efficiency under a global carbon scheme. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) which runs one of the biggest metro networks in India rolled out energy efficiency measures in 51 station buildings. The metro’s bustling network of 142 stations carries […]

Solar to help power Delhi metro

Solar is to help power Delhi’s Metro after the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) signed an agreement with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to install panels on railway premises. The scheme will begin with a 500kW photovoltaic (PV) pilot project on the rooftop of one of the Delhi Metro stations. To carry out […]

Tata Power’s initiative saves 8lakh energy units in India

Indian energy company Tata Power has saved nearly eight lakh energy units – more than enough to power 372 homes – through an energy conservation programme. The ‘Club Enerji’ initiative, spearheaded by school children, was launched six years ago as part of the company’s aim to stop wastage of energy and increase awareness of conserving […]

Indian renewable firm gets $30m for clean energy projects

An Indian private power company has secured an investment worth $30 million (£19.25m) for the development of wind and hydropower projects in the country. The agreement between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and NSL Renewable Power Private Ltd (NRPPL) will support projects that will generate 530GWh of electricity and cut carbon emissions by 400,000 tons […]

Indian states fail to meet renewable targets

Twenty two out of 29 states in India failed to meet their renewable energy targets last year, a new report claims. That led to the loss of more than 25% of electricity expected to be generated from renewable sources in 2012, Greenpeace India revealed in its new report. The Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) targets – […]

Protestors urge Indian Government to switch to renewables

Climate campaigners in India staged a protest outside the Legislative Assembly, urging the Government to move from coal-based power to renewable energy sources. The protest, which took place in the state of Delhi during the nation’s on-going budget session yesterday, questioned Chief Minister (CM) Sheila Dixit’s power strategy in the country. The placard read ‘ab […]

Indian city’s first solar water treatment plant

India’s capital city has had its first solar-powered water treatment plant installed. Operated by Social Awareness, Newer Alternatives (SANA), a non-governmental organisation, the facility which cost around $45,000 (£28,000) has been installed at a Government school in New Delhi to help under-privileged students. Reports claim the pilot plant is expected to produce 5,000 litres of […]

Virgin to pioneer new aviation fuel with half the carbon footprint

A new aviation fuel with half the carbon footprint of the equivalent fossil fuel has been developed by Virgin Atlantic Airways with New Zealand biofuels pioneer LanzaTech. Waste gas from steel industry will be captured and converted into the new low carbon jet fuel. Virgin Atlantic says its could be powering flights on its routes […]