Tag Archives: environment

10 Benefits of Waste as a Source of Energy

Conversion of waste to energy falls low in the hierarchy of waste management. It is less preferred in comparison to reduce, reuse and recycle. But in present times it may not always be possible to follow the 3Rs in many cases. Also, what are the options for managing waste after it has already been created […]

Bioenergy Basics and the Indian Senario

Bioenergy is the energy contained in living organisms. Plants get bioenergy through photosynthesis while animals get it by consuming plants. Organic material containing bioenergy is known as biomass. Bioenergy consists of organic matter derived from trees, plants, crops or from human, animal, municipal and industrial wastes. In India, Bio energy occupies a significant share of […]

What is Sustainability?

What is sustainability? Why is sustainability important? How can we be sustainable? These are some of various questions that come up one’s mind these days. Let us discuss sustainability in simple terms and what it means. Sustainability is derived from the Latin word sustinere meaning “to hold up”. English dictionaries define sustain as “support”, “maintain” […]

5 Areas Where Sustainable Practices Help Businesses Profit

Depleting natural resources, fast developments of emerging economies, apparent changes to the climatic equilibrium and various other factors are driving businesses to unprecedented changes. Business leaders can profit by integrating sustainability into their strategic goals and value-chain while securing competitive advantage. Businesses can improve short and long-term profitability by adopting sustainable practices. Sustainable development is […]

3 Ways You Can Have a Green Business

With growing awareness among consumers for eco-friendly products, it is becoming highly important for businesses to adopt and implement green strategies. It’s not only the requirement of customers but also compliance to regulations and reduction in operating costs that drive the implementation of environment-friendly methods in business. On the face of it, it appears to […]

Energy Management Makes Perfect Business Sense

Managing and reducing energy saves money, helps fight climate change and enhances corporate reputation. Energy management makes perfect business sense. According to the Carbon Trust, “Energy management is the systematic use of management and technology to improve an organisation’s energy performance. It needs to be integrated, proactive, and incorporate energy procurement, energy efficiency and renewable energy […]

Carbon Footprinting – The First Step to Reducing Carbon Emissions

With rising awareness of global warming and effects of emissions on the environment, corporates and individuals alike are rising to tackle environmental issues in environment-friendly manner. In India, Carbon footprinting has become a term increasingly doing rounds in offices and environment conscious homes. Carbon footprinting is the first step to reduction in carbon emissions. Carbon […]

Waste to Energy

Urban India produces 55 million tones of municipal solid waste and 38 billion litres of sewage annually. Further, large amounts of waste are produced by industries. Waste generation in India is growing at a very fast pace and is expected to rise rapidly in the future. This has mainly been due to industrialization, increase in […]

Renewable Energy in India – An Overview

India is one of the largest economies of the world and one of the fastest growing countries in terms of energy consumption. There is always an ever-increasing thirst of power and energy. Currently, we have an installed power generation capacity of 185.5 GW out of which renewable energy accounts for 10.80%. At the same time […]