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We welcome you to this fortnightly issue of Carbon Chronicles with a visionary quote by Thomas Alva Edison.

“We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy – sun, wind and tide. I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”

This was way back in 1931, and Thomas Alva Edison was dreaming about renewable energy. And today around the globe, there is a positive transition to Renewable energy which sure proves to be economically viable. GE’s renewable energy involvement is accounted through the story “Renewable Energy Grows from Dream to Economic Giant”. Reading through the news captured in the segments on Water, Energy, Carbon and Sustainability are sure to leave you enriched.

Lastly before we sign off, we really regret for skipping the previous issue of Carbon Chronicle as we channelized our energies into an upcoming project. We promise that this will not be repeated and shall be sounding some great news to you very soon… Happy reading!

Team Carbon Chronicles

Efficient Carbon

News on Carbon

News on Carbon

A guide to carbon capture technologies – interactive

An interactive guide to Carbon capture and storage technologies which promise to cut CO2 emissions by up to 90%.

FedEx Express Launches Carbon-Neutral Shipping

FedEx Express is launching a carbon-neutral shipping program for its most widely used packaging for document shipping.

Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants a 1,360 Acre Forest

A teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar and incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acre of jungle that Payeng planted single-handedly.

Fossil fuel abundance is an illusion

Dan Lashof of NRDC makes it clear that we’ll run out of the earth’s ability to absorb greenhouse gases long before we run out of fossil fuels.

News on Energy

News on Energy

Renewable Energy Grows from Dream to Economic Giant

All in all, GE’s annual reports viz show two things when it comes to renewable energy. Read on to find out.

MIT Increases Solar Power Output via Stacking Panels

PV cells were stacked on top of one another to produce twenty times the output of conventional installations of solar panels.

India one of the top performing clean energy economies: Report

The Pew Charitable Trust, in its report, said India’s clean energy sector continued to flourish in 2011.

World’s First Plug-and-Play Solar Panels Launched

Westinghouse has launched the world’s first fully integrated plug-and-play solar panels and claims their system reduces installation costs by 50%.

News on Sustainability

News on Sustainability

P&G Makes Sustainability Analysis Tool Freely Available;

P&G estimates that the scorecard has led to nearly $1 billion in bottom-line operational savings from reductions in energy, water, waste and CO2 at its facilities over the past ten years.

After carbon and water, the drive is on to reduce the world’s plastic footprint

The Plastic Disclosure Project encourages companies to reduce how much plastic they use and lower their environmental impact

Staples and HP Offer Free, Responsible E-Waste Recycling

This program is a great answer that local businesses and communities have been seeking to address the challenge of e-waste recycling.

India: Corporates may face stiff penalties for violating green norms

Corporates violating environmental norms may have to shell out a stiff penalty.

News on Water

News on Water

Growing Food Demand Strains Energy, Water Supplies

The challenge for India lies at what is commonly known these days as the water-energy nexus.

Solar Energy Brings Food, Water, and Light to West Africa

To bring water to dry land for farming, an innovative project brought solar power and drip irrigation together.

ISO considers potential standard on water footprint

ISO is considering the development of a new standard to provide internationally harmonized metrics for water footprints.

Making the business case for water and green growth

Nature, if managed well, can provide a whole set of cost-effective solutions to water challenges.



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