The cutting edge of India’s fast breeder programme

Why India’s fast breeder programme is cutting edge? After three decades of hard work, and despite the devastating tsunami of 2004, the 500 megawatt Fast Breeder Reactor at Kalpakkam is coming up at a furious pace, says Shivanand Kanavi [...]

Green Column: Airlines Weigh the Advantages of Using More Biofuel

The world’s airlines will carry 2.8 billion passengers and 46 million tons of freight this year. They will burn somewhere between 210 million and 220 million tons of fuel and generate 650 million tons of carbon emissions in the process. Strong [...]

How parched villages save water in Rajasthan

Neem Singh’s daily bread comes from water. He draws water from a kuin (small well), fills a metal container reminiscent of the trunk used for storing clothes, and takes it back to the village pulled by his camel-cart — the tyres [...]

Bengal villages offer lessons in water self-help

Join hands to clean water, ensure regular testing at little cost. Banashree Bera and Alaka Jana are no ordinary women. Together, the two housewives from Chakrimulia village in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district can dismantle and reassemble [...]

Washington State Future Home To One Of The World’s Largest Solar Projects

In a landmark decision for the city of Cle Elum, Kittitas County, Washington state and the nation, the Kittitas County Board of Adjustment Wednesday night approved a permit for Teanaway Solar Reserve (TSR). The 75-MW project, located 90 miles [...]

Is Any Country Already Able To Meet All Of Its Energy Needs From Renewable Sources?

A growing volume of energy originating from renewable sources is being used right around the world – from Europe to America to China. This trend is especially widespread in the electricity-generation sector. Over the last couple of [...]

National Solar Mission’s 1st project goes live

Azure Power, India’s first private grid connected solar power plant developer recently signed an MoU with NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), to become the first operating private project under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. The [...]

Puffin: the one-person electric aircraft

NASA engineers have designed an extremely quiet one-person electrically powered aircraft that can hover like a helicopter and fly like a plane. The “Puffin” launches from an upright position with the tail split into four legs that serve [...]

Cement that cuts CO2

New ecological cement The Tecnalia Construction Unit has unveiled a new generation of environmentally-friendly cements that enable cutting direct carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere by up to 100 per cent. The development of the new [...]

Hy-life : Welcome to worlds first hydrogen town

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Power Hybrid Cars,Homes In A Trial Project In Japan For Yosuke Ito, having a Toyota Prius on the driveway is not green enough. His house, as well as his car, is a hybrid. I’m living the Hy-life, he said. The single-storey [...]