Category: Green Cities

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World’s first fully solar-powered airport wins UN Green Award

The Champion of Earth Prize – 2018, the highest environmental award instituted by the United Nations, has been awarded to Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) for being fully powered by solar energy. VJ Kurian, Managing Director, CIAL received a communiqué signed by Erik Solheim, UN Global Chief of Environment, and Executive Director, UNEP, which stated: […]

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Andhra’s Solar march

Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) installed 563 rooftop solar grids. The grid provides a total capacity of 6,837 kW. Another 736 units of 3,651 kW capacity will be installed in the next stage. Adding to the momentum, the Greater Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has recently initiated construction of first of its kind […]

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Indian Cities and EVs

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) states that Indian cities will need 4,900 Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) stations while interstate corridors will only need 400 DCFC stations. Cities must build a seamless network of charging stations for encouraging Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption. A case in point is Mumbai. The city is embracing the EV by […]

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IGBC green cities rates Amaravati as ‘Platinum’ city

Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh has been designated as the Platinum’ city by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) green cities rating. It is for the first time in the country that an entire city has been given a platinum rating. The IGBC has given the rating on the basis of the parameters including; city […]

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A green budget for 2018-19

The Delhi Assembly passed a INR 53,000 crore budget for the financial year 2018-19 with a major focus on green initiatives to combat the rising air pollution levels in the capital. Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi and Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, asserted that the budget covers all the sections of the society. Talking […]

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Kerala unveils Indias first green mall

The INR 10,000 crore Malabar Group is set to unveil Indias first green mall in Kerala harnessing a slew of environment-friendly initiatives. In its first phase, Mall of Travancore (MoT) incurred a cost of about INR 400 crore. Work on the second phase would start soon and will be completed by 2020, said MP Ahammed, […]

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