Clouds of price hike may eclipse solar industry

Government-proposed duties on imported photovoltaic (PV) modules would raise their price by 40 percent in 2022. Bengaluru: Solar energy consultants and experts say that a drop in supply of PV modules from China and government-imposed duties would temporarily raise the price of solar projects in the months ahead. The rise in prices will be preceded […]

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Bangalore Microbreweries: brewing sustainability

Microbreweries are taking a step towards sustainable use of wastewater produced from the brewing process. Microbreweries in Bangalore are moving towards a sustainable brewing process. They have installed Effluent Treatment Plants (ETP) at their premises for proper disposal and reuse of wastewater. Satyam, the head brewer at the Pump House located at Jaya Prakash Nagar, […]

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GAIL quick to announce, slow to execute

To encourage the use of CNG, GAIL plans to launch 55 CNG stations in the state. The pending approval for licenses has delayed the launch of the expected 49 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in Bangalore. Mr. Abhishek Gupta, Senior Marketing Manager at Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL), Bangalore said, due to Covid-19, explosive […]

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Restaurants go sustainable for food waste management

Measures like composting and donation have been adopted by restaurants to tackle food waste. Food wastage in restaurants in the city is handled better due to rising awareness of effective food waste management. Donation and recycling is being practiced. Madhukar M Shetty, secretary, Karnataka Pradesh Hotel and Restaurant Association (KPHRA) said restaurants either donate the […]

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The LED paradox: Sustainable yet polluting

New LED fixtures of Chinnaswamay Stadium and LED street lights will increase threat to the natural biodiversity of Bengaluru. The shift from traditional street lights to LED fixtures is a step forward for sustainable energy but will increase light pollution. Research shows that LED lighting disturbs the day-and-night rhythm of all living beings. It might […]

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BBMP workers get by without safety equipment

The waste management workers said they have not been provided with PPE kits during the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. Many Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) pourakarmikas and waste segregation workers have said that their supervisors are not providing them with safety and protective equipment such as gloves, sanitizers, masks, protective gear, etc. Rudrappa, 45, […]

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