For the first time ever, all villages in India have electricity

April 30, 2018 by  
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India has just reached a major energy milestone: for the first time ever, every single one of its inhabited villages has electricity. There are nearly 600,000 villages in the country, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised that they would all be connected to power within 1,000 days of August 2015. Last Saturday, Leisang village was connected to India’s power grid, completing that promise. I salute the efforts of all those who worked tirelessly on the ground, including the team of officials, the technical staff and all others, to make this dream of a #PowerfulIndia a reality. Their efforts today will help generations of Indians in the coming years. pic.twitter.com/t8WjZgpNuT — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 29, 2018 While Leisang was connected to the main power grid, some villages have relied on off-grid supply networks, usually powered by solar . Pakol, a village in the same same state, was the last village to be powered by an off-grid system. The power initiative, which Modi tags as #PowerfulIndia, also seeks to strengthen metering and power distribution within the country. Leisang village in Manipur, like the thousands of other villages across India has been powered and empowered! This news will make every Indian proud and delighted. https://t.co/UCPEEITbIM #PowerfulIndia — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 29, 2018 Related: The Indian city of Diu is 100% powered by the sun A village is considered to have power if 10 percent of its buildings have access to electricity . That means India has a long way to go before everyone has working power, but the successful initiative is a milestone nonetheless.” Village electrification means that the infrastructure to supply power has now reached certain parts of the village. The next step should be to focus on providing connection to all households and ensuring adequate power supply to these homes,” former power secretary P Uma Shankar said. It is up to individual homes to seek electrification if they choose. Via Times of India Image via Deposit Photos

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Creepy fleshy art by Cao Hui makes it painfully clear what everyday are objects are made of

October 15, 2016 by  
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It’s the season of all things spooky, and real life consistently takes the creepy cake. Maybe this thought occurred to artist Cao Hui when he created a series of fleshy sculptures that look so real, they made my stomach turn. Comprised of resin and fiber, and true to life in size, each piece depicts the viscera, skin and flesh belonging to animals whose lives are regularly sacrificed to produce objects of convenience for human beings. Cao Hui, represented by Lin & Lin Gallery in Taiwan , created a series of hyper realistic sculptures, including a couch and chair, gloves, and a suitcase, all presumably made of leather. But instead of showing the pretty polished pieces of furniture we normally see in shop windows, he exposes the parts of animals sacrificed in order to keep their skin. In so doing, it forces the viewer to think more carefully about the materials used to create every day objects. Related: Animal activists who freed thousands of fur industry animals charged as terrorists Granted, the pieces were crafted in 2008, and we’ve come a long way when it comes to protecting the rights of animals. Plus, many responsible butchers do use every part of an animal so nothing goes to waste. But factory farming is still very much a blight on the developed world’s collective conscience, and Cao Hui keeps it there with these disturbing, but provocative pieces. Via youbentmywookie Images via Lin & Lin Gallery

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How business can close climate gap, in 5 steps

June 30, 2016 by  
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If every big business committed to these actions, business could come a long way toward satisfying the Paris Accord, says a new report.

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Disney, Microsoft, PepsiCo lead business charge on biogas

April 7, 2016 by  
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Despite a few early innovators, the waste-to-energy field still has a long way to go.

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The Best Eco-Friendly Cars Of 2015

January 26, 2016 by  
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Eco-Friendly Acceleration Eco-friendly cars have come a long way over the last few years. Now, you don’t have to sacrifice style or drive a space age-looking vehicle in order to be green. Be it traditional, hybrid or electric, we found the…

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Put your building to work: Smart approaches to better business results

January 19, 2016 by  
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Sponsored: U.S. buildings have a long way to go to become smarter. The good news? The technology is here now.

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The top 7 wearable tech innovations of 2015

December 26, 2015 by  
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Clothes have come a long way since the loin cloth. These days, they can fight ocean pollution , produce energy, and even charge your phone. If you haven’t been following the latest innovations in wearable technology, we highly recommend you head over to our sister site Ecouterre, where we’ve rounded up the top 7 new developments of 2015. Seriously, it will blow your mind. READ MORE >

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Smart Tips For Buying ‘Green’ Makeup

October 14, 2015 by  
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There are many wonderful reasons why you should consider buying organic, sustainable beauty products rather than the first that catch your eye. In fact, using organic beauty products – such as eco-friendly makeup – can actually go a long way in…

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How New Orleans plans to survive the next Katrina

August 26, 2015 by  
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The Gulf city has become the poster child for building to withstand extreme weather, climate change and social or economic shocks — but there’s a long way to go.

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Where to put money divested from fossil fuels

August 26, 2015 by  
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In September 2014, a day after 400,000 people marched for the climate in the streets of New York City, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund made headlines, announcing it would ensure none of the fund’s $860 million would be invested in fossil-fuel companies.

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