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Author: Sharada Balasubramanian

Odanthurai uses renewable energy for all-round development

The village council of Odanthurai in Tamil Nadu has set a benchmark by successfully using wind, solar and biogas to not only lower energy costs but to also turn a surplus

The area governed by Odanthurai village council in Coimbatore district was once poverty stricken, lacking energy access, water supply and even adequate housing. Things changed in 1996…Read More

Protecting Pichavaram mangroves in coastal Tamil Nadu

A systematic and long-term collection of local data is expected to aid adaptation to sea level rise in the Pichavaram mangrove forest on India’s east coast that will also help in conserving and expanding it

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which caused extensive damage to Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu, left the neighbouring area of Pichavaram, covered in dense mangroves, relatively unharmed…Read More

Best of 2017: Geothermal energy could light up rural Ladakh

Although Puga Valley in Ladakh has shown potential to produce geothermal energy, a project to harness the power has been endlessly delayed due to political and financial constraints

Geothermal energy is not new to India. As early as 1973, the Indian government submitted a report on geothermal hotspots of the country. This happened after the Geological Survey of India…Read more