Tag: ‘Green’

NBFC-led India liquidity crisis may nip green shoots in real estate

Commercial real estate and housing sectors comprise nearly two-fifths of the total NBFC portfolio. Graphic: Mint The liquidity crisis faced by non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) has triggered concerns for property developers. After all, commercial real estate and housing sectors comprise nearly two-fifths of the total NBFC…

India’s Green Car Plan Prioritizes Electric Vehicles Over Hybrids

India’s most influential government think-tank has recommended lowering taxes and interest rates for loans on electric vehicles, while capping sales of conventional cars, signaling a dramatic shift in policy in one of the world’s fastest growing auto markets. A draft of the 90-page blueprint, seen by…

Vancouver realtor says Green housing plan could shock real estate market

A Vancouver-area realtor and real estate blogger thinks the B.C. Greens’ housing platform could cause a massive shift in the city’s housing market. Steve Saretsky says the plans are aggressive, noting the party’s intention to change the tax structure. “You’re really going against the grain. You’re going…

Researchers Create Vitamin-Driven ‘Green’ Battery

Paving the way for cheaper consumer electronics that are easier on the environment, researchers have created a battery that uses a compound from vitamin B2 as the cathode — the part that stores the electricity that is released when connected to a device. “We’ve been looking…