“We’ve got a propaganda machine going. After we were involved in this film 180 Degrees South [a 2010 documentary retracing Chouinard’s 1968 journey from Ventura, California, to Patagonia, Chile] and then DamNation [Patagonia’s 2014 movie about the damage dams can do], we realized the power that we have in film. I had no idea. With DamNation, we got the whole Obama administration to rethink hydropower. They no longer considered it green energy. Now it’s back, of course, with Trump, but that was it; they said hydropower is not green energy, and that was as a result of our film. We recognize that people make decisions based on emotion, and the best way to elicit emotion is through film. It’s not through books or catalogs or speeches. So we’re in the film business. We’re working on 10 films at a time these days. Some of them don’t make a cent. But that’s not the purpose.” … [Read more...] about Patagonia’s new film celebrates activists fighting urban oil drilling in L.A.
The company is also coming up with a DEF plant at Budge Budge at an investment of Rs 75 crore, Bharat said, adding, the new type of fuel will be required to be used by heavy commercial vehicles for reducing emission of nitrogen oxide. IOC will be investing Rs 150 crore for a modern lube blending unit at Paharpur in the southern outskirts of the city, he said. To a query, Bharat said initially, customers will not have to pay a higher price for purchasing BS-VI compliant fuel. … [Read more...] about IOC invests Rs 3,000cr to upgrade Haldia refinery for BS-VI fuel
The year 2019 saw all three major asset classes — global equity market, debt market as well as gold — delivering double-digit returns. One of the likely reasons could be that even gold has become a financial asset, which gets a premium in an environment of surplus global liquidity, ICICI Direct pointed out. … [Read more...] about Gold glitters: Experts say you can allocate 5-15% of your portfolio to the yellow metal
The government on Thursday said it has sanctioned 32 projects in the food processing sector leveraging an investment of Rs 406 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sampada Yojana (PMKSY). These projects are spread in 17 states and aim to create employment for 15,000 people. … [Read more...] about Govt nod for 32 food processing projects worth Rs 406 cr
Chicken sales have come down to 35 million birds a week from 75 birds a week across the country, while ex-farm gate prices have dropped over 70 per cent to Rs 35 per kg from Rs 100 per kg in last one month although the cost of production is about Rs 75 per kg, he said. … [Read more...] about ‘Chicken sales down 50%, prices by 70% in India on coronavirus rumour’