Piyush Goyal, Dr Harsh Vardhan among 7 Indians in ‘World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019’

Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Dr Harsh Vardhan are among the seven Indians who have been named in the ‘World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019’ for taking steps in order to combat climate change. The list, unveiled on the late evening of March 20, came on the official site of Apolitical, […]

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NGT acts tough on air pollution, directs 6 states to submit action plan by April 30

The National Green Tribunal has directed six states to submit by April 30 action plans for bringing air quality standards within the prescribed norms, failing which they would be liable to pay environment compensation of Rs 1 crore each.  A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel ordered the chief secretaries of Assam, […]

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Kerosene-Solar Subsidy Swap: A missed opportunity and a new imperative

Author: Vandana Chavan The government has recently put efforts to build upon the existing electricity grid infrastructure to enhance clean energy access to all households in the country. This is expected to be complimented by lowering kerosene PDS allocation and thereby reducing the government’s burden of kerosene subsidies and households’ dependence on subsidised kerosene. Why […]

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When compared to firecrackers, vehicles appear to cause more pollution: SC

The Supreme Court Tuesday asked why people were “running after” the firecracker industry when it seems vehicles are a “bigger” source of pollution. The top court has asked the Centre if there is any comparative study on the “proportion of pollution” caused by firecrackers and automobiles. It observed that people involved in manufacturing of firecrackers […]

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Govt approval to Khurja Coal Plant is a step back in tackling Air Pollution: Greenpeace India

Greenpeace India on Thursday said the government’s approval for setting up 1320 MW Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh is a step back in tackling Air Pollution and providing affordable electricity. The approval comes at a time when the coal power sector is reeling under multiple challenges, including low Plant […]

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ReNew Power raises USD 375 million via green bonds

Clean energy firm ReNew Power on Thursday said it has concluded a green bond issue of $375 million, which would be used for capital expenditure on green projects and refinancing external commercial borrowings. The five-year non-call two notes were offered at a yield of 6.67 per cent per annum, a company statement said. The bond […]

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Trump’s environmental deregulatory agenda could boost CO2 emissions by 200 mln tons a year: study

The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at the NYU School of Law announced the release of a Special Report detailing the extensive climate change and public health damage caused by the Trump administration’s environmental deregulatory agenda. In its Special Report, entitled “Climate & Health Showdown in the Courts: State Attorneys General Prepare to Fight,” the State […]

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NABARD sanctions decentralized clean energy for Meghalaya under RIDF

In a move which promises to make a radical impact on clean energy generation in North Eastern and other hilly states, the Government of Meghalaya has launched Hydroger Mission under Decentralized Green Energy Project with total financial outlay of Rs. 11.55 crore with financial support from NABARD under RIDF. At the heart of the innovation […]

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Air pollution claims 7 million lives each year: UN expert

Air pollution, both outside and inside homes, is a silent and prolific killer responsible for the premature death of seven million people each year, including 600,000 children, according to a UN expert on environment and human rights. David Boyd, UN special rapporteur on environment and human rights, said that over six billion people, one-third of […]

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Who Is Greta Thunberg And What Is #SchoolStrike4Climate?

Greta Thunberg is 16 year old Swidish Climate activist She has been fanatically reading and researching climate change for seven years and since last summer, she has been skipping school every Friday to sit on the steps of the Swedish parliament with a home-made sign that reads ‘Skolstrejk för Klimatet’ (School strike for the climate). […]

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