Tags: Centre for Science and Environment

Scrappage policy- A step forward but a missed opportunity: Anumita Roychowdhury, CSE

An important step forward, but falls short of becoming an instrument of green recovery. The much awaited draft policy on vehicle scrappage is finally out. This outlines the incentives for scrapping, criteria for defining the end-of-life vehicles, and makes provision for scrapping facilities for safe disposal of waste and material recovery. This is certainly an […]

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India may find difficult to meet its 175 GW renewable energy target by 2022: CSE

India’s renewable energy (RE) sector seems to be losing steam, even as the total capacity has reached almost 86 GW by December 2019, says the latest State of India’s Environment Annual report, released here at the 2020 Annual Media Conclave and Anil Agarwal Dialogue. India has set itself a target of 175 gigaWatt (GW) RE capacity by […]

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Bursting of firecrackers undid the comparatively cleaner seasonal trend: CSE

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has analysed real time data for Delhi and the towns in the National Capital Region (NCR) — including Gurugram, Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad — to show how the Diwali night has ushered in the season’s first severe pollution peak due to the bursting of firecrackers. This has undone the […]

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Delhi needs 65 per cent cut in pollution level to meet air quality standards: CSE

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has released new results from its on-going analysis of air quality trends in Delhi to highlight Delhi’s struggle with air pollution and what it takes to tame and control pollution. After the initiation of comprehensive clean air action plan and graded response action plan, there are early signs of stabilisation […]

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CSE calls for designing buildings for reducing the heat load and cut down AC usage

As severe summer-time heat waves become the norm in India, the use of air-conditioners (ACs) and resultant energy consumption have started hitting the roof. If every household in India ran an AC for seven months a year, the total electricity required would be 120 per cent higher than the total electricity produced in the country […]

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Ozone Pollution Higher in Delhi Due to Heat Wave, Poses Serious Health Risk: CSE

Ozone level has increased manifold in the national capital due to severe heat wave this season posing a serious health risk, a recent study has revealed and suggested aggressive control of industrial and vehicular emissions. According to the air quality index (AQI), released everyday by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), ozone is emerging as a […]

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CSE helps Gurugram chart a course to a cleaner, pollution-free, solar future

“Gurugram has a vision – that of being a ‘solar pioneer’, and a modern, truly ‘smart’ city. But it will never be able to realize this vision unless it ensures that its residential sector – its homes – adopt solar power. Solar rooftop (SRT) could be an excellent non-polluting, cost-effective alternative to replace the smoke-spewing diesel […]

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Air pollution kills 8.5 out of 10,000 children in India before they turn five: CSE

The State of India’s Environment 2019 (SoE) in Figures is an exclusive data-driven analysis of major developmental and environmental sectors.  SoE 2019 in figures says about key environmental parameters like- State of air – Air pollution is responsible for 12.5 per cent of all deaths in India. Its impact on children is equally worrying. Over 100,000 […]

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CSE stands by its assessment of Swachh Survekshan 2019, rebuts ministry’s charges

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has issued a strong rebuttal to a press release sent out by the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA), in which the ministry has called CSE’s recent assessment of the Swachh Survekshan 2019 “factually incorrect” and “erroneous”. CSE had released its analysis of the Survekshan results earlier […]

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