Tags: climate change

Govt working to reduce carbon footprint by 30-35 percent: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday said India is trying to reduce its carbon footprint by 30-35 per cent and working to double its oil refining capacity in the next 5 years. PM Modi stressed on Gujarat`s solar power movement and said that the energy sector can provide growth and jobs alike. He was virtually addressing […]

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Ladakh LG highlights environmental issues plaguing UT

Ladakh Lieutenant Governor (LG) R K Mathur on Thursday said the Union Territory is facing various environmental issues and the need for an impact assessment has come up time and again for serious consideration. The LG said the Union Territory administration has set a target to provide 24×7 running water supply to every household, school, […]

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Greenpeace writes to NITI Aayog on green recovery plans post COVID 19

Greenpeace India on Tuesday sent to the NITI Aayog a plan to help build a climate-proof, equal, sustainable and resilient India as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. In its recommendations to government’s policy think tank NITI Aayog, Greenpeace India stressed on the need to promote a decentralised model of renewable energy which will not […]

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Israel’s 10-years national plan for energy efficiency launched

Israel has launched a national plan for energy efficiency and dealing with the climate crisis, the government announced. On Monday, the Ministry of Energy said the new plan, which refers to the years 2020-2030, was formed to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to deal with the climate crisis and the accelerated urbanization process, […]

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PM Modi speaks to US President-elect Joe Biden on Climate Change beside COVID 19

PM Narendra Modi spoke to US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday, with both leaders reiterating their firm commitment to the strategic partnership between the two countries as they discussed their shared priorities and concerns over the climate change, COVID-19 pandemic and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. This was the first interaction between the two leaders […]

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Mahua Acharya to lead EESL’s subsidiary Convergence Energy Services Limited

Mahua Acharya has almost two decades of international experience in green finance, renewables, and carbon markets. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) announced the appointment of Mahua Acharya to lead a new energy company, a 100% owned subsidiary of EESL – Convergence Energy Services Limited (Convergence). Convergence is focused on delivering clean, affordable and reliable energy.  The […]

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Investment in renewables must triple to meet climate goal: IRENA

According to a new report from the house of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), Global renewable energy investment increased between 2013 and 2018, reaching its peak at USD 351 billion in 2017. The  Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance 2020 edition highlights that while a cumulative USD 1.8 trillion were invested […]

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Sugarcane Ethanol offers India a viable pathway towards GHG reduction

A global consensus is slowly emerging, on the need to transition from traditional fossil fuels to cleaner, greener alternatives. Nations across the world are working on a viable policy roadmap to usher in this shift, with the aim to mitigate the effects of climate change and decarbonise our future. India has displayed a singular focus […]

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Delhi’s air quality remains severe, relief unlikely soon

The national capital’s air quality remained severe for the fifth consecutive day on Monday, with calm wind speed exacerbating the effect of stubble burning. The city’s air quality index (AQI) stood at 469 at 9 am. Its 24-hour average AQI was 416 on Sunday, 427 on Saturday, 406 on Friday and 450 on Thursday, the […]

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Government working on all fronts to mitigate Air Pollution: Prakash Javadekar

Minister for Environment, Forest and climate Change  Prakash Javadekar has said, the Central Government has been working constantly on all the fronts towards mitigation of Air Pollution. Expressing concern over the pollution level in the northern parts of the country especially national capital Delhi, the Minister said that the government is working towards abatement of […]

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