Tags: COVID 19

Lithium Survey: 80% willing to purchase an electric vehicle at price parity

COVID-19 has been a trigger for many around the world with regard to their habits and conscious choices have been made towards living a sustainable lifestyle, particularly for those working from home. With the lockdown extending for almost a year, the environment has had the time to bounce back while people have had the opportunity […]

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Yamuna water improved during lockdown : Ministry of Jal Shakti

The Minister of State for Jal Shakti & Social Justice and Empowerment Rattan Lal Kataria informed that Lok Sabha on Thursday that the water quality of Yamuna in Delhi improved during lockdown. Monitoring of River Yamuna was carried out during April, 2020 within Delhi stretch by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)at 3 monitoring locations viz. […]

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India is a leader on renewables, natural partner for Britain: Thompson

India is a leader on renewables and a natural partner for Britain in the shared mission to create a greener planet and enable a clean and resilient recovery from Covid-19, British Acting High Commissioner to India Jan Thompson said on Friday. In a statement on the eve of the Climate Ambition Summit, Thompson said: “We […]

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India’s leadership on solar reason to believe climate goals is achievable: UN

India’s leadership on solar and industry transition is the reason to believe the world can achieve its climate goals, a top UN official has said, asserting that as governments look to restart their economies after COVID-19, it is vital to pursue a recovery that is not only sustainable, resilient and fair, but also job-rich. UN […]

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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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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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Global solar PV installations to hit 115 GWdc in 2020: Wood Mackenzie

As global solar PV markets continue to weather the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, solar PV installations are expected to hit 115 GWdc this year, according to Wood Mackenzie’s latest quarterly market outlook. This is up 5% from the total installed globally in 2019. “The most severe of lockdowns have ended in almost all countries, […]

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COVID-19 will permanently reduce global energy demand, buys time to reach Paris climate goals

The behavioural and economic ramifications of COVID 19 will permanently reduce global energy demand, according to DNV GL’s newly published Energy Transition Outlook. Compared to the pre-pandemic forecast, energy demand will be lowered 6-8% each year to the middle of the century. COVID-19 has prompted major behavioural shifts important to energy consumption, as demonstrated by […]

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Germany narrowed gap to achieve climate protection target: Environment Ministry

Germany’s Environment Ministry on Wednesday announced that the country reduced greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 and narrowed the gap to achieve its climate protection target for 2020. The announcement was made in the Ministry’s 2019 climate protection report, which examines whether the set of measures aiming to reduce CO2 emissions would be sufficient to reach […]

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