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No impact of US exit from Paris climate deal on India: Top official

India asserted that it is not in favour of reopening the Paris accord on Climate Change and said the negotiations on the issue are not facing any adverse impact of the Trump administration pulling out of it. It maintained that the US is still a part of India’s climate-related negotiations. “There has been some talk […]

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Sunra, China’s leading EV maker planning to set up a factory in India

China’s leading electric vehicle (EV) company, Sunra, sees India soon emerging as the world’s biggest market for electric bikes and plans to set up a factory in the country. The firm, which exports e-bikes and its spares to some 70 countries, including India, says it is upbeat about investing in the country, especially in light […]

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India contributes whopping $1 million to UN’s ambitious solar project

India has contributed a whopping $1 million for the installation of solar panels on the roof of the imposing UN building at the world body’s headquarters here. The contribution would help reduce carbon footprint and promote sustainable energy, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said in a tweet. He said that India […]

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UN secretary general to attend second Global RE-Invest summit in National Capital

UN secretary general Antonio Guterres will be visiting India to attained 2nd Global RE-Invest summit and the first assembly of ISA in National Capital on October 2. The 2nd Global RE-Invest will host the First Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the Meeting of the Energy Ministers of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) countries. […]

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Lexus launches all-new version of hybrid electric car ES 300h in India

Japanese carmaker Toyota’s luxury vehicle arm, Lexus recently launched all-new version of its hybrid electric car, ES 300h in India priced at Rs 59.13 lakh (ex-showroom all India). The seventh generation ES 300h is powered by a 2.5 little petrol engine coupled with Lexus’ fourth generation hybrid system. “Our country is going through the problem […]

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India, China driving global energy market transition: Carbon Tracker report

Emerging markets India and China are driving growth in energy demand and choosing renewables over fossil fuels. Both are already choosing solar and wind over fossil fuels, a new report said on Tuesday. Globally, the rapid growth of clean technologies will see fossil fuel demand peak in the 2020s, putting trillions at risk for unsavvy […]

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High-level EU delegation to visit India for collaboration on green businesses and circular economy

A high-level European Union delegation will be here next week to explore collaboration with India in green businesses and promote circular economy which aims to limit wastage of natural resources. European Commissioner for Environment and Maritime Affairs Karmenu Vella will lead the delegation which will visit India from September 4-7, the European Union said in […]

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India invites experts from Pakistan to visit two hydropower projects on Chenab

India has invited Pakistani experts to visit the sites of its two hydropower projects on the Chenab river next month to address its concerns, but hinted at continuation of the work on them despite Islamabad’s objections, a senior Pakistani official has said. After the conclusion of the two-day high-level bilateral talks on the Indus Waters […]

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Malaysia takes India to WTO’s safeguard committee on solar duty

Malaysia has sought consultations with India under the WTO’s safeguard agreement against New Delhi’s decision to impose import duty on solar cells, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said today. The consultations, however, don’t fall under the WTO’s dispute settlement system. Earlier this month, India had imposed safeguard duty of up to 25 per cent on […]

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Are environmental issues finally an important part of India’s election discourse?

Will environmental issues finally bask in the electoral limelight? If events across some of the major Indian cities in the past few years are to go by, it is definitely the time for green issues to shine. The environmental issues plaguing the internet-savvy electorate as well as the poor sections of these major cities may finally become […]

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