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For net-zero by 2050, India needs 2.5 percent of its land for clean energy installation
environment For net-zero by 2050, India needs 2.5 percent of its land for clean energy installation

India has ambitious energy transition targets to push for large scale adoption of clean energy..

The ‘sorrow’ of Damodar river continues for millions of people
west bengal The ‘sorrow’ of Damodar river continues for millions of people

Damodar river is the lifeline of millions of people in Jharkhand and West Bengal. However, it is getting contaminated due to industrial discharge and urban sewage..

India’s energy security could be at risk due to underutilisation of coal, delays, says panel
renewable energy India’s energy security could be at risk due to underutilisation of coal, delays, says panel

For ensuring the energy security of India, over the last year, the government of India has taken a series of measures to increase the domestic production of coal and stop imports, despite objections and pressure from the environmental groups..

India proposes new green energy rules to promote renewable power
environment India proposes new green energy rules to promote renewable power

The idea behind the latest rules seems to be part of the central government’s measures to encourage large-scale energy consumers, including industries, to source all their power from renewable energy sources..

UN biodiversity summit postponed to April 2022
environment UN biodiversity summit postponed to April 2022

At least 30 percent of land and marine species should also be protected through conservation areas, the draft proposed..

Explainer: IPCC AR6 and its relevance to India
environment Explainer: IPCC AR6 and its relevance to India

India has also had a paradigm transition since the Paris Agreement. In the pre-Paris Agreement scenario, India did not have emission reduction targets..

Baghjan oil blowout: Report indicates a long road to recovery and ecological restoration
environment Baghjan oil blowout: Report indicates a long road to recovery and ecological restoration

Carbon capture and storage such as the direct removal by sequestering through plantations and bioenergy and carbon capture and storage (BECC) technologies are discussed in the report to remediate the carbon dioxide and methane emissions that were primarily spewed out in the blowout..

NITI Aayog ranks states on progress toward SDG goals but yardsticks have been changing
niti aayog NITI Aayog ranks states on progress toward SDG goals but yardsticks have been changing

Over the past four years and consecutive reports, the overall score of India has remained almost the same..

Coronavirus puts brakes on global plastics production
environment Coronavirus puts brakes on global plastics production

While there had been expectations of an increase in consumption of medical plastics due to the pandemic, medical plastics only accounted for 1.5-2.0 percent of total volumes, Quenet noted..

German start-up Heliatek makes revolutionary photovoltaic panels
environment German start-up Heliatek makes revolutionary photovoltaic panels

Traditional solar panels weigh up to 25 kilos and generate vast quantities of heat, which limits the number of structures and buildings, able to accommodate them..

A “do or die” agitation against coal pollution in Odisha
mining A “do or die” agitation against coal pollution in Odisha

The pollution is not only impacting the health of the people but is also affecting the livelihoods of the people..

Paris mayor plans new clampdown on cars in city centre
paris Paris mayor plans new clampdown on cars in city centre

Officials have not yet decided if motorcycles or tourist buses will be allowed inside a zone that encompasses landmarks such as Notre-Dame cathedral and the Louvre museum..

Asian Development Bank proposes ending financing for coal plants
coal Asian Development Bank proposes ending financing for coal plants

The lender will also no longer fund 'any coal mining, oil and natural gas field exploration, drilling or extraction activities', it said..

30 years of liberalisation: Existing poor energy access may dive down further with Covid-19
renewable energy 30 years of liberalisation: Existing poor energy access may dive down further with Covid-19

Though connections were provided by the centre through several schemes there is debate over whether people are able to use them due to their unaffordability..

California to ban new fracking from 2024
california California to ban new fracking from 2024

Newsom also instructed the state's clean air agency to investigate 'pathways' to phase out oil extraction by 2045..