Climate, Environment, Renewable Energy

India urges G20 countries to fulfill emission targets

Indian News       Jul 26, 2021

India has urged the group of 20 nations with per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions above the world average to take immediate steps to reduce their emissions so that the world stays on the right track to leave a better planet for future generations. Union...

Kerala vet doc gets patent for biodiesel from chicken waste

Indian News       Jul 25, 2021

After waiting for more than seven years, John Abraham, a veterinary-doctor-turned-inventor, has finally received the patents for inventing biodiesel from slaughtered chicken waste that offers a mileage of over 38 km a liter at around 40 percent of the current price of diesel and lowers...

About 90% consumers in India willing to pay a premium for buying EV: Survey

Indian News       Jul 25, 2021

New Delhi: With global electric vehicles (EVs) sales expected to boom in the next 12 months, nearly 90 per cent of consumers in India are willing to pay a premium for buying an EV, according to a survey by consultancy firm EY. The EY Mobility...

IFC lends USD 250 mn to HDFC to promote affordable green housing finance

Indian News       Jul 25, 2021

  New Delhi: International Finance Corporation (IFC), a private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group, has decided to provide a loan of USD 250 million (about Rs 1,875 crore) to promote affordable green housing finance for low-income borrowers. Low and middle-income borrowers will be...

Mercedes to be ready for car markets going electric-only with $47-bn push

Facts       Jul 24, 2021

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz vowed to spend more than 40 billion euros ($47 billion) this decade to electrify its lineup and defend its position as the world’s best-selling luxury-car maker through a historic industry transformation. The manufacturer plans to launch three new all-electric vehicle platforms in...

India speeds up Green approvals as environmentalists call foul

Indian News       Jul 23, 2021

New Delhi: India’s Environment Ministry has almost halved the time it takes to clear projects, cheering companies hit by the pandemic and worrying green activists concerned the increased pace may come at a cost. It took an average of 84 days to clear a project...

EVs double market share in Europe

International News       Jul 23, 2021

Paris: Electric vehicles more than doubled their share of new car sales in Europe in the second quarter, with hybrids also making gains, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) said Friday. All-electric vehicles accounted for 7.5 per cent of new car sales in Europe in...

Climate action must happen 'for our people, not to them', cities say

International News       Jul 23, 2021

  Efforts to push low-carbon lifestyles and green energy to curb climate change will fail unless many people see benefits - and the poorest and most vulnerable should get the biggest gains, leading mayors and other city officials urged Friday. "The journey to net-zero (emissions) has...

Shell to appeal landmark climate case in the Netherlands

International News       Jul 22, 2021

  Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it will appeal a ruling by a Dutch court which ordered it to cut its carbon emissions by 45% over the next decade. Shell has said it will speed up its energy transition plans in response to the order, but...

From China to Germany, floods expose climate vulnerability

International News       Jul 22, 2021

Deadly floods that have upended life in both China and Germany have sent a stark reminder that climate change is making weather more extreme across the globe. At least 25 people in the central Chinese province of Henan died on Tuesday, including a dozen trapped...

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