Climate, Environment, Renewable Energy

Joe Biden announces $2 trillion climate plan, vows to rejoin Paris deal

Facts       Jul 15, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has unveiled a USD 2 trillion proposal to boost investment in clean energy and combat the global warming as he pledged to rejoin the historic Paris agreement on climate change if elected in the November elections. US President Donald Trump...

Climate change, COVID-19 stoke wildfire's economic risk, Fed says

International News       Jul 13, 2020

Wildfires threaten the economy of the western United States to a greater extent than the rest of the country, and the coronavirus pandemic and climate change will only make that worse, according to research from the San Francisco Fed on Monday. Some 52% of economic...

Markel appoints Head of Renewable Energy,first ever based in Asia

International News       Jul 13, 2020

  London &Singapore:  Markel International, the specialist insurer, has today appointed Thomas(Tom) Baker as senior underwriter - head of renewable energy. Based in Singapore, Tom is Markel’s first ever Asia-based global head as well as their first renewable energy underwriter in the region. Reporting to Rohan...

Railways sets target of becoming net zero carbon emitter by 2030

Indian News       Jul 13, 2020

New Delhi: The Railways has set a target of going completely green by becoming a 'net zero' carbon emitter by 2030 through various initiatives, including electrification of broad gauge, improving energy efficiency and switching to renewable sources, the national transporter said on Monday. It has...

Early detection of Covid cases has resulted in low fatality rate: Vardhan

Indian News       Jul 12, 2020

  New Delhi: Early detection of Covid cases has resulted in low fatality rate: VardhanEarly detection of Covid-19 cases through widespread testing, surveillance and clinical management has resulted in India having one of the lowest fatality rate at 2.66 per cent, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan...

WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases, up over 230,000

International News       Jul 12, 2020

Geneva: The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours. The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report. The previous WHO...

Siberian temperatures hit June record, fires spread: EU data

International News       Jul 08, 2020

  GENEVA/MOSCOW: Temperatures in Arctic Siberia soared to a record average for June amid a heat wave that is stoking some of the worst wildfires the region has ever known, European Union (EU) data showed on Tuesday. Global temperatures last month were on par with a...

Cars, a cocktail and a celebrity: South Koreans succumb to Tesla fever

Facts       Jul 08, 2020

  SEOUL: From an eponymous cocktail to eager buyers following the shipping routes of long-awaited cars, Tesla Inc is having a moment in South Korea, particularly among tech-savvy professionals.Kang Sung-mo, who runs an advertising production agency in Seoul, is a convert. “I am not interested in...

Climate battles are moving into the courtroom, and lawyers are getting creative

Facts       Jul 07, 2020

  LONDON/WASHINGTON/GENEVA: Climate change may be having its day in court. With the slow pace of international climate negotiations, lawyers from Switzerland to San Francisco are increasingly filing lawsuits demanding action. And they are getting creative — using new legal arguments to challenge companies and governments...

Germany is first major economy to phase out coal and nuclear power

International News       Jul 04, 2020

  German lawmakers have finalized the country’s long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn’t ambitious enough and free marketeers criticize as a waste of taxpayers’ money. Bills approved by both houses of parliament Friday envision shutting down...

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