Friday, October 19, 2018

Budget boosts renewables, but niggles remain

India’s federal budget for the year starting April 1 retained the government’s emphasis on renewable energy by allocating INR 33.61 billion (USD 0.5 billion),...

Booms and busts in oil prices

Oil prices have been excessively volatile since the mid-2000s, ranging from $147 in 2007 to $30 in 2015, with sharp swings in between. Apart...

Climate change and food security

According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, India is home to nearly 195 million hungry people and the problem of...

Disregard Traditional Wisdom to Preserve Environment in Cities On Own Peril

In almost all metropolitan cities, the air quality is heavily polluted and barely breathable. This has had serious consequences on the health of citizens....

Tinkering climate deals won’t work

A global treaty on climate warming should generally be welcomed. So when the 197 countries that are party to the Montreal Protocol reached a...

‘Green taxes’ for cleaner India?

India formally ratified the Paris climate agreement on Sunday, notwith-standing that last week Donald Trump was trashing global warming as a hoax and efforts...

Fossil fuel subsidy reform: Burning the midnight oil

In Paris last December, 196 countries agreed to a new pact to tackle climate change and keep global temperature rise in check, below 2°C...

Need for national policy to recover endangered species

India is bestowed with world’s four mega-biodiversity hotspots. In fact, India is the only country that is blessed so many of these biodiversity regions....

Natural Gas – The Transition Fuel?

Introduction India has historically been dependent on coal for the electricity sector. 62.1 per cent of the installed power capacity is sourced through coal. However,...

Powering India to equitable growth

India is a nation of around 125 crore people, growing at a fast pace. With this, the energy demand too is on the rise....

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