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Nature and forests through 2019: The year of uncontrollable rain forests fires all over the world
World

Nature and forests through 2019: The year of uncontrollable rain forests fires all over the world

2019 closed out a “lost decade” for the world’s tropical forests, with surging deforestation from Brazil to the Congo Basin.

New fuel retail policy: Licensees have to set up minimum 100 petrol pumps, 5% of it in remote areas
Business

New fuel retail policy: Licensees have to set up minimum 100 petrol pumps, 5% of it in remote areas

India's new liberalised petrol pump norms require licensees to set up a minimum of 100 outlets with at least 5 percent of them in remote areas

India on track to cut oil import dependence by 10% by 2022: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
Business

India on track to cut oil import dependence by 10% by 2022: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

The government is on track to meet the target of cutting India's oil import dependence by 10 percent by 2020, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday

New IPCC report due 8 August to thoroughly examine link between global warming, land use
science

New IPCC report due 8 August to thoroughly examine link between global warming, land use

Double of India's landmass needs to be devoted to biofuels, carbon capture & storage to cap warming at 1.5-deg C.

No plan to completely ban petrol, diesel vehicles, says Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
Business

No plan to completely ban petrol, diesel vehicles, says Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

The government has no plans to ban petrol and diesel vehicles in the near future but will continue to push for greater use of electric vehicles with a view to cut oil imports and save the environment, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday

Govt allows export of biofuels from special economic zones and export-oriented units
Business

Govt allows export of biofuels from special economic zones and export-oriented units

The government has allowed export of biofuels from special economic zones (SEZs) and export-oriented units (EoUs) with certain conditions, according to a notice of the directorate general of foreign trade

Nitin Gadkari says crude oil import costing India Rs 7 lakh crore, calls for shift to alternative fuels
Business

Nitin Gadkari says crude oil import costing India Rs 7 lakh crore, calls for shift to alternative fuels

Nitin Gadkari said the prime minister has already declared that by 2022 the country will have to reduce the import bill of crude oil by 10 percent.

India becomes member of international collaboration on clean energy technology
science

India becomes member of international collaboration on clean energy technology

Among the benefits of being an AMFTCP member are shared costs & pooled technical resources.

International Energy Agency's Fatih Birol on oil security, political turmoil and why he's applauding the Indian govt
World

International Energy Agency's Fatih Birol on oil security, political turmoil and why he's applauding the Indian govt

Fatih Birol has served as executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) since September 2015

Oil prices unlikely to soften soon despite rise in US production; geopolitics associated with crude makes it an expensive product
Business

Oil prices unlikely to soften soon despite rise in US production; geopolitics associated with crude makes it an expensive product

The shift in the US position from a heavy crude oil import dependent country, to now a net oil exporter will have significant repercussions for the oil prices in the future. If anything, the shift in the US position indicates that the era of cheap oil may be over.

Nitin Gadkari asks auto industry to change its mindset, tells companies to be more future-oriented
India

Nitin Gadkari asks auto industry to change its mindset, tells companies to be more future-oriented

Speaking at the MOVE global mobility summit, Nitin Gadkari said the government was clear with its policy to reduce import of oil and end pollution, for which it is encouraging alternative fuel technologies such as biofuels and electric mobility.

Govt to exempt EVs, alternative fuel-powered vehicles from permit requirements, says union road minister Nitin Gadkari
Business

Govt to exempt EVs, alternative fuel-powered vehicles from permit requirements, says union road minister Nitin Gadkari

We have decided to exempt EVs and all vehicles including autorickshaws, buses, taxis run on alternative fuel like ethanol, biodiesel, CNG, methanol and biofuel, from permit requirements, Nitin Gadkari said.

SpiceJet spices up the fuel scenario with test flight powered by biofuel
Business

SpiceJet spices up the fuel scenario with test flight powered by biofuel

Our biofuel policy does recognize the potential and plans to set up ten biofuel refineries but the fight against hydrocarbon must be carried out on a war footing.

Chinese airline Hainan completes flight on cooking oil fuel
India

Chinese airline Hainan completes flight on cooking oil fuel

A Chinese airline on Saturday completed the country's first commercial flight using biofuel, made from waste cooking oil, as the government seeks to promote greater environmental sustainability.