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India did not replace ‘phase out’ of coal with ‘phase down’ at COP26 Glasgow summit, say sources
India

India did not replace ‘phase out’ of coal with ‘phase down’ at COP26 Glasgow summit, say sources

On the condition of anonymity, sources told PTI that the term 'phase down' was introduced by the US and China

As Glasgow climate pact emerges at UN COP26 summit, India intervenes on fossil fuel
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As Glasgow climate pact emerges at UN COP26 summit, India intervenes on fossil fuel

Several countries criticised the change on fossil fuels promoted by India, while Indian Environment Minister asked the summit how one could expect developing nations to make promises about 'phasing out' coal, dealing with their development agendas

Why phasing out coal completely is easier said than done even though its future is bleak
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Why phasing out coal completely is easier said than done even though its future is bleak

Electricity needs are soaring as the world’s population and prosperity increase, and renewables simply aren’t enough to satisfy that growth in demand

COP26: Five takeaways from the first day of the biggest climate summit that you need to know
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COP26: Five takeaways from the first day of the biggest climate summit that you need to know

It remains unclear whether the two biggest emitters, China and the United States, can move past tensions over trade and human rights to work together.

Why Opposition’s claims on oil price rise are nothing but crude propaganda
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Why Opposition’s claims on oil price rise are nothing but crude propaganda

Fuel prices have risen not only in India, but elsewhere too. Even if one ignores it, the fact is that state government taxes account for 41.67 per cent of the final petrol price

Bitcoin miners set up private power plant, garners wrath of environmentalists as it threaten climate action
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Bitcoin miners set up private power plant, garners wrath of environmentalists as it threaten climate action

Greenidge Generation runs its own power plant to produce about 44 megawatts to run 15,300 computer servers which is enough to power more than 35,000 homes.

Coal scarcity was a man-made crisis, India needs a planned transition to renewables
India

Coal scarcity was a man-made crisis, India needs a planned transition to renewables

If we find ourselves in this situation at a time of virtually no growth in the demand for electricity, what will happen when we start seeing a real recovery in the economy?

World's not ready to leave 'king coal' behind, transition to renewable energy sources have been slow
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World's not ready to leave 'king coal' behind, transition to renewable energy sources have been slow

Global economic recovery means coal demand is likely to surpass its 2019 level and retain its crown of being the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions.

India stares at energy crisis with coal stocks down to days
India

India stares at energy crisis with coal stocks down to days

The shortages have stoked fears of potential black-outs in parts of India, where 70 percent of power is generated from coal

Coal crisis deepening as 64 non-pithead power plants left with less than 4 days of dry fuel stocks
India

Coal crisis deepening as 64 non-pithead power plants left with less than 4 days of dry fuel stocks

The latest report on coal stocks for power plants from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) also showed that 25 such power plants had coal stocks for less than seven days as on 3 October.

Australia, world's largest coal exporter, may not join this year's UN climate summit in Glasgow
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Australia, world's largest coal exporter, may not join this year's UN climate summit in Glasgow

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it would be another trip overseas and he had already spent a lot of time in quarantine

For India to reach net-zero by 2050, the country needs to allocate 2.5 percent of its land for clean energy installation
India

For India to reach net-zero by 2050, the country needs to allocate 2.5 percent of its land for clean energy installation

The study by Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) notes the potential for land-use conflict to arise over renewable energy installations, even in sparsely populated areas.

Most coal, oil and gas reserves need to stay underground if Paris agreement goals are to be met
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Most coal, oil and gas reserves need to stay underground if Paris agreement goals are to be met

Burning fuels for electricity, transportation and other uses are the chief driver of climate change, pulling long-buried carbon in fossil fuels out of the ground and depositing that carbon into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide.

Use of clean hydrogen could lead to higher greenhouse gas emissions than coal
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Use of clean hydrogen could lead to higher greenhouse gas emissions than coal

While blue hydrogen does contain some emissions, the study notes that energy also is needed in the carbon-capture process hence provides no benefit.

Unravelling the mystery of how climate works and how human activities tip the scales
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Unravelling the mystery of how climate works and how human activities tip the scales

We have only started to understand the effects of greenhouse gases began in the 1820s with French scientist Joseph Fourier.

In a Cuban swamp, coalmen work day and night to revive the traditional way of making charcoal
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In a Cuban swamp, coalmen work day and night to revive the traditional way of making charcoal

For now, production from the Cienaga de Zapata project is modest: some 600 tons in its first year, with a goal of 700 tons this year.

China to wean itself off coal power while financing plants in developing countries
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China to wean itself off coal power while financing plants in developing countries

Head of the climate change said, "Combating climate change is also about letting people in developing countries live good lives."

Despite lockdowns, emissions from use of oil, gas, coal were higher in Dec 2020 than 2019: Study
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Despite lockdowns, emissions from use of oil, gas, coal were higher in Dec 2020 than 2019: Study

The right energy policies could ensure the historic opportunity to make 2019 the definitive peak in global emissions, is not wasted, experts said.

Mumbai air polluted largely by coal-powered industry, better tech and infrastructure needed: CSE report
India

Mumbai air polluted largely by coal-powered industry, better tech and infrastructure needed: CSE report

Some 1,400 medium- and small-scale enterprises in four industrial areas alone made up 70 percent of polluting industries in the MMR.

China's carbon trading scheme: Everything you need to know about the new emission system
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China's carbon trading scheme: Everything you need to know about the new emission system

China is drafting a new climate change law that environmentalists say might address some of the shortcomings in the current carbon trading system.