Eight core sectors growth slows down to 0.2% in June on contraction in oil-related sectors, cement production
Growth of eight core industries dropped to 0.2 percent in June, mainly due to a contraction in oil-related sectors as well as cement production, according to official data
India's water woes mount, with floods, droughts and millions of citizens at the mercy of the monsoons
While parts of India face water scarcity, others are facing destruction due to flooding. Both result in death of animals, humans, and biodiversity. Policymakers face challenges as climate change leads to uncertainty.
Eight EU nations pledge to phase out use of coal by 2030; move aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, deliver on Paris deal
As per officials, eight of the European Union's 28 countries have pledged to phase out coal for electricity production by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
We need technologies to cool houses, but also to cool areas where people can congregate and take shelter.
The division in the thought process between the rural and city dwellers was displayed during the climate election in Australia.
Growth of core sector industries slows to 2.6% in April on decline in crude oil, natural gas and fertiliser output
The growth of eight core infrastructure sectors slowed down to 2.6 percent in April, due to negative growth in crude oil, natural gas and fertiliser output
Thermal coal is the mainstay of the country's energy programme as 70 percent of power generation is dependent on the dry fuel, while coking coal is used mainly for steel-making.
Core sectors' growth slows down to 2.1% in February on fall in output of crude oil and refinery products
The growth of eight core sectors slowed down to 2.1 percent in February due to fall in output of crude oil and refinery products, official data showed on Monday
The main drivers of this were a robust global economy & heating & cooling needs in some countries.
Core sectors' growth falls to 19-month low of 1.8% in January on poor performance by crude oil, refinery products and electricity
Growth of eight core sectors slowed down to 1.8 percent in January due to fall in output of crude oil, refinery products and electricity, official data showed on Thursday
Marrying climate change and financial sustainability: The curious and troubling case of coal in India - II
Coal’s viability is a fight with Economics and Climate ranged on one side vs Democratic realities and Financial stability on the another.
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As it stands, the statement contains no mention of Pakistan, which seems as good a point as any for India to wake up, smell the coffee and make sense of this latest reality check.
Marrying climate change and financial sustainability: The curious and troubling case of coal in India - I
More than three quarters of India’s electricity is generated by burning coal. The international community would prefer the better part of India’s coal to stay below ground. Indian development enthusiasts would beg to differ. In the stridency of their arguments, the nuances that could lead to a solution — of both climate and finance — can perhaps be missed.
How is illegal rat-hole coal mining in Meghalaya still on despite NGT ban? Asks Supreme Court; bans coal transport till 19 Feb
The Supreme Court has ordered the Meghalaya government to file a detailed affidavit on whether inspections were being carried out at illegal rat-hole mines in the state.
Meghalaya govt-coal mafia nexus aids illegal mining, decimates state's ecology, says activists' report submitted to Supreme Court
Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya has dispossessed 76 percent of the local tribal population of their land, resulting in large-scale migration of the tribal poor to the urban centres of Shillong and Tura, the report says, adding that this was the major reason for inequality of wealth in the state.
Coal on its way out as rising costs make production unviable; renewable energy sources much better, cheaper option
Nearly a hundred years after the first coal-fired thermal power plant was installed in India, the outdated mode of generating electricity now seems to be on its way out as renewable sources are gaining ground as the preferred option.
Infrastructure growth slows down to 4.8% in October on contraction in fertiliser, crude oil production
Eight infrastructure sectors of coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity had grown by 5 percent in October 2017.
Attack on Agnes Kharshiing: Meghalaya HC tells state to bear cost of RTI activist's medical treatment
The Meghalaya High Court said in its order that NEIGRHMS as well as the state should ensure that all medical facilities are made available to both Kharshiing and her colleague.
Core sector growth slows down to 4-month low of 4.3% in September as production of crude oil, natural gas declines
Eight infrastructure sectors of coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity had grown by 4.7 percent in September 2017.
Last year the world put nearly 37 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide into the air.