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Meenakashi Lekhi discusses Ukraine conflict, impact on food, energy with UN General Assembly President
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Meenakashi Lekhi discusses Ukraine conflict, impact on food, energy with UN General Assembly President

President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, tweeted that it was 'good to meet' Lekhi

Europeans weigh costs of cutting Russian energy over Ukraine
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Europeans weigh costs of cutting Russian energy over Ukraine

The EU's executive commission proposed phasing out imports of crude oil within six months and refined products by the end of 2022 and it must be approved by all 27 member countries because some are more dependent on Russian oil than others

Maharashtra energy minister Nitin Raut claims impending coal and power crisis in state
India

Maharashtra energy minister Nitin Raut claims impending coal and power crisis in state

However, the minister assured that the state government is working to resolve the power crisis

Russia's lower house voices proposals on suspending gas supplies to EU countries
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Russia's lower house voices proposals on suspending gas supplies to EU countries

In 2021, Russia's imports to the EU amounted to about 45 per cent of gas, 27 per cent of crude oil and 46 per cent of coal, according to the European Commission

Ukraine-Russia War: Europe has diesel stocks for just 40 days, say reports
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Ukraine-Russia War: Europe has diesel stocks for just 40 days, say reports

The report by Bloomberg News Agency further stated that Finland and Denmark have stocks for more than six months, while England and Norway have enough stocks for 30 days

Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy makes a surprise appearance at Qatar's Doha Forum
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Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy makes a surprise appearance at Qatar's Doha Forum

Zelenskyy called on countries to increase their exports of energy — something particularly important as Qatar is a world leader in the export of natural gas

We The Change: Climate change is accelerating floods and India needs enhanced forecasting to adapt
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We The Change: Climate change is accelerating floods and India needs enhanced forecasting to adapt

Despite decades of modernisation efforts, the Central Water Commission (CWC) does not have ‘real-time data’ on floods and depends on manual data for its policymaking.

How much of the world’s energy comes from fossil fuels? Can renewables replace it all?
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How much of the world’s energy comes from fossil fuels? Can renewables replace it all?

Fossilisation of trees moved enormous amounts of carbon from the air to underground, leading to a decline in atmospheric CO₂ levels

Akshay Urja Diwas 2021: Date and significance of national renewable energy day
India

Akshay Urja Diwas 2021: Date and significance of national renewable energy day

Apart from being an important day, it is also an awareness campaign which is aimed at educating and informing the masses about the benefits of renewable energy resources for our planet.

Nuclear scientists come one step closer to developing a clean energy source
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Nuclear scientists come one step closer to developing a clean energy source

The energy only lasted for 100 trillionths of a second but it took them closer to the holy grail of fusion ignition - where more energy was created than what they were using.

Earth’s energy budget is out of balance: How does energy flow and what this means for climate change
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Earth’s energy budget is out of balance: How does energy flow and what this means for climate change

Our climate is determined by these energy flows. When the amount of energy coming in is more than the energy going out, the planet warms up

Saudi Aramco's profit surges to $25.46 bn in Q2, half-year earning climbs to $47 bn
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Saudi Aramco's profit surges to $25.46 bn in Q2, half-year earning climbs to $47 bn

The majority State-owned oil company confirmed in its earnings report that its performance in the second quarter of 2021 'was primarily driven by higher crude oil prices'

World Oceans Day 2021: Can we use bio-fouling organisms to extract energy from ocean waves?
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World Oceans Day 2021: Can we use bio-fouling organisms to extract energy from ocean waves?

Waves have enough energy that every metre of coastline could power around five average homes and more during storms.

Stop new fossil fuel projects to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050: IEA report
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Stop new fossil fuel projects to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050: IEA report

Overall, fossil fuels are set to account for only around a fifth of the energy supply by 2050, down from almost four-fifths currently.

Reducing methane is crucial for protecting climate, health yet emissions are rising: UN report
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Reducing methane is crucial for protecting climate, health yet emissions are rising: UN report

Global methane emissions were fairly level about 15 to 20 years ago, but started creeping up over the past five years or so.

30 years since liberalisation, India's fight against poor energy access might get tougher owing to COVID-19 crisis
India

30 years since liberalisation, India's fight against poor energy access might get tougher owing to COVID-19 crisis

Covid-19 is expected to make energy access even more challenging as more people will be pushed to poverty and they will not be able to spend money on clean fuel.

South Korea signs USD 43 billion deal for 'world's biggest' offshore wind farm complex
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South Korea signs USD 43 billion deal for 'world's biggest' offshore wind farm complex

Seoul announced last year its goal to become one of the world's top five offshore wind energy powerhouses by 2030.

National Energy Conservation Day 2020: Occasion for advocating energy efficiency, raising awareness on climate change priorities
India

National Energy Conservation Day 2020: Occasion for advocating energy efficiency, raising awareness on climate change priorities

Every year on 14 December,the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the Ministry of Power, celebrates Energy Conservation Day

World's smallest memory device created to further energy-efficient computing chips
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World's smallest memory device created to further energy-efficient computing chips

Smaller processors allow manufacturers to design devices, computers and phones that are more compact.

Wind, solar panels will soon become top source of electricity; surpasses natural gas, coal: IEA report
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Wind, solar panels will soon become top source of electricity; surpasses natural gas, coal: IEA report

But renewables outside the electricity sector, like biofuel, are suffering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic the IEA found.