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Climate activist Greta Thunberg to storm into Davos
World

Climate activist Greta Thunberg to storm into Davos

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg returns to Davos on Thursday to press her battle against fossil fuels at the annual confab of the global business and political elite

India’s leadership of G20: The future is now
Opinion

India’s leadership of G20: The future is now

The leadership of G20 is India’s opportunity to set a global narrative of “vasudhaiva kutumbakam”

India saves over $4 billion in fuel costs through solar power in first six months of 2022
India

India saves over $4 billion in fuel costs through solar power in first six months of 2022

The contribution of solar generation in seven key Asian countries, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Thailand, avoided potential fossil fuel costs of around $34 billion from January to June 2022

Perils of pollution: It’s time we stopped taking clean air for granted
India

Perils of pollution: It’s time we stopped taking clean air for granted

Understanding the problem of air pollution as well as taking concrete steps towards a greener future are essential to ensuring that we do not let ourselves or future generations down

Russia's invasion of Ukraine underscores Europe's dependence on Moscow's fossil fuels
World

Russia's invasion of Ukraine underscores Europe's dependence on Moscow's fossil fuels

Developed economies are waking up to the reality that natural resource security is paramount in a fractured, multi-polar world

Explained: What is green hydrogen and how will the Centre's new policy boost its production
India

Explained: What is green hydrogen and how will the Centre's new policy boost its production

The National Green Hydrogen Policy waive power transmission charges for 25 years for these units, allows them to buy renewable power from exchanges or their own unit and bank unconsumed renewable power for up to 30 days with power distribution companies

Impact of 'throwaway economy' on planet-warming emissions thwarting climate goals, says report
World

Impact of 'throwaway economy' on planet-warming emissions thwarting climate goals, says report

Matthew Fraser, head of research at Circle Economy, said the report aimed to look beyond just fossil fuel use and the transition to green energy and ask about the emissions implications of using fewer resources

Narendra Modi announces Hydrogen Mission, targets self-reliance in energy by 2047
India

Narendra Modi announces Hydrogen Mission, targets self-reliance in energy by 2047

While India is 85 percent dependent on imports for meeting its oil needs, overseas supplies make up for roughly half of the local requirement for natural gas

Bruising 2020 for Big Oil: Fossil fuel industry left to confront its diminished future, cope
World

Bruising 2020 for Big Oil: Fossil fuel industry left to confront its diminished future, cope

Oil majors are considering expanding to offshore wind farms and hydrogen fuel, to prepare for a world that uses less oil and gas.

UN chief Antonio Guterres wants world powers to act together toward the climate threat, build green future
science

UN chief Antonio Guterres wants world powers to act together toward the climate threat, build green future

Guterres wants the pandemic to sharpen governments' focus on cutting emissions and use the crisis as a springboard to launch policies that will wean societies off fossil fuels.

'Clean' coal doesn't exist, post-COVID economic recovery plans should not use coal: UN chief
World

'Clean' coal doesn't exist, post-COVID economic recovery plans should not use coal: UN chief

Guterres said it was deeply concerning that new coal plants are still being planned, when renewables offer thrice as many jobs, and are cheaper in most countries.

World Environment Day: Discovery Channel highlights the urgency of corporate exploitation in The Story Of Plastic
Entertainment

World Environment Day: Discovery Channel highlights the urgency of corporate exploitation in The Story Of Plastic

On the occasion of World Environment Day, Discovery Channel will air The Story Of Plastic at 4:30 pm IST. Discovery Plus will air it on the same day.

Bhutan: Can progress in household electrification provide relief from expensive fossil fuel imports?
long-reads

Bhutan: Can progress in household electrification provide relief from expensive fossil fuel imports?

Bhutan has made substantial progress in household electrification in recent years, according to the Department of Renewable Energy. In 2018 over 99.97 percent of households had access to electricity, up from just 30 percent in 2003.

Lockdown impact: With no access to livelihood, small scale fisheries sector needs urgent relief measures from govt
Business

Lockdown impact: With no access to livelihood, small scale fisheries sector needs urgent relief measures from govt

The semi-organised to unorganised fisheries sector, particularly the small scale fishers are worst-hit in any national or global crisis.

Donald Trump vs Greta Thunberg showdown at Davos this week draws on crux of global climate debate
science

Donald Trump vs Greta Thunberg showdown at Davos this week draws on crux of global climate debate

Trump dismissed activists for advocating a form of 'radical socialism', which Americans reject – a message that hit home with some in the business-heavy audience.

Davos 2020: Donald Trump touts 'great American comeback' at WEF summit, says second phase of US-China trade deal soon
World

Davos 2020: Donald Trump touts 'great American comeback' at WEF summit, says second phase of US-China trade deal soon

Shrugging off his impeachment trial back home, US president Donald Trump came out all guns blazing at the WEF summit in Davos on Tuesday as he lauded the unprecedented economic boom in the US

Green Deal: Nuclear energy one of EU's solution to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050
science

Green Deal: Nuclear energy one of EU's solution to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

Slovak Prime Minister insisted the EU would be unable to reach its climate targets without nuclear power plants.

EU admits that it will miss its targets for reducing greenhouse gases by 2030
science

EU admits that it will miss its targets for reducing greenhouse gases by 2030

The 28-nation bloc is aiming to reduce 40 percent by 2030, some leaders called for the target to be raised.

Carbon emissions around the world is increasing every year but at a lower rate
science

Carbon emissions around the world is increasing every year but at a lower rate

China is the biggest polluter, with 28 percent of the 2019 emissions and the US No. 2 at 14.5 percent.

Antarctica's first zero emission research station proves living sustainable is possible anywhere
science

Antarctica's first zero emission research station proves living sustainable is possible anywhere

The Princess Elisabeth station has welcomed researchers since its first 2008-2009 summer research season.