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14 04 2021 | 13:07

India’s planned coal plants could ‘single-handedly jeopardise’ 1.5C target

Current plans to build 370 coal-fired power stations in India will gravely undermine the country’s Paris climate pledge, or create “stranded assets” worth billions of dollars. That’s the conclusion…

14 04 2021 | 12:13

Karnataka state government says it will not build any new coal-fired power plants

The [Karnataka] state government [in India] has decided to cap thermal power production and not invest in such plants henceforth. “Karnataka Power Corporation Limited has decided to stop investing…

13 04 2021 | 09:43

Greenko outlines plans for third renewables-backed pumped hydro storage project in India

India-based renewable energy project developer Greenko Energy Holdings has announced a new venture in the pumped hydro storage segment. According to media reports, Greenko plans to invest US$4.3…

09 03 2021 | 13:09

Virtual Conference on Stationary Energy Storage in India(SESI) - 8 April 2021

IESA is organising a focused Virtual Conference & Expo on Stationary Energy Storage in India on 8th April 2021.

16 02 2021 | 09:14

The Ecological Roots of India's Farming Crisis.

Over recent months Raja, a farmer in India's Tamil Nadu state, has had a change of routine. Every few days, the 53-year-old leaves his 30-acre (12-hectare) farm in the Villupuram district — where he…

03 01 2021 | 08:34

How a 'tree mortgage' scheme could turn an Indian town carbon neutral.

Kerala villagers are reaping the benefits of a scheme that pays them to leave their trees rooted, reducing risk of deforestation. In the misty, hilly terrain of Wayanad, in the southern Indian state…

01 01 2021 | 14:39

Pollution killed nearly 1.7m people in India in 2019 – study.

Lancet report finds that toxic air caused rise in lung cancer, stroke and other diseases. Pollution accounted for nearly 1.7m premature deaths in India in 2019, or 18% of all deaths, according to a…

20 12 2020 | 07:13

China and India fail to set ambitious new climate targets at key talks.

China’s new emissions target for 2030 is an ‘incremental step forward’, an analyst says The leaders of China and India failed to set ambitious new climate targets at a key summit co-hosted by the UK…

07 12 2020 | 07:23

Rishi Sunak's wife owns part of firm that funnelled money through Mauritius.

The wife of the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is a shareholder in a restaurants business that funnelled investments through a letterbox company in the tax haven of Mauritius, in a structure that could…

28 11 2020 | 07:49

Delhi Covid crisis worsened by soaring pollution levels.

Indian capital records highest single day rise in cases as monitor says pollution is at 14 times WHO safe level. Delhi’s 20 million residents are facing a double health crisis as high levels of…

28 11 2020 | 07:05

Cemetery review – elephant heads for the graveyard in hardcore art piece.

Carlos Casas’s film – half documentary, half experimental essay – is a near-wordless evocation of a ‘celebrity’ Sri Lankan elephant’s confrontation with death.

19 11 2020 | 12:56

India and Pakistan dominate WHO's air pollution database.

The region contains 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities. Historical data sheds light on why.

25 10 2020 | 11:35

Climate activists, aged nine and 12, detained by police in India for protesting over air pollution.

Licypriya Kangujam and Aarav Seth put in back of police van after demonstrating in New Delhi, which is often blanketed in thick smog. A nine-year-old climate change activist in India was detained by…

24 10 2020 | 12:38

India’s power minister says retiring coal plants will be replaced by renewable energy.

India is planning to replace retiring coal-fired power plants with renewable generating capacity in a bid to cut the nation’s carbon footprint, power minister R. K. Singh said on Tuesday. India is…

10 10 2020 | 08:33

High and dry: will India's swimming camels be the last of their kind?

Rapid industrialisation in Gujarat threatens the mangroves that kharai camels and their nomadic herders depend on. Ayub Amin Jat treats his camels like his children. But then his camels are no…

27 09 2020 | 08:32

India to be largest source of energy demand growth: BP Energy Outlook.

Demand for oil is "broadly flat" even in the most bullish scenario as the energy transition shifts the world away from fossil fuels.

07 09 2020 | 10:58

UN secretary general urges India to swiftly turn away from coal.

António Guterres tells country to stop building coal-fired power stations for sake of climate. India must swiftly and permanently turn away from coal despite its need for cheap energy, the UN…

07 09 2020 | 10:05

India urged to lead global push for clean energy, climate action.

India has a crucial role to play in promoting clean energy and climate action as the world looks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday. …

31 08 2020 | 08:09

UN Secretary-General remarks 19th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture.

Excellencies,  Dear friends,