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13 07 2021 | 11:52

India’s biggest oil and gas giant takes a leap into clean energy.

Reliance Industries’ entry into clean energy could be a game changer for India In late June this year, Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, announced a Rs75,000 crore (US$10bn) investment…

29 06 2021 | 08:45

Repowering India’s top wind sites could add 30 gigawatts of capacity

Older turbines could be replaced to boost wind power generation and reach renewable energy targets India’s wind power sector is ailing. Wind capacity commissioning has been moving at a snail’s…

14 05 2021 | 14:35

India: Coal-dependent power producers should prepare for climate transition risk

Coal power producers face lower credit ratings under Paris-aligned energy transition Climate change has created financial risks for business. These can be broadly categorised as physical and…

27 04 2021 | 10:28

Powering Development in Climate Vulnerable Areas: The Role of Decentralized Solar Solutions in India.

In India, poor and marginalized communities face the dual challenges of low socioeconomic development and extreme vulnerability to climate change. Although there have been significant improvements in…

18 04 2021 | 07:23

India demands US and other largest historic carbon emitters start taking responsibility for their actions.

Minister says rich nations should aim for ‘net-negative’, not net zero emissions, to allow developing countries to focus on growth. But could India itself still do more? Stuti Mishra reports

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…