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At EXPO 2017, UN agencies highlight benefits of clean energy for all

“I hope EXPO 2017 will advance dialogues between governments, climate scientists and engineers to find practical solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while generating energy,” said Cihan Sultanoðlu, the UN Commissioner-General for the Organization’s participation at the EXPO, currently underway in the Kazakh capital, Astana. “We need to maintain, strengthen and support the transition in […]

Paris to Pittsburgh

Early June, US President Donald Trump pointed out to his listeners, ‘I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.’ The reference to Paris was to the 2016 International Climate treaty from which he was announcing a withdrawal. The comparison to Pittsburgh is interesting. Trump, in his election campaign, made a strong pitch […]

Goldman’s goes Green

In what seems to be a move towards green energy, Goldman’s the Wall Street bank said Monday that it has agreed to buy 68 megawatts of electricity from a wind farm in Scranton. It will come online in 2019. It is the first such agreement struck by a bank and pushes Goldman closer to its […]

Bio-fuels can be a ‘game-changer’

The Transport Ministry is keen on tapping agricultural and agro-waste products as sources of renewable fuels that are cost effective and environment-friendly, said Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, and Shipping. The government will soon roll out a policy for encouraging the use of bamboo and other plant fibres as raw materials […]