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China Can Grow its Economy Through Stronger Climate Action

President Xi Jinping surprised the world in September 2020 by announcing to the UN General Assembly that China will aim to peak its carbon emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. A new WRI report finds that China can peak its emissions as early as 2026 and realize enormous economic benefits over the long term […]

US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts

Germany, Britain call for ‘green recovery’ from pandemic

Schulze suggested that one way to do this would be to help care workers buy electric vehicles for house calls. “These are many, many vehicles,” she told The AP. “It would help the economy and it would move us forward (in curbing emissions)” BERLIN: Germany and Britain said Monday that efforts to revive the global […]

Poland sees energy transformation costing $120 billion by 2045

Budget 2020-21: Will Sitharaman keep aside Rs 1.10 lakh crore to revamp India’s discoms

Sitharaman may provide support for Ujjwala beneficiaries for buying refill gas cylinders Reforms in power distribution companies (Discoms) and support for Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries to purchase refills of cooking gas cylinders will be among the announcements the energy sector will expect Union Minister for Finance Nirmala Sitharaman to include in the budget she will table […]

US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts

Rooftop solar project to implemented in 42,250 houses by February

The project ‘Soura’ is implemented in order to make Kerala an energy efficient state and to produce 1000 megawatt electricity within two years. Kochi: As part of implementing the rooftop solar project of KSEB (Kerala State Electricity Board), solar panels will be set up on the rooftops of 42,250 250 selected consumers by February this […]

IEX power market update for February 2021

Govt move to purchase solar boat at double the price lands in controversy

Kollam: The Water Transport Department’s move to purchase solar boats for double price when the government is going through severe financial crisis has resulted in fresh controversy. The contract for buying solar boats is prepared when all the boat services of the department are facing loss. At present, Water Transport Department is suffering a loss […]

IEX power market update for February 2021

Why India’s Falling Electricity Demand is a Worrisome Trend Amid Slowdown. Can Renewable Energy Revive it?

For the first time, electricity demand growth in India has dropped, slowing down manufacturing sector, slipping along the record drop in global coal power generation and the rise of renewables. New Delhi: At the launch of the Coal 2018 report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), director of energy markets and security Seisuke Sadamori said: […]

IEX power market update for February 2021

Role of legal, regulatory framework in transition to clean energy economy

Timely transition from a fossil fuel-based economy to a clean energy one remains a defining challenge for our generation, both in terms of speed and vector of the change ince 1970s, Indian laws and policies have provided for environment protection in furtherance of our constitutional principles. Indian jurisprudence in this sphere is acknowledged for its […]

CERAWEEK-U.S. climate czar urges oil industry to hasten transition to renewables

‘Signing RCEP will mean no duties on solar products’

Amit Gupta, director of legal and corporate affairs, Vikram Solar, talks to Down To Earth about the solar industry’s perspective on India joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership As Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Down To Earth spoke to Amit Gupta, director of legal and corporate affairs, […]

US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts

Modi says will invest Rs 100 lakh cr in infra, $5 trn economy target achievable

Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort here on the 73rd Independence Day, he said reforms will continue to be ushered in to help India break into top 50 countries on the ‘ease of doing business’ ranking. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government will invest a massive […]

US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts