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Prakriti E-Mobility to roll out Evera electric cab service in NCR

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

Prakriti E-Mobility Pvt Ltd, a start-up based out of New Delhi, co-founded by Nimish Trivedi, Vikas Bansal and Rajeev Tiwari is launching Evera, a fleet of electric cabs in Delhi-NCR, informed the company in a release. This e-cab service will be app-based and will be rolled...

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Air pollution: Delhi HC directs AAP govt to remove illegal encroachment

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

Delhi High Court on Monday while hearing the suo moto petition taken up in the year 2015 on air pollution in Delhi directed AAP government to remove illegal encroachment by carrying out a survey and submitting an action plan to the task force under the direct supervision of...

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UNDP launches Accelerator Lab in India, to work on pollution, water issues

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

Seeking to address some of the most pressing issues facing India, including air pollution, through innovation, the UNDP on Thursday launched the country chapter of its Accelerator Lab here. The laboratory that will be housed in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...

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India accounts for the highest number of deaths among G20 nations due to air pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 26, 2019

More than a million people die in India every year as a result of outdoor air pollution, due to stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic respiratory diseases and, compared to the total population, this is the highest level in the Group of Twenty (G20) countries, Climate...

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100 electric buses to hit Jaipur roads by January

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 22, 2019

Here is good news for the commuters traveling within the city limits of Jaipur. The Jaipur City Transport Servies Limited (JCTSL) is all set to replace 100 of buses, including 70 buses which are in poor condition, with electric buses. As the financial bid for the buses is...

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Delhi air pollution: Farm fires up, but impact to fall to 7%

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 21, 2019

Fire counts due to stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana increased significantly and touched 1,000 again on Wednesday. However, as stubble-level winds from the burning site are slow, its share in Delhi’s PM2.5 concentration only went up marginally from Tuesday’s 13% to 14%, a...

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Energy demand in Asia Pacific could grow 15% from 2019 to 6,800 mn tons of oil equivalent in 2040

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 20, 2019

Recent research by analysis firm Wood Mackenzie indicates that Asia Pacific’s decarbonisation bill could hit $3.5 trillion by 2040. This will have to include investments in nuclear, hydel power, solar, wind & hydrogen, collectively referred to as zero-carbon energy...

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Energy saving: Northern Railway introduces tech in 32 trains to cut energy bills

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 18, 2019

In an effort to cut down on its energy bills, the Delhi Division of Northern Railway has achieved an unprecedented feat by converting and successfully running 32 pairs of premium and express trains on the 'head on generation' (HOG) system. In a press statement, SC Jain,...

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Delhi pollution: Supreme Court proposes hydrogen fuel vehicles; industry disposes

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 14, 2019

The Supreme Court's suggestion to look at hydrogen fuel vehicles as panacea to the problem of air pollution in India has met with a sceptical response from industry as well as civil society. Globally, unlike electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel vehicles are still being tested on...

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Kolkata: ‘Ignoring NGT orders adds to pollution’

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 11, 2019

Environmental crusaders on Friday blamed the spiralling pollution and plunging air quality on the non-compliance of National Green Tribunal (NGT) orders and furnished a 35-point report on the issue. “Our failure to comply with so many directives on environment has polluted...

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