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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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In battle to curb pollution, Delhi awaits EV policy

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 8, 2019

As the Delhi government has re-introduced the odd-even scheme to curb air pollution, the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy, 2018 awaits to be notified even after close to a year since it was drafted. While the government said it is working on details of the drafts, the...

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Tourists Are Avoiding Delhi as Air Pollution Reaches Record Levels

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 6, 2019

Business travelers and tourists are avoiding New Delhi, as air pollution in India’s capital reached record levels, travel agents said. Booking inquiries for hotels and flights to New Delhi have slumped since the Hindu festival of Diwali on Oct. 27, said Sharat Dhall, chief...

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Ola waives off peak pricing in Delhi

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 4, 2019

Ride-hailing, mobility solution provider Ola on Saturday has announced that there will be no peak pricing on rides during the period of the odd-even scheme in New Delhi between November 4-15, 2019. The company will also work closely with its driver-partners to ensure maximum...

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Road transport ministry seeks progress report on steps initiated to promote electric vehicles in Chandigarh

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 4, 2019

The ministry of road transport and highways has asked Chandigarh administration to submit progress report on the steps taken to promote electric vehicles in city. Earlier in August the ministry had asked the Union territory (UT) administration to initiate steps but now the...

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