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Fossil fuel demand to take historic knock amid COVID-19 scars: BP

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 14, 2020

LONDON: Fossil fuel consumption is set to shrink for the first time in modern history as climate policies boost renewable energy while the coronavirus epidemic leaves a lasting effect on global energy demand, BP said in a forecast. BP's 2020 benchmark Energy Outlook underpins...

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Fossil fuels for power at turning point as renewables surged in 2019 - data

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2020

The use of fossil fuels such as coal and oil for generating electricity fell in 2019 in the United States, the European Union and India, at the same time overall power output rose, a turning point for the global energy mix. Those countries and regions are three of the top...

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India's still burning coal — just not at home

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 27, 2019

India is lauded for its aggressive targets to achieve sustainable energy goals — like aiming to generate 175 GigaWatts (GW) of its energy from renewable sources by 2022. Its policy framework and ambitious...

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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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Air pollution claimed over 5 lakh lives in India in 2016: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 15, 2019

More than five lakh people died prematurely in India in 2016 due to dangerous levels of outdoor air pollution and over 97,000 of the them died after being exposed to pollutants from coal burning, a new report revealed on Thursday. The Lancet Countdown 2019 on health and...

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BRICS nations must adapt clean energy transition, says report

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 14, 2019

As the BRICS leaders' summit starts in Brazil, a first-of-its-kind report on Wednesday brought together data on both revenues and subsidies related to fossil fuels. In India, revenues from fossil fuels stand at 17.8 per cent, compared to 4.2 per cent in China. The report -- '...

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India’s solar, wind energy goal achievable? Govt tells how it will beat target, reveals roadmap

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 11, 2019

India will not only meet, but beat the seemingly impossible target of installing 175 gigawatts of renewable energy generation capacity by 2022-end, as the current work in progress leaves very little to be done to achieve the feet, according to the government. The Ministry of...

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With help from West Asia, ISA to reach 100 countries mark at second general assembly

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 11, 2019

In the run-up to the second general assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to be held in New Delhi from 30 October—2 November, the first treaty-based international government organization headquartered in India has stepped up efforts to sign up two-dozen new...

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India has potential to become one of the largest electric vehicles markets: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 3, 2019

India has the potential to become one of the largest electric vehicles (EVs) markets in the world, with the government pushing for the segment in order to curb pollution and reduce reliance on import-dependent fossil fuel, says a report. However, the uptake of EVs has been...

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More coal plants means suffering for another 50 years for Indians: UNEP ED

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 23, 2019

Nearly three years after ratifying the Paris Climate Agreement, India continues to pave way for coal-fired thermal power plants. Under these circumstances, the country would unceasingly keep choking under the toxicity of fossil fuels for at least half a century. “...

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