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On thin ice: Time for climate change policy

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2019

Climate change has become a major global issue, but has the IT hub, Bengaluru, done enough to minimise its effects? With air pollution on the rise in the city and the government struggling to...

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Ratan Tata invests in Ola Electric Mobility

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2019

Ride hailing major Ola on Monday said Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, has invested in its EV business — Ola Electric Mobility (OEM). This investment, which is part of OEM’s series A...

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After HC nod, BEST to acquire 20 electric buses by June-end

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2019

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) will most likely induct 20 electric buses by the end of June. The transport undertaking has received a nod from the Bombay High Court to...

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FAME-II could reduce transport energy needs by 64%, emissions by 37% by 2030: CII

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2019

The government's FAME-II plan for electric mobility stands to reduce 64% of the anticipated road-based energy demand by 2030 and 37% of carbon emissions by then, according to CII. ...

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India's e-car plan has just one, but potentially debilitating flaw

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2019

Dirty air has finally become an issue in Indian election manifestos, along with perennial subjects such as temple-building and farmers’ incomes. That shouldn’t be a surprise: Even politicians...

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Renewable energy of T.N. over 17% of total power production

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2019

Renewable energy (wind, solar, biomass and small hydropower) generation in Tamil Nadu was 16,223 million units in April 2018-February 2019, accounting for 17.5% of the total energy mix....

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Humans driving 1 million animal and plant species to extinction: Report

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2019

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history and its impact will see extinction of one million out of eight million total estimated number of animal and plant species on...

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WorldCover raises $6M round for emerging markets’ climate insurance

By : Sustainability ..., May 6, 2019

WorldCover, a New York and Africa-based climate insurance provider to smallholder farmers, has raised a $6 million Series A round led by MS&AD Ventures. Y Combinator, Western Technology...

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Researchers develops new method to predict reservoir levels 3 months in advance

By : Sustainability ..., May 3, 2019

As the mercury soars and countdown begins for the monsoon, storage levels in reservoirs keep the government and hydropower generators on tenterhooks. Now Indian scientists have found a potential...

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Okinawa Scooters gets nod for FAME II subsidy

By : Sustainability ..., May 2, 2019

Electric two-wheeler maker Okinawa Scooters Wednesday said it has received regulatory approvals for two models, making it eligible to receive incentives under the government's FAME-II scheme. ...

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