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Adani, NTPC Sought Extension Of Deadlines To Curb Coal Plant Emissions

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 8, 2020

Top Indian coal-fired power generators Adani Power and NTPC Ltd have sought two-to-three-year extensions of deadlines to install emissions-cutting equipment at some plants, according to documents reviewed by Reuters, even as the country battles rampant pollution. The requests...

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Govt cancels auction under Phase 2 of pilot scheme to salvage stressed power units

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2019

India's NTPC snubs foreign emissions tech, shuts out GE, others from $2 billion orders Top Indian electricity generator NTPC has rejected the emissions-cutting technology of GE and other foreign firms for its coal-fired plants, documents show, shutting them out of an...

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Warm Indo-Pacific pool altering global rainfall patterns, reveals study

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

A warm water pool in the Indo-Pacific Ocean that influences rainfall in many parts of the world, including India, is adding a ‘California’ to its size every year. In the process, it is slowly but steadily altering rainfall patterns in many regions, a study led by an Indian...

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Russia's Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

Natural riches come in two conflicting types in Russia's Arctic north: valuable minerals and spectacular wildlife. But sadly for many threatened species, the decline in Arctic sea ice has created a new economic opportunity for Russia in their remote habitat. In a decree last...

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SUV boom is killing the environmental benefits of EVs, reveals IEA study

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 15, 2019

The hatchbacks, sedans are on the back foot with the rise of the crossovers and SUVs. These gas guzzlers are actually killing the benefits of the electric vehicles, claims a study by International Energy Agency. The Paris-based intergovernmental organization claims that the...

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Sea Level to Rise 3 Feet by 2030, Even if Paris Agreement Goals Are Met - Study

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 6, 2019

A new study published Monday offered a sobering revelation on climate change: even if all the countries that are part of the Paris Agreement hit their 2030 emissions targets, sea levels could still rise by about 3 feet. The study, conducted by an international team of...

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Most countries' climate plans 'totally inadequate' – experts

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 6, 2019

The world is on a path to climate disaster, with three-quarters of the commitments made by countries under the Paris agreement “totally inadequate”, according to a comprehensive expert analysis. Four nations produce half of all carbon emissions but the US has gone into...

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Coal demand resilient in Asia even as renewables pick up pace - IEA

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 31, 2019

Coal demand in Asia will grow in coming years primarily due to its affordability as the region needs to power up its fast-growing economies, a director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday. The region will continue to see widespread use of coal,...

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Rising sea levels pose threat to homes of 300m people – study

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 30, 2019

More than three times more people are at risk from rising sea levels than previously believed, research suggests. Land that is currently home to 300 million people will flood at least once a year by 2050 unless carbon emissions are cut significantly and coastal defences...

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EU, China, others team up to coordinate ‘green’ investment financing

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 21, 2019

The European Union, China, India and several other countries teamed up on Friday to coordinate rules and standards for trillions of dollars of private and public “green” investment needed over decades to prevent irreversible climate change. The initiative, called the...

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