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Toyota unveils self-charging hybrid EV Vellfire at ₹79.5 lakh

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 27, 2020

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) on Wednesday unveiled the Vellfire, the new luxurious self-charging hybrid electric multi-purpose vehicle in India. The company has already sold more than 6,00,000 units globally and has introduced Vellfire in CBU form, priced at ₹79.5 lakh ex-...

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India ranks 131 on flourishing index: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 20, 2020

No country in the world is adequately protecting children’s health, their environment and their futures, said a report released by a Commission of World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and The Lancet on Wednesday. The report, A Future for the World’s Children? Stated that...

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Global energy-related carbon emissions flat in 2019

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 12, 2020

Global energy-related emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide remained steady last year, with declines in rich countries balancing out a rise in poor nations, according to data published Tuesday. The International Energy Agency said emissions of the main man-made greenhouse...

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Budget 2020: Many sustainability schemes but no action plan, say experts

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 4, 2020

In her Budget speech, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman mentioned three critical elements of development: aspirational India, development and a caring society. All these are critical part of sustainable development goals. One measure announced was to promote natural gas use...

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Dozens Of Countries Could Reverse Carbon Emissions Just By Caring For Nature

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 27, 2020

Most of the greenhouse-gas emissions in the world’s tropical countries derive from environmental destruction, and according to a new report, those emissions could be reversed relatively easily and cheaply through improved stewardship. But natural climate solutions are...

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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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