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India needs 50 GWh of battery storage within 2.5 yrs for planned EV transition: NITI Aayog official

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

India will need 50 gigawatt hour (GWh) of battery storage capacity over the next two-and-a-half years to support the projected growth in renewable energy and meet the national electric mobility target, a senior NITI Aayog official said. “If India moves on the projected path...

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States on track to lift BPL people: Niti

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 3, 2020

Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Mizoram are among the states, which are close to taking the the percentage of people living below the poverty line to 10.95 per cent by 2030. This has been reflected in the second edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index...

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NITI Aayog to launch 2nd edition of SDG India Index on Dec 30

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 26, 2019

NITI Aayog will launch the second edition of the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG India Index on 30th of this month in New Delhi. The SDG India Index documents the progress made by India’s States and Union Territories towards implementing the 2030 SDG targets. The SDG India...

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Government in the process of finalizing new energy policy: NITI Aayog Additional Secretary

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

Government thinktank NITI Aayog‘s additional secretary (Energy) R.P. Gupta has informed that the Indian government is in the process of finalizing an energy policy for the country. “The new policy will address the issues of accessibility and affordability, energy security,...

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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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PMO steps in to ease supply of credit for green energy firms

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 30, 2019

The Prime Minister’s Office has intervened to help ease credit supply to renewable energy firms, as the government moves to ensure that India’s efforts to emerge as a clean energy champion are not undermined by a lack of access to funds. The PMO has asked federal policy think...

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No need to ban petrol, diesel vehicles; EVs picking up momentum naturally: Nitin Gadkari

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 24, 2019

Allaying fears of the automobile industry, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said there is no need to ban petrol and diesel vehicles as electric mobility has picked up momentum on its own and all buses would be electric in two years. Earlier, government...

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Barely Regulated Thermal Power Plants Use Up More Water Than Permitted, RTI Data Show

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 13, 2019

In addition to polluting the air and warming the planet, India’s thermal power plants are consuming excessive amounts of water, in many cases beyond the permissible limits set by the environment ministry, according to information obtained through the Right to Information Act...

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Sixth India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue concludes

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2019

The sixth India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) came to a conclusion today in New Delhi with both sides agreeing that the SED has emerged as a crucial mechanism to facilitate bilateral trade and investment flows and enhance economic cooperation between the two sides....

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Meet EV deadline or pay up for pollution, Centre may tell auto cos

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 2, 2019

Two- and three-wheeler makers in India may be asked by the government to pay up for causing vehicular pollution if they do not meet a deadline to produce electric vehicles (EVs). The hardening...

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