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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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Govt softens stance on time frame for transition to electric vehicles

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 1, 2019

The government seems to have softened its stance on the time frame for transition to electric vehicles (EVs). The Ministry of Heavy Industries, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the...

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CECRI to make EV batteries; invest ₹100-cr

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 31, 2019

Central Electrochemical Research Institute to upgrade Chennai facility The Tamil Nadu-based Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), a research institute under the Council for...

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Domestic Solar Battery Manufacturing Need a Boost for Huge EV Market: Amitabh Kant, NITI Aayog

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 29, 2019

Amitabh Kant CEO of NITI Aayog, known for taking a strong stance towards bringing innovative tranformation, have mentioned that India has put in place a game plan for electric vehicles (EV) and...

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