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Green energy on the rise globally, but China continues to play coal more

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 11, 2020

Electricity generation from wind and solar rose 15 per cent in 2019. Research done by Ember, a London-based, independent climate think-tank, wind and solar plants around the world accounted for 8 per cent of the world’s electricity, against 3 per cent in 2013. India...

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Electric cabs to help Delhi breathe better

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 9, 2020

At a time when India is battling air pollution, especially in the national capital and adjoining Ghaziabad, which have been designated as one of the most polluted cities across the globe as studies suggest, Prakriti E-Mobility Private Limited, is soon to launch an App-based...

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Carbon Emissions by India’s Steel Sector to Triple by 2050

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 4, 2020

India’s steel industry is set to more than triple its carbon footprint by 2050 as demand for the metal in the world’s second-biggest producer soars. Carbon dioxide emissions from the steel industry are projected to jump to 837 million tons over the next three decades from 242...

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Growing steel demand in India to increase carbon emissions by 600 MT: TERI

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 31, 2020

India's steel demand is likely to more than quadruple in the next 30 years, resulting in rise in carbon dioxide emissions by around 600 million tonnes, a report by the think-tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) said on Thursday. The report, released on the second...

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India's fight against air pollution could increase greenhouse gas emissions

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2019

India’s fight against deadly air pollution may come with an unintended consequence: increased emissions of greenhouse gases. Government-mandated pollution control devices for coal-fired power plants, which reduce deadly sulfur-dioxide pollution, could also boost carbon...

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Growth in global carbon emissions slowed in 2019 - report

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2019

A surprise drop in coal use in the United States and Europe has helped to slow the growth of global carbon dioxide emissions this year, with softening demand in China and India also contributing, according to a study published on Wednesday. The report, launched at a U.N....

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Shifting to electric vehicles may only burn money: Experts

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

Electric vehicles may not be the panacea the country is hoping for. To implement the electrification plan of 2030, the manufacturing of battery capacity in the country needs to be augmented at least 1,000 times. Moreover, five giga factories will be required to be set up,...

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Delhi air pollution: Farm fires up, but impact to fall to 7%

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 21, 2019

Fire counts due to stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana increased significantly and touched 1,000 again on Wednesday. However, as stubble-level winds from the burning site are slow, its share in Delhi’s PM2.5 concentration only went up marginally from Tuesday’s 13% to 14%, a...

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Food major Cargill redesigns packaging to reduce use of plastic

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 22, 2019

US-based food major Cargill on Monday said it has redesigned packaging for edible oil to reduce the usage of plastics and make it recyclable. "Cargill in India is working to address plastic waste management in three ways: reduce, recycle and recover," the company said in a...

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IIT-H, KIIT-Bhubaneshwar researchers develop bio-bricks

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 17, 2019

Sangareddy: Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) and School of Architecture, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneshwar, (KIIT) have developed bio-bricks for construction from agricultural waste products. Their development serves the...

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