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India’s CO2 emissions fell by 1% in 2019-20 financial year

By : Sustainability ..., May 13, 2020

India’s CO2 emissions fell by around 1% in the financial year ending March 2020, which is the first year-on-year reduction recorded since 1982, according to a Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) . The analysis is based on India’s financial year 2019-20 fossil...

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Oil ministry wants cut in GST on CNG vehicles to 5%

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 2, 2020

The oil ministry has proposed reducing the goods and services tax on compressed natural gas (CNG)-driven vehicles to 5% — at par with electric vehicles — from the current 28% to help the government’s drive to popularise gas vehicles. This could mean more than 20% reduction in...

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NTPC snubs foreign emissions tech, shuts out GE, others from $2 bn orders

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 20, 2019

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 estimated $2 billion in orders. Despite struggling with some of the world's worst air pollution...

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Skoda installs 8.5 MWp rooftop solar power plant at Chakan facility

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 18, 2019

European car major Skoda Auto Volkswagen India on Tuesday announced the installation of its 8.5 MWp rooftop solar photo voltaic (PV) power generation plant at the company's Chakan facility near Pune. Last year, the company had inaugurated its first major 980 KV solar PV...

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India, Germany ink pact for Rs 1,958 cr finance to develop energy-efficient housing programme

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 17, 2019

India has secured a USD 277 million (about Rs 1,900 crore) loan from Germany to establish an energy-efficient housing programme in the country. A loan agreement has been signed between State Bank of India (SBI) and German development bank KfW for USD 277 million to establish...

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India must enact stringent law to combat rapidly changing climate: Experts

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

With the chorus against climate change getting louder than ever, countries around the world, including India, have expressed their commitment towards reducing carbon emissions but environmental experts feel that targets will not be achieved effectively unless there is...

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TVS plans to invest Rs 6 crore in green energy in FY20

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

TVS Motor Company is planning to invest around Rs 6 crore in 2019-2020 financial year to enhance implementation of green energies like solar, wind power in its operations, claimed the company. During 2018-19, the two-wheeler manufacturer had invested Rs 8.79 crore towards...

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Public sector enterprises gradually diversifying into green energy

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 12, 2019

Egged on by government incentives, the state owned enterprises (SOEs) are diversifying into green energy and building renewable energy portfolios. In October this year, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) urged all SOEs to prioritise renewable projects in their...

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Explained: How CO2 emission trend reflects India slowdown

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 5, 2019

A new study unveiled on Wednesday says the growth in India’s carbon dioxide emissions this year was likely to be considerably lower than in the last few years. The Global Carbon Project, which puts out emission estimates for across the world every year, has said India’s...

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India-Sweden join forces against stubble burning to deal with air pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

The India-Sweden Dialogue on innovations for sustainable development and partnership that took off on Monday saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sweden's King Carl Gustaf do a virtual launch of the technology, tested in pilot mode, that can be useful in combatting the...

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