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Auto industry yet to submit study to Niti Aayog on EV transition

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 3, 2020

The automobile industry is yet to submit its report on road map to transition two- and three-wheelers to full electric vehicles, according to a senior government official. At a meeting with industry representatives in June last year, the Niti Aayog had asked the industry to...

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Govt mulling premium on petrol, diesel prices on BS-VI switchover

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 23, 2019

Consumers may feel the pinch of higher fuel prices in coming months as the government is considering a proposal to allow oil marketing companies charge a premium on retail prices of petrol and diesel to recover their investment in producing less polluting fuel. Public and...

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India leads in adoption of new energy technologies: IEEFA

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 11, 2019

India is leading in the adoption of new energy technologies in the current global energy transition, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). This lead has been achieved through various policy initiatives and learning by doing, the...

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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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Energy demand in Asia Pacific could grow 15% from 2019 to 6,800 mn tons of oil equivalent in 2040

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 20, 2019

Recent research by analysis firm Wood Mackenzie indicates that Asia Pacific’s decarbonisation bill could hit $3.5 trillion by 2040. This will have to include investments in nuclear, hydel power, solar, wind & hydrogen, collectively referred to as zero-carbon energy...

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India to gradually replace coal with renewable energy'

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 1, 2019

Reduction of coal consumption is not a one-day process and India has a long-term plan to gradually replace coal with renewable energy, a top environment ministry official said on Monday. Union Environment Secretary C K Mishra said coal based plants will continue using coal...

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