Climate, Environment, Renewable Energy

Maharashtra invites Tesla after Musk hints entry into India

Indian News       Oct 23, 2020

  Mumbai: India’s richest state Maharashtra has invited U.S. electric-car maker Tesla Inc, weeks after its Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk suggested entering the country next year. In a tweet here on Thursday, state tourism and environment minister Aaditya Thackeray said he and industries minister Subhash...

Less carbon, more electric vehicles: automakers prepare for potential Biden win

International News       Oct 21, 2020

  WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: Automakers are gearing up for tough new vehicle emissions rules and policies favoring electric vehicles if Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins the White House.Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump both need the votes of auto workers in Midwestern swing states such as...

Bank of England says company disclosures on climate risks will be mandatory

International News       Oct 19, 2020

London: Current rules on company disclosures to help markets price in risks from climate change will become mandatory, a senior Bank of England official said on Friday. It is the latest push in the financial sector to harmonize standards globally so that investors can better...

NGT notice to Centre on plea for quashing notification on groundwater extraction

Indian News       Oct 14, 2020

  New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and the CPCB on a plea seeking quashing of a notification on groundwater extraction on the grounds that its commercial use was adversely affecting the flow of rivers and availability of drinking water...

Indian activists oppose plans to make Goa a coal transport hub

Indian News       Oct 14, 2020

  CHENNAI: Indian activists and politicians in Goa, known globally for its pristine coastline and dense forests, are opposing a plan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to turn Goa into a coal transportation hub. Locals and activists have been protesting against three infrastructure projects -...

Climate Change means more Weather Disasters every year

International News       Oct 14, 2020

GENEVA:  In the wake of heat waves, global warming, forest fires, storms, droughts and a rising number of hurricanes, the U.N. weather agency is warning that the number of people who need international humanitarian help could rise 50% by 2030 compared to the 108 million...

U.N. chief urges development banks to stop financing fossil fuel projects

International News       Oct 13, 2020

LONDON: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged development banks to stop backing fossil fuel projects, raising the pressure on the state-backed lenders ahead of a climate change summit France is hosting next month. Environmental campaigners have for years been demanding publicly-listed commercial banks...

Solar the new 'king of electricity' as renewables make up bigger slice of supply: IEA

International News       Oct 13, 2020

  PARIS:  Solar output is expected to lead a surge in renewable power supply in the next decade, the International Energy Agency said, with renewables seen accounting for 80% of growth in global electricity generation under current conditions.In its annual World Energy Outlook on Tuesday, the...

Climate change poses 'profound threat' to global growth: IMF chief

International News       Oct 12, 2020

  WASHINGTON:  Climate change poses a serious threat to global growth, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday, urging the world’s top emitters to agree on a floor for carbon prices. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva told finance ministers meeting on climate change...

Natural disasters surge in past 20 years, likely to continue to wreak havoc: U.N.

International News       Oct 12, 2020

GENEVA: Extreme weather events have increased dramatically in the past 20 years, taking a heavy human and economic toll worldwide, and are likely to wreak further havoc, the United Nations said on Monday.Heatwaves and droughts will pose the greatest threat in the next decade, as...

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