NCAP to play crucial role to address air pollution: Minister

NCAP to play crucial role to address air pollution: Minister

The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which proposes multiple strategies to combat air pollution, is estimated to cost Rs 637 crore, the environment ministry today said, with its Minister of State Mahesh Sharma asserting that the plan is expected to play a “crucial” role in addressing the menace.

Power regulatory bodies must have a judicial member: Supreme Court

Power regulatory bodies must have a judicial member: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ordered that one of the members of electricity regulatory commissions should be a person of judicial background, quashing orders of various high courts that the chairperson of such bodies in states should be a high court judge. The top court also said the judicial member should be part of the quorum in adjudicatory matters.

Six-fold rise in renewables must to limit temperature rise: Report

Six-fold rise in renewables must to limit temperature rise: Report

Increasing the pace of global renewable energy adoption by at least a factor of six — critical for meeting energy-related emission reduction needs of the Paris Climate Agreement — can limit global temperature rise to two degrees, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)’s long-term renewable energyoutlook said on Tuesday.