The real mainstream: Hydrogen or electric vehicles?

The real mainstream: Hydrogen or electric vehicles?

Exasperated with the status of air pollution in the region, the Supreme Court recently directed the Union government to explore the feasibsility of using hydrogen technologies as a permanent solution to the air pollution in Delhi-NCR and other parts of North India.

India’s Parliament debates toxic air danger

India’s Parliament debates toxic air danger

With petrol and diesel prices across the country having skyrocketed to historic highs, M K Surana, Chairman of the third-largest fuel retailer Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) told media that he does not expect oil prices to come down to $70 levels in the coming 2-3 months. Surana also defends the price freeze initiated by OMCs and denied any links between Karnataka elections and fuel prices, in a recent media interaction. Edited excerpts..

Coal mining to turn commercial, finally

Coal mining to turn commercial, finally

The report that auction of coal blocks for commercial mining would soon take place, albeit after years of delay and dither, is welcome news. Despite our large proven reserves, India’s rising coal imports add up to over $20 billion annually due to warped policy and long years of a public monopoly