Nearly half the world’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2050 as costs of wind, solar and battery storage continue to plummet. That titanic shift over the next three decades will come as electricity demand increases 62% and investors pump $13.3 trillion into new projects,
After supplying 190 MW power to Bangladesh daily, Tripura, which attained 100 percent household electrification last year, is now selling power to Nepal. While Tripura sells 190 MW power to Bangladesh on a daily basis after fulfilling its domestic requirements
Cutting down household fuels can reduce air pollution, save 2.7 lakh lives in India every year, says study
A new study by the University of California, Berkeley and IIT Delhi has estimated that a major dent in air pollution can be made by curbing emissions from household fuels such as wood, dung, coal and kerosene.
Completed in record 27 months, the Nagpur Metro is considered to be the “greenest metro” in the country, ever since it was flagged off by the Prime Minister in March this year. Around 65 per cent of energy requirement is fulfilled by solar panels on the roof of the metro rail,
The arrest of a toy seller who sold his wares on trains, after a video of him mimicking and mocking politicians went viral, has made national headlines. Avdesh Dubey was arrested by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) from Surat last week and charged under several sections of the Railway Ac
The national average cost of procuring non-renewable energy-sourced power from generators, or the national Average Power Purchase Cost (APPC), for distribution companies (discoms) in FY19, has increased nearly 2 per cent from the last financial year to Rs 3.60/kWh.
IRCTC Bharat Darshan Special Tourist Train 2019: Adding to its long list of tourist-friendly special trains, the Indian Railways has launched Bharat Darshan, which will cover destinations of religious significance in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
In a bid to resolve issues pertaining to public transport in the metropolitan region, the state government has constituted a 20-member Pune Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (PUMTA), which will focus on increasing the efficiency of existing public transport system and developing a comprehensive transport system.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Agency has urged the shopping malls located along the Metro 4 route to pitch in with a small share of the additional profits that they will accrue from the increased footfall the mass transit system will provide as a measure to keep fares low.
India faces a variety of challenges related to energy and environment. Here are some initiatives that the next government could contemplate early on its term. One, integrate energy and environment policy.