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Sustainable Energy
26 Sep 2022

Sustainable Energy: Energy Efficiency...

We live in a world that demands more from our existing resources. At 6 percent annual growth, developing Asia could produce 44 percent of global GDP by 2035. Energy systems will be challenged to satisfy developing Asia’s economic aspirations. ...

Let's Make Energy Efficiency
26 Sep 2022

Let's Make Energy Efficiency Our First Fuel...

The cheapest, cleanest, greenest fuel is energy efficiency. Learn more on how energy efficiency has reduced our fuel consumption by more than 7% in Nova Scotia....

Energy Literacy
26 Sep 2022

Energy Efficiency 101...

Energy efficiency is measured as the ratio of energy output to energy input, as a percentage. The goal of improving energy efficiency is to deliver the same service to the end user, using less energy. Learn more about energy efficiency at www.studentenergy.org ...

Eco-Niwas Samhita
26 Sep 2022

Eco-Niwas Samhita 2018: Technical video...

Part I of the Eco-Niwas Samhita (2018) or the Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential buildings (ECBC-R) was launched by the Ministry of Power, GoI, on December 14th 2018....

EcoNiwas
26 Sep 2022

EcoNiwas, launched by President of India, Bureau of Energy Efficiency...

Eco Niwas was launched during National Energy Conservation Awards Day Function. The portal is a tool which will aid in designing energy efficient buildings....

ColabaConversation
26 Sep 2022

ColabaConversation | Closing Session...

From Paris to Glasgow via Mumbai on the COP 26 Journey In December 2020, Mumbai became the sixth Indian city to be chosen as a member of the C40 cities. ...

Climate Change Debate
26 Sep 2022

Climate Change Debate | Kriti Joshi | Opposition...

The Motion: This House Believes The West Has No Right to Impose Environmental Standards on Developing Countries ...

Lighting strikes in borivali
15 Sep 2022

Watch: Lightning strikes Borivali West building in Mumbai...

Lightning is not classified as a natural disaster in India but as per the National Disaster Management Authority lightning kills more than 2,000 people every year in India....

People are experiencing climate change in diverse ways
13 Sep 2022

What's Causing Power Outages In The U.S....

The average American experienced just over eight hours of power outages in 2020. The overall duration of power interruptions in the U.S. more than doubled over the past 5 years. Beyond just inconvenience, blackouts cost the U.S. an estimated $150 billion every year. They can also be fatal, as most r...

Vladimir Putin argues that wind turbines disrupts the worms in the ground.
13 Sep 2022

Politics and energy: When politicians dive into the energy debate...

A look at some of the more interesting thoughts of politicians on energy sources. Energy is playing an increasingly important role in politics. Voters have always been interested in reducing their energy bills, but as climate change awareness has increased, voters and the general public have also i...

The 2022-23 academic session will be from May 2022 to April 2023, and will be divided into two terms.
05 Sep 2022

Odisha To Include COVID-19 Management, Climate Change In Class 10 Syllabus...

COVID-19 management and climate change will be included in the syllabus in the second term of the current academic year....

The G20 Environmental & Climate ministerial meeting was held in Bali.
05 Sep 2022

"India Showing Intent": Minister Pledges Climate Action At G20 Meet...

Mr Yadav said the maximum impact of the climate crisis is being borne by the poorest countries....

Scientists and politicians say we are facing a planetary crisis because of climate change.
01 Sep 2022

Climate change: How do we know it is happening and caused by humans?...

Scientists and politicians say we are facing a planetary crisis because of climate change. But what's the evidence for global warming and how do we know it's being caused by humans?...

A man looks for salvageable belongings from his flood-hit home surrounded by water, in Jaffarabad, a district of Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province, Sunday, August 28, 2022. Army troops are being deployed in Pakistan’s flood-affected ar
01 Sep 2022

Pakistan flooding | Over 1,000 killed in ‘serious climate catastrophe’...

Sherry Rehman, a top Pakistani climate official, said Pakistan is experiencing a “serious climate catastrophe, one of the hardest in the decade” Deaths from widespread flooding in Pakistan topped 1,000 since mid-June, officials said August 28, as the country’s climate minister called the dead...

Governments may hesitate in implementing a carbon tax as adopting new taxes can be politically difficult
29 Aug 2022

Polluting the planet just became a lot more expensive in Denmark....

A carbon tax reflecting the social cost of carbon is viewed as an essential policy tool to limit carbon emissions, writes a World Bank economist. Some countries have a carbon tax, yet governments are often keener to adopt measures other than a tax. Carbon taxes only target carbon dioxide emitted f...

GravitasPlus ,ClimateChange ,WION
28 Aug 2022

Gravitas Plus: Who is responsible for Climate Change?...

The West polluted the environment, then exported its emissions. Today it preaches climate action. Palki Sharma says: Saving the earth is a collective responsibility, but shouldn't rich countries pay up before they preach?...

Gravitas, US, Drought
22 Aug 2022

Gravitas: Extreme weather: Farmers destroy their own crops in America...

The U.S. has been hit by severe drought and heatwave. The situation is so dire, that in some states farmers are destroying their own crops. In Las Vegas, authorities have banned lawns because they consume too much water. Palki Sharma tells you more....

This Bristol restaurant has got CO2 on the menu but will customers pay attention?
12 Aug 2022

Climate change on the menu: UK restaurant is first to show customers CO2 emissio...

We’ve all heard of counting calories to reduce our waistline, but what about counting carbon to reduce our footprint? "Three kilos for a burger, wow! I can't believe it," says Enyioma Anomelechi, as they sip a beer in the sun outside of The Canteen, Bristol. Anomelechi is remarking on the ne...

India is the world's ’s third highest polluter with 2.88 carbon dioxide gigatonnes . AFP
28 Aug 2022

India plans to open carbon market: What is it and how will it help in the fight ...

A carbon market could be a gamechanger for India in its fight against climate change. It would go a long way in the country's attempt of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2070. As part of its attempts to go green and achieve its climate targets, India plans to open a carbon trading mar...

Heavy rains in the Fujairah and eastern part of the UAE resulted in flash floods.
10 Aug 2022

From UAE to India, Pakistan: Is climate change to be blamed for rains, floods ar...

Climate scientists have predicted that heavy rain and floods could become more common as the Earth heats up. But this alone is not the only factor for heavy rains in the UAE this summer, says a senior official from the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM)....

 Net Metering for Rooftop Solar in Rural Areas
09 Aug 2022

MNRE Proposes Group and Virtual Net Metering for Rooftop Solar in Rural Areas ...

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited feedback from stakeholders on its draft standard operating procedure for Virtual Net Metering and Group Net Metering to overcome the challenges in providing rural households with rooftop solar power....

The largest displacements in the context of disasters in 2021
28 Aug 2022

Nearly 5 Million Displaced In India Due To Climate Change, Disasters In 2021: UN...

"The largest displacements in the context of disasters in 2021 occurred in China (6.0 million), the Philippines (5.7 million) and India (4.9 million). Most disaster displacements during the year were temporary," it said....

climate-friendly green homes
28 Aug 2022

Is India Ready For Energy-Efficient Homes?...

India has been at the forefront of green technology. Historically, the homes were designed in harmony with nature. Starting from a macro level of townships to an individual’s abode, our spaces incorporated concepts of natural ventilation, shading and daylighting, shared community areas for farming...

State Of India's Environments
07 Aug 2022

Heatwaves | Will 2022 be a defining year for India? State of India’s Environme...

Down to Earth’s State of India’s Environment 2022: In Figures states that the country recorded 280 heatwave days in the first six months of the year. Heatwave days are the total number of heatwave incidents across the country in a particular year....

Long power cuts in india
07 Aug 2022

Gravitas: Asian economies crippled by power crisis...

Asian economies including India and China are reeling under a power crisis. Gas imports meant for Asia are being scooped up by Europe at higher costs. How is Asia coping with this crisis? How will it affect the green pivot? Palki Sharma tells you....

Carbon Colonization
07 Aug 2022

Europe hypocrisy: Amid shift to coal, what about climate goals?...

The war in Ukraine has exposed Europe’s vulnerabilities. The European Union sanctioned Russia and so, Russia hit back by cutting gas supplies to Europe, pushing the continent to look for coal....