Category Archives: Pollution

The best and worst countries in the world when it comes to air pollution and electricity use

China steals an unsavory global spotlight for the thick, noxious smog that often chokes its mega-cities. Air pollution has become so bad in Beijing, for example, that Chinese officials aim to slash its local coal consumption by 30% in 2017. … Continue reading

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Budget 2017 – Solar / Renewable Synopsis

Indian Budget 2017 80 IA benefit for projects now stands withdrawn from 2017 Accelerated Depreciation stands at 40% Allocated an outlay of above Rs.10,000 crore for 2016-17. This outlay includes Rs.5,000 crore from the National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) with the balance … Continue reading

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Revealed: nearly all new diesel cars exceed official pollution limits Health experts lambast ‘deceitful’ carmakers as data suggests 97% of vehicles fail to meet NOx emissions standards in real-world conditions

Ninety-seven percent of all modern diesel cars emit more toxic nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution on the road than the official limit, according to the most comprehensive set of data yet published, with a quarter producing at least six times more … Continue reading

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Maharashtra Renewable Energy Policy 2015

Maharashtra Government has finalized its final Renewable Energy Policy. The policy will be known as Maharashtra Renewable Energy Policy 2015. Regional committee will be established to monitor the overall progress of the policy and will be headed by the principal … Continue reading

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NTPC to sign fresh PPAs with buyers, bundle thermal, solar in 85:15 ratio

NTPC, India’s largest power producer, has decided to sign fresh power purchase agreements (PPAs) with existing customers and bundle thermal power with solar power in 85:15 ratio. According to a directive issued by the power ministry, utilities will have to … Continue reading

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Air Pollution now a Modi Government Priority

Barely 16 miles from central Delhi, a 40-year-old coal-fired power plant run by NTPC Ltd. stands testament to the bargain struck by India’s capital city: The world’s dirtiest air for electricity. The state-owned utility is now seeking to cut emissions across its … Continue reading

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Indian minister promises to tackle country’s acute air pollution problem, yes, its even worse than China

WHO survey finds Delhi is the most polluted city in the world, with dangerous PM2.5 levels 10 times the upper recommended limit Smog covers buildings in the Indian capital, Delhi. According to an air quality index the concentration of airborne … Continue reading

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