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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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Chevron Admits The Truth: Oil Shale Will Use Huge Amounts Of Water

Ritesh: You can live without oil but you can’t live without water. Oil while it is precious, lives are more so . Everytime we take an unnecessary luxury we burn our own and our children’s future. One of the largest … Continue reading

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Understanding Energy Challenges in India – World Bank Report

Below are the graphs from the report which explains the energy scenario, challenges and needs for Indian Energy Generation Click here for the full report

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Renewable Energy Vs Conventional Power – The Debate Resolved by Ritesh Pothan

This decade has re-defined the energy paradigm with renewables surging to all time high installations. Globally renewables contribute a significant amount to the energy mix in developed countries. Continents like the America’s, Europe and Asia have installed more renewables in … Continue reading

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The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever Driven more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel – That’s around 100 kmpl

Volkswagen XL1 Courtesy Volkswagen For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close with … Continue reading

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Fossil fuel subsidies costing global economy $2 trillion: IMF

Science informs us about the environmental cost of our global fossil fuel habit – the IPCC recently reported that CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes contributed around 78 per cent of the total increase in greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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Costs of not using Renewable Energy in excess of $ 3.2 Trillion Annually, says Study

It is often claimed that renewables are still too costly and not yet competitive with conventional energy sources. But what costs are incurred when renewable energies are not used? Every day during which potential renewable energy sources are not utilised … Continue reading

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