Category: India

The Green India Mission: Good for the money?

Tomorrow, the Indian Cabinet will consider funding the first phase the Green India Mission (GIM) – an ambitious national plan to restore 5 million hectares of degraded forest land and to bring another 5 million hectares of non-forest areas under forest cover

The Future of Coal: The Case for HELE Generation

High-efficiency and low-emission technology coal generation describes three tiers of carbon-intensity and coal-consumption intensity: supercritical, ultra-super critical, and advanced ultra-supercritical technology. According to the IEA, non-HELE technology, or sub-critical generation, is most common in coal-generated electricity today. Plants combust pulverized

India Rejects US/EU Plan to Reduce HFCs Under Montreal Due to Lack of ‘Clarity’

The annual international conference on climate change came to a close on Friday, November 22, 2013 in Warsaw.  Despite promises to consider phasing down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol in October, India rejected the US/EU proposal to do just that. 

Freight: How lorries serve as a litmus test and driver in India’s economy

Globally, derived demand for transport services outpaces its supply. In developing countries like India, much of this demand is new, and existing transport technology and infrastructure lag behind what is needed to sustain current rates of economic growth and activity,

International Transport Part 1: Territorial and Consumption Emissions and the Global Race to the Bottom

Maritime, aviation and land-based traffic due to trade and commerce and tourism compose the moving facade of international transport, one of the fastest growing sources for GHG emissions globally. In fact, though international transport describes the interaction of two or

Climate Smart Agriculture: More Rice, Less Methane

Rice is one of the most widely consumed commodities in the world. Ninety percent of global rice production takes place in Asia with over half of the world’s rice grown just in China and India. But while rice has beneficial nutritional

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A spirited Indian debate on joining action on HFC’s under the Montreal Protocol

News of an apparent backsliding on an Indian commitment to join a US and Chinese initiative to curb HFC emissions under the Montreal Protocol (which was originally designed to combat ozone depletion) comes in the middle of a robust debate

Will India be next to join the HFC movement?

These are exciting times for global efforts to reduce hydrofluorocarbon(HFC) emissions; greenhouse gases that are widely used in refrigerators, air conditioners and other industrial applications. Compared to two years ago when China and India’s semantic ping pong  dulled any prospects

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