Is India starting to say `No` to coal?

A Greener Life

India, the world’s second-most populous country and predicted to overtake China soon as number one, and with a growing middle class and a growing economy the demand for energy is huge and surging. economy energy India climate change coal coal exit coal mines coal reserves green transition

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India will be in hot water over energy issues

AGreenLiving

Water challenges such as an increase in floods and droughts will threaten India’s energy security. See the original post: India will be in hot water over energy issues. Business Green challenges-such droughts-will energy-security floods-and india

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Conserving India’s Overlooked Freshwater Ecosystems

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservation in India may conjure images of tigers and forests, but the country has some of the most diverse freshwater ecosystems on the planet. The post Conserving India’s Overlooked Freshwater Ecosystems appeared first on Cool Green Science.

India Solar Market Strategy, Players, and Opportunities

Green Living Guy

At over 100 pages, The India Solar Market: Strategy, Players, and Opportunities report is a primary examination of India’s solar market and includes comprehensive analysis on solar policy Continue Reading. GTM Research’s latest solar report is now available!

Make Artjuna Cafe your first stop in Goa, India

Green Prophet

Planning on living on a bowl of rice a day in India, or under the age of 25 and hostel jumping in dorms with bed bugs? Mature-ish, aging hipsters read on: Artjuna is your first stop in India. With the world at our fingertips, working remotely from anywhere, and more time for leisure as many of us skip the high-stress jobs, why not go to India? I was always dreaming of India but hadn’t managed to get there before I had kids.

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India's Coal Bubble

Sierra Club Compass

A few short years ago the assumption that coal demand was essentially endless in China and India was seen as irrefutable. But while the end of the Chinese coal bubble has generated headlines the situation in India has flown entirely under the radar. But it's not that India’s coal supplies have stagnated for lack of effort. Even now Coal India and the Ministry of Forest and Environment have green-lighted mine expansions across the country.

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Q&A with India Managing Director Seema Paul

Cool Green Science

President and CEO Mark Tercek talks to Managing Director Seema Paul about how The Nature Conservancy can make a difference in India. Mark Tercek: We’re excited to have you leading the team in India, one of our newest programs. Most recently, Seema was the Vice President for the ClimateWorks Foundation as well as the founder and CEO of India’s only private foundation dedicated to climate mitigation—the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation.

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Goa, India: shanti green escape at Alila Diwa

Green Traveler Guides

Fortunately, just a couple hours’ drive away in south Goa my friend and I find a […] Goa, India: shanti green escape at Alila Diwa is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All Asia Certification Goa India Resorts Restaurants/Cafes Vegan/Vegetarian Alila Diwa Goa Elvis Lobo Elvis Rumion Goa International Jazz Live Festival Gonsua green hotel Goa green resort Goa Michael Straus Reuters

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India Lithium-ion Batteries Market to Grow at Over 35% CAGR Till 2020

Green Living Guy

All to Drive Lithium-ion Batteries Sales in India Through 2020! A report called “India Lithium-ion Battery Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020“ So the Continue Reading. Increasing Demand for Renewable Sources of Energy.

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Walk to work at this eco-friendly office tower in India

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Commuting got you down? New Delhi-based architectural practice Design Forum International (DFI) takes traffic jams out of the morning routine with a plan for a "walk to work" office tower dubbed Amtron

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Karnataka, India: organic eco-retreat in the Western Ghats

Green Traveler Guides

| Greening On A Farm | To the outside world, the state of Karnataka is best known for its capital city of Bangalore, the high-tech hub of India where you have probably connected by phone or chat with an eager soul who wants to offer you excellent service on that problem with your laptop or [.] Karnataka, India: organic eco-retreat in the Western Ghats is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Coal Killed 100,000 in India in 2012

Sierra Club Compass

A groundbreaking new report has, for the first time, estimated the human toll from India's dirtiest fuel source. The study, conducted by Delhi-based research group Urban Emissions (India) and commissioned by Conservation Action Trust in partnership with Greenpeace, reveals the health impacts of some of the weakest air pollution standards in the world (see the comparison of emissions from the International Energy Agency below). Now India faces a similar problem.

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peaceful Greenpeace coal activists arrested in India

Sierra Club Compass

That’s the scene that played out in the early morning hours of May 8, stunning the activists and supporters of Greenpeace India and Mahan Sangharsh Samiti (MSS) worldwide. Four activists -- Akshay Gupta, Vinit Gupta, Bechan Lal, and Vijay Shankar Singh -- were arrested just after midnight following a peaceful protest against coal mining activities in the forests of Mahan, India. Sadly, this is not a unique circumstance for anti-coal activists in India.

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Walk to work at this eco-friendly office tower in India

AGreenLiving

Proposed for development in Bongora’s Tech City in Assam, India, the project blends pedestrian-friendly design with sustainability features. Walk to work at this eco-friendly office tower in India. Commuting got you down?

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India’s Banjaar Tola: Bengal tiger-spotting in eco-luxury

Green Traveler Guides

This is the moment I had come on safari in India for. More than 100 years ago, author Rudyard Kipling discovered inspiration for The Jungle Book in the heart of India , in this region now partly designated as Kanha National Park —vast, teeming with tigers, leopards, cheetahs, sloth bears, gaur (Indian bison) and countless species of other fauna and flora. Visitor counts in this remote outpost of India have swelled into many thousands annually, from about one thousand in 1989.

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Backyard Birding in Central India to Beat Lockdown

Nature Conservancy - Science

An Indian nature photographer finds solace in the birds viewed from his balcony. Birds & Birding Birds Urban Conservation Wildlife

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India Continues Wind Energy Boom

Eco Friendly Daily

India is currently in the midst of a wind energy boom. The increasing installations of wind turbines in India is causing many to believe that the country will by far exceed their wind energy goals for 2030. Currently India has the 5th largest wind capacity in the world behind China, the United States, Spain and Germany. As of 2009, India had a total installed capacity of 10,929 megawatts. percent of India’s electricity needs in 2030.

Sustainable White Flower Hall designed for school in India

AGreenLiving

The rest is here: Sustainable White Flower Hall designed for school in India. Eco Green a-brown-and a-building-with a-gardens-and a-green-lawn design india left post-format-gallery project white white-flower

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Charting a Future for People and Nature in Post-COVID India

Nature Conservancy - Science

India currently (as of July 28, 2020) has the third-highest number of cases of COVID-19, after only the United States and Brazil.

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Bullets Can’t Stop India’s Coal-Fighting Heroes

Sierra Club Compass

From slowing economic growth to the depreciating rupee to widespread disgust with rampant corruption, India’s “anything goes” model has failed to provide a realistic, prosperous future for its people. Ramesh Agrawal, one of this year’s recipients, comes from Chhattisgarh, India. The tenth largest state in India, Chhattishgarh is a place where the devastating reality of a reliance on coal can be seen every day. Coal India International

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Israel To Help India Clean Up The Ganges River

Green Prophet

Young Israeli tourists are so common in India that in certain regions, restaurants hang signs and write menus in Hebrew. At the end of April, Israeli news site Ynet reported that Israel would be sending engineers, researchers and representatives from water technologies companies to help India clean up the notoriously-polluted Ganges River. The river has become an increasingly problematic site for India as it has caused the spread of infections and diseases.

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Selling Solar in India Through the Lens of Google Glass

Sierra Club Compass

To better understand how they empower people, the Sierra Club and Center for American Progress (CAP) teamed up to document their efforts in a hotbed of off-grid solar activity: Uttar Pradesh , India. And we met rural seamstresses who now use cleaner, cheaper solar lighting when they weave India’s famous saris. Energy Solutions India International   Solar power is the key to ending energy poverty. No, this isn’t some out-of-touch Silicon Valley pipe dream.

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India CAD Crisis Solution: Move Beyond Kerosene

Sierra Club Compass

India's current account deficit (CAD) crisis is generating high level calls to unleash solar as a solution.  The mission has a goal of deploying 20 million systems to serve 100 million people by 2022 – roughly one-third of all un-electrified people in India. This off-grid market already accounts for roughly one-third of solar manufacturing demand in India but is held back by another drain on the country's resources - kerosene subsidies.

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NaanDanJain’s Irrigation Technology Strengthens Ties Between India and Israel

Green Prophet

This move comes as part of a larger movement to bolster relations, particularly in agricultural and environmental fields, between Israel and India. In September, Israel Export Institute and many other contributors plan to reciprocate by hosting a cooperative Agritech Israel convention in Gandhinagar, India. :: NaanDanJain. Business & Politics Cleantech, Science & Technology drip irrigation India irrigation Israel Kibbutz

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India’s Idyllic Coastal Waters Threatened by Coal

Sierra Club Compass

The fight against big coal in India has gone bicoastal. Similarly to other coal projects in India -- like Tata Mundra -- the local people have begun to fight back. Coal India International On the heels of the clash over Tata Mundra in the west, local fishing communities on the east coast are fighting back against a proposed 4,000-megawatt “Ultra Mega” coal-burning power plant near Cheyyur.

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India Wants To Reintroduce Cheetahs

Eco Friendly Daily

The Asiatic cheetah was native to central and western India. The African cheetahs are now being suggested as a way in which to bring back cheetahs to India. India has proposed introducing eighteen cheetahs from South Africa and Namibia. The cats would be placed on three reserves in the Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan states in India. Overall, 60 cheetahs are predicted to be living in India by 2030.

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Himalayan glacier breaks off in India, causing a deadly avalanche

AGreenLiving

An intense rescue mission has been underway in India since Sunday morning, following the break of a Himalayan glacier. local time, when part of the Nanda Devi glacier broke away from a fragile area of Uttarakhand, the northern India state that borders China and Nepal. It is still not clear why the glacier broke, especially when northern India is still experiencing winter. The mountain is revered in India, with its name translated to mean the blessed goddess.

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India’s Groundwater Rapidly Depleting

Eco Friendly Daily

A new study which was led by a scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is predicting potential turmoil in northern India due to water shortages. The studied area covers a large region in northern India, including New Delhi and large agricultural zones. The study found that large amounts of groundwater are disappearing each year with future implications of farms going dry and drinking water being unavailable.

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Nordic unveils LEED Gold-targeted visions for Indias greenest airport

AGreenLiving

Architecture firms Nordic, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP have unveiled competition-winning designs for the passenger terminal of Delhi Noida International Airport (DNIA) at Jewar, an ambitious LEED Gold -targeted project that could become “India’s greenest airport.” See original here: Nordic unveils LEED Gold-targeted visions for Indias greenest airport. Eco Green airport europe government india kansas leed researchers singapore super-bowl

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India's Coal Illusion - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

COP 18: First Steps » Indias Coal Illusion. Despite warnings from the World Bank about the dangers of unchecked climate change the coal industry has a global pipeline of nearly 1,200 plants planned , 2/3 of which are in India and China. India alone has plans to build a coal fleet nearly twice the size of the entire U.S. To understand the reality of the industry’s plans take a look at India and the basic math on which their plans rely. India. Compass.

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Rajasthan, India: Udaipur's green palace

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Rajasthan, India: Udaipur’s green palace 2 February 11 · 0 comments | Maharana of Eco | R ajasthan is famous for its palaces. These fabulous fortresses scattered across this storied, and still fascinating, state of India remain as monuments to the enormous wealth and regal whims of their original occupants, the absolute rulers of these erstwhile feudal domains.

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India, Oil, And Electric Vehicles

Sierra Club Compass

As India reels from a perfect storm of increasing fossil fuel import bills, capital outflows, and a stagnating economic environment, attention to its current account deficit (CAD) has grown exponentially. I recently caught up with Anand Gopal of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) to discuss how India tackles this oil import crisis. Their findings have spurred a new wave of investment and interest in wind power in India. Justin Guay: Can India do without oil?

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India, AAP & The People's Energy Plan

Sierra Club Compass

From stagnant economic growth to a raging Current Account Deficit (CAD) Crisis, to widespread anger over corruption in politics, the inevitability of India's ascent no longer seems assured. The question now is whether the party of the people will focus on the element common to all three challenges facing India: energy. India need look no further than neighboring Bangladesh to see how effective such a people-centric policy can be. India finally has a people's party.

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Orchha, India: green lodging in the lair of the Bandit Queen

Green Traveler Guides

I have a hot lead on a green home stay (and a very cool community organization that fosters them) in the dusty central India town of Orchha. This once-sleepy region of India has exploded with tourism. BUT … I come all the way to India to find my fame and fortune on the Silver Screen! Orchha, India: green lodging in the lair of the Bandit Queen is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All Asia Guest houses/Apartments India Madhya Pradesh Orchha Friends of Orchha

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Sierra Club India: Clean Energy Tower Power

Sierra Club Compass

  That takes us to the most interesting part of the report - the fact that the near term Tower Power opportunity is basically India. The telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI) mandated last year that 50 percent of the towers in rural areas and 20 percent in urban areas be supplied by renewable hybrid generation sources and grid power by 2015. Today there are an estimated 400,000 towers managed by TowerCos in India. Coal Greentech India International

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India Increasing Alternative Energy Sectors

Eco Friendly Daily

During the recent climate talks in Copenhagen, in addition to talks leading up to the meeting, India was pressured to agree to reduced emissions. While a deal was not struck in Copenhagen, some countries including India are still committing to their own climate related plans of action. India recently announced their intentions to drastically increase their alternative energy sector. India further stressed their plans to increase their solar energy availability by 2022.

India, Coal Imports, and Energy Security

Sierra Club Compass

But the problem is that imported coal is 60 to 70 per cent more expensive," Chairman of the India Planning Commission, Montek Ahluwalia. Even though India is home to one of the world’s largest coal deposits the country can’t mine coal fast enough let alone transport it where it needs to go. " The latter is particularly important given the scarcity of affordable capital for clean energy in India. Coal Consequences Energy Solutions India International

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Building Drought Resilience in India’s Water Stressed Regions

Nature Conservancy - Science

A holistic approach to improving drought resilience in India has the potential to not only enhance water security and agricultural outcomes but also create a healthy habitat for flora and fauna. Ideas Birds Climate Development Drought Food Safety & Security Resilience Technology Water

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Sierra Club India: Off-Grid Solar Wi-Fi

Sierra Club Compass

Air Jaldi designs, builds, and operates wireless networks spanning five different states in rural India. Ironically, Jaldi is actually a Hindi word that means fast and according to company founders the name started almost as a joke (as you can imagine Wi-Fi connections in rural India are mostly anything but). Coal India International Safe and Healthy Communities

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Families Near Huge India Coal Plant Deserve Reparations

Sierra Club Compass

Locals in Gujarat, on India's western coast, might soon receive the reparations they deserve from the construction of the 4,000-megawatt Tata Mundra coal-fired power plant, which sits dangerously close to their homes and to another massive 4,800 MW coal plant. These toxic chemicals can build up in both human and animal bodies, which also affect the fish that are caught in this area and sold in India and abroad. Coal Health India International

Kerala, India: your own beach and a green resort, too

Green Traveler Guides

We look forward to daily tea time, when sweet, milkly South India coffee and masala tea (chai) are served from a cart at poolside. This is not the India of madding crowds, dubious sanitary standards, environmental degradation. Kerala, India: your own beach and a green resort, too is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Resorts India Kerala| Green Sugar Sand |.

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Burj Khalifa Firm Wins Contract For World’s Tallest Statue in India

Green Prophet

If you want a taste of what is so wrong with the world, read this news clip from India. Called the Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue will be placed in the middle of the Narmada River, according to the Times of India , right across the way from one of the world’s biggest dams. . Architecture & Urban Burj Khalifa India Sardar Patel Turner Construction World's Tallest Statue

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South India's Fort Cochin: stay in green luxury

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact South India’s Fort Cochin: stay in green luxury 8 March 11 · 1 comment | Mother India’s Mantra | W e come to the sprawling Asian subcontinent for the sweep of its history, its spicy curry of culture and geography, its ancient pathways to spiritual discovery: to see how 1.2 With Mother India, we are told, you must be on guard, even as you are enthralled by her.

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