User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Emissions
Last updated: Mar 06 2015 18:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Sunita Narain: Decoding the Budget's 'carbon tax' 1.3.2015 All Economy & Policy Stories
The coal cess has to be used to provide the biggest climate-change game changer for India - to provide affordable and clean power to the millions who even if connected to the grid do not have energy to light homes or cook food
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Switzerland becomes first country to submit its climate action plan ahead of Paris talks 28.2.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Switzerland becomes first country to submit its climate action plan ahead of Paris talks
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Ghazipur landfill solution soon, trial run of waste-to-energy plant to begin 28.2.2015 Deccan Herald - New Delhi
The East Corporation's waste-to-energy plant, set up to provide a scientific solution to the problem of garbage disposal at the Ghazipur landfill site, will start its trial run by March 31. East Delhi Mayor Meenakshi said the waste-to-energy plant follows Euro norms for emissions, including the highest standards of pollution control measures. The waste management plant is an environment-friendly initiative which aims to mitigate 8.2 million tonnes of greenhouse gases over the coming years, said officials with East Delhi Municipal Corporation. "Thus combating global warming with zero discharge," an official added. The project, based on a public-private-partnership framework, has been started by IL&FS Environment. Meenakshi said the plant is installed to process 1,300 tonnes of waste per day to generate 12 MW of green power. "Its built-in capability has been increased to process 2,000 TPD. It is expected to reach 32,000 mark in coming years," an official said. A social initiative by IL&FS - Gulmeher - has ...
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India's carbon tax already much above global expectations 28.2.2015 Latest News
Tax on most fossil fuels already high; more tax can be imposed on coal
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To save the rainforest, let the locals take control 28.2.2015 New Scientist: Being Human
Global intervention in tropical forests to combat climate change could sideline their most effective guardians, warns Fred ...
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Economic Survey: India gears up to deal with climate change 27.2.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Economic Survey: India gears up to deal with climate change
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Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty 27.2.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty
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Switzerland becomes first country to submit Paris climate deal pledge 27.2.2015 Guardian: Environment

Swiss government says it will cut greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 as part of a UN deal on global warming later this year, reports RTCC

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India's National Solar Mission scaled up five fold: Economic Survey 27.2.2015 New Kerala: Business India
Read Full story of 'India's National Solar Mission scaled up five fold: Economic Survey' at newkerala.com.
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What happened to the lobbyists who tried to reshape the US view of climate change? 27.2.2015 Guardian: Environment
In 1998 major fossil fuel companies put $2m behind a plan that would effectively fuel the fires of climate science scepticism among the American public. We reveal where the 12 people behind that plan are now In early 1998, some of the biggest fossil fuel companies in the world were hatching a plan to hijack the science of human-caused global warming. Representatives from major fossil fuel corporations and industry groups had joined forces with operatives from major conservative think tanks and public relations experts to draft what they called their Global Climate Science Communications (GCSC) plan ...
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What makes some people so suspicious of the findings of science? 27.2.2015 Guardian: Science
From Dr Strangelove and water fluoridisation to climate change, scientific method and facts are not always enough to win over the sceptics Continue reading...
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Impose higher carbon tax on petrol products and coal: Eco survey 27.2.2015 ET: Policy
The survey highlighted the need and scope for rationalising coal and petroleum prices and making them equivalent to international prices.
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Economy Survey suggests a shift from carbon subsidy to carbon tax regime 27.2.2015 Latest News
The survey emphasises on the move to impose significantly high tax on petroleum products and thereby reenergising the renewable energy sector
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National Solar Mission scaled up 5-fold to 100,000 MW 27.2.2015 Rediff: Business
2015 is going to witness new agreements on climate change.
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India’s National Solar Mission Being Scaled up Five-Fold to 100,000 Megawatts 27.2.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Economic Survey 2014-15 presented in the Parliament today says that India has made considerable progress in tackling climate change issues. The year 2015 is going to witness new agreements on climate change and sustainable development.
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Hollande tours typhoon-hit Philippines ahead of climate deal 27.2.2015 Hindu: News
The "Call of Manila" urges the international community "to conclude a universal, equitable and ambitious climate deal ... to preserve our planet as a livable place for future generations".
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EU's energy union must overcome serious obstacles 25.2.2015 Guardian: Environment
As the European commission sets out its plans to harmonise the energy systems of member states, despite the potential benefits there remain huge barriers to success Proposals to be unveiled on Wednesday by the European commission to bring together the energy systems of member states into a single “energy union” represent the most ambitious attempt to date at harmonising energy networks across borders. But the plans face serious obstacles, practical and political, and could take decades to come to fruition. The prospect of an energy union is a tantalising one, bringing potential benefits such as cost savings, greater energy efficiency, lower carbon dioxide emissions, and far greater resilience in the face of threats to energy supply, from weather and natural disasters to technology failings and the geopolitics affecting fuel imports from unstable or unfriendly ...
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Pachauri goes on leave as chief of Teri, steps down as IPCC chair 24.2.2015 Latest News
R K Pachauri, accused of sexual harassment by an ex-colleague and under threat of potentially more cases of a similar nature, has proceeded on leave from the post of director general of The Energy Resources Institute (Teri), and has resigned from ...
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Emission intensity of GDP to be reduced by 20-25% by 2020 24.2.2015 ET: Indicators
"India and other developing countries do not have legally-binding emission reduction commitments with regard to reducing GHG", Javadekar said.
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Emission intensity of GDP to be reduced by 20-25 per cent by 2020 24.2.2015 TOI: India Business
The emission intensity of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will be reduced by 20-25 per cent by 2020 from the 2005 level without reckoning the emissions from agriculture sector, Lok Sabha was informed today.
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