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India’s move to continue coal energy investment disregards health of communities

In a move at odds with calls from the United Nations, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the wider global audience that has its sights trained on the environmental status quo, draft electricity policy documents viewed by Reuters have shown that India is open to the possibility of further developing its fleet of coal-fired […]

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India’s biggest spenders emit seven times more traceable emissions than the poor

The top twenty percent of high-spending households in India are responsible for seven times as much emissions as the poor, according to a recent study published in Global Environmental Change. Those households that had the top twenty percent of high-expenditure were found to have a carbon footprint with seven times more traceable emissions than those

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‘We are all stakeholders in this’ – Sunil Dahiya on why need to act on energy and the environment

On the occasion of World Environment Day earlier this month, I wrote “in fighting climate change and stepping up environmentalism efforts, India has much to gain. To forego this, India has much to lose.” Part of such efforts is rethinking the country’s energy infrastructure.  An energy transition will be a vital component of combating climate

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Waived carbon tax on coal, who benefits?

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) under Narendra Modi has proposed to waive the current tax on coal within India, according to a recent article by Reuters. Such a proposal invites the question: who would benefit? Hardik Shah, deputy secretary at the PMO, advocated waiving the carbon tax on coal in a note sent to the

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