climate change

China’s CO2-intensive Belt Road Initiative Threat to Environment: Report

While China has termed Belt Road Initiative (BRI) environmentally sustainable and green, it is a threat to climate change and is responsible for causing environmental degradation as almost 90 per cent of its energy projects are carbon-intensive and operate on fossil fuel, think tank International Forum For Rights and Security (IFFRAS) has recently noted. The BRI […]

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Massachusetts Invites Bids for 1600 MW Offshore Wind Projects

Massachusetts electric utility companies have opened their third offshore wind solicitation, releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 1,600 MW of offshore wind power, twice the capacity they contracted in the previous rounds. The Baker administration announced the RFP on Friday, for which confidential bids are due by September 16 and public proposal […]

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Leaders Summit Outlines Energy Transition Priorities for a 1.5°C Future: IRENA

The Paris agreement sets out a global framework to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. Today, more and more countries are aiming for net zero emissions by mid-century and attention is shifting to the implication of this objective. While existing Nationally […]

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New US Law on Climate Change Seeks Bilateral Cooperation With India

Ahead of the Leaders’ Summit on Climate at the White House on April 22 and 23, to which Prime Minister Modi has also been invited, 10 US senators have introduced the United States Climate Leadership in International Mitigation, Adaptation, and Technology Enhancement Act of 2021 (U.S. CLIMATE Act). The 212-page legislation aims to integrate climate […]

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India is not Responsible for Climate Change That is Happening: Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar has said that India will raise its climate ambitions, but it is not responsible for climate change that is happening. Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar while addressing the press after a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the French Embassy has said that India will raise its climate ambitions but […]

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JICA Signs Loan Agreement for JPY 10 billion with TCCL for Climate Change Management Project in India

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Loan Agreement for a maximum amount of JPY 10 billion with Indian Non-Banking Financial Company, Tata Cleantech Capital Limited (TCCL) to support the company to offer loans to businesses across India that focus on renewable energy generation, e-mobility solutions as well as energy efficiency, to help mitigate the […]

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Rio Tinto Selects Heliogen’s Solar Tech to Provide Clean Energy to Boron Mine

International mining and metals company Rio Tinto and renewable energy technology company Heliogen today announced an agreement to explore the deployment of Heliogen’s breakthrough solar technology at Rio Tinto’s borates mine in Boron, California. Under a Memorandum of Understanding, Heliogen will deploy its proprietary, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technology at the Boron operation, where it will […]

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JinkoSolar 1st Solar Firm to Sign Global Framework Principles for Decarbonizing Heavy Industry

JinkoSolar has announced that it is the first international solar company to have signed on to the Global Framework Principles for Decarbonizing Heavy Industry (“Framework Principles”), as part of its efforts to continue supporting the decarbonization of the heavy industry sector in favor of a transition towards clean energy. Mr. Dany Qian, JinkoSolar Vice President, commented, “I […]

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Renewed US-India Climate Cooperation Should Focus on Driving Foreign Investment to India’s Green Transition

The United States (US) and India should work together to encourage greater foreign institutional investment in India’s green transition in order to help further progress the global effort to combat climate change, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress and India’s Council on Energy, Environment and Water. The report recommends that […]

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