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More investment in clean energy will help APAC recover from COVID-19 crisis: ADB

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 18, 2020

A greater investment in clean energy will contribute to Asia-Pacific''s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and make economies more resilient against future shocks, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Monday. In view of the current scenario, ADB has invited proposals for...

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India will soon be able to discover the untapped potential of renewable energy sector'

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 11, 2020

Leading solar manufacturers have sought the intervention of the government to provide a level-playing field to all manufacturing units in order to realize the true potential of the renewable energy sector under the ambitious Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Prime Minister...

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Climate change poses the biggest economic threat, covid-19 continues to increase challenges: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 5, 2020

With the ongoing challenge of tackling covid-19, Down to Earth’s state of the environment report released on Thursday says that climate change poses the biggest economic threat in the world both in terms of impact and likelihood in the next decade. A day before world...

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Power discoms get ₹90,000 crore liquidity lifeline

By : Sustainability ..., May 14, 2020

The government on Wednesday announced a ₹90,000 crore liquidity injection into fund-starved electricity distribution companies (discoms) as part of a stimulus package to revive the country’s battered economy. The announcement, made by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, is...

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Coal investments can risk post-Covid economic stimulus: Carbon Tracker

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 9, 2020

China and other nations could be burdened with uneconomic and climate-unfriendly coal power for decades if they build new capacity to stimulate their economies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, a move China appears to be already considering, Carbon Tracker warned in a new...

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Subject Tags: coal , coronavirus , economy

Creation of world-class infra at ports important for India to become USD 5 trillion economy: Venkaiah Naidu

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 2, 2020

Creation of world-class infrastructure at ports is important for India to become a USD 5 trillion economy, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday. He also called upon all the chairpersons and administrators of ports to make these facilities more energy-efficient and...

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India to be Electricity-Based Economy Eventually: RK Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 26, 2020

Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh has said that India is on route to becoming an electricity-based economy, as it embarks on power usage for all its needs from cooking to running vehicles. Speaking at the function organised to mark 10 years of...

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50% Indians feel climate change impacts economy: Survey

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 13, 2019

One in two Indians believes that human-made climate change is the primary cause of increased severe weather events that the world experiences today as compared to 23 per cent of the US general population, an online survey carried out for IBM has shown. The survey was...

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Global water shortages to deliver 'severe hit' to economies, World Bank warns

By : sustainabilityo..., May 4, 2016

Water shortages will deliver a “severe hit” to the economies of the Middle East, central Asia, and Africa by the middle of the century, taking double digits off their GDP, the World Bank warned...

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Subject Tags: economy , water