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Nuclear power may be controversial. But it’s also a reliable source of clean power that can replace fossil fuels.
Emissions dropped by 1.4% in 2019-20, thanks to slowing demand for coal and oil, Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air said.
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People may be mistaking tree planting as a substitute for cutting carbon emissions. Trees would buy time but alone they won’t be enough to stop global warming.
Global emissions stalled for the first time in three years. This would mean India, whose emissions are growing rapidly, will have to embrace the economy-wide limits European countries are adopting.
India currently has 977 steel plants and is one of the few brights spots for demand globally as PM Modi's govt rolls out a plan to spend about $1.5 trillion to upgrade infrastructure.
There’s a surprising amount of evidence that the needed transformation to deal with carbon emissions has started to play out — especially in power generation.
The environment ministry in 2015 imposed caps on emissions of toxic gases from power plants, allowing operators two years to retrofit facilities. That deadline has been extended due to financial challenges.
Steel is responsible for about 7% of global emissions but even today the sector is mostly shielded from having to buy carbon pollution permits in Europe.
Kolkata averaged a PM 2.5 concentration of 85.4 micrograms per cubic metre of air in 2018, more than eight times the recommended limit.
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