Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: Energy

World Bank chief Malpass warns of likely recession in Europe, stagflation

Malpass said the bank's upcoming 'Poverty and Shared Prosperity' report, due next week, showed a 4% decline in the global median income.

Liz Truss is next British Prime Minister, to focus on taxes, energy and health

Truss succeeds Boris Johnson to become UK’s third woman PM; Sunak unlikely to take up any ministerial post.

How Modi govt’s new energy bill aims to bring carbon trading to India, promote non-fossil fuels

An amendment to 2001 Energy Conservation Act, the bill was passed by Lok Sabha Monday. Govt says bill will help India achieve climate goals, including emissions reduction.

Cryptocurrency is not just affecting markets. Regulators need to crack down on its pollution

The exponential growth of cryptocurrency comes at an environmental cost, with background activity being alarmingly energy extensive and carbon-backed.

Thinking crystals have ‘special energy’ doesn’t make you outlier. Here’s why that’s normal

Crystals aren’t just eye-catching stones. During the first year of Covid, the industry boomed with customers hoping the gems might relieve their anxiety.

An Indian scientist is creating a piece of the Sun on the Earth

In ‘India’s Science Geniuses’, Archana Sharma and Spoorthy Raman write about scientist Sejal Shah and her groundbreaking research on energy generation.

Lesson for India in a divided world: How to not let old friendships come in the way of new ones

Two quotes by historian Toynbee are relevant to current events — that civilisations die by suicide, and that West committed ‘unpardonable aggression’ against non-European nations.

Don’t just look at crypto energy consumption. You’re missing its social, economic value

Crypto provides economic freedom to people in developing countries and consumes less energy globally than tumble driers. The debate is flawed.

‘Carve outs’ in Western sanctions give India ‘option’ of meeting energy import needs from Russia

No government-to-government deal has been worked out so far, top-level official sources said. Nearly 85 per cent of India’s crude oil requirement is imported.

Renewable energy is getting cheaper. It could replace fossil fuels soon: Oxford report

The findings show that a rapid transition to emissions-free ‘green’ energy could save trillions of dollars and help combat climate change.

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Priyanka and Sonia Gandhi at a Congress rally in Amethi in June 1991. It was at this rally that Sonia fired the first salvo at the P.V. Narasimha Rao government of going slow on the probe into Rajiv Gandhi's assassination | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Sonia Gandhi still doesn’t get that meaning of power has changed in India

Sonia Gandhi’s sin is thinking that any Congress leader would prefer president post over CM chair.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.