Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicFossil fuels

Topic: Fossil fuels

Power outage risks increase as India’s coal stockpiles plunge to 3-year low

Heavy rains in mining regions are worsening coal supply crisis. The dwindling supplies also come at a time when electricity consumption has been strong due to revival in economic activity.

How Netherlands plans to move to zero-emission deliveries by 2025

The Netherlands government is giving delivery firms cash help to buy or lease electric vehicles.

Businessman writes ‘practical playbook’ for affordable shift to ‘Fossil Free’ world

Written by Sumant Sinha & published by HarperCollins India, 'Fossil Free' will be released on 12 November on ThePrint's SoftCover.

Capitalism caused the current climate crisis, it must also be the solution

Perhaps instead of trying to make the climate subservient to the needs of expanding gross domestic product, we need to cut our economic coat according to our atmospheric cloth.

The world has a methane emissions problem and it’s worse than what scientists thought

New research suggests fossil-fuel production may be responsible for much more atmospheric methane than scientists previously thought.

Air pollution costs world $8 billion a day, Greenpeace says

India bears one of the highest economic costs of pollution at an estimated $150 billion every year. China and US are impacted more at $900 billion and $600 billion respectively.

India is coal’s brightest star but it’s facing a burning question

Coal-fired power has long failed in terms of health & climate impacts, but now its raw economics are collapsing too. Even the govt can’t keep it going for long.

Game of Thrones was about the horror of fossil fuels all along

White Walkers threatening to destroy human world, accompanied by ongoing climate change ("winter is coming"), is an allegorical take on fossil fuels.

Petrol price hikes may annoy you, but cheap oil is not helping climate

Relatively low prices are making consumers less apt to do their share to reduce emissions by buying vehicles that use less fuel – or none at all.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the party's Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, on 15 May 2022 | Twitter/@ANI

Rahul Gandhi must clear his position on Congress leadership. Chintan Shivirs won’t help

If a 137-year-old party is still discussing its foundational ideas and core ideology, and can’t have everyone on board, the road ahead seems rocky.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.