Category: Clean Energy
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Delhi’s electric vehicle (EV)  policy has been hailed by one and all. The state has shown remarkable progress in its drive toward creating an EV ecosystem.  In this episode of Driving Green, Sohinder Singh Gill, Director General, SMEV (Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles) and CEO, of Hero Electric, shares his thoughts on Delhi’s strong […]
By Smitha Verma
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In a bid to make India energy-independent and decarbonise major sectors, the country has approved an incentive plan of $2.11 billion to promote green hydrogen. It is the country’s big announcement this year in a bid to cut emissions and become a major exporter in the field.  The Union Cabinet on January 4 approved the […]
By Bhadra Mahapatra
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Meet Daphne Kay, who belongs to an indigenous community that is currently bearing the brunt of climate change and they are the first to suffer directly from the effects of climate change. In a conversation with LetMeBreathe Daphne says, “Indigenous people have always been disproportionately impacted by climate change. We are at the forefront of […]
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By LMB Staff
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In 2020, Sai Karthik Sunkara, a student of NIT- Srinagar, started working with the Ocean Engineering Department of IIT-Madras, as the institution was researching the same idea of generating electricity from sea waves. Together they developed a device called, ‘Ocean Wave Energy Converter’, or Sindhuja-1, to generate power from the waves. In November 2022, they […]
By Bhadra Mahapatra
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The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is well on its way to become a climate smart state. On Thursday,  Chief Minister MK Stalin inaugurated a two-day Climate Change Summit in Chennai and laid down the roadmap on how he intends to turn the state into a ‘climate smart state’ in the coming years.  The flagship […]
By Bhadra Mahapatra
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Evelyn Acham from Uganda had a clear cut goal when she was headed for COP27. She wanted developed nations to pay for the climate change disasters that had rocked her country. The annual UN climate conference for the first time added loss and damage in its official agenda this year. “We want loss and damage […]
By Smitha Verma
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The Egypt COP27 Presidency launched four solution centered initiatives on the last day of COP27s’ thematic day. The initiatives launched in relation to climate solutions, provide complimentary pathways to enhance global climate action and ensure that countries are able to fulfill their NDCs and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.  Friends of Greening National […]
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By LMB Staff
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The United Nations published a first draft of the climate deal on Thursday and there are several contentious issues that have been overlooked. More importantly some do not find mention in this first draft and as COP27 heads to a close, negotiations are going on in full swing. Over the weekend it will be clear […]
By Smitha Verma
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The Government of Indonesia today officially launched its Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM) Country Platform, a key coordination and delivery vehicle to drive forward the country’s just and affordable transition in the energy sector.  The announcement was made by Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati at the G20 Side Event joined by Asian Development Bank (ADB) […]
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By LMB Staff
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One of the first concerns that Meenu Agrawal, a corporate professional from Delhi, had when she thought of buying an electric vehicle (EV) was around charging. It was a year back and there were still fewer people talking about it around her. After over a year’s research, she finally purchased one this year and hasn’t […]
By Smitha Verma
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India’s theme at COP27 this year is LiFE – Lifestyle for Environment, an initiative that’s encouraging individual action against mindless consumption. Mission LiFE is a global plan of action launched, aimed at saving the planet. Replacing the ‘use-and-dispose’ economy with a circular economy, four youth champions from India are rewriting sustainability at COP27. “What change can one […]
By Prachi Shevgaonkar
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To those into sustainable practices, he needs no introduction. Dwarkadas Suresh, popularly known as Solar Suresh, is an eco-warrior who has harnessed the power of solar energy and adopted rainwater harvesting for years. In this episode, the 78-year-old talks about his journey while walking us around his eco-friendly house. Suresh believes in finding your own […]
By Akash Mon
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A lifestyle change that had started in 1989 for Dr Meenal Kabra, followed her till 2019 when she finally launched Kivu, a vegan cookie brand that relies on solar energy. “My family has been using solar cooker since 1989. I thought if I channelise it in a proper way it could be very good for […]
By Dr. Meenal Kabra
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The sun emits enough power onto earth in a few seconds to satisfy the entire human energy demand for hours. Solar energy has been inching its way up as a promising energy source to manage long-term energy crises. In this episode, we talk to Singer, Voice artist and Entrepreneur Chinmayi Sripada, who shares her experiences […]
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By LMB Staff
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When US Envoy for Climate John Kerry announced the carbon trading market scheme at COP27 on Wednesday it was met with a mixed bag of response. The voluntary carbon trading market scheme aims to boost private investment in clean energy projects in developing countries. The new initiative, called the energy transition accelerator, is to be […]
By Smitha Verma
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In preparation for COP 27, Nigeria’s government recently launched its Energy Transition Plan (ETP), which aims to provide 340,000 jobs to the people in Nigeria by 2030. The plan further aims for net zero emissions by 2060. ETP is a home-grown, data-backed, multipronged strategy developed for the achievement of net-zero emissions in terms of the […]
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By LMB Staff
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Turlock Irrigation District (TID) in California is about to launch an experiment, called Project Nexus, to cover California’s canals and aqueducts with solar panels. In a conversation with LetMeBreathe, Josh Weimer, External Affairs Manager, TID says, “Project Nexus is really the proof of concept for an academic research paper that was initiated by two individuals […]
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By Payel Sen
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In the past one year, Delhi has seen an increase in the usage of electric vehicles (EVs) and the biggest reason for that upswing are the policies of the Delhi government which is promoting and incentivising the usage of EVs. The sales of EVs have soared by 40 per cent since the implementation of electric […]
By Sahil Sharma
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To combat the clear and present threat of climate change and increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, innovative solutions are required by nations. Earlier this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a fresh report card on the world’s progress towards slowing climate change. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are rising across all major sectors […]
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By LMB Staff
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In June, the Delhi government came up with an order to allow petrol and diesel vehicle owners to convert their vehicles into electric vehicles through retrofitment. As a step to make the retrofitment process faceless, the module for retrofitment of electric vehicle (EV) kits in diesel vehicles has been made available online on the Vahan […]
By Sahil Sharma