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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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The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), which operates and manages the airport in the Capital city of India, has deployed 57 Electric Vehicles (EVs), the first airport in the country to do so. The move is intended to reduce carbon emissions. As per reports, DIAL aims to replace all diesel and petrol-run vehicles in a […]
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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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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
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In a first of its kind initiative, a pilot project termed ‘New Catch In Town’ has managed to collect 500 kgs of garbage in three days. This innovative installation that can save Mumbai’s creeks has been put up by Bombay61 Studio (B61), an innovative and experimental urban solutions think tank. The solution co-created with the Koli […]
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For any person thinking of buying an electric vehicle (EV) or already owns one, range anxiety of the vehicle battery is a real world challenge. In India, the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles is still being developed.  Charging stations across the country are growing, but for EV owners, planning a long trip is cumbersome because […]
By Sahil Sharma
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A big anxiety for people before buying an electric vehicle is – the range of the vehicle.  How far will the vehicle drive, before its battery is drained completely? Don’t worry, we have got you covered.  We will share five reasons why worrying about range or having range anxiety in your electric vehicles is unnecessary […]
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One of India’s largest conglomerates, JSW has announced a partnership with ElectrcPe to create an EV charging ecosystem for its employees, encouraging them to switch to electric vehicles. This partnership, which was announced last week, has come into effect following the recent green policy introduced by JSW to provide incentives for employees to purchase electric […]
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According to reports, the total annual sales of different types of electric vehicles such as battery electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles in 2019 crossed over the two-million-vehicle mark. Despite the pandemic and economic slowdown, the outlook for electric vehicles (EVs) remains promising due to the rapid pace of innovation. Rapid charging within a few […]
By Irfan Khan
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She was sixteen when started a petition on Change.org to free an African elephant living in the Delhi zoo. Meet student and activist Nikita Dhawan, who has become the voice of a lonely African elephant in Delhi’s zoo. According to the petition, the elephant – Shankar – has been living in isolation for over 16 […]
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A new report released by strategy consulting firm, Redseer Strategy Consultants, indicates that sales penetration of Electric Two Wheelers (E2W) is expected to increase by 78 percent by 2030. The report has taken into consideration factors like new government policies, technology, infrastructure and consumer acceptance. Released on Friday, the report suggests that the top reasons […]
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The Government of Delhi in August 2020, introduced the Delhi Electric Vehicles Policy, which the Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal described as a big step toward curbing the pollution levels in the city.  The Policy paves the way for disruption in the transport sector, EV penetration, and pollution control.  Now, two years after the notification of […]
By Sahil Sharma
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The market for Electric Vehicles (EVs) is slowly growing across the globe and India is no different.  More and more people are switching to electric vehicles and leaving their petrol or diesel-powered vehicles behind. Delhi is not just the capital of India, but it is now on the fast track to become the EV capital […]
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By Payel Sen
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In a virtual conference, organised by LetMebreathe recently, several experts got together to discuss the preparedness of Delhi to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) as a desired mode of transportation. The conference, ‘The road to EV – From Policy to Action’, witnessed a free-wheeling discussion between EV users, policy experts and urban planners on Delhi’s […]
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By suchamojo
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Electric vehicles sales have been booming despite the strains in supply chain due to the pandemic and the slowing economy. The number of electric cars on the world’s roads by the end of 2021 was about 16.5million, triple the amount in 2018. In fact, the business has been steadily rising. According to a report released […]
By Smitha Verma
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You must have heard of a man who asked Canada for a medically assisted suicide due to his anxiety about the planet. Yes, we are talking about Howard Breen, the 68-year-old eco-activist known for super-gluing himself to log booms, stopping air traffic on tarmacs, and hunger strikes. In 2017, Breen was diagnosed with clinical eco-anxiety […]
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By Payel Sen
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Simon Mundy, Moral Money Editor at the Financial Times, discusses Race for Tomorrow, his new book on the global scramble to respond to climate change on our new weekly show ‘Climate Course Correction’. Mundy began his reporting career in Johannesburg, where he covered Southern Africa for the FT and spent seven years in Asia, heading […]
By Smitha Verma
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Would we like to swap single-use plastic bags with cloth bags? We certainly do. We however often forget to carry cloth bags before heading out to shop?  What happens next? We are back with more single-use plastic bags.  A Delhi-based NGO ‘Why Waste Wednesdays’ created a method for people to borrow cloth bags from the […]
By Nikita Bishnoi
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You must have heard a lot about flash floods. Now be prepared for flash droughts. Flash droughts can cause extensive damage to agriculture, economies, and ecosystems if they are not predicted and discovered early. A recent study conducted by the University of Texas, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the Texas Tech University has found […]
By Sahil Sharma
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With a strong call to accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement, the first-ever Middle East and North Africa Climate Week, MENACW 2022, opened on March 28, stated in a press release by the UN’s climate agency. “This inaugural MENA Climate Week underscores our commitment to drive collective action to combat climate change regionally and globally. […]
By Sahil Sharma
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India’s National capital has always been the talk of town when it comes to high pollution levels degrading the quality of air, especially in October and November. The Delhi government recently inaugurated its first electric bus from Indraprastha’s Depot, which would cover areas such as Pragati Maidan, ITO, Safdarjung, Arbindo Marg, AIIMS, Ring Road, South […]
By Garvit Bhirani
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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winner of the world’s best new building – The Friendship Hospital in Bangladesh. Designed by Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA, the hospital will be awarded the RIBA International Prize, the global accolade for design excellence and social impact. The remote community hospital was commissioned by the NGO Friendship, […]
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By LMB Staff
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A new rating system of State Environment Impact Assessment Authorities (SEIAAs) has been introduced for encouraging the efficiency, transparency and accountability in the functioning of the state authorities. As per a press release by the Ministry of Environment, the ranking system is based on the provisions of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2006 and various […]
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By LMB Staff
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How many of us discuss everyday movement with pleasure? Talk about our unavoidable two to three hours of daily commute with comfort and delight. If we travel by private vehicles then we discuss traffic, if we travel by public modes of transport, we discuss the excess crowd. And if you reside in parts where the […]
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By Shinjini Saha