Category: Renewable Energy
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In the wake of escalating concerns surrounding environmentally detrimental practices, the spotlight is increasingly shifting towards green finance—a pivotal force driving positive change. Green finance encompasses loans and investments strategically designed to foster environmentally friendly initiatives, ranging from the acquisition of sustainable goods and services to the development of eco-conscious infrastructure In a nutshell, green […]
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By Naziya Parveen
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UNICEF and its global partnerships platform Generation Unlimited (also known as YuWaah in India) have partnered with key organisations committed to working towards a green future for children and young people as a part of the Green Rising India Alliance (GRIA). The alliance consists of YuWaah at UNICEF, Capgemini, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Rohini Nilekani […]
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By LMB Staff
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When Licypriya Kangujam, the 12-year-old climate activist from India, stormed the stage at the 28th Conference Of Parties in Dubai on Monday, holding a sign  “End fossil fuel, save our planet and our future”, it was a clear message that any outcome this year can’t be devoid of strong wordings on fossil fuels.  Predictably, when […]
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By Smitha Verma
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During the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai on Wednesday, delegates from nearly 200 nations reached a significant moment. They approved the ultimate ‘Global Stocktake’ text, which notably, for the first time in COP history, explicitly highlights the necessity to “transition away” from fossil fuels as a critical step in addressing climate […]
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By LMB Staff
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On Monday evening as the new text on global stocktake (GST) was decoded, it became evident that once again the Global South has been hit hard. It singles out coal and goes soft on other fossil fuels — oil and gas — which is likely to be heavily contested by developing countries, especially India. Though […]
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By Smitha Verma
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Anyone and everyone who has a penny invested in climate change is looking forward to the much-awaited Conference of Parties (COP), which will take place in the Expo City, Dubai, from November 30 to December 12. Everyone is invested in climate change as it affects each one of us– from policymakers to governments, communities to […]
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By Bhadra Mahapatra
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In a world where the urgency of climate action is undeniable, a new initiative has taken shape that puts the focus on ‘just transition’ in the Global South. ClimateWorks Foundation and the IKEA Foundation have joined hands to place the voices and well-being of workers and communities in the Global South at the forefront of […]
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By Smitha Verma
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How wonderful would it be if we had a platform for trading of biofuel based commodities in a quick and secure manner! Providing a nurturing platform with verified buyers and sellers, Buyofuel connects them and promotes the usage of biofuels, building upon the vision of Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Showcasing their brqiuette manufacturing facility, in […]
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By Danish Alam
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#EVOKPlease takes a deep dive into the world of electric buses in the public transportation systems of Delhi and Pune. These bustling cities have implemented e-buses as a means of reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality. The episode explores the innovative features of these e-buses, including their quiet, clean, and connected design. Also watch […]
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By Danish Alam
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In this episode of #EVOKPlease, we take a deep dive into the manufacturing process of electric vehicles, with a focus on the innovative techniques used by Hop Electric in Jaipur. From the initial design and prototyping stages, to the assembly line and final testing, viewers will get an inside look at how Hop Electric, a […]
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By Danish Alam
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Watch how biogas has put a village in Maharashtra on a track to become the state’s first carbon neutral village. In search of better opportunities, people emigrate from villages to cities and end up getting exploited. But if they are provided with job opportunities within their villages, then they will be able to lead a […]
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By Danish Alam
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Around 39 per cent of all registered vehicles in India are freight vehicles, whose emissions account for 30 to 50 per cent of the total road transport carbon emissions. Therefore, there is a need to systematically electrify freight transportation if India has to meet its EV targets of 2030. In this episode of EV OK […]
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By Danish Alam
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The Centre will soon come up with a scheme that will enable people to have easy access to livelihood applications of distributed renewable energy (DRE) technology such as those using solar and wind energy. “There is already a lot of work happening on the ground and our scheme could benefit lakhs of families across the […]
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By LMB Staff
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In a first-of-its-kind positive developments, a recent report has highlighted how significant strides have been made in the transition towards a sustainable and decarbonised energy system. The world will likely use fewer fossil fuels to produce electricity this year in a “turning point” for planet-friendly energy, the report says. Over the years, more and more […]
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By Bhadra Mahapatra
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An absolute necessity for survival now is a world where carbon emissions decide whether an organisation or a company is worth investing in. It’s only logical, then, that carbon offsets be treated as essential a parameter as the stock valuation of the companies. In that regard, the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 recognised carbon as a […]
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By Danish Alam
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According to a UN report, about 40 per cent of food produced gets wasted every year in India due to an inefficient supply chain system.“This scenario where on one hand there is excess food available and on the other people are dying of hunger, is not acceptable. We need to merge them. Why isn’t there […]
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By Danish Alam
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In COP24 held in Katowice, Poland, the global fashion industry and related stakeholders came together under the initiative of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, to frame the ‘Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action’. The primary objective of this charter is to bring the fashion industry to comply with the Paris Agreement treaty by […]
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By Danish Alam
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A monthly wrap-up of the positive news on climate and environment that has made headlines around the world. From the ozone layer on the path of recovery to countries coming up with innovative solutions to fight climate change. We at LetMeBreathe have curated some of the most powerful stories about change, resilience, and hope.
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By Bhadra Mahapatra
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In this episode of Off-grid, we feature Chioma Ome, Comfort Ubong Akpannah, and Rhoda Richard Mmasi who run a nonprofit organisation, Solar Sister in Nigeria. Solar Sister is a social enterprise that invests in women to power off-grid communities. In Nigeria, women have been pushing for more inclusion in the energy space. “We have about […]
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By LMB Staff
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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Joshua Gabriel Oluwaseyi, a climate activist from Nigeria, educates people about the adverse impacts of fossil fuels and how they increase air pollution. To fight climate change, his only ask is to end the licensing of new oil contracts.  “We just have been saying stop licensing new oil deals, stop the over-reliance on oil and […]
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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 […]
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By Smitha Verma
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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 […]
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By Akash Mon
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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 […]
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By Sahil Sharma
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There is no denying that to mitigate the disastrous impact of climate change the human dependence on fossil fuels needs to change. And what could be the best alternative energy source other than solar power? However, incentivising people to build the infrastructure for it still remains a challenge. Perhaps that’s what instigated furniture giant IKEA […]
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By Payel Sen
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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 […]
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By Payel Sen
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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 […]
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By Irfan Khan