CARBON EMISSIONS

  • India needs to improve energy efficiency by 2030: UN report November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly one lakh premature deaths take place annually due to air pollution in India and some other countries which can be avoided by 2030 by improving energy efficiency measures in transport and industrial sectors, a UN report on Friday said. The fifth Emissions Gap Report 2014 by the United...
  • Obama takes on power plants as part of new climate plan June 26, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama tried to revive his stalled climate change agenda on Tuesday, promising new rules to cut carbon emissions from US power plants and other domestic actions including support for renewable energy. Obama also signaled he would block construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada if it...
  • Watch: Hyundai Motor's controversial suicide ad April 27, 2013

    South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co has been forced to apologise for an advertisement that sought to promote the zero carbon emissions of one of its cars by featuring a man failing to commit suicide using a hose attached to the exhaust. The ad debacle is the latest to hit the...
  • Coral reefs at risk from carbon emissions: Study February 26, 2013

    Washington: Coral reefs across the world are at risk if the carbon emissions are not reduced, says a study. The study published in Nature Climate Change researchers used the latest emissions scenarios and climate models to show how varying levels of carbon emissions are likely to result in more frequent...
  • More funds needed to cut carbon emissions: PM June 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Friday is the last day of the Earth Summit at Rio and 191 member nations of the United Nations are expected to endorse the final draft proposal that lays down new mechanisms for eventual funding and technology transfer for sustainable development. On Thursday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...
  • CFL bulbs dim out in Delhi March 14, 2012

    The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) had the right intentions. As incandescent bulbs use too much energy, it decided to replace them with compact fluorescent lamps (CFL). CFLs consume only a fifth of the energy used by the tungsten worms. Kerala had already shown the way by saving 300 MW...
  • India firms vow CO2 plans, but investment limited December 3, 2009

    New Delhi: India's top companies are slowly committing to improving their carbon footprint but are yet to provide for green technology in their investment decisions, a leading survey showed on Thursday. A study by a nonprofit group that monitors greenhousegas emissions showed that 68 per cent of 200 of India's...
  • Bad news for Copenhagen: Climate change deal looks shaky November 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Time is running out to save the Earth. Barely 20 days from now, world leaders will come together to ink a new deal to tackle climate change, but members of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), including US, have made clear that they are not yet ready to take...
  • No consensus on climate at Barcelona meet November 9, 2009

    New Delhi: The countdown to save Planet Earth has now started. Less than a month from now, world leaders must sign a new global agreement to tackle climate change. But the deadlock between the developed and developing countries over who will cut their carbon emissions continues. Manmohan Singh's Special Envoy on...
  • EU fails to agree on climate funds; India seeks aid October 21, 2009

    Luxembourg: Talks on a new UN climate deal stumbled on Tuesday when European Union finance ministers failed to agree funds for poor countries and India reiterated demands for aid to help curb its emissions. An impasse among finance ministers from the 27nation EU means the issue of EU aid...
  • Climate change: India changes its stand? July 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently signed a declaration at the Major Economies Forum (MEF) in Italy, committing India to curbing its carbon emissions. But the question is did India compromise its development agenda? It is not pressure tactics on one country. India, China, Brazil, all have signed. So,...
  • Drive to reduce emissions may prove costly for Tata December 19, 2007

    London: The growing market for SUVs and large cars in India, the Gulf, China and Russia make Land Rover and Jaguar seem a promising buy. But winning the race for the two brands could be just the beginning of another long battle and a costly one that could have the...