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World’s biggest coal company closes 37 mines as solar power’s influence grows

The largest coal mining company in the world has announced it will close 37 mines because they are no longer economically viable. Coal India, which produces around 82 per cent of India’s coal, said the mines would be decommissioned by

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India cancels plans for huge coal power stations as solar energy prices hit record low

India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price for solar electricity “free falling” to levels once considered impossible. Analyst Tim

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7,000 railways stations in India to go solar

Almost every railway station in India will soon be fed with solar power if the plans announced in India’s latest union budget are implemented. The Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that the 7,000 railway stations across the country will

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The real drivers of a low carbon future: China and India

Even the normally cautious Guardian enthused about the signal of global seriousness about climate change evidenced by a record 170 nations signing the Paris accord on a single day and emerging hopes that enough nations might ratify by the end

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India had worse air pollution than China in 2015

People in India are breathing more toxic air than people in China for the first time this century, a new analysis of Nasa satellite data has revealed. Last year China’s ‘war on pollution’ led to a record-breaking improvement in the

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Is solar killing coal in India?

In the run up to this fortnight’s Paris climate summit, India upped its solar power targets – from 20GW to 100GW by 2022, with an additional 75GW of wind to boot. Energy consultants agree that this target will be difficult

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India’s energy crisis

Can India modernize its manufacturing economy and supply electricity to its growing population without relying heavily on coal and quite possibly destroying the global climate? An old man wakes on the floor of a hut in a village in southern

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How oil flows in and out of every major region around the world

Every major economy around the world is fueled by oil. But most of them don’t produce the oil they use. In its new “Statistical Review of World Energy” report, BP included a map tracking oil trade flows around the world.

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World’s first solar powered airport has arrived

If you’ve been tracking Solar Impulse 2, the solar airplane circumnavigating the globe, then you will be excited to hear this news: the Cochin International Airport in the southern state of Kerala, India is officially the world’s first airport thats

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