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US proposes to subsidise coal and nuclear power plants, calls them ‘reliable’

The proposed rulemaking is meant to subsidise and salvage coal power plants at the cost of renewable energy sector


'Large hydropower projects are not safe'

Peter Bosshard & Himanshu Thakkar,the former is the interim executive director of International Rivers, an international environmental and human rights organisation. Thakkar is an engineer from IIT Mumbai and is currently the coordinator of SANDRP and editor of Dams, Rivers & People magazine

'Green roofs can help cities adapt to climate change'

Dusty Gedge,Dusty Gedge, president of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations, has worked on urban biodiversity and ecosystem services for over 15 years


UP’s mini-grid policy tries to boost rural electrification

Private players can now set up solar plants to power rural households and recover tariff from the users in Uttar Pradesh

The power of sewage

Maharashtra is all set to use treated sewage water in thermal power plants. Can this move be scaled up?

Coal toll

More than 70 per cent of India's electricity is produced by coal-fired power plants. Most of them do not have modern technologies and use low-grade coal that is low on energy and high on waste