Category Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Forest (Conservation) Amendment Act,2023: Conserving or Destructing?

Forest (Conservation) Amendment Act,2023: Conserving or Destructing?

This policy update delves into the debates and discussions around the Forest (Conservation) Amendment Act, 2023, seeking to shed light on whether it genuinely serves the purpose of forest preservation or if it inadvertently promotes forest destruction. By scrutinizing its provisions and their implications, we aim to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the act's effectiveness in achieving its conservation goals.
Electrifying Progress: Analysis of India's FAME Scheme for Electric Vehicles

Electrifying Progress: Analysis of India’s FAME Scheme for Electric Vehicles

A progressive incentive program called the Fame India Scheme promotes the use of hybrid and electric automobiles. ‘Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles in India’ is the full name of the Fame India program.
Two Mergers and Future Alerts for Carbon Capture, Use Technologies and Gaming

Two Mergers and Future Alerts for Carbon Capture, Use Technologies and Gaming

TK Arun Over the last week, there have been two big corporate mergers whose significance we would do well to appreciate. ›ExxonMobil’s acquisition of Pioneer Natural Resources, a shale oil biggie in the Permian Basin, for $59.5 billion. ›Microsoft’s acquisition…

Sugar-Coated Illusions: The Flaws of Ethanol Fuel

Sugar-Coated Illusions: The Flaws of Ethanol Fuel

If there is a wild goose running for its life ahead of the target to blend ethanol into petrol up to 20 per cent of the volume by the end of 2025-26, it is keeping itself pretty invisible. But make no mistake, any attempt to use a farm-grown crop like sugarcane to produce biofuels is little more than a wild goose chase.

Stalemate on GMO Crop Policies: A Barrier to Agricultural Advancement

A Amarender Reddy GEAC’s Recommendation and the Promise of DMH-11 The government’s Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) has recommended the environmental release of transgenic Dhara Mustard Hybrid-11 (DMH-11) for testing in farmers’ field crops and seed production. If testing in…

Carbon tax- a genuine concern for climate or just a way to fight back?

The most important issue of our day is climate change, and this is a pivotal period. The effects of  climate change are unparalleled in magnitude, ranging from shifting climates that endanger food  production to increasing sea levels that increase the likelihood of catastrophic flooding. Without  immediate action now, future adaptation to these effects will be more challenging and cost prohibitive.