India’s steel industry faces great challenges in reducing impact of carbon emissions

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The Indian government said reducing the impact of carbon emissions is “one of the greatest challenges” for the steel industry, and called for collaboration among stakeholders to address the issue. Speaking at a webinar ‘By-Product Management for Indian Steel Industry’ organised by industry body FICCI, Steel Additional Secretary Rasika Chaube said it is important to […]

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Global carbon reductions need much more than technology advances, says BP

Technology advances alone cannot deliver the carbon reductions needed even though meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement is technically feasible, energy major BP said in a latest outlook. Further action is required, particularly policy measures such as putting a price on carbon emissions, as well as consumers making lower-carbon choices, it suggested. The report […]

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Developing economies in Asia lead projected growth in world energy use, says EIA

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World energy consumption is projected to increase by 48 percent over the next three decades, led by strong increases in the developing world—especially in Asia, according to the International Energy Outlook 2016 released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Rising incomes in China, India, and other emerging Asia economies are a key driver of the […]

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Energy-related emissions of CO2 stalled for the second year in a row on renewable energy surge – IEA

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Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) – the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – stayed flat for the second year in a row, according to analysis of preliminary data for 2015 released by the International Energy Agency (IEA). “The new figures confirm last year’s surprising but welcome news: we now have seen two straight years […]

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China’s ‘sea of coal’ wants to move to shale to cut pollution

China’s biggest coal-producing province of Shanxi is considering mass exploitation of shale gas reserves in an effort to curb environmental pollution. After more than two years of surveying, geologists have estimated that the province has a shale gas reserve of 4.44 trillion cubic meters, Xinhua quoted an official with the provincial land and resources department […]

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