New bio-compatible nanogenerators can harvest electricity from vibrations

Indian scientists have fabricated a simple, cost-effective, bio-compatible, transparent nanogenerator that can generate electricity from vibrations all around for use in optoelectronics, self-powered devices, and other biomedical applications, a Press Information Bureau (PIB) release said on Saturday. The Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, Bengaluru, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & […]

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Suzlon Group wins 252MW order from CLP India

India’s clean energy solutions provider, Suzlon Group, has secured an order for developing a 252 megawatt (MW) wind power project from CLP India. For the project, Suzlon will install 120 units of S120-140 million wind turbine generators with a Hybrid Lattice Tubular (HLT) tower, with rated capacity of 2.1 MW each. Further, it will not only be involved […]

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Scientists find high emissions of ozone-destroying gases, pointing to illegal manufacture and use

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Scientists have discovered higher-than-expected levels of ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases in the atmosphere—strongly suggesting illegal manufacture, use and emissions, the Environmental Investigation Agency reported on Tuesday. The findings were published in Nature Communications on 18 May by a group of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of Bristol. Their […]

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COMMENT – Does China’s appetite for steel makes carbon-cutting journey difficult?

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China’s huge appetite for steel, as its economy begins to grow again after a Covid-19-triggered slowdown last year, is making its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint difficult. As the world marches towards a net-zero carbon emissions, China is getting stuck between its desire for a greener future and an economic turnaround that has sent […]

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G7 countries agree to block funding coal-fired power stations

The Group of Seven (G7) countries have agreed to stop funding the construction of coal-fired power stations, according to a document summarising the conclusions of a G7 environment ministers’ meeting, Reuters reported saying they had seen the document. “We stress that international investments in unabated coal must stop now and commit to take concrete steps […]

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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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