The benefits of falling petrol prices for the Modi Government

The benefits of falling petrol prices for the Modi Government

Jan 22, 2015

Since June 2014, worldwide oil prices have fallen an incredible 60%, to their lowest since the depths of the global recession in 2009. While this is having a negative effect on numerous oil companies’ economic models and profits and oil-producing countries, it is indisputably good news for lots of other governments around the world, including India’s new...

Increase in coal production through private firms

Increase in coal production through private firms

Jan 21, 2015

This article discusses how the government is planning to increase coal production in India by letting private firms build and operate railway links between coal mines and building projects.   Coal India Ltd (CIL), the world’s largest coal miner, is allowed to fund construction of a large rail network connecting the coalfields of India. For this, CIL would...

Environment management wing for Railways

Environment management wing for Railways

Jan 17, 2015

This article discusses the newly constituted Environment Management Directorate introduced by recently appointed Railways minister, Mr Suresh Prabhu. The article talks about the various measures he plans to introduce in order to make the Railways more environmentally friendly.   Continuing with a series of new ideas and initiatives, the Railway Ministry...

Indian Auto Industry Initiaves in 2014

Indian Auto Industry Initiaves in 2014

Dec 31, 2014

The Indian auto industry continues to develop innovative, green practices to embrace sustainable mobility for the future. Events such as Michelin’s Challenge Bibendum identified global obstacles to achieving improved transportation with minimal negative impact on the environment.   With the environment facing threats from different quarters, the auto...

Alternate fuels: India & their growing importance

Alternate fuels: India & their growing importance

Dec 4, 2014

The importance of using renewable energy sources and biofuels has long been common, international knowledge. Governments around the world are pledging to reduce their carbon emissions and implement greener, more environmentally-friendly policies and enforce tighter restrictions on the excessive use of non-renewable energy sources, such as fossil fuels. India is...

Cutting carbon emissions at a cost

Cutting carbon emissions at a cost

Oct 16, 2014

India has often been accused of stonewalling and thwarting climate talks at various international summits. Though India’s new government seems more proactive than many of its predecessors, it has reiterated its stance saying that in a country where millions live in poverty, the focus is on growth and not the carbon footprint as of now. World leaders will meet...