India

Green transition: how significant would India’s membership of the IEA be?

At its 2024 ministerial meeting, the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that ministers from its 31 member countries had agreed…

How India electrified 45% of its railway network in just five years

Electric rail transportation was first introduced in India all the way back in 1925, when a 16km section of railway…

Explainer: what is the EU’s CBAM, and what does it mean for global trade?

The EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) is a tariff on carbon-intensive goods including cement, steel and chemical fertilisers when…

How COP28 accelerated the conversation on coal phase-out

DUBAI – COP26, which took place in Glasgow in 2021, was supposed to be the COP that “consigned coal to…

Signal: India’s plan for 50,000 electric buses gets US support

India is aiming to roll out 50,000 electric buses across the country by 2027. During a side event at COP28…

COP28 explainer: why hasn’t China signed the tripling renewables pledge? 

DUBAI – Despite having worked on the global pledge for tripling renewables capacity for an entire year, alongside the COP28 presidency…

Can soil carbon credits benefit farmers and help the climate?

Dalip Ram, a rice farmer in the north Indian state of Haryana, inspects an app on his smart phone showing…

Signal: half a million coal miners will lose jobs by 2035

A new report by Global Energy Monitor (GEM) warns that 414,200 coal mining jobs will be lost by 2035, as…

Students lay the foundation for a new generation of sustainable cooling in India

In the scorching heat in a town near Delhi, Jyoti Pandey rode her scooter packed with takeaway meals. Halfway through…

Top ten countries currently developing the most oil and gas fields

When the International Energy Agency (IEA) published its Net Zero by 2050 analysis in 2021, it became clear just how…