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Cop26 Summit
Opinion  /  Published 06.12.21

Denaturing the land

India emerged honourably from the Glasgow climate summit. We incurred the wrath of the West by disallowing the dramatic abolition of coal. Given the compulsions of our power supply, we could hardly un...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 30.11.21

When green is grey

The Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, grabbed headlines at CoP26 following his announcement of net-zero carbon emissions by 2070. But such pronouncements ring hollow, given their dissonance with d...
By Prerna Singh Bindra

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

Foot in the door: CoP26

Closing the CoP26 summit, Alok Sharma, the British president of the conference, said “we’ve kept 1.5 within reach, but its pulse is weak...” Sharma was upset because a last-minute as...
By Gwynne Dyer

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

A climate of mistrust: CoP26

The success of CoP26 in Glasgow is difficult to ascertain. There were some positive moments: pledges of net-zero targets by countries, including India, the US-China agreement on emission cuts, and the...
By Indranil De

Business  /  Published 24.11.21

COP26 cloud over Bengal coal block

The United Kingdom and Germany have flagged concerns about the development of the Deocha-Pachami coal block amidst a global effort to transition from fossil fuels in the wake of the unfolding climate ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

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Opinion  /  Published 24.11.21

The coal conundrum

The Indian government has a peculiar problem. It wants to project India as a global leader but appears to lack a key ingredient for that role: the conviction and the clarity to own up to its actions o...
By Charu Sudan Kasturi

Opinion  /  Published 22.11.21

Carbon cost of digitization is under-reported

A climate conference has come and gone without the environmental impact of digitalization receiving any meaningful attention. Given how purposefully both the world and India continue to march towards ...
By Sevanti Ninan

Business  /  Published 21.11.21

JSPL goes to Botswana

India’s Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) will start building a coal mine in Botswana’s southeastern Mmamabula coalfields in 2022, aiming to supply the export market and a planned co...
By Reuters in Gabarone

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.21

Letters to the Editor: IRCT's 'sattvik' turn demonises non-vegetarians

New taste Sir — Communion with god may soon become an exclusive affair. The IRCTC, clearly in an effort to appease its political masters, is all set to provide a ‘sattvik’ — i...
By The Telegraph

Business  /  Published 18.11.21

Coal CO2 cut success

Coal India has found initial success in lowering carbon dioxide emission using mechanised means of coal transportation through conveyor belts and loading by coal handling plants and silos. The develo...
By A Staff Reporter in Kolkata


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