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Indigenous-led Cedar LNG seeks regulatory approval under new climate rules
Cedar LNG, an Indigenous-led project in British Columbia, is hoping to become one of the first energy proposals in Canada to win approval in a new regulatory process that is designed to pay greater scrutiny to climate impacts.
IISD Report: India’s State Owned Energy Enterprises, 2020–2050
A study titled “India’s State Owned Energy Enterprises, 2020-2050” was released by the IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development). India has established itself as one of the leading growing economies in support of climate action. It has demonstrated leadership in the expansion of renewable energy, setting a goal to install 500 GW of non-fossil electricity by 2030 and leading the International Solar Alliance. In accordance with the Glasgow Climate Pact, India committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2070 at the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2021.
New coalition calls for targets to reduce risk of floods, wildfires and heat waves in Canada
Climate Proof Canada makes the recommendations just as the federal Liberal government is expected to release a climate adaptation strategy before the next international climate conference in Egypt in November.
PSUs- the Pathway for India’s Clean Energy Goals to Net Zero By 2070
Coal India Limited (CIL), NTPC, and Indian Railways, three of India’s largest central state-owned enterprises, can help the nation achieve its climate goals while also capturing a portion of the clean energy market and reducing an anticipated 22%-28% cash flow gap by 2050 as India moves towards net-zero, according to a new report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
Coal India's Rs 41,000 Crore Of Cash Flow At Risk As India Ramps Climate Ambitions
The world's largest coal producer will see more than Rs 41,000 crore of its cash flow at risk if it fails to diversify revenue sources with India continuing to ramp up climate ambitions.
Coal India, NTPC, Railways can help meet clean energy goals: Report
Three of India's biggest central state-owned enterprises -- Coal India Limited (CIL), NTPC, and Indian Railways -- can help the country reach its climate goals while seizing a share of the clean energy market and mitigating an estimated 22-28 per cent cash flow gap by 2050 as India gears itself towards net-zero, a new report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) said on Tuesday.
Can Coal India, NTPC and Indian Railways help India reach its climate goal?
Coal India, NTPC, and Railways can help our nation to meet clean energy goals as per the report of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Faute de preuve : La nouvelle Stratégie nationale d'adaptation du Canada doit protéger les Canadiens des effets des changements climatiques
La Stratégie nationale d'adaptation du Canada devrait être finalisée au cours des prochaines semaines et dévoilée avant la conférence internationale sur les changements climatiques COP 27. Bien qu'elle promette d'être un grand pas en avant dans la protection des Canadiens contre les répercussions croissantes des changements climatiques, sans objectifs à court terme ni mesures pour nous préparer contre l'intensification des inondations, des feux incontrôlés et de la canicule à laquelle nous sommes déjà confrontés, ce sera trop peu, trop tard.
Mud slinging in South Africa over energy choices
South Africa needs new power generation, but just how additional supply should be delivered is a matter of much – and increasingly heated – debate.
RICHARD HALSEY: Just transition finance proposal needs better transparency
The Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) could be a great opportunity for SA. The $8.5bn international commitment — announced in November 2021 to help support the country’s just energy transition — could contribute to tackling some of its most pressing energy, social and environmental challenges. It could position the country as a leader in this new type of international support and set an example for other countries.
Gas: The lesser of two evils or a viable option?
Gas, a controversial energy source, is widely regarded as a way for African countries to wean themselves off coal and reduce emissions. It’s known as a transition fuel but what does this mean? According to Cem Gürsan, a PhD candidate at the Nijmegen School of Management at Radboud University, in the Netherlands, a transition fuel is a low-carbon fuel (such as natural gas) which is substituted for a higher-content fossil fuel (coal and oil) to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Natural gas is considered as a transition fuel – a temporary solution to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions while more sustainable technologies mature. However, there is a major divide where many are opposed to gas but others are serious proponents of its use.
India's Long Awaited Hydrogen Policy Revealed
With a $2.5 billion plan to boost hydrogen production and demand in the country, India is betting on the fuel to help achieve its 2070 net zero target. Lights On can reveal details of the new plan, expected to be published towards the end of this month, which according to its designers will avert nearly 50 million metric tonnes (MMT) of greenhouse gas emissions per year by the end of the decade, and lead to the addition of 150 GW of renewable capacity.
Local student wins prestigious international award
A Grade 12 student from Sarnia’s St. Patrick’s High School has won the top prize at an international water awards ceremony in Stockholm. Annabelle Rayson represented Canada on Tuesday by receiving the prestigious 2022 Stockholm Junior Water Prize.
Exclusive: India's long awaited green hydrogen policy revealed
With a $2.5 billion (INR ~199 billion) plan to boost hydrogen production and demand in the country, India is betting on the fuel to help achieve its 2070 net zero target.
District Climate Vulnerability Assessments Begins across Ghana
A district-specific climate change vulnerability assessments programme has been initiated across Ghana as part of Ghana’s National Adaptation Planning (NAP) programme. The initiative is part of climate action activities to understand climate impacts at the local level and to build adaptive capacity and resilience to reduce vulnerability.
Sarnia student's science fair entry wins international prize
A Sarnia high school student has won top prize at an international science fair competition. Annabelle Rayson, a Grade 12 student at St. Patrick’s Catholic high school, was named the winner among 36 international entries at this year’s Stockholm Junior Water Prize Awards for her project, which was also a winner at the Canada-wide Science Fair and Lambton County Science Fair.
Creating an architecture for net zero emissions
As per a recent report published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, fossil fuels account for around 76% of India’s total primary energy supply. 18% of the total revenue of the Government is derived from fossil fuels. Against this backdrop, India is set to take a giant leap by the passing of the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 (Bill) by the Lok Sabha on August 8, 2022.
EXPLAINER-Obscure energy treaty threatens huge state losses over climate action
British oil and gas company Rockhopper has won more than £210 million ($245 million) in a lawsuit over Italy’s ban on offshore drilling, fuelling concern among climate experts about the impact of a controversial energy treaty used to bring the claim.
Le Canada assiste à la renaissance du GNL sur la côte ouest alors que le monde se bat pour trouver du gaz.
Le Canada tente une deuxième fois de développer une industrie d'exportation de gaz naturel liquéfié (GNL) sur sa côte ouest, dix ans après que la flambée des coûts et l'opposition des autochtones aient fait dérailler une précédente vague de projets de terminaux GNL.