The broad gauge network of the Indian Central Railway spanning 3,825 kilometers has now achieved 100% electrification, resulting in an annual reduction of 5.204 lakh tonnes of carbon emissions.
Speaking at an event in New Delhi, philanthropist Bill Gates has urged the world to focus on scientific innovations to tackle climate change. He emphasized that modern economies around the world rely heavily on energy derived from burning hydrocarbons, with over 80% of this energy coming from such sources.
According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, our food system is responsible for one-third of global emissions, and animal agriculture alone accounts for 14% of these emissions.
Urban planning is critical to India’s progress, according to the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking at a post-budget webinar on Urban Planning, Development, and Sanitation, Modi emphasized that the Union Budget of 2023-24 has a strong focus on urban planning and infrastructure development.
Ørsted, a Danish energy company, is building Europe’s largest commercial production facility for carbon-neutral marine fuels in northeastern Sweden. The FlagshipONE plant, developed by Liquid Wind AB, will produce up to 50,000 metric tons of e-methanol per year from renewable energy and biogenic carbon dioxide from 2025.
Concentrated solar power and solar water heating are promising renewable energy options, but they face challenges in maintaining high absorption while suppressing energy dissipation. However, a team of researchers from Harbin University, Zhejiang University, Changchun Institute of Optics, and the National University of Singapore have developed a solution to this problem.
Heathrow airport has initiated its Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) incentive scheme for the second year, with greener and cleaner jet fuel being in high demand. In 2022, Heathrow pioneered an SAF incentive program – a world-first for airports – aiming to subsidize up to 50% of the additional cost for airlines to encourage the use of SAF.
The Prime Minister of India has called upon the people to take responsibility for a cleaner India and commit to replacing plastic bags with cloth ones. In the 98th episode of his Mann Ki Baat program on All India Radio, he highlighted how the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has revolutionized public participation in the country.
Tourism has been one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, with millions of people travelling to different destinations every year. However, this rapid growth has come at a cost. The environmental impact of tourism is significant, with increased carbon emissions, pollution, and damage to natural habitats.