Climate Change

June 9, 2021

5 Reasons Why Tiny Living is Helping the Environment

Tiny homes are helping the environment in so many ways, with the most obvious being they are allowing for more green space on residential properties. When […]
May 14, 2021

After Tinkering with the Renewables Market, Indian Fossil Fuel PSUs make a Major Foray

Major coal-based Indian government sector undertakings like Coal India and NTPC have a bleak future with coal becoming the new villain for humankind. The sentiment against […]
May 12, 2021

India’s EV Industry Fails to Kickstart and Stalls In 2020

The Indian EV industry took a hard knock in 2020 as the pandemic affected the sector just like other industrial segments. The two-wheeler and three-wheeler category […]
December 23, 2020

Fuel Efficient Tires Could Go a Long Way In Reducing Air Pollution

As the craze of going green continues, many small and mid-sized companies are trying to hit the goal by reducing their carbon footprint and making it […]
October 7, 2020

China wants to Become Net-Zero by 2060, but keeps Expanding its Terawatt Coal Power Fleet

China recently announced that it will become net carbon zero by 2060 after reaching peak carbon emission by 2030. The country’s announcement has come in the […]
September 30, 2020

BP goes the Whole Hog on Becoming Green, but will it Succeed

BP to go Green The big oil majors have for many years been paying lip service to clean energy and climate change issues. Despite having massive […]
May 19, 2020

Investing with a Low Carbon Footprint – Is It Possible?

Having a limited impact on the environment is a growing trend in the investing world. Climate change is forcing all industries to lower their carbon footprint […]
December 11, 2019

With Carbon Emissions Rising, India’s Decision to Raise Coal Mining by another 400M tons seems Strange

India is already the third largest emitter of carbon in the world and is one of the biggest users of coal. It will be the biggest growth […]
July 24, 2019

Green Renovations to Add Value To Your House 

Go Green With These Home Tips Whether you’re looking to renovate your new home, or you’re faced with short sale and looking to improve your house’s […]
May 14, 2019

Does Society show Indifference towards Climate Change

Climate Change Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg referred to as a climate change warrior, became famous for her emphatic speeches, in one of which she employs EU […]
June 27, 2013

Will President Obama finally make a move to push Climate change regulation in the USA

President Obama failed to push climate change legislation in his first term, though there were a lot of expectations that some sort of carbon tax or […]
February 21, 2013

Thermal Pollution – The Real Cause of Global Warming

Global Warming Is Global Warming Real Global warming is very real – retreating glaciers, shrinking ice caps, expanding deserts and changed animal migration provide undeniable visible […]
August 9, 2012

Greenland Ice Sheet melts an Unprecedented 97% This Summer but World Refuses to Wake Up to Climate Change

Greenland The ice sheet in Greenland has been melting to an increasing extent almost every year in the recent past summers giving one of the most […]
July 16, 2012

Energy Efficiency Rankings show Europeans far ahead of Anglo-Americans

Energy Efficiency Rankings In an unsurprising ranking by International Energy Efficiency Scorecard developed by ACEEE, US and Canada have bottom ranks in Energy Efficiency along with […]
July 5, 2012

Despite massive Green Manufacturing Expansion, China’s Greenhouse Effect to grow to critical levels by 2020

China Solar and Wind China’s renewable (solar & wind) manufacturing industry has generated a massive global oversupplying leading to a price crash in solar panels and […]
January 11, 2012

Why European Union might have to Rescind the Green Tax on Airlines as India,China and USA gang up

Europe which has been one of the greenest regions on earth in terms of promoting green energy and reducing carbon emissions is set to face a severe test. Europe is going to impose a Carbon Tax on Airlines flying into the region from 2012 . This has got the other major countries seeing red, with most of them planning retaliation. This Green Tax will add around $3 billion per year in terms of extra fees from airlines or around $6 per extra passenger. While airlines from USA and Canada approached the court, airlines from India and China are refusing to pay the tax outright. Indian airlines won't supply their carbon data while China won't pay the taxes . Note European Union is isolated in this fight against climate change . Though Carbon Trading is not a perfect system and open to abuses, at least it makes a pretense to fight global warming. On the other hand,these other countries have no plan or intention to fight climate change.
January 3, 2012

EU stops the Free Carbon Lunch – Airline Prices to Increase to factor in Carbon Emissions

Airline Ticket Prices are set to go up as European Union implements its ETS Scheme on the Airline Industry from 2012.Note EU as a region has been one of the most active players in the climate change arena and has an active carbon emissions market.Though this market has encouraged fraud and profiteering by unscrupolous players making it a good target for the fossil fuel lobby,the principle to fight against global warming is a good one.Compare that to USA,Canada and Japan who have done nothing to fight climate change despite the wealth of these nations.Canada has been guilty of abandoning the Kyoto Plan after missing its previous target.It has faced no penalties as it is not legally enforceable.The country continues down the pollute as much as you can pushing oil extraction from tar sands which is much more dangerous to the environment than normal oil drilling.
January 3, 2012

Leap Green Energy – Another Indian Green Utility gets funding from Foreign Bank / Private Equity

The Indian Energy Sector has seen massive investments by Private Equity and Investment Banking Groups in the West.Green focused utilities like Orient Green Power and Greenko are already listed in the public markets.Big PE firms like Blackstone,Appollo and KKR has put money into Indian electricity companies as well.Despite losses and adverse conditions being faced,this sector continues to attract money.Leap Green Energy which is backed by the family of India's ace motor racer Narain Karthikeyan has got Rs 100 crore in funding from JP Morgan one of the biggest investment banks in the world.
August 23, 2010

How to make Green Investments in India – Renewable Energy Focused Power Utilities

The Green Indices have sharply underperformed the broad market due to a combination of several factors.These are High Competition in Solar Energy,Declining Demand in Wind Energy,Lack of Global Agreement on Climate Change and Slow Growth of Smart Grid Technologies.With developed governments facing pressure to cut fiscal deficits,green investments are also expected to get hit from government stimulus plans.However India and China are the two bright spots in an otherwise bleak Green Investing Landscape.Both countries have a Prodigious Energy Demand which is still growing at a rapid clip.Despite their reliance on Coal and other Fossil Fuel forms,both countries realize the need to promote Renewable Energy.
July 16, 2010

Green Energy becomes Bigger than Fossil Fuel Energy in Europe and USA during 2009

Green Energy has increasingly become mainstream rather than a niche category supported by some environmental activists and hippies.This is proved by the fact that almost half […]
July 14, 2010

US Exim Bank criticized for providing credit finance to Mega Coal Power Plants in India and Africa

US Export Import Bank (Exim) is a government owned financial institution which helps support US trade through credit financing of exports/imports of US companies.The Bank is […]
June 20, 2010

Andarko 25% owner of Deephorizon Rig tries to Shirk from Oil Spill Responsibility by putting whole Blame on BP

Andarko Petroleum  is a 25% owner of the the Deephorizon Oil Rig which exploded recently leading to a huge ecological and economic disaster in the US […]
June 19, 2010

Spain may use a backdoor approach in cutting Solar Subsidy to rein in Renewable Energy Costs

Background on Spanish Government’s proposal to cut Solar Subsidy on Existing Plants The Spanish government has been actively discussing with industry groups on how to reduce […]
June 15, 2010

Oil Companies try to Evade Valid Claims and Questions arising from the BP Oil Spill

Oil Companies are coming under increasing fire in the aftermath of the BP Oil Spill which has exposed a lot of skeletons in the Fossil Fuel […]
June 13, 2010

Does CDM Carbon Trading Scheme Encourage Profiteering if not outright Fraud

Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) which allows trading of Carbon Credits between GHG emitting organizations in developed countries and carbon cutting projects in developing countries […]
June 10, 2010

Global Warming in Cold Storage – China's CO2 emission Jump,Canada cuts Emission Target by 90%,UN Climate Chief Pessimistic

Global Warming and Climate Change Mitigation has been given the Cold Shoulder by the World Governments with attention being diverted  towards the  Global Financial Crisis.The Economic […]
May 12, 2010

US Senate Proposes a "Climate Bill" with support for "Nuclear" and "Oil Drilling" ;Even Then has Little Chance of Being Passed

US has been a laggard in matters of in the climate mitigation issue compared to   Japan and Europe.They are even having trouble in formulating the bill […]