Author: Juhi Chaudhary

India may revisit renewables subsidies

The Economic Survey, a precursor to the federal budget, has indicated that the central government may reconsider renewable energy subsidies since tariffs have fallen sharply

The central government may soon relook at the current subsidies and incentives it gives to promote renewable energy as part of its agenda of building clean energy access…Read More

Best of 2017: Climate change jeopardises survival of snow leopards

The receding snowline in Asia’s high mountains due to global warming and infrastructure development pose a major threat to the snow leopard as humans encroach on the big cat’s habitat

“I love the snow leopard,” says bright-eyed Ganaium, who lives in Tamchy village close to Issyk-kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan. “I haven’t seen it but I know about it from TV and pictures,” said the four-year-old…Read More

Best of 2017: Fishers turn climate scientists to save beaches

A community-managed shoreline monitoring project in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry is tracking changes to beaches to safeguard an ecosystem that is vital for the livelihoods of those who depend on fishing

Classical musician T.N. Krishna recently urged the public to save their poromboke, which means community land in Tamil. Now, local communities have come forward to safeguard…Read More

Retrofit buildings to reduce carbon footprint

As India stands at the cusp of a building boom, retrofitting existing buildings to make them more energy efficient would go a long way to curb carbon emissions

It is estimated that two-thirds of the commercial and high-rise residential buildings that India will require in 2030 are yet to be built. With the emerging economy being at the beginning…Read more

Sunshine coalition readies to step up activities

The International Solar Alliance, a coalition of tropical nations, becomes a legal entity this week, which will add impetus to its aim to boost solar power capacity in 121 countries

Solar power in tropical countries is expected to get a big push when the International Solar Alliance — launched two years ago in Paris by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the then French…Read more