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Indian solar makers unfazed by adverse WTO verdict

Domestic solar equipment manufacturers are not worried about the World Trade Organisation’s ruling against India’s buy-local policy because petitioner United States has become an insignificant player in the local market

India’s solar manufacturers are responding to the WTO’s rejection of an appeal last week to retain the country’s buy-local provisions by…Read More

Authors are part of the climate change problem

By catering to an affluent community cut off from the reality of the poor, the South Asian literary community hides the true costs of climate change

In The Great Derangement, Amitav Ghosh has asked why one of the major issues of our time — climate change — has been neglected by the literary community. In South Asia, the answer is easy to see…Read More

Changing climate threatens sacred groves

The delicate balance of trees and vines has been disturbed in the tropical dry evergreen forests of India’s east coast, weakening their utility to local communities and their capacity to store carbon

Local communities 10 km north of Puducherry on the east coast of India have for centuries preserved an anthill in a 17-hectare forest because they believed it was the abode of their snake god. Today…Read More

Renewables 2016 Global Status Report

2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power generating capacity saw its largest increase ever, with an estimated 147 gigawatts (GW) added. This report by REN21 (Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century) is a comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy…Read more