A Comprehensive Webinar Report of the Energy Finance Workshop 2021: The Status of Coal Financing in India

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 12:05

In India, coal consumption and production has doubled in the last 15 years. The federal government sees coal as a key driver of economic growth in the coming decades as well. Traditionally, coal mining and coal based power generation have been funded by the public enterprise and operated by the State. The speakers on day one spoke about various topics involving coal financing and they shared their answers to the following questions:

Current News: Volume VI, Issue 2, February 2021

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 10:39

Highlights

  • Assessing TANGEDCO’s Compliance to Distribution Standards of Performance (DSOP): An Analysis of RTI Data for the Year 2016 (Part - 9)
  • Bifacial Solar Panels - An Emerging Technology (Part - 2)
  • Tamil Nadu to buy 12,000 buses including 2,000 electric
  • Solar now the Leading Source of Renewable Energy in India: MNRE 
  • South Africa plans 2.6GW renewables drive
  • Consumer Focus - Electricity Ombudsman Order 
  • ECC Voice - Success story

Plus Publications/Regulations:

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Buckled up?

Fri, 09/04/2021 - 21:19

CAG analysed compliance with helmet and seat belt rules in Chennai city and found that since 2017 (when CAG carried out its first compliance study) more two-wheeler riders and car drivers were complying with the law. However, pillion and passenger compliance is non-existent. A perception survey among two-wheeler and car users found that many of them believe they comply with the law when they actually don't and a majority of them agreed that stronger penalties and stricter enforcement of the law would help.

 

Carbon Accounting - too good to be true.

Fri, 09/04/2021 - 20:43

Since time immemorial, advertisements have misled humanity more often than not. Right from fairness creams which claim to magically transform a dusky complexioned girl into someone who has  flawless fair skin, to carbonated cool drinks which make the person drinking it perform impossible daredevil stunts, most advertisements have tricked the consumers into  believing in the concept of idealism by playing with their emotions. The same strategy holds good to a certain extent when it comes to carbon accounting.

World Health Day 2021 - Global Trans Fats Ban

Wed, 07/04/2021 - 11:40
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World Health Organisation (WHO) is committed to ensuring that everyone, everywhere, can realize the right to good health. Every year on 7 April, which marks the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948, is celebrated as World Health Day and it draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme for this year is to build fairer, healthier world to everyone. 

#WorldHealthDay #ACTtogether #HealthEquity #GAIA #fssaiindia

 

World Health Day 2021

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