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This file photo taken on February 22, 2016 shows the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.(AFP)

8 years since Fukushima: ‘Capacity to generate nuclear energy rises’

By Snehal Fernandes | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 01:05 AM IST
The 18th edition of the biennial ‘Nuclear Fuel Report: Global Scenarios for Demand and Supply Availability 2019-2040’, released on Thursday, attributed the projections to extensive programmes to build nuclear reactors in India and China, and more favourable policies in countries like France and USA.
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s “Global Warming of 1.5 degree C” report had said that countries have to make unprecedented transitions in all sectors to avoid devastating consequences of climate change and keep global warming within 1.5 degrees over pre-industrial levels.(Bloomberg)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s “Global Warming of 1.5 degree C” report had said that countries have to make unprecedented transitions in all sectors to avoid devastating consequences of climate change and keep global warming within 1.5 degrees over pre-industrial levels.(Bloomberg)

‘Possible to switch to 100% renewable energy’

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 10:31 PM IST
The study underlines that it is possible to achieve the target under the 2015 Paris Agreement to keep rise in global average temperatures within 2 degrees Centigrade over pre-industrial levels.
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Coal miners pose with the last piece of black coal at at the Prosper Haniel colliery on December 21, 2018, in Bottrop, Germany(AFP)
Coal miners pose with the last piece of black coal at at the Prosper Haniel colliery on December 21, 2018, in Bottrop, Germany(AFP)

The closure of Germany’s last mine doesn’t mean the end of coal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2018 09:05 AM IST
The International Energy Agency forecasts that coal will remain among the largest single sources of electricity generation for another 30 years, with it currently accountable for 41% of global generation and 29% of all primary energy demand.
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Residents attend the inauguration of the solar panel installation at Bhoomi Park (Phase 4 ) L wing in Malad on April 22.(Ragul Krishnan/ HT)
Residents attend the inauguration of the solar panel installation at Bhoomi Park (Phase 4 ) L wing in Malad on April 22.(Ragul Krishnan/ HT)

More ‘power’ to this Mumbai society: Malad residents install solar panels, see 83% drop in bill

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 01:12 PM IST
Bhoomi Park on Marwe Road has installed a 40 kWp rooftop solar setup, resulting to their electricity bills dropping to 15,000 from 90,000 per month
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Cumulatively, the eight core sectors grew by 4.3% in April-February 2017-18 against 4.7% in the same period last fiscal.(Reuters File Photo)
Cumulatively, the eight core sectors grew by 4.3% in April-February 2017-18 against 4.7% in the same period last fiscal.(Reuters File Photo)

Infrastructure growth rises 5.3% in February as cement, refinery outputs pick up

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 06:29 PM IST
The eight infrastructure sectors -- coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity -- had grew by just 0.6% in February 2017. The core sectors expanded by 6.1% in January.
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