Tag Archive: Coal

Is India caught between a coal and a solar future?

At the U.N. climate talks, to get acclaim, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an International Solar Alliance with France’s President Francois Holland and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The alliance aims to boost solar… Continue reading

Patents Stymie India’s Push to bring Solar Electricity to Rural Areas

In August this year, the World Trade Organization ruled in favor of the United States after the Obama administration successfully challenged India on its domestic content requirements in solar panels, saying intellectual property… Continue reading

Is Australia irresponsibly resourcing development in Asia?

Australian resource markets play an integral role developing the Asian energy market. Mineral exports undoubtedly drive Australia’s economy. Over %30 of Australian exports in 2012 comprised of coal, compromising Australia’s international environment leadership.Complementing… Continue reading

The state of India’s forests on International Day of Forests

Even as the older generations of Indians worry about the gradual disappearance of the House Sparrows, Parrots and Vultures from the urban skies, a recent global study – Great Backyard Bird Count has… Continue reading

A Powerful Story Of How These Villagers Are Taking On Essar For Planning To Mine Their Forests

As Indians gear up for the election battle this year, one can already hear the politicians’ campaigning plans for a better India. The highest priority on this agenda is that for development. Even… Continue reading

Indonesia: the land of pristine forests

‘The mist is the breath of the forests’, said Godi Utama, my Indonesian colleague when I met him last year in Bangkok. We were having a discussion about Indonesia’s forests and biodiversity and… Continue reading