Diwali fireworks cause New Delhi air pollution to spike to record levels

The Central Pollution Control Board said parts of the Indian capital saw the air quality index reach ‘severe’ levels on Monday morning

Shell buys 20% stake in Indian solar energy company

Orb Energy provides small and medium sized companies with financing to invest in solar power projects

Biffa ordered to pay £600k for exporting banned waste to China

The waste management giant said it would seek to appeal against the verdict

Climate change
Half of Brits and 71% of Indians say ‘human activity responsible for changing climate’

A new study of 30,000 people in 28 countries and regions found most people accepted climate change is happening and humanity is at least partially responsible

India declares ocean power as renewable energy

Projects including tidal and wave will now be eligible for the non-solar Renewable Purchase Obligation scheme

UK scientists granted £60m share to tackle global environmental challenges

The funding will be matched by international collaborators from nations including China, India, Japan and the US

BP and Reliance to form retail and aviation fuels partnership in India

The joint venture will be held 51% by RIL and 49% by BP and is subject to regulatory approvals

India expects coal capacity to swell by a fifth in three years

Chief Engineer at the country’s Federal Power Ministry, Ghanshyam Prasad, said coal capacity is likely to reach 238GW by 2022

India joins the Climate & Clean Air Coalition

The nation plans to work with the Coalition countries on best practices and experiences for effective implementation of its National Clean Air Programme

Indian coal demand soared 9.1% over last year

The nation’s Coal Minister, Pralhad Joshi, said national supply hit 991.35 million tonnes in 2018/2019