Pro-Adani Australian resources minister quits over dual citizenship

The Australian government’s greatest champion of the Carmichael coal mine has quit cabinet after finding out his mother registered him for Italian citizenship.Matt Canavan said...

Solar not cheaper than coal, says former Coal India boss

Those ready to crown solar energy as the victor in the race to electrify India, attend. More efficient coal plants will hugely undercut renewable energy...

India diverts $25 billion away from clean energy fund

The Indian government is diverting some $25 billion earmarked for clean energy to an unrelated policy, a national news site revealed on Monday.Narendra Modi’s administration has won plaudits...

Climate Weekly: India’s farmers in crisis

Six farmers were killed when protests turned ugly in Mandsaur district, Madhya Pradesh, India last month.This was the latest flare-up in an ongoing crisis that...

Indian farmers mourn dead after debt crisis turns violent

Abhishek Patidar was 17 years old when he died. A farmer’s son, he had planned on becoming a doctor.“Abhishek studied in the 11th grade,” said...

Volvo electric vehicle push reflects China’s leadership ambition

Volvo made headlines earlier this month when it announced that electrification will be “at the core of its future business” and is “paving the...

Indian solar sector wary of China as protectionist policy nears an end

When former prime minister Manmohan Singh launched India’s National Solar Mission in 2010, he wanted to build a domestic manufacturing base.“If the mission is to...

Fiji presidency must not fail climate change victims at “Pacific COP”

When the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in the southern Pacific struck the Fiji Islands on the afternoon of 20 February 2016, I was in...

Egypt faces water insecurity as Ethiopian mega-dam starts filling

“The land has become very dry,” observes Mahmoud Abo Khokha, a farmer from Al Monofeyya governorate, in Egypt’s Nile delta. “Drought is no longer...

Brazil’s Temer extends amnesty to Amazon land-grabbers

Land-grabbing follows a well-established pattern in the Brazilian Amazon. First, you invade a public vacant land, clear the forest as fast as you can, plant pasture,...

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