The measures to combat the coronavirus have led to an approximately 40% reduction in average level of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution and 10% reduction in average level of particulate matter pollution over the past 30 days, resulting in 11,000 avoided deaths from air pollution (95% confidence interval: 7,000 – 21,000). This effect comes as power […]
Sunil Dahiya and Dawar Butt (Sunil Dahiya is an Analyst with Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air & Dawar Butt is an Analyst with Pakistan Air Quality Initiative) Coronavirus outbreak has forced nations under lockdowns restricting or putting a halt on transportation, agricultural as well as industrial activities across the globe. These measures […]
The recent ash spills in Singrauli region shows significant mixing of ash into the Rihand reservoir endangering the health of public and entire ecosystem.
Coal based electricity generation; Petroleum product consumption and Pollution levels decline in India due to COVID 19 lock-down in India.
The nationwide one-day curfew in India last Sunday (Mar 22) resulted in the lowest average level of nitrogen dioxide pollution ever recorded in the spring season, in urban areas with monitoring. Other dangerous pollutants, PM2.5 and PM10, also dropped steeply but didn’t break records.
Lauri Myllyvirta This is the English version of an article published on 能源杂志 （“Energy Magazine”） on March 19, 2020. Since the start of the “war on air pollution”, China’s progress on reducing PM2.5 air pollution has been the fastest in the world. With one year to go, the target of 18% reduction in PM2.5 levels […]