Cities are at the centre of the transition from coal to clean energy, accounting for approximately two-thirds of global primary energy use. They are already leading the way by actively phasing out coal, shifting demand to clean energy and accelerating renewable energy generation. C40 mayors have committed to the goals of the Paris Agreement through […]
The World Health Organization has released new guidelines for air quality, for the first time since 2005. The most important change is much lower guideline levels for PM2.5 and NO2, two key air pollutants. The update marks official recognition that these pollutants are dangerous at much lower levels than understood two decades ago. Enormous health […]
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.