During the COVID period, Katni-Satna section (99 RKM) of Mumbai-Howrah via Allahabad route has been commissioned providing an alternate route to Howrah. Likewise, Pachore-Maksi (88 RKM) section on Indore - Guna-Bina route has also been commissioned providing an alternate route to Maksi-Bhopal-Bina, it said, adding that on the Howrah/Sealdah-SVD Katra via Patna route, Bhagalpur-Shivnarayanpur (45 RKM) section has been commissioned. … [Read more...] about Railways sets target of becoming net zero carbon emitter by 2030
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Countries including the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, and Denmark have called for EU taxes on aviation to tackle the sector’s environmental impact, but the issue would be difficult to implement. EU taxes must be agreed unanimously, meaning a single country can veto them. … [Read more...] about EU eyes sustainable fuel quotas to tackle aviation emissions
Petrol and diesel engines are complex and have hundreds of components that can wear, fail and need replacing. Electric cars have just three main components and far fewer moving parts than a combustion engine. That means servicing and maintenance is simpler and cheaper, which saves you money - Nissan estimates that EV maintenance costs are up to 40% lower. … [Read more...] about Can an electric car save you money? 10 reasons why you should switch to an electric vehicle
Like the other candidates, Harris’ plan will also likely target a swift end to fossil fuels use, though the details are still being drafted, the sources said. The campaign is expected to release the plan ahead of a climate change-focused town hall with the candidates on Sept. 4, they said. … [Read more...] about Presidential hopeful Harris’ climate plan to draw on her experience suing polluters: sources
NEW DELHI: India’s auto part makers are ready for the shift to Bharat State VI emission norms. Most of them showcased their technological preparedness at their stalls at the Component Show, being held alongside the Auto Show.The CK Birla Group’s engine and transmission manufacturing unit Avtec showed BS VI ready petrol and diesel engines for passenger vehicles developed in collaboration with Peugeot Citroën.“Since we are already an engine manufacturer, we don’t need to start from zero,” said Prabhakar Kadapa, managing director of Avtec. “We just need to do re-tooling and invest in testing.”It can start volume production of engines using both fuels with a year’s notice, he said.Avtec has also licensed diesel engines that have a capacity of less than 2000 cc. The Supreme Court has barred the registration of vehicles with diesel engines at that or above as part of pollution control efforts.Transport minister Nitin Gadkari reiterated … [Read more...] about How prepared are auto parts makers to adopt BS-VI norms?