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The Risky Business of Large Hydropower Dams | The Bastion

The Risky Business of Large Hydropower Dams

On 23 April 2020, the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC)—the panel under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change that approves forest clearance for...
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Electric Vehicles, Clean Indian Lungs: The Reality of the 2020 NEMMP

At the SIAM convention earlier this month, Nitin Gadkari, Union Road Transport Minister, made evident the government’s intention to make a switch to electric...

In the Dam Safety Bill 2019, the Devil Lies in the Details

To what extent does the Dam Safety Bill, 2019 prevent damages to dams that can turn into disasters?

The Dibang Debacle: Hydropower and Altered Flow Regimes in the Dibang Basin

The latest addition to India’s list of hydropower projects is the controversial 3,097 MW Etalin Hydroelectric Project (HEP) in Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang basin. Even...
Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Energy: Domestic Growth Through Safeguard Duties? The Bastion

Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Energy: Domestic Growth Through Safeguard Duties?

The Indian economy is the fastest growing major economy in the world. With rapid growth comes a rapid increase in energy demands. Given the...

One Act, Three Proposed Amendments, and an Overhaul of India’s Coal Extraction

How do amendments to the Coal Bearing Areas Act affect the forest-dependent communities whose lands and forests would be acquired for mining in India?

“Yearly Investment in Solar Energy Needs to Double this Decade”: ISA’s Jagjeet Sareen on...

"We need to mobilize solar investment at unprecedented rates to ensure that our installed capacities can balance an ever-increasing demand," added Sareen.

Climate Action In A Post Coronavirus World

There is a video that has been doing the rounds amidst this coronavirus frenzy. It shows how the American news channel Fox News has...

Behind the Trail of Chhattisgarh’s Coal Rush

Savitha Rath is telling me a story, as she stands at a T-junction which is one of the few places with good phone connectivity....

How Displacement by Dams Changed the Lives of Gujarat’s Women

One factor binds all the families displaced by dam building in Gujarat: the women experienced the resettlement differently from men.