The study aimed to estimate the potential impacts of this planned LPG expansion (the Master Plan) on population health and climate change mitigation, assuming primary, sustained use of LPG for daily cooking.

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This paper provides the first comprehensive social welfare estimates of recent fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards.

Compliance report by the railways to the directions issued by the National Green Tribunal vide order dated October 11, 2019 regarding remedial action against pollution at and around railway godown, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh in the course of loading and unloading of cement, fertilizers and grains by trucks, polluting the air quality and causing respiratory problems. The joint inspection team comprised of divisional officers under the supervision of ADRM of Lucknow division of the railway goods siding of Faizabad railway station.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dinesh Chahal & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/02/2020 regarding validity of the order issued by the Director, Food, Civil supplies and Consumers Affairs, Government of Haryana, Chandigarh extending time limit for adoption of zig-zag Technology for running of the brick kilns beyond NCR area upto 31.07.2019, without any scientific study on carrying capacity for such activity and without any safeguards.

As per directions of the Central Pollution Control Board relating to installation of Online Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (OCEMS) for 17 categories of highly polluted industries, 4245 units were identified for installation of the system. Of these identified 4245 units, 3513 units have installed the OCEMS as on July 31, 2019.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone) Chennai in the matter of G. S. Mani Vs The Chairman, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Chennai & Others dated 30/01/2020 regarding air pollution in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

The NGT directed the government of Tamil Nadu to prepare a Comprehensive Action Plan (CAP) on the basis of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change (MoEF&CC) to meet the situation.

Compliance report in O.A. No. 160/2019 in the matter of Ranjeet Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 20/01/2020. The matter related to M/s Awadh Sugar & Energy Ltd, Hata, Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh not following environmental norms. During inspection by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), hazardous waste like oil and oily sludge recovered from ETP was burned along with baggasse as a fuel in boilers. Also, there was no storage option for oil/oily sludge.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of S.K. Goyal Vs Chairperson, CPCB & Others dated 17/01/2020 regarding pollution by locomotive engines of the railways.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/01/2020 regarding steps to prevent air and water pollution.

The bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta passed a series of directions to contain air and water pollution plaguing Delhi NCR. The directions include:

After years of slow progress electric vehicles are finally coming to Europe. Driven by the CO2 standards for 2020/21 -that require carmakers to reach on average 5% EV sales share in 2020 and up to 10% in 2021 or face fines -the offer of better performing and more affordable electric vehicles in Europe will at least double.

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