Market has halved over two years as consumers opt for cheaper, fuel-driven cars

India’s move to popularise electric vehicles has skidded on policy flip-flop and consumer propensity to opt for the cheaper fossil fuel-driven variants. The size of the domestic market for electric vehicles, primarily two-wheelers, has more than halved over the past two years, forcing about half a dozen manufacturers like BSA Motors, Ultra Motors, Luminous and Eco Motors to shut shop.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of New Link Road Residents Forum & Anr. Vs. The Union of India & Ors dated 18/03/2014 regarding number of auto-rickshaw licences issued during last five years in the Metro city of Mumbai and the use of two stroke engines by them.

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The Government of Bangladesh has committed to ensuring access to affordable and reliable electricity for all citizens by 2021. At present, however, only about half of the population has access to electricity, while supply is hardly reliable for those with access.

Coal, coke and petroleum products which are transported from Goa have now come under the ambit of green cess, after the state government notified the Goa Cess on Products and Substances Causing Pol

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 52 read with section 110 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (No. 59 of 1988), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989. These rules may be called the Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2014.

Statement of the Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi in response to Rajya Sabha unstarred Question No. 2618 for 18th February, 2014, asked by Shri Ajay Sancheti regarding distortions in pricing of petroleum products.

EPCA Report - Report on priority measures to reduce air pollution and protect public health in the matter of W.P. (C) No.13029 of 1985; M.C. Mehta v/s UOI & others. The report states that Delhi was able to arrest and lower air pollution with its first phase of action directed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court. But Delhi could not sustain these gains and air pollution levels are rising again. Growing pollution especially from vehicles and delayed action have enhanced public health risk.

The ban on US crude oil exports began as a reaction to the oil embargo in the early 1970s and later was codified in law and Department of Commerce rules for granting export permits.

70% of diesel and 99.6% petrol is consumed in the transport sector alone finds this all India study on sectoral demand of diesel & petrol conducted by M/s Nielsen (India) Pvt Ltd for Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC), Petroleum Ministry.

Over the past year energy subsidies have become a target for politicians on austerity drives. In June Indonesia increased petrol prices by 44% to cut its annual subsidy bill of $20 billion.