NEW DELHI (AP) — A court on Thursday barred the former chairman of the U.N. climate panel from leaving India, where he faces charges of sexually harassing a woman at his New Delhi energy institute.
The court also said R.K. Pachauri could not be arrested until after March 27, while he undergoes hospital treatment for hypertension. But it prohibited him from entering or contacting anyone at the research and lobbying organization he heads, called The Energy Resources Institute.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published Saturday that underlines the hidden costs of the country's heavy reliance on fossil fuels to power its economic growth with little regard for the environment.
While New Delhi last year earned the dubious title of being the world's most polluted city, India's air pollution problem is extensive, with 13 Indian cities now on the World Health Organization's list of the 20 most polluted.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lanka's newly elected president, Maithripala Sirisena, held wide-ranging talks Monday as the South Asian neighbors sought to strengthen strategic ties, increase trade and resolve long-standing issues between their nations.
This was Sirisena's first foreign visit as president, and Indian officials said it indicated the easing of tensions that had crept into the relationship as China made forays into what New Delhi considers its strategic backyard.
Fine print remains, but a deal to open up the Indian nuclear market to U.S. companies could be sorted out this year, following up on a "breakthrough" reached during President Obama's visit to New Delhi, Reuters reports.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India and America's declaration of a breakthrough in contentious nuclear energy cooperation has been met with a lukewarm response from industry and analysts. Few expect the potentially lucrative Indian market to suddenly become less complicated for U.S. nuclear companies.
President Barack Obama's three-day visit to New Delhi raised hopes for concrete plans to tackle India's fossil fuel dependency and to resolve a four-year standoff over liability that prevented U.S. and Japanese nuclear energy development on Indian soil. Instead, there were vague commitments and public displays of chumminess between Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.
The crowd erupted in cheers as Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama, emerged from his armored limousine and took his place on the rain-soaked parade route in the capital of New Delhi. The parade was the centerpiece of Obama's three-day visit to India, which is aimed at strengthening a relationship between the world's largest democracies that has at times been fraught with tension and suspicion.
NEW DELHI (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives in New Delhi on Sunday he will join the Indian capital's masses in breathing some of the world's filthiest air.
Hazy skies will serve as the backdrop to meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other officials who are expected to discuss India's biggest environmental woes: Heavy reliance on fossil fuels that has transformed New Delhi into the planet's most polluted capital and made India the third biggest national emitter of greenhouse gases.
India is hoping its drive to expand its renewable energy sector will get a boost – in the form of technology and private sector partnerships – when President Barack Obama visits this weekend, and the fight against climate change will also be on the table in discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Reuters reports.
More than 3,000 wells across the country have been drilled but not tapped, as companies like Apache Corp. and EOG Resources Inc. wait for the prices of crude to rise before pulling it out of the ground, Bloomberg reports.
The slide in crude prices was continuing to affect drilling rigs this week, with the U.S. oil rig count falling 64 to 922 and the total oil and gas count standing at 1,192, around 38 percent less than in September, FuelFix reports.
When asked about the views of Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview for the HBO Series "Vice" that refusing to acknowledge human impact on climate change is a “close to mindless” stance akin to “denying gravity,” The Hill reports.
Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., says he’s “fighting” to protect children from “being pumped full of chemicals” as he negotiates new chemical safety legislation with Sen. David Vitter, R-La., but critics question the donations and support he has received from the industry, The New York Times reports.
At a hearing Thursday, State Sen. Isadore Hall told Brian Ablett -- manager of Exxon Mobil's Torrance refinery -- that lawmakers would hold the company “accountable” for last month’s explosion at the facility, which Ablett said was caused by pressure in an emission control device, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Daniel Poneman, who used to hold the number-two position at the Energy Department, will become president and CEO of uranium enrichment company Centrus Energy, formerly the U.S. Enrichment Corp., E&E reports.
Energy companies whose collateral has shrunk as a result of the oil price slide are using different methods to deal with their debt: Some are refinancing with leveraged loans, others are selling bonds or stock or assets, Reuters reports.
Matt Lepore, the head of Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, told a forum this week that he’d like to see some action this year on recommendations from a task force about ways to handle oil and gas drilling, The Daily Sentinel reports.