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CSE welcomes and supports finance minister's move to consider removing subsidy on diesel used in passenger cars

  • Says this will check use of diesel in cars and cut toxic risk from diesel emissions. Will curb energy guzzling incited by cheap diesel and the shift towards bigger engines and SUVs

  • Will help government cap revenue losses from luxury consumption of diesel

'Energy' drinks packed with caffeine, finds CSE’s latest study. They could be a health hazard

  • Centre for Science and Environment’s Pollution Monitoring Lab carries out tests on leading ‘energy’ drink brands like Red Bull and Cloud 9. Finds high levels of caffeine in 44 per cent of the samples
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Centre for Science and Environment’s Pollution Monitoring Lab carries out tests on leading ‘energy’ drink brands like Red Bull and Cloud 9. Finds high levels of caffeine in 44 per cent of the samples

CSE’s Green Schools Awards, 2010-11

Once again, rural, semi-urban and government schools corner most of the awards

These schools have taken up rainwater harvesting, use of public transport, waste management and conservation of energy
as long-term actions

  • Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) Gobar Times national and state-level Green School Awards for 2010-11 announced and presented. This is the fifth year of the awards

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Once again, rural, semi-urban and government schools corner most of the awards

These schools have taken up rainwater harvesting, use of public transport, waste management and conservation of energy
as long-term actions

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See also

Profiles of Some of the Schools

The Award  Winners – 2010-11

CSE welcomes Group of Ministers' decision on mining bill

  • Coal mining firms will now have to share 26 per cent of profits with local people

  • Important step towards inclusive growth, says CSE

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  • Coal mining firms will now have to share 26 per cent of profits with local people

  • Important step towards inclusive growth, says CSE

CSE releases its report on profit sharing in mining

Mining companies must share profits with local communities: latest CSE report comes out in support of proposal to share 26 per cent net profits

Says the money generated from this will go a long way in reducing poverty and deprivation in the mining affected areas

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Mining companies must share profits with local communities: latest CSE report comes out in support of proposal to share 26 per cent net profits

CSE welcomes Supreme Court ban on endosulfan

Calls it a 'resounding defeat' for pesticide industry which has been promoting this deadly toxin

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Calls it a 'resounding defeat' for pesticide industry which has been promoting this deadly toxin

A Global Ban for Endosulfan

  • India changes its position on endosulfan at the Stockholm Convention

  • It softens its stand and agrees that endosulfan is a health hazard.

  • It agrees to a ban on the pesticide.

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CSE demands public consultation on fuel economy standards for cars to guard against weak standards pushed by the car industry

  • Car industry is trying to maintain a near status quo until 2015 and then improve marginally in 2020. Any laxity can seriously jeopardize energy security and climate mitigation plans

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Delay in announcing and implementing the fuel economy standards can seriously jeopardize energy security especially given the unprecedented growth in car sales.

CSE welcomes Delhi government’s move to make diesel cars dearer

Decision will cut toxic risk from diesel cars and protect public health

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Decision will cut toxic risk from diesel cars and protect public health. The Delhi government has maintained the momentum and evoked the ‘polluter pays’ principle to directly disincentivise diesel cars to protect public health.

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