India’s bio-CNG push could make climate change worse

Prime Minister Modi recently inaugurated Asia’s largest bio-CNG plant in Indore. Everything about it sounds great, until you begin to ask questions.

In the coming decades, as people figure out ways to deal with climate change and reduce its intensity, you’re going to hear about new technologies, materials and businesses. Some of them will come from governments, others from corporations and inventors. Some of them, like solar photovoltaic cells, will succeed and become a part of daily life. Many will be duds. But all of them will project themselves as the best solution to the given problem, and will seldom go into limitations and grey areas.

Through this newsletter, I hope to take up some of these new ideas and solutions that …


Nihar Gokhale

Nihar Gokhale led the Chaos coverage at The Morning Context. Nihar wrote on the environment, the economy and resource conflicts in India. He has reported from across the country on everything from displacement, pollution and environmental violations to land regulation, corruption and human rights. He was earlier associate editor at Land Conflict Watch, and his work has appeared in Scroll, The Wire, IndiaSpend, The Caravan and Mongabay India.

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