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The risk of damage to turbines from cyclones has cut India’s electricity output, despite a longer windy season.

Read more: https://climatenewsnetwork.net/cyclones-reduce-indias-wind-power-generation/

While electric vehicles (EVs) are very slowly taking over the world, most people still drive gasoline and diesel powered vehicles, known as internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. While we cannot bring them to carbon neutrality via greater efficiency, we can reduce their carbon footprint with how we drive.

Read more: https://cleantechnica.com/2020/12/30/a-guide-to-fuel-efficient-driving-part-one/

Many future power systems will be governed by variable and intermittent generation from renewables. Operators will therefore need to maintain the reliability and efficiency we all expect, while integrating the low-carbon technologies we all want. Viable storage and other flexibility options will be crucial.

Read more: https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/2020/12/21/improving-energy-storage-will-be-crucial-to-a-smooth-energy-transition/

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan won plaudits at international climate summit by announcing he would scrap two coal-fired power plants that have been scrapped already.

Read more: https://www.thethirdpole.net/2020/12/16/scrapping-imported-coal-projects-pakistan-fails-to-let-go-of-local-lignite/

Since the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change in 2015, global momentum to tackle the climate crisis has been building.

Read more: https://www.wri.org/blog/2020/12/paris-agreement-progress-climate-action

Grass roots momentum has pushed the central government to pledge carbon neutrality by 2050, but it could count for little if the country fails to stop coal investment and set an enhanced 2030 target.

Read more: https://chinadialogue.net/en/climate/south-korea-path-to-carbon-neutrality/