An EIA process just for the Himalaya?

photo of mountains surrounded by pine trees

In The Hindu today, lawyers Archana Vaidya and Vikram Hegde have written an article asking for a separate environment impact assessment (EIA) process for the Indian Himalayan region. The article begins with a brief history of the EIA, its origins in 1976 in the need to assess river-valley power projects from an “environmental point of … Read more

Backfiring biofuels in the EU

A version of this article as written by me appeared in The Hindu on November 8, 2012. — The European Union (EU) announced on October 17 that the amount of biofuels that will be required to make up the transportation energy mix by 2020 has been halved from 10 per cent to 5 per cent. The … Read more