OCT 2018  
Black Carbon Contributing to Receding Snowline

A recent study by the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology has found that black carbon travelling from Mediterranean countries during the western disturbance (which brings winter rains to India) may be one of the contributing factors leading to the receding snowline in the Himalayas. Black carbon is formed through the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, biofuel, etc., and has an adverse effect on human health. The study recorded data for 12 months from January to December 2016 at Gangotri Glacier Valley in Chirbasa at an altitude of 3,600 m above sea level. The study found that the concentration of black carbon in the area during the months of January and February was in fact fourth and fifth highest, respectively in the chronology of all the 12 months recorded.


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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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