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New Study Suggests COVID-19 Piggybacks on Only Black Carbon Emission

A new study conducted by Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology suggests that COVID-19 virus piggybacks on only black carbon emitted during biomass burning and not all PM2.5 particles. .... read more

Bengaluru Student Wins Oxford Award for Effort to Make Portable Energy Affordable

Prerna Wadikar, a student from Bengaluru, has won the Vice Chancellor’s Social Impact Award at the University of Oxford. The recognition was for her work in making portable energy access more affordable by developing a technological model using a lithium-ion battery. .... read more

Vijayawada Station Covered with 130 kWp Solar Panels

Indian Railways’ Vijayawada station in the state of Andhra Pradesh became the first railway station in the country to be covered with 130 kWp solar panels.

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Delhi’s NO2 Pollution Increased by 125 Per Cent in One Year

Delhi recorded an increase of 125 per cent in NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) pollution between April 2020 and April 2021, according to a Greenpeace India study which analysed NO2 concentrations in India’s eight most-populous state capitals.

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Tata Power Ties Up with HPCL to Provide End-to-end EV Charging Stations

Tata Power has joined hands with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) to provide end-to-end electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the latter’s retail outlets at multiple cities and major highways across the country. .... read more

Hubballi-Dharwad to Develop Five Miyawaki Forests to Cut Air Pollution

To increase green cover, five urban forests or urban lung spaces will be developed in Hubballi-Dharwad twin cities. On the line of Miyawaki forest, five urban forests will be developed where there will be 30 per cent more trees compared to other forests. .... read more

COVID-19 Shutdowns Reveal Racial Disparities in Exposure to Air Pollution

A new study of COVID-19 shutdowns in the United States reveals pronounced disparities in air pollution—with disenfranchised, minority neighbourhoods still experiencing more exposure to a harmful air pollutant compared to wealthier, white communities.

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Food Waste Could Change the Future of Fashion

Rice straw, banana stems and other agricultural waste could soon go from farmer’s fields to the fashion runway. A new study shows that there are enough usable agricultural residue streams from farming in South and Southeast Asia for the production of natural fibre textiles at scale..... read more

The Impact of Climate Change on Kenya’s Tana River Basin

Many species within Kenya’s Tana River Basin will be unable to survive if global temperatures continue to rise as they are on track to do—according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

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Smartphone Screens Effective Sensors for Soil or Water Contamination

The touchscreen technology used in billions of smartphones and tablets could also be used as a powerful sensor, without the need for any modifications. Researchers from the University of Cambridge have demonstrated how a typical touchscreen could be used to identify common ionic contaminants in soil or drinking water by dropping liquid samples on the screen, the first time this has been achieved.

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New Technology Propels Efforts to Fight Western Wildfires

As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become smarter in how they prepare.

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Japan Boosts Renewable Energy Target for 2030 Energy Mix

Japan will raise its target for renewable energy in the country’s electricity mix for 2030 as it pushes to cut emissions to meet commitments under international agreements on climate change, according to a draft of its latest energy policy.

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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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