JAN 2022
Delhi is Leading the Charge in EV Adoption

The share of electric vehicles (EVs) in Delhi has risen sharply to 9 per cent in the quarter ending November 2021 as against the all-India average of 1.6 per cent, making Delhi the leading state in India in EV penetration. .... read more

Ethanol Blending in Petrol Helps India

India has managed to save precious foreign exchange outgo worth ₹9580 crore in the last one year thanks to the use of Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) in transport. Under the EBP programme, Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) sell 10 per cent ethanol-blended petrol or E10. .... read more

Ten Water Bodies in the National Capital to be Declared Wetlands by the MoEFCC

As many as 10 water bodies in the national capital would be declared wetlands by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC).

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India Achieves Target of 40 Per Cent Installed Electricity Capacity from Non-Fossil Fuel Sources

At COP21, as part of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), India had committed to achieving 40 per cent of its installed electricity capacity from non-fossil energy sources by 2030. The country has achieved this target in November 2021 itself.

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5,809 Smart City Projects under Implementation/Completed till November 2021

The Government of India launched the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) in June 2015. 100 Smart Cities have been selected through four rounds of competition from January 2016 to June 2018..... read more

After Indore, Chennai Corporation to Earn Revenue by Selling Carbon Credits

The Chennai Corporation, along with Chennai Smart City Limited, is set to join Indore in becoming the only other civic body to generate revenue from carbon credits by selling carbon offsets to buyers in the international market. .... read more

Plastic Pollution Problem in the United States

Global warming has caused extreme ice melting events in Greenland to become more frequent and more intense over the past 40 years according to new research, raising sea levels and flood risk worldwide.

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Largest-Ever Millipede Fossil Found on Northumberland Beach

Scientists say they have discovered the largest-ever fossil of a giant millipede on a beach in Northumberland in England, totally by chance. The millipede, known as Arthropleura, is thought to have been more than 2.5m (8ft) long. .... read more

Deforestation, Climate Change Making Outdoor Work Unsafe

A double-blow of forest destruction and climate change has caused temperatures to soar in many tropical locations, making outdoor work unsafe for millions of workers, according to a study published recently. Between 2003 and 2018, the study found, about 4.9 million people lost at least half an hour per day of working conditions at a temperature recognized as safe.

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UK Report Classifies Crabs, Lobsters as ‘Sentient Beings’

The UK government has declared octopuses, crabs and lobsters as ‘sentient beings’, meaning they have some amount of consciousness and are capable of experiencing pain or suffering. This comes after an independent review commissioned by the UK government concluded that there is strong scientific evidence decapod crustaceans and cephalopod molluscs are sentient.

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Drastic Effects of Global Warming

Scientists predict that continued global warming under current trends could lead to an elevation of the sea level by as much as 5 m by the year 3000 CE. One of the many effects of global warming is sea-level rise due to the melting and retreat of the Earth’s ice sheets and glaciers as well as other sources.

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Tsunamis’ Magnetic Fields are Detectable before Sea Level Change

A new study finds the magnetic field generated by a tsunami can be detected a few minutes earlier than changes in sea level and could improve warnings of these giant waves. Tsunamis generate magnetic fields as they move conductive seawater through the Earth’s magnetic field.

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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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