MAY 2021
PM Modi Announces India–US Agenda on Climate, Clean Energy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on April 22, 2021 announced the launch of the India–US Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership while addressing the Leaders’ Summit on Climate, a two-day virtual event hosted by US President Joseph Biden. .... read more

Management of Hazardous Waste in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has instructed all producers and recyclers of hazardous waste to empanel transport services used by them. The move, officials said, will help in streamlining the management of potentially dangerous refuse, of which about 37 per cent annually goes untreated in the state. .... read more

Bengaluru Crematoria Struggle to Dispose of Medical Waste

The sharp rise in COVID-19 deaths in Bengaluru has triggered a big medical waste problem for the crematoria: They are struggling to dispose of the waste generated by the ambulance staff and relatives of the victims, besides the equipment used by crematoria staff.

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Dolphin Boom in Odisha’s Chilika Lake

The population of dolphins in Chilika, India’s largest brackish water lake, and along the Odisha coast has doubled in 2021 compared with last year.

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Solar Tree of 3.3 kWp Capacity Commissioned at NTPC Simhadri

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East India Extremely Vulnerable to Climate Change: Analysis

Eight eastern states of Jharkhand, Mizoram, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, and West Bengal are most vulnerable to climate change and should be prioritized for funding and efforts to capacitate them against the associated risks, a report released by some of India’s top institutes has assessed. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and Indian Institute of Technology .... read more

EU to Cut CO2 Emissions by 55 Per Cent by 2030

The European Union (EU) has adopted ambitious new targets to curb climate change, with a pledge to make them legally binding. .... read more

Green Emergencies in the Time of COVID-19

Plastic pollution is not a recent phenomenon. But plastic pollution has exacerbated as a result of the pandemic. As per a global study conducted by Teale Phelps Bondaroff and Sam Cooke of OceansAsia, 4680–6240 metric tonnes of plastic in the form of masks entered our oceans in 2020.

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African Elephants Face Growing Risk of Extinction

African elephants living in forests and savannas are increasingly threatened with extinction, the Red List of species in trouble showed recently, as conservationists called for an urgent end to poaching. .... read more

California’s Wildfire Season has Lengthened

California’s wildfire problem, fuelled by a concurrence of climate change and a heightened risk of human-caused ignitions in once uninhabited areas, has been getting worse with each passing year of the 21st century.

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Wildfire Smoke Linked to Skin Disease

A new study suggests that the dangers posed by wildfire smoke may extend to the largest organ in the human body, and our first line of defence against outside threat: the skin. During the two weeks in November 2018 when wildfire smoke from the Camp Fire

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Microbes Are ‘Unknown Unknowns’

A new study has highlighted how little is known about microbes—the hidden majority of life on Earth. Despite their importance to human life and the health of the Earth, a new scientific paper has shown our ‘profound ignorance’ of microbial biodiversity and how it is changing.

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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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