Monthly Archives: May 2014

Renewable Energy Vs Conventional Power – The Debate Resolved by Ritesh Pothan

This decade has re-defined the energy paradigm with renewables surging to all time high installations. Globally renewables contribute a significant amount to the energy mix in developed countries. Continents like the America’s, Europe and Asia have installed more renewables in … Continue reading

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Government of Karnataka revises the existing Solar policy and publishes the Karnataka Solar Policy 2014-2021

The Government of Karnataka in its endeavor to achieve minimum of 3% solar energy out of total projected consumption, proposes to install 2000 MW solar power by 2021 as below: Year 2014-15 2015  -16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020  -21 … Continue reading

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CERC May 15th 2014 order issued revising Biomass tariff upwards as well as changing Solar PV, Thermal, Hydro and other tariff substantially by revising capital values for the Financial Year 2014 – 15

Determination of generic levellised generation tariff for the FY 2014-15 under Regulation 8 of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Terms and Conditions for Tariff determination from Renewable Energy Sources) Regulations, 2012. ORDER 1. The Commission has notified the Central Electricity … Continue reading

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Anti-Dumping applied for Solar Products imported into India from Malaysia, China PR, Chinese Taipei and USA.

Anti-Dumping Investigation concerning imports of Solar Cells whether or not assembled partially or fully in Modules or Panels or on glass or some other suitable substrates, originating in or exported from Malaysia, China PR, Chinese Taipei and USA. 14/5/2012-DGAD:- Having … Continue reading

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The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever Driven more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel – That’s around 100 kmpl

Volkswagen XL1 Courtesy Volkswagen For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close with … Continue reading

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Ramesh Agrawal wins 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize for his crusade against coal

With a small internet café as his headquarters, Ramesh Agrawal organized villagers to demand their right to information about industrial development projects and succeeded in shutting down one of the largest proposed coal mines in Chhattisgarh. With a rapidly growing … Continue reading

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Global Temperatures In April Tied For The Hottest On Record

A woman walks to get water near Gauhati, Assam, India in April. Rising temperatures coupled with scanty rainfall are badly affecting farmers in many parts of this north-eastern state. CREDIT: AP PHOTO/ANUPAM NATH April may have brought mild temperatures to … Continue reading

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Middle East & Africa Solar PV Market To Surge By 50% In 2014

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is set to see massive growth in solar photovoltaic (PV) demand in the coming years, according to recent findings in the latest NPD Solarbuzz Emerging PV Markets Report: Middle East and Africa. Year-on-year … Continue reading

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In Latest Step In Its ‘War On Smog’ Effort, China Says It Will Triple Solar Capacity to 70 GW By 2017

As part of its notorious “war on smog” and effort to cut its reliance on coal, the Chinese government on Friday announced that it would speed up solar power development in the country by tripling installed capacity to 70 gigawatts … Continue reading

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This Is What a Significant Moment for Global Warming Looks Like According to two new studies, the collapse of much of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may now be irreversible. That could ultimately mean 10 feet of sea level rise.

This Antarctic glacier may be history, says new research. It contains almost two feet of sea level rise, and that’s just the beginning. NASA. If you truly understand global warming, then you know it’s all about the ice. That’s what matters. … Continue reading

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