Indian Tiger

Pilibhit gets a Tiger Reserve

Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit city is soon getting its own tiger reserve. It would be the third tiger reserve at Pilibhit and the 45th in India. UP had the first tiger reserve in the form of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. The state has around 118 tigers. Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is spread over 73,024.98 hectares and is home to nearly 30 tigers and many other endangered species. Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is located in Pilibhit district, Lakhimpur Kheri District and Bahraich District of Uttar40

Renewable energy

Consumer attitudes positive toward renewable energy: Survey

Consumers are now looking towards renewable sources of energy with a far more positive attitude in India. Almost half of the residential and commercial consumers surveyed are of the opinion that it is important for India to focus on solar power, as per the findings of a survey. The “India Consumer Perceptions on Renewable Energy Survey,” was conducted by Mercom Communications India. “94 percent of commercial establishments that took part in the survey said steady power supply could bring a40

Solar photovoltaic

India US Solar Dispute Escalates

India and US are currently fighting it out at the WTO because of the domestic content requirement which is a part of India’s solar energy programme. Many other nations have requested to become members as the dispute has strong implications for the other countries also. EU, Brazil, Norway, China, Canada, Malaysia, Russia, Turkey, Korea and Japan have requested the WTO, India and the US for the same. It would allow these nations to get information and stay abreast with the40

Alphonso mango

EU Ban on Indian Mangoes

Trade barriers are imposed by governments all over the world in order to protect domestic industries and when they fear that the product doesn’t meet their import requirements. It can be in the form of a tax (custom duty) or in the form of subsidies for domestic products. Sometimes governments have a compulsory domestic procurement requirement as is the case with India’s solar mission. Since governments sometimes tend to go overboard especially when times are hard for the domestic economy,40

Solar pannels and mounting structure at rooftop

First Solar Contests India’s Solar Anti Dumping Ruling

First Solar Inc., which is among the largest solar-panel manufacturers, has decided to contest India’s latest solar ruling on anti dumping, reported WSJ. India’s commerce ministry had after a long probe recommended slapping of duties against solar imports from US, China, Taiwan and Malaysia. Anti-dumping duties of up to $0.48 per watt will be imposed on solar cells from the US and $0.81 per watt from China, and $0.62 per watt from Malaysia and $0.59 per watt from Taiwan. What40

Birdsnap App_Official website

Birdsnap, a new iPhone app takes Bird Identification to Another Level

Researchers at Columbia Engineering, have developed Birdsnap which is an iPhone app that makes bird identification very easy. The programme lead by Computer Science Professor Peter Belhumeur, relies on an electronic field guide featuring 500 of the most common North American bird species. The app is free and helps users to identify bird species through uploaded photos. The website at present has about 50,000 images. Replying to Green Clean Guide’s queries, Thomas Berg, a Columbia Engineering computer science PhD candidate40

Solar Project

TATA Power commissions 25 MW solar project in Palaswadi, Maharahstra

Tata Power has formally commissioned 25 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power project which is located at Palaswadi village in Maan taluka in Satara district in Maharashtra. Spread over an area of 130 acres, the plant was joined to the state grid. The power plant makes use of Crystalline Silicon Photo-Voltaic Technology. Mr. Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power, said, “We are delighted to announce the commissioning of yet another large solar project of 25 MW. We would like to thank the40

Solar photovoltaic

MNRE not in favour of Anti Dumping Duties

In a new twist, MNRE or the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is now against the Ministry of Commerce decision to levy anti-dumping duty on imported solar cells. MNRE feels that the timing is not right and the move can hurt the growth of the solar industry. India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry had recommended imposing anti dumping duties on solar imports from US, China, Malaysia and Taiwan. The final authority in the matter is the finance ministry which40