Solar water pump

Punjab Chief Minister asks for 80% subsidy on solar water pumps

Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal requested the centre to increase subsidy on solar water pumps in Punjab in order to make non conventional sources of energy more lucrative and adoptable in the state. Badal raised this demand before Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy30

Minamata

Minamata Treaty – To tackle Mercury Pollution

The Minamata treaty which will now be opened for signature and has seen four years of negotiation is a laudable effort. Named after the Japanese town after which the disease also gets its name, it seeks to phase out emissions and use of mercury by30

River algae

China encountering Algal Sea bloom

China has seen largest growth of algae with vast blooms in the yellow sea shores. Bulldozers employed to shove off algae and clean water. The State Oceanic Administration said on its website that the algae, Enteromorpha prolifera, started to appear a week ago and had30

Solar power tower

MNRE Solar Energy Centre to run a one week course on solar energy

Solar Energy Centre (SEC) -a research institute of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is arranging a Short Term Training Programme on Solar Energy Technology. The Short-term course on Solar Energy Technology will be organized between 29th July to 2nd August, 2013 and it30

Chandigarh

Chandigarh declared as Model Solar City

Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Hon’ble Minister for New and Renewable Energy formally declared Chandigarh as a ‘Model Solar City’. The Minister first inaugurated 50 KWp grid interactive rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant at Paryavaran Bhawan and also inaugurated a 100 KWp Grid interactive Rooftop based Solar30