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Renewable Energy

India's first Solar Power Tree

Solar Power Tree is a structure that is designed like a tree with branches made of steel to hold the photovoltaic panels. India's first Solar Power Tree has been designed by Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) in Durgapur, West Bengal. India.

Clean Coal Power: Interview with Lesley Sloss

Lesley Sloss is Principal Environmental Consultant at Clean coal centre, International Energy Agency, United Kingdom. Sloss's areas of expertise include emissions and effects of coal power; ash management; mine reclamation; legislation and control; and controlling mercury

Three-day training on Environmental management of Renewable energy projects

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organizing a three-day training programme on Environmental management with specific reference to renewable energy power projects. The three-day training programme aims to address the following topics: Why EIA is important for renewable energy project? Environmental and social issues associated with the sector Applicable policy, guidelines and legal provisions for the sector in India

Mini-grids Electricity for All

Today, in India, we face both an environment as well as a development crisis.On the one hand we are still struggling with the problems of inequality,poverty and improving the human development indicators.

The forgotten solar: Solar thermal and its development

The concentrated solar power has not progressed much in India. Of the seven plants allocated by the government in 2011, only three plants, of total 200 MW capacity, have been commissioned. Solar thermal applications like water heating, industrial applications and space heating and cooling has also not taken off in the large scale, as one would expect given the immense potential of these applications. To discuss all these issues and explore ways to scale up these technologies, we are organizing this one day conference will all concerned stakeholders.  

Global Renewable Energy and Energy Access Transformation" or GREEAT

Chandra Bhushan, deputy director general of CSE, presented the idea of “Global Renewable Energy and Energy Access Transformation” or GREEAT at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy side event on energy access. He spoke about the importance of affordability in the future energy system. “Future of energy is decentralized distributed and renewable,” he said at the event.