Black carbon - a presentation by Anumita Roychowdhury at CSE Annual South Asian Media Briefing Workshop on Climate Change, 2013 held in New Delhi from September 18-19, 2013.

Renewable energy developments in India - a presentation by Alok Srivastava, Joint Secretary (Wind Projects), Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy at CSE Annual South Asian Media Briefing Workshop on Climate Change, 2013 being held in New Delhi from September 18-19, 2013.

Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director-General, CSE calls for a strategy that combines energy security, affordability with climate action in this presentation on global energy politics at "CSE Annual South Asian Media Briefing Workshop on Climate Change, 2013" being held in New Delhi from September 18-19, 2013.

Increased concentrations of ozone and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) since preindustrial times reflect increased emissions, but also contributions of past climate change. Here we use modeled concentrations from an ensemble of chemistry–climate models to estimate the global burden of anthropogenic outdoor air pollution on present-day premature human mortality, and the component of that burden attributable to past climate change.

Coal is the primary fuel for electricity generation in India and its usage is continuously increasing to meet the energy demands of the country. This paper presents emissions from thermal power plants in India and contribution of power plant emissions in the formation of ground level ozone which shows considerable impact on environment. The emission estimates are based on a model in which the mass emission factors are theoretically calculated using the basic principles of combustion and operating conditions.

Recent crop harvesting practices use mechanical harvesters in the rice and wheat farm system in India. These practices leave behind large quantities of crop residue in the field. However, there is no suitable method available for managing the crop residues. Crop residues / biomass burning are cheap and easiest method to dispose the leftover crop residues (wheat, rice, sugarcane etc.) after harvesting, for land clearing and pest control. Burning of crop residues is a common approach to eliminate waste after harvesting all over the world.

Expert Committee Never Suggested Gasification Plant For Municipal Waste Treatment

Thiruvananthapuram: The government awarded the contract to set up modular wastetreatment plant at Chalai at a cost of Rs 60 crores to Loro Enviropower by overruling the recommendations of the expert committee headed by RVG Menon Two weeks after TOI pointed out a list of violations in the tender process and cited the dubious history of the company that won the project, Menon told TOI that the project was tweaked.

Black carbon aerosol plays a unique and important role in Earth's climate system. Black carbon is a type of carbonaceous material with a unique combination of physical properties. This assessment provides an evaluation of black-carbon climate forcing that is comprehensive in its inclusion of all known and relevant processes and that is quantitative in providing best estimates and uncertainties of the main forcing terms: direct solar absorption, influence on liquid, mixed-phase, and ice clouds, and deposition on snow and ice.

The report is a compilation of key parameters of operations of the 500-KW Kabbigere plant set up in Tumkur district in Karnataka as part of the UNDP supported GEF funded ‘Biomass Energy for Rural India’ project.

Off-grid biomass plants light up villages; experts demand clarity on tariff regulation

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