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European Solar Power Market Trends We Can Learn From

European Solar Power Market Trends We Can Learn From

Green Alert
The Solar Power industry is rapidly on the rise, especially after uncertain oil pricing and the realization of the warming planet. An analysis of the market trends of this sector, especially in Europe can help bring forward interesting insights for the rest of the world to learn from. After a dip in 2016, the European solar power market recovered remarkably in 2017 and added 8.6 GW of solar capacity. This growth was largely driven by technological progress, cost reductions and the development of novel business models such as on-site direct wire mini power purchase agreements (PPAs). This business model is increasingly getting among large-scale solar project developers to overcome regulatory barriers. Simultaneously, fully automated energy management across all sectors and segment...
100 Marathons in 100 Days for Raising Awareness on Water Crisis

100 Marathons in 100 Days for Raising Awareness on Water Crisis

Green Alert
Human civilization is facing an unprecedented crisis: a projected 40% shortfall in the availability of fresh water by 2030 under current business-as-usual projections of population and economic growth. In the first week of November this year, at the New York Marathon, international water advocate and founder and CEO of Thirst initiative, Mina Guli, set out on an ambitious challenge of running 100 marathons in 100 days to highlight this global water crisis. Mina’s Indian Marathon started on 23 November in New Delhi and after running through various parts of Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujrat Mina concluded the Indian leg at the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai. Having already completed more than 30 of the 100 marathons, through the UK, France, Italy, Uzbekistan and now India, Mina has ex
Here Is How Climate Change is Impacting Agriculture in India

Here Is How Climate Change is Impacting Agriculture in India

Green Alert
Climate change can be defined and understood as significant changes in the global temperature, precipitation, wind patterns and other measures of climate that occur over more than three decades. The world is witnessing increasingly severe impacts of climate change since almost the last two hundred years. Climate change has some obvious impacts on the agriculture sector, and therefore on global food security. According to the Government of India, while evidence of change in weather pattern over the country seems to be lacking, there have been large-scale reporting of extreme weather events in the recent past. These include extended dry periods, floods, hailstorms, cyclonic rains and winds etc. Most of these extreme weather events have caused damage to standing crops and and have ul...
One World One Sun One Grid, India’s Message at COP 24

One World One Sun One Grid, India’s Message at COP 24

Green Lens
Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing at the inauguration of the Indian Pavilion at COP 24, at Katowice, Poland on 3 December, 2018. The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meet every year in a pre-defined host country to urge each other for combating climate change. Below is the full text of the speech delivered by the Environment Minister at COP 24. “Dear Friends! I welcome you all to COP 24 in the wonderful city of Katowice, Poland. I believe that we are at a  critical juncture in our ongoing battle to save our planet from the threats of global warming and let me assure you   that India is truly committed to winning this battle.  I feel proud in affirming that India has made great strid
Invitation to Quotes from the Earth Environmental Film Festival at IIC

Invitation to Quotes from the Earth Environmental Film Festival at IIC

Events
Toxics Link and India International Centre with support from The Swedish Society For Nature Conservation will be organising the eighth edition of Quotes from the Earth - an Environmental Film Festival. Quotes from the Earth is one of the oldest environmental film festivals in the country and has been organized in the Capital since 2004. The objective of the Festival is to sensitize the masses towards the critical environmental issues plaguing the world today. Click here to browse previous Quotes from the Earth Film Festival posts. Dates: 6 - 8 December, 2018 Time: 10.00 am onward Venue: Auditorium, India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Road, New Delhi This year as many as 28 films will be screened including Award winning films like The Pangti Story by Sesino Y
Delhi Greens Invites Applications for OD Internship Position

Delhi Greens Invites Applications for OD Internship Position

Green Jobs
Delhi Greens NGO invites applications for Organisational Development Internship Position. Delhi Greens is looking for a dynamic and self-motivated candidate who is preferably a fresh graduate. The minimum eligibility for this internship is a graduation degree in any discipline. The internship is Part-time position and the intern will be working for three days a week and will be expected to contribute towards Organisational Development related tasks. Internship Details Total Intake: 1 (One) Internship Duration: 15 November 2018 to 15 January 2019 (Two months, extendible based on requirement) Stipend: As per skills and qualifications Minimum Eligibility: An Indian resident who has completed her/his graduation in any discipline (must have completed graduation before applying) ...
Asthma Manual for Schools Launched by Environment Minister

Asthma Manual for Schools Launched by Environment Minister

Green Alert
The Central and Delhi State Governments have been carrying out an aggressive ten day long Clean Air Campaign from 1 to 10 November 2018. 52 teams for controlling air pollution were jointly flagged of by the Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain. An Asthma Manual for Schools was also launched looking at the rising incidents of this disease in school children in Delhi NCR. Air pollution aggravates around Diwali is one of the main reason why we can no longer afford to burst crackers during Diwali. Each of the 52 teams are now visiting different parts of Delhi NCR and have the local Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) as the Team Leader. Senior officials from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and representatives f...
Delhi Greens Announces Results of Photography and Essay Competition 2018

Delhi Greens Announces Results of Photography and Essay Competition 2018

Events
Delhi Greens had recently organised an Essay and Photography Competition along side the 4th Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC 2018). The Results of this Competition have now been declared and are available below. Results of Essay Competition The First Prize goes to Chingkheinganbi L. for her Essay on I Am the Change. The Second Prize goes to Sakshi Antil for her Essay on the Delhi of My Dreams. No third prize is being given in the Essay category. Results of Photography Competition The First Prize goes to Niranta Angom Caption: A Wonderful Work of Nature. Human beings often forget that the very oxygen we breathe is derived from the greens and destroy Nature without giving a single thought. It is a moment of awe to see this amazing creation of Nature which ...
Invitation to Mangar Bani Tree Walk by Compassionate Living

Invitation to Mangar Bani Tree Walk by Compassionate Living

Events
The survival of Delhi depends on its two lifelines, the River Yamuna and the Delhi Ridge. Of these, the Delhi Ridge is the extension of the Aravalli mountains that, above the surface of the Earth, terminate in North Delhi and go all along to neighbouring Faridabad, Gurgoan all the way till Jaipur and beyond. Due to rampant construction activities, the Aravallis are being built upon, destroyed and removed as mountains. This has direct consequence for Delhi and is yet another factor causing the local weather, and resulting climate, change in Delhi. The Compassionate Living organisation invites everyone to Mangar Bani Tree Walk as part of its Tree Warrior Series. The Walk will introduce the participants to Mangar Bani, the last remaining forest of the Aravalli close to Delhi. Dat...