Green Energy

From Plate to Plough: In the shade of solar trees

In one acre you can have 500 solar trees in such a manner that even tractors can move through those and farmers can keep growing their normal two crops.In July, two interesting things happened that can help Indian farmers to a large extent in augmenting their incomes. First, the Union Finance Minister (FM) in her…

Wind and Solar Power Can Green the Desert

—LONDON, 19 September, 2018 – Wind and solar energy could deliver more than just renewable, low-carbon electricity: they could green the desert, increasing the Sahara’s rainfall and helping it to bloom. A sufficiently large network of wind turbines and solar panels arrayed across the dusty wastes of North Africa could change the local climate in…

Here’s what we need to build our first moon base

Half a century after humans first walked on the moon, a number of private companies and nations are planning to build permanent bases on the lunar surface. Despite the technological progress since the Apollo era, this will be extremely challenging. So how should you get started? The conditions at the lunar surface are extreme. The…

What Would a 21st Century Moon Base Look Like?

NASA’s Artemis program, along with the Lunar Gateway, is singularly focused on humanity’s return to the moon. But unlike the Apollo program, NASA will be leaning on companies to provide a lot of the hardware and know-how. And some of them have already submitted designs.Piecing together these disparate visions for humanity’s first off-planet outpost, we…

GST Council to decide on tax cut on EVs this week

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will chair the GST council meeting on July 25, (Express Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)The GST Council, chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, will meet on July 25 and decide on lowering tax rates for electric vehicles, officials said. The 36th meeting of the Council, which will happen through video conferencing, is…