Being the first Concentrated Solar Power plant based on tower technology in Asia, the proposed 10-MW plant that is being constructed at Bikaner is well in line with the ambitious goals of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).

Beijing will promote new energy sources but wants to control 'blind expansion' in the wind and solar industries, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao said in a speech in March 2012.

Yvo de Boer was the Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) during the tumultuous Copenhagen Summit in 2009. In 2010 he joined KPMG as global adviser on climate and sustainability. Recently he was in India, and in conversation with Keshav Chaturvedi, he discussed the issue of renewable energy and its importance as a climate change mitigation measure.

Phil Marker heads the Climate Change and Energy Unit of the UK Department for International Development and British High Commission, India. This unit is responsible for promoting collaboration between the UK and India on climate change and energy issues including programmes addressing energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate resilience, water and technology innovation in India.

Tidal energy was a sector that received little attention from developers and policy planners alike due to the perception that the technology has still a long way to go. However, Gujarat has decided to install a project to figure out its potential for meeting state's growing energy demands.

The land of rugged beauty has been suffering from the maladies of modern life accentuated by heavy use of fossil fuel especially diesel. However, in last two years, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has initiated an ambitious project to save the region from the clutches of fossil fuel.

Small hydro power is witnessing a curious case of opposing perceptions. While the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) thinks there is no need to revise the price estimates set three years ago, the independent power producers feel the pinch of escalating costs and squeezing margins.

The president of Biodiesel Association of India Sandeep Chaturvedi has an experience of 15 years in managing medium-size business with key responsibility in sales and marketing, research and development and ensuring statutory and legal compliance, He speaks to Ritu Gupta on what the sector holds for India.

Despite facing infrastructural bottlenecks, SHPs (small hydroelectric power) stand second only to wind power in terms of contribution to renewable energy in India and hold immense potential for makers to cash in on the growth. All that it needs is the right policy push.

Conceptualised as a means of making green energy available to the masses, the company (ONergy Solutions) is a perfect instance of how ethics can make for a viable business practice too.