The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and its Indo-German Energy Programme (IGEN) have become an integral  part of the Indian carbon and clean energy market. The GIZ has initiated various measures in the country to implement regulatory and market driven strategies aimed at improving national energy efficiency in India. 

RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates) are expected to become the currency of renewable energy markets in a big way as they are flexible and not subject to geographic and physical limitations.

This revolutionary model could save 40 per cent of the world's total energy consumption, believes Isabelle Hasleder, the Austrian who conceptualised the idea.

Generating renewable energy may be easier than deploying it. Planners and utility managers in India face various challenges in their attempts to integrate renewable energy with the existing grid.

Dr Bharat Bhargava, Director, Solar PV division, MNRE speaks to R Gupta on the scope of solar energy in India and challenges involved in promoting it.

Algae may soon become a source of green fuel for both developed and developing countries.

A small village in Haryana has exemplified that a small step can make it possible to be energy independent.

For a world plagued by an energy crisis, what better way to turn to an option that would harvest solar heat from the road to melt ice, heat buildings or even generate electricity. This isn't a utopian idea, says Prof K Wayne Lee, along with University of Rhode Island graduate student Andrew Correia, while explaining the concept.

With estimations predicting a doubling of demand for energy in India in the next 20 years, it is time the Indian government helps its industry adopt energy-efficient technologies. Ajay Mathur, Director Generol of India's Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in an interview, explains in detail various initiatives taken by the government to support the industry in this matter.

In line with Delhi's 'Climate Change Agenda 2009-1', the city's plans for renewable energy got a boost when Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurated a 1 MW of solar powered electricity generation plant on December 21, 2010. The solar plant - set up on Lawrence Road at Keshavpuram in north Delhi and installed by TATA BP Solar - is an initiative by North Delhi Power Ltd (NDPL).