KOCHI: With the onset of summer, consumption of power has gone up significantly.

At the same time the supply has come down.

If power consumption i s not controlled, it will surely lead to a crisis.

THIRUVANATHAPURAM: Kerala has finally done it. Daily power consumption has, for the first time, crossed 55 million units (MU) in the State. Keralites gobbled up a whopping 55.03 MU on Thursday breaking the existing record of 54.94 MU.

KOCHI: With climate change and energy crisis fast becoming a reality, scientists all over the world have started looking for solutions to tide over the crisis.

Sudha Nambudiri

KOCHI: Germany has made policy decisions on alternative energy sources and has been concentrating on research in those areas long before the rest of the world began thinking of them, said Muller-Steinhagen, head of the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics (ITT) at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR).

KOCHI: The Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology (RSET) is organising a twoday Indo-German dialogue on Accelerated Dissemination of Solar Energy Technologies ADSET 2010 on March 4 and 5 at the college campus in Kochi.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Normal life was hit Tuesday in Kerala as the state woke up to a shutdown called by the workers of the Motor Vehicle Coordination Committee of the Left parties and the Bharatiya Janata Party to protest the hike in petrol and diesel prices.

The shutdown was supported by the trade associations as businessmen pulled the shutters of their shops down.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A State Government Order adding muscle to the Central directive making Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) labels mandatory on home appliances is expected soon.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Forty -three towns in the state will benefit from a Rs 288-crore Central scheme meant to strengthen the power distribution sector and reduce technical and commercial losses by 15 percent. KSEB has been allocated the scheme under the Restructured-Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme (RAPDRP).

PALAKKAD: Palakkad district on Tuesday became the first fully electrified district in the country.

Announcing this, Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that the government was working on a target of bringing electricity to all villages in the next two years.

Byju Aryad

KOCHI: The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has officially announced that the drilling off Kochi in the Kerala-Konkan basin, the oil well KK4C-A at a distance of 70 nautical miles from the coast, was abandoned and added that efforts to extend the exploration in the basin will continue.