Energy is the ultimate essence of life itself. Unfortunately, due to increased demand, it is slowly becoming very limited in supply, which is probably one of the evils of modern technology. This, combined with the impact of global warming has necessitated the need for energy conservation and use of renewable energy sources.

THIRTY minutes load-shedding every day, undeclared power-cuts any time and the looming threat of an increase in the electricity tariff. For Keralites, electricity comes at a heavy price. No wonder many people are looking for alternative power sources that can keep homes welllit without burning the pocket.

Hisar, July 29 The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has turned more environment-friendly and cautious. It will now collect old unbroken burnt or used Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), incandescent bulbs and tube lights for proper disposal so that these are not harmful to society and environment.
DHBVN Managing Director Anurag Aggarwal said under the scheme, the Dakshin Haryana

Atiq Khan

Mayawati government's drive towards energy conservation

To bring down power consumption by 10 p.c.

State is deficient in power generation

LUCKNOW: In a massive energy conservation drive, use of compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) has been made compulsory in government buildings, aided institutions, corporations and autonomous bodies in Uttar Pradesh. An order to this effect was issued by the State government on July 15. It has been estimated that with the use of CFL, consumption of energy would be cut down by about 10 per cent.

Three months after Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal mooted the Rs 80-crore energy saving Atal Bijli Bachat Yojana, envisaging free distribution of CFLs, Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board is finally ready to introduce the scheme. Yesterday, HPSEB top officials finalised the tender documents to start bulk purchase of compact fluorescent lamps directly from the manufacturing firms. At least eight leading CFL manufacturers have already shown interest to supply lamps as per specifications of the state government.

Consumers can now turn in discarded CFLs to get incentives NEW DELHI: Taking the first steps towards safe disposal of compact fluorescent lamps, power distribution company BSES on Friday launched a new programme wherein consumers can turn in their discarded CFLs and incandescent bulbs in exchange for incentives. Energy conservation The scheme, launched by Delhi Power Minister A.K. Walia, is aimed at fostering the ongoing energy conservation drive and ensuring safe disposal of CFLs.

Indo Asian Fusegear, a Noida-based manufacturer of electrical lighting and switchgear equipment, is planning to foray into power generation. "We are looking at options in hydel and wind projects," said Joint Managing Director P K Ranade. Ranade has already visited prospective hydro project sites in Himachal Pradesh.

World Environment Day is celebrated each year on 5th June, & this commemoration acts as a principal vehicle through which' 1 the environmental ^protection agencies create awareness about environment and enhances public attention and action.

If Dubai's Burj Al-Arab hotel with its billowing sail is changing world architecture, wait till the India Tower, currently under construction on Mumbai's marine row Queen's Necklace, gets into business in 2010. At 300 m, it may not match Burj in height (321 metres) but it will stand tall for doing it the right way. It will be powered by a solar chimney, use recycled raw materials such as aluminum, steel, tiles (made of recycled glass and minerals), bamboo products, non-toxic paints, fly ash - cement (a byproduct of heating coal) and have a green roof.

The brokering of deals between international carbon trading brokers and Indian government bodies to reduce energy consumption and earn carbon credits has gained momentum in recent weeks. Not many people noticed the surprise, albeit non-political, move sprung by Mayawati's Uttar Pradesh government late last month through its electricity body, Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL).