Using a material known as "piezoelectric plastic", a US company is trying to convert the kinetic energy of waves into electricity. Piezoelectric plastic generates an electric charge when

An unusual power generator that will be a net consumer of power is planned near New York City to ease the situation during peak demand periods

A recent study by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has suggested that modifying and upgrading the existing machinery and technology in power plants and reducing transmission and

Harnessing solar energy has been a long-standing scientific goal. The latest approach employs chemicals that, like the leaves of a tree, soak up solar energy for use later

• Investors have been flocking to timber-based businesses in Malaysia, where timber related stocks are being traded at high prices. This is a result of a combination of strong timber prices and

Although small hydro electric schemes are considered ideal for remote hill villages, planners have overlooked crucial factors and not all villagers are happy

Efforts at realising the vastly untapped potential of hydel power in the country are hampered by lack of finances

Although small hydro projects are expensive, they are clean and renewable sources of energy and there is scope to reduce costs

Israeli scientists claim to have devised a cheap way to generate electricity in deserts near the coast by using sea water. The method can also be modified to desalt sea water and use it for desert

A cheap and environmentally benign technology has been developed to rid soils of contaminants