Following the collapse of banking powerhouse Bear Stearns, BW decided to scrutinise the Indian terrain for possible industries and companies that might follow a similar fate. In this week

The Sindh cabinet has decided to investigate alleged wrongdoings in the signing of memorandums of understanding for the Thar coal power project and take action against those responsible. The cabinet decided in a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah here on Tuesday to expedite implementation of the project with the help of the federal government to overcome the energy shortage.

It's not unusual to see the streetlights burning bright even in broad daylight. While on the one hand the Pune Municipal Corporation is supporting the

A Silicon Valley start-up says it has developed technology that can deliver solar power in about a year at prices competitive with coal-fired electricity, a milestone that would leapfrog other more established players and turbocharge the fast-growing industry. SUNRGI's "concentrated photovoltaic" system relies on lenses to magnify sunlight 2,000 times, letting it produce as much electricity as standard panels with a far smaller system. Craig Goodman, head of the National Energy Marketers Association, is expected to announce the breakthrough Tuesday.

The Minister for Water and Power, Pervez Ashraf, on Wednesday refused to follow Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's directive on 'free of cost' provision of energy saver bulbs to consumers. Prime Minister Gilani in his first speech in the National Assembly had announced that 10 million energy savers would be provided to consumers free of cost.

FARMERS in the northern districts are facing great troubles to irrigate the last moment boro fields before harvesting due to frequent power outages. Thousands of power-run pumps remain inoperative in most of the time in a day for the frequent load-shedding. The dream of bumper production of boro paddy will be shattered if the situation of power outages is not improved immediately, the farmers said.

Energy industry says more construction needed Environmentalists argue more energy efficiency could greatly reduce the need fora huge new wave of power plants and transmission lines. In two studies out Monday, the power industry gives its terse response: Don't count on it. Increased efficiency can offset a substantial but relatively small portion of the increase in generating capacity needed to meet rising electricity demand, the studies say.

Power shortage in the central dzongkhags of Trongsa and Bumthang should become a thing of the past once Bhutan power corporation limited (BPCL) links Kurichu power, via Tingtibi in Zhemgang, by July this year. "The erection of electric poles from Tingtibi to Yurmung and Yurmung to Trongsa and stringing works are also being carried out simultaneously,' said BPCL's executive director (development and construction division), Gem Tshering. "The supply from Tingtibi will be extended to Trongsa by the first or second week of June.'

A grass-roots movement to generate power in towns and basements is challenging the energy industry's status quo.

Protectionism is adding to Japan's expensive electricity bill