M. Soundariya Preetha

COIMBATORE: At least 20 pumpset manufacturers here are expected to register shortly for the standards and labelling programme of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).

Chu launched the "Low Carbon Communities of the Americas" program at an event on energy and climate change that was put together after presidents at the Fifth Summit of the Americas in April agreed to collaborate more on green energy issues.

Green is in as Indian corporates race to compete for a share of the fast-growing Rs 35,250-crore global market for climate-friendly technology and carbon credits

Sushmi Dey NEW DELHI

THIS may well turn out to be a desi version of carbon trading. The power ministry is planning to lay down energy benchmarks for nine energyintensive industrial sectors, including thermal power, cement, iron & steel, railways and fertilisers, an official said.

U.S. lawmakers on Thursday sought to increase incentives for nuclear power and energy efficiency in a measure that would require utilities to generate a certain amount of electricity from renewable sources.

Xcel Energy Inc would offer incentives for Minnesota customers who take steps to conserve energy, which could include installation of solar panels on homes and businesses, under a $280 million plan filed this week with regulators, the state's biggest power company said on Thursday.

Subhro Niyogi | TNN

Gunjan Pradhan Sinha Posted: Thursday , Jun 04, 2009 at 2333 hrs IST

New Delhi: The government has finally decided to implement auto fuel economy standards. After a year of wrangling between the heavy industries, surface transport and power ministries, the PMO has decided that the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) will formulate the norms and notify them under the Energy Conservation Act while the surface transport ministry will ensure its implementation.

The City of Brotherly Love is tackling rising unemployment and improving the energy efficiency of homes by training people to weatherize its estimated 400,000 low-income row houses.

Edward Abraham, 28, is one of Philadelphia's first class of 20 "weatherization" trainees who are learning how to install insulation, caulk windows, seal basements and assess fuel usage in city houses.

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