New Delhi, Aug. 23: After setting a target of generating 20,000 MW solar power by 2020 under the Solar Mission, the Prime Minister

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat has said the state government has mooted a proposal to the Union Environment Minister to make Goa a CFL (Compact Fluroscent Lamp) state on the lines of Delhi.

Prachi Raturi Misra

: Today, 10 CEOs will brainstorm on environmental issues in the capital. The CEO roundtable is being organised as a part of the 3rd Renewable Energy India 2009 Expo.

Psychological barriers like uncertainty, mistrust and denial keep most Americans from acting to fight climate change, a task force of the American Psychological Association said on Wednesday.

Policymakers, scientists and marketers should look at these factors to figure out what might prod people take action, the task force reported at the association's annual convention in Toronto.

Investment in clean energy technologies in developing countries is a key component of achieving global commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. One mechanism to promote investment in energy efficiency technologies is through energy performance contracting (EPC) undertaken by Energy Service Companies (ESCOs).

The report, "Environmental and Energy Sustainability: An Approach for India", identified clean power and energy-efficiency measures as having the largest potential impact on emissions, with the capability to reduce CO2 output 28 to 34 per cent by 2030.

New Delhi: Delhi will switch off non-essential lights for one hour on Friday in a replay of the Earth Hour celebration on March 28 that saved 1,000 MW of power. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said:

Jagraon: In what smacks of a scam, CFLs being distributed in Himachal Pradesh free of cost have surfaced in Punjab with a price tag. Some traders have procured the lamps and are selling these in the rural areas of Punjab and that too with the so-called subsidy of the PSEB.

The second oil crisis of 1979 had just ended when the Government of Sri Lanka decided in 1982 to place energy efficiency and demand management as the top priority, with the energy ministry functioning directly under the President.

The United States could save about $600 billion in energy costs by 2020 if it hiked annual efficiency spending about five-fold, business consultants McKinsey and Co said in a report on Wednesday.

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