BS Reporter / New Delhi November 08, 2008, 0:02 IST

Ten private sector firms have come together to form the Alliance for Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) to promote energy efficiency among industries and households.

The AEEE, which is modeled on the lines of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (AICEEE), plans to save 2,000 Mw through energy efficiency practices by 2012.

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has introduced energy conservation awards to encourage energy efficiency in large and small-scale industry, Government and commercial buildings, educational institutions, agriculture sector, poultry farms and domestic sector.

Light pollution is largely the result of bad lighting design, which allows artificial light to shine outward and upward into the sky, where it's not wanted, instead of focusing it downward, where it is. Ill-designed lighting washes out the darkness of night and radically alters the light levels

By Clifford Krauss

For all the support that the presidential candidates are expressing for renewable energy, alternative energies like wind and solar are facing big new challenges because of the credit freeze and the plunge in oil and natural gas prices.

Heliostats redirect sunrays to a tower in Seville, Spain. Energy created at the plant provides electricity to thousands of homes.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is developing in-depth indicators of energy use, efficiency trends and CO2 emissions. This latest publication provides a summary of the key results of the indicators work so far and shows how this can be used to identify the factors driving and restraining the demand for energy. Also explains why there are differences in energy intensities amongst countries.

Developing and emerging economies face a two-fold energy challenge in the 21st century: Meeting the needs of billions of people who still lack access to basic, modern energy services while simultaneously participating in a global transition to clean, low-carbon energy systems.

Renewable energy offers the planet a chance to reduce carbon emissions, clean the air, and put the civilization on a more sustainable footing. It also offers countries around the world the chance to improve their energy security and spur economic development.

West Bengal buildings to go solar KOLKATA"s green drive takes a significant turn, with West Bengal

GUWAHATI, Oct 12

According to recent statistics, U.S. motorists have responded to record-high prices at the pump by driving less. Any hope that this cutback will significantly restrain global oil prices is misplaced, however: fundamental factors of supply and demand in the world economy will keep oil costly for years to come. The hope that a cutback in driving by U.S.

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