The State Planning Board, Karnataka, and the Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore had arranged a two day seminar on 11th Five Year Plan of Karnataka: Perspectives, in Bangalore on 4-5 May 2007. The author was invited to make a presentation on Power Sector Reforms in Karnataka to take into account the possible steps during the 11th Plan period.

Energy audit is an essential part for developing energy saving devices. Presently energy is limited and substitutes are not sufficient. In the present study computerized model developed for the quick and efficient energy auditing with the help of C-language programme, it also suggest some alternate devices suitable for the case.

Energy plays a vital role in the development of any economy and given its unequal distribution trade in energy, especially fossil fuels, is an important component of international trade. In the past, due to its public good characteristics, energy-related services were mostly supplied by the government. With liberalization and globalization the sector underwent

The purpose of this document is to identify and examine global policies, measures, and incentives that appear to be stimulating landfill gas (LFG) use.

This paper emphasizes a major topic of ERTRAC

Companies oppose electricity-saving methods as they may hit revenue

In an unusual move, power utilities in the state expressed their unwillingness to take up power saving methods. They reasoned that the power-saving methods would adversely affect their incomes.

In appreciation of its achievements in the field of energy conservation, the Union Ministry of Power has awarded Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL), the second prize of the National Energy Conservation Award for the year 2008 in the refineries sector, a press release informed here today.

GM India has won the second prize in the automobile manufacturing sector at the National Energy Conservative Awards 2008 for energy conservation at its manufacturing facility in Gujarat. P Balendran, V-P, said,

Bilaspur: South Eastern Central Railway (SECR) will be awarded first prize for its efforts to conserve power during 2007-08 at a function to be held in New Delhi on the occasion of 'Energy Day' on December 14.

The award would be given by Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde.

SECR Assistant General Manager S K Budhlakoti has left for New Delhi to collect the award.

Still strong: A lamppost containing two 11-watt compact fluorescent lamps, at Kodimangalam village of Nagaamukundankudi panchayat in Sivaganga district in 2004, is functioning smoothly.