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India has many years of experience using renewable energy sources to fulfill the energy needs of its population. This includes exploitation of both traditional sources (such as biomass) and nontraditional sources (such as wind power).

NEW DELHI: The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has launched a nation-wide scheme, Bachat Lamp Yojana, to promote replacement of bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to save energy. Speaking about the scheme, BEE director general Ajay Mathur said:

Mumbai: In a bid to conserve power, the Central Railway and the Western Railway have started replacing the old tube lights across all the stations, its offices, loco sheds and railway workshops with new energy saving ones.

MUMBAI: Union energy minister Sushilkumar Shinde has drafted an ambitious Rs 70,000 crore plan to replace the existing agriculture pumps across the country with energy-efficient pumps. The move is expected to save power worth Rs 18,000 crore per year.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a bid to take the energy-saving mantra to every household, Biotech- the Centre for development of bio-gas technology and other non- conventional energy sources - plans to start energy clubs throughout the State.

NEW DELHI: For long a symbol of imperial grandeur, Rashtrapati Bhavan is making efforts now to emerge as an example of an eco-friendly, energy-efficient entity where women

The incoming Obama Administration and the 111th Congress face enormous challenges and opportunities in tackling the pressing security, economic, and environmental problems posed by the energy sector in the United States and worldwide. Improving the technologies of energy supply and end-use is a prerequisite for surmounting these challenges in a timely and cost-effective way.

Arnab Pratim Dutta When the kerosene supply went down sharply in Nagpur four years ago, Bharat Parihar