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 need to meet the growing energy demand from Zambia

nuclear energy Private players? Private players may soon be allowed entry into nuclear energy production. Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said as much minutes before he went in to deliberate on the draft Integrated Energy Policy with the plan panel. The law will, however, have to be amended to allow the private sector to set up nuclear plants, he added.

luxury diesel cars may become dearer and bulk diesel consumers may no longer get fuel at subsidized rates. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas plans to impose 25 per cent cess on big diesel cars and charge industrial consumers the market price of Rs 57 per litre, Rs 22 more than the current price. The railways and state transport undertakings will be exempted from paying the market price.

Subhash Narayan NEW DELHI

Wind developers in the United States could be the first among the energy sector to fall victim to the global financial meltdown emanating from Wall Street. The banking crisis that began with bad loans in the US housing sector has now brought down several commercial banks, one of the world's largest insurance companies and leading investment banks.

When the European Parliament

In support of its poverty alleviation mandate, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to increasing access to clean and affordable energy for people throughout the Asia and Pacific region, particularly the poor.

The EU has assumed ambitious targets and strategies for the promotion of renewable sources of energy (RES) binding to all its member states. This report examines the proposed EU-wide policy instrument designed to help achieve the targets on renewable electricity and heat - the trading of Guarantees of Origin

Climate change represents one of the humanity

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