In Bolivia, there is intense political turmoil centred around its energy policy. President Carlos Mesa offered his resignation on March 7, 2005, following weeks of widespread protests and a call by

In a remarkable move, China passed a Renewable Energy Promotion Law on February 28, 2005, setting targets for developing renewable energy sources. China is the world's second largest emitter of

According to the 2001 census, about 43.5% of the households have been provided with electricity connections. This has gone up from 30.5% at the time of the 1991 census. The vast majority of rural population, however, still has no access to electricity and is dependent on kerosene lamps and lanterns. Jan-Mar 2005

The International Conference for Renewable Energies is to be held in Bonn, Germany. But here is a sector dwarfed by fossil fuels, and although governments can proactively root for renewables, and some have, the options given to developing countries are qu

The Sri Lankan government has given its citizens a bitter pill to swallow this new year. It has declared that a hike in the prices of diesel, petrol and other household goods is the only remedy to

The US, it is widely believed, can go to great lengths to lay its hands on oil whether this means having to unleash a full fledged war on faraway Iraq, or throwing open a part of the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge back home. At least in the la

to make sure that industries receiving sops in

Wind energy projects pick up steam in Rajasthan

the French government's plan to introduce ecological tax reforms got a serious blow on December 28, 2000, when the country's constitutional court rejected a planned industrial energy tax. The

High costs discourage the use of low sulphur fuels

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