According to this new IEA report China, India, the European Union and the United States alone should invest at least USD 380 billion in new electricity storage capacity by 2050 to support decarbonisation.

PEAK oil has been around for a while now. Energy specialists in India, specially those working in the renewable energy space, are now talking the same about coal: not quite peak coal but an increasing likelihood that coal will not always be available to run power plants.

WITH the credibility of the UN climate panel under a cloud, IPCC chairman RK Pachauri chose to steer clear of the Himalayan glacier controversy. Instead, Dr Pachauri focused on a report prepared by Teri on India

The energy revolution is an independently produced report that provides a practical blueprint for how to half global CO2 emissions, while allowing for an increase in energy consumption by 2050. By dividing the world into 10 regions, with a global summary, it explains how existing energy technologies can be applied in more efficient ways.

Rubenius, an alternative energy company based in the United Arab Emirates, will build a $4-billion storage facility for electricity in northern Mexico, President Felipe Calderon said on December 8.

Inexpensive, decentralized,

SUBOL Mondal, a 55-year-old smalltime farmer, at Dayapur village in the Sunderban forests, West Bengal, is very particular to keep his date with the local banker every month. He is servicing a 15-year loan, at subsidised interest rates, and paying out an equated monthly instalment (EMI) of Rs 900 in the beginning of the month is not a mean job.

Renewable energy is not a viable option unless energy can be stored on a large scale. David Lindley looks at five ways to do that.

This paper focuses on the potential role that large-scale energy storage systems can play in future power systems. The starting point and basis for simulations is the Energy Technology

There are certain technology challenges which have waited in vain over several decades for a satisfactory solution. The economical storage of electricity is one of them. But intensive work in the meantime is driving advances along various avenues.