Scientists discover organisms similar to those that might be existing on other planets

Geothermal energy is gradually becoming a potential source of electricity

Participants from five Commonwealth countries met in Nairobi recently to undergo training in environmental impact assessment in project planning and management. Kenya showed them a model of

Geothermal power is sparkling clean

In India, the Union ministry of non-conventional energy sources is pursuing various R&D projects to harness the geothermal energy available. About 340 hot springs have been identified in the

MumbaiTwo years after it dropped plans to set up wind power capacities in the US and Europe, the R18,854-crore (FY 2010 revenues) Tata Power is again eyeing the US, Spain, Portugal and Germany for a wind energy foray, its first outside India.

MUMBAI: Energy and environment solutions provider Thermax has bagged the contract for setting up the country's first-ever geothermal power plant in Maharashtra. A
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Maharashtra Energy Development Authority (MEDA) and Thermax is likely to be signed shortly in this regard.

Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Monday underscored the need for better utilization of non conventional resources of energy available in the State stressing on replacement of installations run on conventional energy by the new and renewable energy resources wherever possible.

"This would shift the pressure on hydro electric power supply and help to divert it for other important uses", he added.

This, the 22nd edition of the World Energy Council's Survey of Energy Resources (SER), is the latest in a long series of reviews of the status
of the world

The group will develop 240-Mw geothermal power project

A consortium of Tata Power, Australian energy major Orion Energy and PT Supraco Indonesia has won the Sorik Marapi geothermal project in the Northern Sumatra region of Indonesia.