Origin Energy Ltd, the Australian electricity and gas retailer, and India

P B Jayakumar / Mumbai October 21, 2009, 0:58 IST


Few things seem to happen at speed in this sleepy Java town where rickshaws ply the streets. But this rural area of rice fields and teak forests is set to be transformed by Indonesia's biggest oil find in years.

ANGUL: Despite having a comfortable coal stock, the National Aluminium Company (Nalco) has decided to import coal to tide over its shortage in the wake of more coal demand for its 860 MW captive power plant here.

Sri Lanka

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) through UNDP has selected National Energy Conservation Centre (Enercon) to initiate a regional project titled 'Barrier Removal to Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling', in Pakistan costing $7.8 million of which an amount of $1million has been allocated to ease regional trade in energy efficient appliances.

It's a geological bonanza for clean energy investors, yet no one's talking about it.

With its population spread out over more than 17,000 islands, many Indonesians live in cities, yet some are in areas so remote that electricity access is almost zero.

Ms Karin Kortman, Germany

Barun Roy / New Delhi April 23, 2009, 0:06 IST

After a successful pilot, Indonesia plans to give a free LPG stove and a cylinder to wean users off subsidised kerosene.

Slumbering in Indonesia is the world's biggest geothermal energy potential. Improved promotion policy and high fuel prices might help it to make a breakthrough.