The long-awaited "smart grid" for U.S. power could play a major role in rolling out renewable energy like wind and solar, the top U.S. power regulator said on Wednesday.

Ecuador aims to double hydroelectric power use over the next decade and increase grid capacity to attract mining investment but must overcome local opposition, a senior official said on Thursday.

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M. Soundariya Preetha

COIMBATORE: Wind energy generation during the wind season this year (May to October) in the State is almost 15 per cent more than last year, according to K. Kasthurirangaian, chairman of the Indian Wind Power Association.

Three public sector companies are planning to set up 60-80 megawatt solar plants with an investment of Rs 1,000-1,200 crore. The projects will come up in Rajasthan, Punjab and the Leh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Vikram S Mehta

Access to modern forms of energy continues to elude the majority of households in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and only about 30% of the population has access to electricity while 90% relies on traditional fuels for cooking and heating. The central question addressed in this review is whether or not SSA can provide access to modern energy services for its entire population by 2030.

India is yet to develop the energy infrastructure to power the entire country and therefore has an opportunity to build the infrastructure of the future. Greenpeace believes that reforms in the energy sector would require nothing short of an Energy [R]evolution. To ensure that everyone has access to quality power and a planet that can sustain future life on it.

This report provides a list of recommendations to the policy makers in China on improving the effectiveness of renewable energy policies domestically. This report was commissioned by REN21 and produced in collaboration with the Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Association (CREIA) and technology experts from various Chinese research institutions and the private sector.

T E Narasimhan / Chennai September 30, 2009, 0:38 IST

The TVS group, a leading brand in the automotive industry, is set to create its brand in