Microsoft Corp on Wednesday unveiled its Hohm website designed to help residential power consumers save money and reduce their environmental impact by conserving energy.

Renewable energy service providers yesterday urged the government to form a body to implement the renewable energy policy to develop the green energy resources and meet 10 percent of the national demand for power by 2020.

Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy Ltd is set to assemble solar panels to grab the domestic market for solar home systems that are on an upward curve on the back of the government policy support to help off-grid people get electricity.

There has been a lot of worthless chatter about what President Barack Obama should say about Iran

The demand for solar appliances is soaring in the city, thanks to daily power cuts.

According to the 16 solar appliance manufacturers-cum-retailers in Calcutta, their sales have increased at least 30 to 40 per cent compared with last year. Solar fans are the most popular items, followed by solar lights.

The U.S. government has awarded its first exploratory leases for offshore wind development to three companies that aim to place turbines off the coasts of New Jersey and Delaware, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Tuesday.

General Electric's Energy Financial Services is working on thousands of megawatts of renewable energy projects, but is not likely to move forward until the U.S. government decides on rules for new grants, an executive in the company's energy business said on Tuesday.

Former scientific advisor to the Defence Minister V S Arunachalam on Tuesday said, although there is talk about utilisation of solar energy, but very little is done in the country.

Leslie D'Monte / New Delhi June 23, 2009, 0:16 IST

Indian solar power companies now want to light up the domestic market, with a little help from the government, of course.

THE power ministry is mooting a venture fund to underwrite investments in new clean energy projects, as it looks to invite fresh players into the sector.

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