PUDUCHERRY: Over 22 industries from across the Union Territory received awards for energy conservation from Chief Minister V. Vaithilingam on the occasion of Energy Conservation Day 2009 on Tuesday.

Jind: The state government has announced a subsidy of 25 per cent on purchase of solar water heaters besides a relief in power bills to popularise the concept of solar power in both urban and rural areas.

Karnataka plans to add 6000 MW through renewable energy resources in the next four years, a top official said today.

The state government had set out three goals in terms of energy. It was focussing on ensuring energy for all, being energy efficient and "greening" energy, Karnataka Energy Department Additional Chief Secretary K Jairaj said.

Signs MoU For India


In an attempt to encourage the renewable energy sector, the government will issue renewable energy certificates, which can be traded on the power exchange.

Currently, the renewable energy accounts for just 3.5 per cent of the total energy generated. Of this, 70 per cent comes from wind energy and solar is very low.

Leslie D'Monte / New Delhi December 9, 2009, 0:50 IST

A former Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur sets up India

Cheap oil has been the driving force behind the phenomenal economic growth of the past century, at least in the west. Oil is the lifeblood of the modern world. If we were to remove it tomorrow, it is no exaggeration to say that civilisation would collapse. (Editorial)

After Debut, Solar Plane Set For Round-The-World Trip

Geneva: The prototype of Solar Impulse, a pioneering Swiss bid to fly around the world on solar power, briefly took off for the first time on Thursday but under battery power, the organisers said.

K Subramanya

The final Solar Mission document does not mention details of the financing required.
This is peculiar since an earlier version projected that Rs 92,000 cr will be required over 30 years.
he much awaited National Solar Mission was finally Tlaunched on November 19.