By Naba Bhattacharjee

Pallavi Bisaria / New Delhi/ Lucknow November 10, 2008, 0:42 IST

In order to popularise alternative methods of conventional energy, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced subsidy on solar water heating systems.

The scheme will be carried out through the Non-conventional Energy Development Agency (NEDA), a state government nodal agency for renewable energy.

By Clifford Krauss

For all the support that the presidential candidates are expressing for renewable energy, alternative energies like wind and solar are facing big new challenges because of the credit freeze and the plunge in oil and natural gas prices.

Heliostats redirect sunrays to a tower in Seville, Spain. Energy created at the plant provides electricity to thousands of homes.

The need to meet the growing energy demand from Zambia

Based on practical knowledge and international experience accumulated via past and ongoing World Bank operations, this Note

Developing and emerging economies face a two-fold energy challenge in the 21st century: Meeting the needs of billions of people who still lack access to basic, modern energy services while simultaneously participating in a global transition to clean, low-carbon energy systems.

Renewable energy offers the planet a chance to reduce carbon emissions, clean the air, and put the civilization on a more sustainable footing. It also offers countries around the world the chance to improve their energy security and spur economic development.

A village of 105 lit up households. But how to make renewable energy sustainable? A 30-km drive from Chhattisgarh

The world is still trying hard to over come the double crisis of sky rocketing energy prices, as well as the increasing costs and fears of food shortages. Some of the options being proposed and tried out in some countries, by converting food grains into bio fuels is being blamed at least partly for the increasing cost of food.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a loan of $165 million to help Bangladesh boost private investment in infrastructure, mainly in the energy sector.

Bangladesh and ADB signed a loan agreement for Public-Private Infrastructure Development Facility (PPIDF) at the Economic Relations Division (ERD) in the city yesterday.