After three days of pomp and pageantry in the UK, President Pratibha Patil commenced her two-day business visit to the island country of Cyprus, which she described as the

THE new energy sources like solar and wind were set to become the major source of energy in the next decade over taking conventional sources.

Giant electricity plants in the Sahara desert could provide 15 per cent of Europe's power. But there may be better solar solutions closer to home.

K Subramanya

One of the main impediments in the large scale and accelerated deployment of solar energy in the coming years is going to be the lack of qualified human resources if urgent corrective steps are not taken now.

B Krishna Mohan / Hyderabad October 20, 2009, 0:55 IST

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Keeping its word on reducing the waste heaps at Vilappilsala treatment plant, the Corporation has decided to set up biogas plants in major markets in the city. The step is as part of the decentralisation of waste treatment, which is one of the main focus areas of the final-year programmes envisaged by the present Council.

General Electric Co unveiled two investments in start-up clean technology companies on Wednesday as part of its strategy of focusing on ways for business to generate and use energy more efficiently.

TE Narasimhan / Chennai October 14, 2009, 0:25 IST

India has a potential of generating over 48,000 Mw through wind energy farms, and for that it would require just 1 per cent of its land, according to an estimate by the Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET).

Solar thermal power company eSolar Inc said on Friday it granted South African company Clean Energy Solutions exclusive rights to represent and distribute eSolar's concentrating solar power technology across seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Johannesburg-based Clean Energy Solutions develops renewable energy projects.

California is heating up its push for clean energy, as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger approved a new subsidy for solar power on Monday and joined forces with the federal government to fast-track renewable energy projects.