P B Jayakumar / Mumbai March 01, 2010, 0:15 IST

Pune-based energy and environment solutions

In this report commissioned by Christian Aid India, the Vasudha Foundation presents a clear analysis of the lack of progress in rural electrification across India. The report highlights the failure the conventional national grid approach to deliver reliable electricity supplies to rural people in India and presents a viable alternative approach using decentralised renewable power.

A new myth of the nuclear lobby is the claim that nuclear power and renewable energies are complementary forms of energy. The authors Antony Froggat and Mycle Schneider prove the opposite: those who build nuclear power plants hinder the expansion of renewable energies.

Inventor K.R. Sridhar describes it as "the plug-and-play future of electricity." The Indian American Silicon Valley entrepreneur and former NASA scientist on Wednesday unveiled his "Bloom Box," which can generate energy by combining air and a range of fuels without going through the dirty process of combustion

Washington: Some beach sand minted into floppy-sized ceramic tiles, a coating of secret ink, and just about any fuel

MARGAO: Solar powered illumination will soon become a reality in the Commercial Capital.
Work on erection of solar panels has begun around the Margao Municipal building as part of the joint project between the Margao civic body and the Goa Energy Development Agency.

At least 1,000 solar rickshaws will be deployed to ferry over 7,000 athletes and their delegates during the Commonwealth Games later this year.

L&Tis going in for a major change in its energy business focus. The country

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to provide a rebate under Section 80 of the Income Tax Act to individuals investing in the renewable energy sector and restore increased financial assistance on solar pumps for the agricultural sector.

K Subramanya

A Nehru s India moves ahead implementing the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, one of the key questions that have emerged is the pan-India dissemination and uptake of solar energy at a commercial scale.