TE Narasimhan / Chennai September 4, 2009, 1:35 IST

Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC) is planning to invest Rs 10,000-12,000 crore in setting up power projects. It is also planning to foray into renewable energy, by setting up wind energy farms and solar units.

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A $17 million energy project in California that was supposed to demonstrate the feasibility of extracting vast amounts of heat from the earth

The Government of Bangladesh yesterday signed a credit agreement worth US$ 130 million with the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank's concessionary arm to help to increase access to electricity through installation of affordable Solar Home Systems in rural areas.

BHUBANESWAR: The State will prepare a vision document for developing renewable energy. This was decided at the 32nd governing body meeting of Orissa Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA). IT and Science and Technology Minister Ramesh Majhi chaired the meeting.

There is finally light at the end of the road for tribal hamlets in Mumbai. The municipal corporation has started making use of solar-run streetlights to illuminate arterial roads and lanes of these hamlets.

Hundreds of thousands of tons of watermelons are tossed every year because they aren't good enough for market. A new study finds that the juice from these watermelons could easily be used to create the biofuel ethanol and other helpful products.

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The government would extend all possible support for production and promotion of solar water heaters in Pakistan, said Raja Pervez Ashraf, Chairman AEDB/Minister for Water and Power, while presiding over the 19th AEDB Board meeting here on Friday.

The remote Jibhi village at Banjjar Valley in Kullu and the Rakchham village in picturesque Sangla Tribal valley in Kinnaur would soon have supply of electricity for domestic use from power generated through water mills.

Sanjay Jog