The natural gas industry has enjoyed something of a winning streak in recent years. It found gigantic new reserves, low prices are encouraging utilities to substitute gas for coal, and cities are switching to buses fueled by natural gas.

Aubrey McClendon of Chesapeake Energy blamed

California solar company Solyndra Inc said on Friday that it started construction on its second solar panel manufacturing plant, putting into action the first loan guarantee awarded under a long-delayed U.S. program for advanced clean energy.

Lithium-ion batteries have a limited number of charge cycles in electric vehicles, but once a car's battery pack goes kaput, it can be recycled or find new life in less demanding applications - storing renewable energy generated during off-peak hours, for example. At least that's the theory.

Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority has decided to develop Renewable Energy resources and declare energy development areas to implement energy efficiency measures and conservation programs to promote energy security, reliability and cost effectiveness in energy delivery and information management. It has also decided to initiate National Energy Efficiency Award 2009 - 2010.

A high profile Indian delegation is due in Sri Lanka at the end of this month to strike the historic deal to begin the construction of Indo-Sri Lanka Electricity Interconnection project. Under this project the country will receive electricity of 500 mega watts (MW) initially.

Sanjay Jog

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.

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