Alternative energy jobs can provide vocations across many sectors of the economy but policy to spark them can take years to develop, U.S. governors told a Senate committee on Tuesday.

China has launched an unprecedented plan to offer hefty subsidies to independent solar power projects, a move that sparked a rally in the sector on Tuesday.

Shares of Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd soared 9 percent, Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd climbed 10 percent, Trina Solar Ltd rose nearly 9 percent and JA Solar Holdings Co Ltd was trading nearly 8 percent higher.

An American firm Bargamo E&A has shown interest to invest in the solar energy projects. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the firm, Hilard Herzong, called on the Sindh Governor, Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan. A statement on Sunday said that the meeting was held at the Governor House here.

CHANDIGARH: Against the backdrop of hectic global parleys to neutralise the effects of climate change, the Haryana Government has decided to develop Gurgaon and Faridabad as solar/green cities, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said here on Friday.

Despite nearly six years of the Centre

Chandigarh: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up of 5 MW solar power project in Punjab was inked between Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) and the US-based Enterprise Business Solutions (EBS) Group in the presence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens's step back from his plan to build the world's largest wind farm in Texas shows how a brutal recession could change the way the United States invests in renewable energy.

Public awareness about the "catastrophe" of climate change is not high enough to pressure politicians into taking action, former Vice President Al Gore said on Tuesday.

Gore, who shared a Nobel Prize in 2007 for his environmental campaigning, said politicians will only do more once the people who elect them force the issue.

The Milan trade fair said on Tuesday it is commissioning the world's biggest rooftop photovoltaic power installation covering some 270,000 square meters.

CHENNAI: Two Chennai-based organisations have come together to distribute one lakh solar energy-run lamps to the needy in the State by March.