Bijoy Ghosh

Chennai: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will increase its clean energy investments to $2 billion a year from a previous target of $1 billion, in a bid to accelerate low carbon growth and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region.

Like all rural Bangladeshis, Saidul Islam knows the hardships of summer, when his tin-roofed house turns into a furnace with not enough electricity to power even a fan.

For the 100 million Bangladeshis -- most of them farmers -- who live in the countryside, the notion of electricity supply is little more than an empty promise bandied about by politicians at election time.

Chu launched the "Low Carbon Communities of the Americas" program at an event on energy and climate change that was put together after presidents at the Fifth Summit of the Americas in April agreed to collaborate more on green energy issues.

A Non-Conventional Energy Park would soon become a reality in Goa. The Central government has sanctioned funds to the tune of Rs 1 crore to set up the park in Margao as part of Phase I of the project.
And, if Chief Minister, Digambar Kamat is to be believed, the foundation stone for the project would soon be laid at the hands of Union Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah.

240 MPs signed a parliamentary motion supporting the rollout of solar photovoltaic power.

Britain could become a booming market for solar power from next year when the UK introduces a support system used successfully by dozens of other countries.

Nalini Ravichandran | ENS

TAMIL Nadu ranks first in wind energy generation with an output of 45 per cent of the power generated throughout the country

Rally and a street play by schoolchildren organised
AIDING AWARENESS: Students participating in a rally organised as part of Global Wind Day celebrations at the Marina beach on Monday.

KOLKATA: The West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation (WBGEDC) has decided to install solar lanterns in schools and relief camps in which the people left homeless after the recent Aila tragedy are taking shelter in the Sunderbans. Several solar panels in the Sunderbans were damaged in the storm and the people of the area have been reeling in darkness ever since.

At least 14 percent of power generated by various power plants in the country was wasted while in distribution owing to technical reasons, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) sources said.