China must swiftly decouple its rapid economic growth from rising carbon dioxide emissions for global greenhouse gas levels to stay manageable, the authors of a new study said, urging sweeping support to help that transition.

Tens of thousands of Japanese homes and businesses are preparing to put new solar panels on their roofs, spurred by a subsidy plan going into effect this month. It is a step towards regaining Japan's once-dominant position in solar energy, something that has become a matter of pride for the country's policy-makers.

Praveen Bose / Bangalore April 28, 2009, 0:55 IST

Selco Solar has illuminated the lives of many poor with over 95,000 solar installations.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) will soon be a testing area for solar thermal technology and the host for a 10 MW solar thermal plant on its campus.

IISc signed a MoU with the Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (C-STEP) on Monday, for partnership in technologies in energy, information and communication, materials and infrastructure.

Nepal Rastra Bank Governor Deependra Bahadur Kshetry has said that private sector banks in Nepal are not equipped with adequate capital to fund big hydropower projects.

The Government recently approved an ADB funded project to improve electricity services and support renewable energy. The ADB will provide a loan of US$ 164 million while counterpart funds from the Government of Sri Lanka would be an equivalent of US$ 24 million , LBO reported.

The World Bank is supporting the Government initiative to increase rural people's access to electricity through the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development (RERED) Project as the Government is relying upon renewable energy options to provide electricity in remote areas where grid expansion is either too expensive or not possible now.

DEHRA DUN: Not content with being Asia

AHMEDABAD: Imagine a house running only on solar energy. From water heater to every light bulb. This thought could turn into a reality soon, with a sharp rise in number of takers for this alternative and green power source.

Advanced solar appliances have become popular among educational institutes and corporate houses to generate thermal and electric energy.

TIRUCHI: Speakers at a seminar on