The International Conference for Renewable Energies is to be held in Bonn, Germany. But here is a sector dwarfed by fossil fuels, and although governments can proactively root for renewables, and some have, the options given to developing countries are qu

Breaking with tradition, Union finance minister Jaswant Singh chose not to conform to the two part format while delivering his maiden budget speech on February 28. But there was no departure from practice in this year s Union budget as it was at the end o

An extension of the pursuit of inner purity to purer forms of energy

Forget health impacts, tiny particles floating in the air are altering regional climates and affecting monsoon patterns and agricultural yield. These particles could be emanating from diesel and industrial emissions, biomass burning for cooking, forest fi

The threats from aerosols are all pervading

Aerosol research is still in its infancy. Further studies will reveal the definitive long term impact of these tiny particles

Solar lighting systems have brightened up the gloomy winters of Himachal Pradesh s Mayad valley

Despite being clean, alternative fuels fail to become the first choice

The world's first solar-powered aircraft, Helios, has made a world altitude record. It reached 24.7 km, five hours and 16 minutes after its launch from the us navy's Pacific Missile Range

The Earth will evaporate when the sun dies

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