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.

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GANDHINAGAR: On rooftops, terraces and gardens in the babu-dominated edifices of Gandhinagar, there seems to be a quiet experiment going on for the last three months. Mini windmills and photo-voltaic cells have been erected to power thousands of tubelights, fans and calling bells the three things that are used incessantly in babudom.

Back-up power: Samsung President and CEO J. S. Shin (left) and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah launch the first solar powered Samsung mobile phone in Noida on Wednesday.

India added nearly 3 gw of grid-connected renewable energy in 2008, 2 gw of which came from the wind sector. The government is under intense pressure to increase electricity production and has put strong incentives in place to spur investment into renewable energy from both domestic and foreign investors.

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Pakistan has become a signatory of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) along with other 87 countries of the world. The Ambassador of Pakistan to Germany Shahid Kamal signed the statute of the International Renewable Energy Agency on behalf of the Government of Pakistan at a special signing ceremony held at German Foreign Office.

Xcel Energy Inc would offer incentives for Minnesota customers who take steps to conserve energy, which could include installation of solar panels on homes and businesses, under a $280 million plan filed this week with regulators, the state's biggest power company said on Thursday.

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Clean technologies attract $140bn compared with $110bn for gas, coal and electrical power; the biggest growth for renewable investment comes from China and India.

Green energy overtook fossil fuels in attracting investment for power generation for the first time last year, according to figures released on Wednesday by the United Nations.