In 2002, countries met in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 10th anniversary of the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

But the country lacks a tidal energy policy. The Gujarat government is all set to develop India’s first tidal energy plant. The state government has approved Rs 25 crore for setting up the 50 MW plant at the Gulf of Kutch. It will produce energy from the ocean tides. The state government signed a MoU with Atlantis Resource Corporation last year to develop the plant. “The proposal was approved in this year’s budget session,” says Rajkumar Raisinghani, senior executive with Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL).

Tidal energy was a sector that received little attention from developers and policy planners alike due to the perception that the technology has still a long way to go. However, Gujarat has decided to install a project to figure out its potential for meeting state's growing energy demands.

The broad objective of the study is: To carry out the Integrated Renewable Energy potential assessment for the state of Gujarat; and To develop a Renewable Energy atlas which can give user a bird‘s eye view of relative potential of these RE sources at the district level in coordination with existing network of electrical transmission, gas grid n

Subsidies for households to install solar panels are about to be slashed by ministers in a controversial move which could make a further dent in the coalition’s green credentials.

Hooking up the UK’s electricity system to neighbouring countries through a European “supergrid” could bring a host of economic and environmental benefits, but there are “tremendous uncertainties” a

In this article, an attempt is made to answer the question: Can renewable energy sources eventually supply India’s electricity needs in the future? The estimates made here indicate that even with a frugal per capita electricity need of 2000 kWh/annum and a stabilized population of 1700 million by 2070, India would need to generate 3400 TWh/yr. As opposed to this, a systematic analysis of the information available on all the renewable energy sources indicates that the total potential is only around 1229 TWh/yr. It is concluded that in the future as fossil fuels are exhausted, renewable

BERHAMPUR: Along with the rain, sea waves have again posed threat to villages on the Ganjam district coast.

Sri Lanka's Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has said the government was looking at the possibility of generating electricity from ocean waves.

Ranawaka has said a prefeasibility study on the matter has already been conducted.

He has said that although Sri Lanka is interested in generating electricity from ocean waves no feasibility study has yet been carried out and theref

The author, who heads one of the oldest and premier institute/university of India, has given a very detailed round-up of the energy and environment issues. The impacts of various forms of energy on growth, pollution and global warming have been brought out. The measures that need to be taken and the urgency for use of new and cleaner technologies for infrastructure and industrial activities have been highlighted.

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