Climate change represents one of the humanity

That we need 'green' technologies-wind, solar or biomass gasification -- for future energy security is no longer a matter of debate. The critical question, now, is: under what conditions can these emerging technologies be introduced into the market?

Climate change represents one of the humanity

Experts on Friday urged the government to immediately initiate the wind energy projects to avoid irresolvable energy crisis in the country and warned that window of opportunity is gradually closing with each passing day.

Addressing a two-day workshop on "Carbon Credit Potential in Wind Power Sector in Pakistan," being organised at a local hotel, speakers said that despite Pakistan is far behind in the acquisition of energy through windfalls than developed world, still it has an opportunity to avoid energy crisis.

On the face of it, the Indian wind energy sector is booming. Installed wind power capacity has increased six-fold in the last seven years

Looks like land grab Asia

Wind above other renewables? Maharashtra has promoted the Urjankur Nidhi Trust with Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL & FS), a Mumbai-based consultancy firm, to promote non-conventional energy projects in the state. The objective is to raise equity in renewable projects that include bagasse co-generation, mini hydro, waste-to-energy, solar and wind. The fund has a corpus of Rs

Wind power has used the economic route to be viable In major wind power producing countries like Denmark and Germany, wind power is promoted through preferential tariffs and a larger incentive is given to wind farms with high plant load factor. In Denmark, wind power had a fixed preferential feed-in tariff. Today, it is sold there in a liberalized electricity market at competitive

The 11th plan has set what industry considers a modest target of 10,000 mw capacity addition in five years. Everyone agrees that much more is possible. But for this to happen, big time, the business of wind must be into energy generation and not just encashing credits because of investment subsidies.

Nature's News team looks at how much carbon-free energy might ultimately be available