The third largest state by area and second largest by population in the country, Maharashtra's wind power potential is 4584 MW. In 2007-08, Maharashtra saw an addition of 268 MW to its wind energy generation capacity. Besides the state stands second to Tamil Nadu in terms of installed capacity to generate wind energy.

India is rapidly developing wind energy resources to satisfy its growing needs for electricity. However, the suitability of a particular location for the development of a wind energy project depends on a large number of factors.

LONDON (Reuters) - Renewable energy, such as wind, solar and hydropower, will overtake gas to become the second largest source of electricity behind coal by 2015, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.

Wind developers in the United States could be the first among the energy sector to fall victim to the global financial meltdown emanating from Wall Street. The banking crisis that began with bad loans in the US housing sector has now brought down several commercial banks, one of the world's largest insurance companies and leading investment banks.

With the average price of a gallon of gasoline hovering somewhere around $4 in the U.S. and oil prices continuing to rise the whole world is refocusing their attention on the viability of alternative energy sources. A window seems to be opening for genuine progress in lessening our dependence on fossil fuels.

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