Greenery may create jobs

Mumbai's civic body has come up with a plan to generate nearly 4 MW of power from a closed garbage dump, even while the open surface is turned into a nine-hole golf course.

Apart from doing its bit to improve Mumbai's power supply, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will also earn more than Rs 60 crore over ten years by way of carbon credits, according to civic officials.

The head of oil giant Chevron Corp on Wednesday called on President-elect Barack Obama to create a national energy policy that promotes efficiency, opens up new areas for oil production and sets a clear policy on carbon dioxide emissions.

The proposed medium-term national renewable energy policy for Pakistan will pave the way for the development of renewable projects under a transparent process for reducing transaction costs, delays, and frustrations by potential investors.

The state environment minister, Mr Sailen Sarkar, today introduced biodegradable bags, which would be popularly known as green bags in a sweet shop in front of Writers

Pallavi Bisaria / New Delhi/ Lucknow November 10, 2008, 0:42 IST

In order to popularise alternative methods of conventional energy, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced subsidy on solar water heating systems.

The scheme will be carried out through the Non-conventional Energy Development Agency (NEDA), a state government nodal agency for renewable energy.

If California expands its renewable power generation to be a third of electricity delivered in the state by 2020, it may cost $60 billion, the state's utility regulator said in a report issued on Thursday.

The British government insists it is on track to hit ambitious renewable energy targets, but the industry says a swathe of problems in developing wind farms threaten to blow the plans off course.

Norwegian company Fred. Olsen Renewables has secured 303 million pounds ($479 million) in debt financing for the construction of a new wind farm in Scotland, its adviser said on Wednesday.

Agartala, Nov 5: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has agreed to provide financial support to 8,719 remote villages of 10 states, including 1,704 hamlets in the Northeast in the current fiscal.