LONDON - Britain's energy suppliers must abate carbon emissions by at least a tonne for every residential customer signed up to "green" electricity tariffs under new guidelines set by energy regulator Ofgem on Wednesday.

Suppliers in Britain are already obliged to produce some electricity from renewable sources, for which they receive a subsidy.

Wind and solar power grew at a blistering pace in recent years, and that growth seemed likely to accelerate, especially in the United States under the green-minded administration of the new president, Barack Obama.

Principal Secretary (Additional Energy Source) Sudhir Kumar said on Sunday that UP topped the country in energy generation by sugar mills.

Addressing the valedictory function of Science Expo, held at the Regional Science Centre, as the chief guest, Kumar said solar and wind energy were going to be extremely important as prices of solar panels were expected to come down.

The price of carbon dioxide in the European Union has fallen so low it no longer provides an incentive to low-carbon development, and seems unlikely to do so in the near future.

Permits to emit the gas, issued by the EU

DAVOS - Clean energy investment needs to more than triple to $515 billion a year to stop planet-warming emissions reaching levels deemed unsustainable by scientists, the World Economic Forum said in a report on Thursday.

Date: 29-Jan-09
Country: SWITZERLAND
Author: Nichola Groom and Ben Hirschler

DAVOS - Investments and policies to combat climate change will put the world economy on the road to recovery and help cool the planet in the process, delegates at the World Economic Forum said on Wednesday.

Siliguri, Jan. 28: The West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation, in association with the Tea Board of India, has decided to draft a package to promote the use of renewable and eco-friendly energy sources in the tea estates of north India.

ISLAMABAD (January 28 2009): A five member delegation of Canadian Solar Incorporation (CSI), headed by Special Advisor to Immigration Minister, Canada, Wajid Khan called on Chairman, National Vocational & Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC), Adnan A. Khawaja in his office at the Prime Minister's secretariat, here Tuesday.

Unb, Dhaka Bangladeshi national Dipal Chandra Barua has received the UAE's 1.5 million US dollar Zayed Future Energy Prize for promoting clean energy.

ISLAMABAD: Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has decided to approach provincial governments for provision of wasteland for bio-diesel plantation. According to AEDB on Wednesday, the board of directors has decided to facilitate provision of land to private firms interested in bio-diesel projects.

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