Gordon Brown, prime minister, yesterday signed a clean energy co--operation agreement with a leading renewable energy company in the United Arab Emirates.

By Clifford Krauss

For all the support that the presidential candidates are expressing for renewable energy, alternative energies like wind and solar are facing big new challenges because of the credit freeze and the plunge in oil and natural gas prices.

Heliostats redirect sunrays to a tower in Seville, Spain. Energy created at the plant provides electricity to thousands of homes.

A village of 105 lit up households. But how to make renewable energy sustainable? A 30-km drive from Chhattisgarh

Somesh Kumar & Rupesh Agarwal

The Japan Electric Power Exchange (JEPX) plans an Internet site to bring together parties wanting to trade carbon-neutral power that is generated from renewable sources or from fossil fuels offset by UN carbon credits.

An exchange official said on Tuesday that the aim was to start the site by mid-November, initially on a trial basis.

BHUBANESWAR: In what could give a solid boost to carbon trading from renewable energy production systems, a remote monitoring mechanism that will keep a tab on actual time of functioning of decentralised energy production units has been designed by the State-run Orissa Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA).

K. Subramanya, CEO, Tata BP Solar, India

Vishal Sharma / Agra October 27, 2008, 0:12 IST

Gasifier plant to cut fuel bills by Rs 8 lakh a year; currently on subsidy.

Worried over the rising prices of liquiefied petroleum gas (LPG) and the unavailability of natural gas, some enterprising industrialists of Agra have come up with an innovative solution to tide over their fuel supply problems.

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered notice on a writ petition by a panchayat ward member in Coimbatore district, seeking a direction to authorities for collecting taxes and other revenues from 10 companies that had set up a windmill project in his village.

The world is still trying hard to over come the double crisis of sky rocketing energy prices, as well as the increasing costs and fears of food shortages. Some of the options being proposed and tried out in some countries, by converting food grains into bio fuels is being blamed at least partly for the increasing cost of food.

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