India 5th in wind power generation with 1,700 MW added in 2013

India ranked fifth among top ten wind power producers in the world by adding 1,700 MW capacity in 2013, a global report on renewable energy said.

Need more integration of renewable with grids: CEC

There is a need for more integration of renewable energy with grid power, Chairman of the Central Electricity Commission Neeraja Mathur said today.

New land act may impact cost of renewable energy projects: Government

The new Land Acquisition Act may impact the total cost of renewable energy projects, Rajya Sabha was told on Monday.

Closing nuclear fuel cycle important to meet climate change threat

With the threat of climate change looming large, it is important to close the nuclear power fuel cycle so that the base fuel could be used more efficiently. With a closed fuel cycle, nuclear power is almost akin to renewable energy, said a senior official here.

New material boon for renewable energy storage

A new material could allow more utilities to store large amounts of renewable energy, says a new research.

Opting for coal-based energy `wasteful approach` by govt: IPCC

Emphasising on the need to decarbonise electricity generation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman R K Pachauri on Saturday termed as a "wasteful approach" by the government to opt for coal-based power projects and pressed for the use of renewable and nuclear energy sources to satisfy the country`s power needs.

50 mini, micro hydel power projects identified in Meghalaya

As many as 50 mini and micro hydel power projects have been identified in different districts of Meghalaya aimed at meeting the state`s power requirements.

`Renewable energy could address India`s energy needs`

Harnessing of renewable energy like wind, solar and biomass could address India`s energy needs, a senior Indian official averred here Monday.

Greenpeace turns heat on Twitter to commit to renewable energy

Greenpeace recently protested outside Twitter`s headquarters in San Francisco, asking the social network to make its tweets green.

Tool to estimate rooftop solar power launched

The Energy and Resource Institute Wednesday launched the world`s first tool named "WEB-GIS" to estimate the rooftop solar power potential for Indian solar cities, said an institute official.

India, Sudan agree to enhance cooperation in renewable energy

India today offered assistance to Sudan for developing renewable energy recources in the African country and also extended support for resource assessment and training in wind and solar energy sectors through technical institutions.

Power to farmers: Gujarat scientists float novel concept

A time may soon come when farmers who feed the people of India will also produce electricity to feed the national power grid.

India, Holland to set up joint working group for clean energy

India and the Netherlands today agreed to set up a joint working group for exchange of technical and institutional knowledge on clean energy.

India needs nuclear power till renewables fill gap: Abdullah

India needs nuclear power for civilian use till the time renewable energy is able to replace the use of fossil and nuclear fuels, Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah said Thursday.

Unveiled: A solar-panelled forest to promote renewable energy

In a novel initiative aimed at energy conservation and development of sustainable energy resources, Tata Capital Tuesday inaugurated a first-of-its-kind solar-panelled forest at its campus in Thane.

Hopes for clean, renewable energy up after water split into oxygen, hydrogen

Researchers have raised hopes for potentially creating a clean and renewable source of energy after they split water into hydrogen, oxygen by using light, nanoparticles.

Global fossil fuel usage to remain dominant

Despite improved energy efficiency and expenditure on renewable energy sources, the use of fossil fuels globally is expected to remain dominant, an International Energy Agency (IEA) expert said Wednesday here.

Farooq Abdullah hails PM`s statement on Rahul Gandhi

Union minister Farooq Abdullah said he hoped Rahul Gandhi would take over the responsibility of the Prime Ministership as early as possible.

Organic solar cells set to revolutionize renewable energy

Researchers have discovered that manipulating the `spin` of electrons in organic solar cells, a new class of solar cell mimicking the natural process of plant photosynthesis, dramatically improves their performance.

Titanium dioxide, a boon for renewable energy: Researchers

Australian scientists are currently studying the use of titanium dioxide, a chemical widely used as a whitening pigment, which could help store energy produced by renewable sources.