alternative energy sources

Scientists create hair thin solar cells


April 10th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Scientists have created solar cells so thin and flexible that they can be wrapped around a single strand of human hair.The ultra-thin film consists of electrodes ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Technology too inadequate to mitigate climate change effect


March 20th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Scientists and planners taking the help of technology to mitigate the effects of climate change may find it too inadequate to help, warns an expert.Richard York, ... Read more...

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Stop Iran gas project: US tells Pakistan


March 10th, 2012 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) The US has asked Pakistan to abandon the Iran gas pipeline project and counselled Islamabad to explore alternative energy sources.Deputy US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Hoagland ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Indian, Israeli experts tap sun for hybrid power plants


February 14th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The success of hybrid cars is inspiring yet another way of going green but on a more ambitious scale -- harnessing solar energy to drive ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Ukraine, Brazil talk on energy


January 24th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine has started talks with Brazil on joint development of hydrocarbons on the Black Sea shelf, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Konstantin Grishchenko said Tuesday."Naftogaz Ukraina ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistan mulls alternative energy plan


October 15th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistan is considering alternative energy sources to mitigate the country's massive power crisis, Water and Power Minister Naveed Qamar has said.He said the draft alternative energy ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Two Indian firms win clean energy awards


June 17th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Two Indian companies specializing in alternative energy sources for rural electrification have won this year's prestigious Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy in London.The Husk Power ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Cellular operators to draft emission cut plan in three months


June 11th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Following the allegation of NGO Green Peace that telecom giant Bharti Airtel had not revealed measures taken to lower its carbon emissions, Cellular Operators Association ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Prenatal exposure to pollutants linked to behavioural problems in children


April 13th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A new study has found that when pregnant mothers are exposed to pollutants, created by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and other organic material, it could lead ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Yechury backs Pachauri on nuclear power


September 13th, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) R.K. Pachauri, whose UN panel on climate change has shared the Nobel Peace Prize, Sunday described nuclear power as an important source of India's future energy needs. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Energy technologies are not enough to reduce carbon emissions: Expert


September 10th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.10 (ANI): New York University physicist Martin Hoffert has, in an essay, warned that energy technologies are not enough to sufficiently reduce carbon emissions.Publishing the essay for New York University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Americans use less energy due to recession


August 26th, 2010 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 26 (IANS) American citizens are using less energy and making more use of renewable energy resources due to the economic recession and technological advances, a national laboratory report has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Soon, urine to be used as power source for robots


August 4th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Think twice before you use the flush after a pee, for according to researchers at the Bristol Robotics Lab, urine could actually be used as an alternative power ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mukherjee heads high-power team to CEOs meet in D.C.


June 18th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee heads a high-power team of policymakers and corporate leaders to the India-US CEOs Forum in Washington Sunday to outline the next steps ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

TRAI invites comments on green telecom


May 7th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The telecom regulator has invited stakeholders' views on "green telecom" by June 14 to prepare a consultation paper on the subject as the government is committed to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Car that uses 10,000 cups of espresso as fuel!


March 11th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11 (ANI): Jem Stansfield, a BBC presenter, will drive from London to Manchester to test an experimental car, which runs on coffee grounds.BBC1's Bang Goes The Theory host will travel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Keep forest land, animal corridors safe from unplanned tourism’


March 6th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 5 (IANS) Union Tourism Secretary Sujit Banerjee Friday cautioned that tourism, if pursued in an unplanned fashion, could be a threat to forest land and animal corridors in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Emerging carbon policies may limit future oil demand


March 3rd, 2010 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 3 (IANS) Future growth in oil demand may be significantly constrained due to the emerging policies in the US and elsewhere to address climate change, said experts. According to a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Could waste be a source of our energy requirements?


February 1st, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Scientists are trying to find answers to one of the most challenging problems existing today -- generating energy without worsening climate change or harming food output. Researchers are investigating ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

US, Philippines to partner in biofuel research


October 27th, 2009 - 5:50 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Oct 27 (IANS) Visiting US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said his government is seeking partnership with the Philippines in biofuel research. Speaking at a press conference Monday, Vilsack said both countries ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New material may boost data storage on fingernail-sized computer chips


October 21st, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): North Carolina State University engineers have created a new material that would allow a fingernail-size computer chip to store the equivalent of 20 high-definition DVDs or 250 million ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World Bank releases report on development, climate change


October 11th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 11 (IANS) The developing countries can shift to a low-carbon path while promoting development, but this depends on financial and technical aid from developed nations, the World Bank said ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Climate change may reduce South Asia GDP 4-5 percent: World Bank


September 16th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A global warming of two degrees Celsius -- the minimum the world is likely to experience -- could result in permanent GDP reductions of four-five ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Farooq talks windmills, thinks Kashmir (Capital Buzz)


September 13th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) You can take Farooq Abdullah out of Kashmir, but you can't take Kashmir out of him. Even as a central cabinet minister in charge of new ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Hillary wishes Brazil on Independence Day


September 7th, 2009 - 5:00 am ICT by IBNS
Washington, Sept 7 (IBNS) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton greeted Brazil on its 187th Independence Day.“On behalf of the people of the United States, I extend warm wishes and congratulations ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Lasers can make solar cells more efficient


May 30th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Scientists have said that laser technology can contribute to optimizing the manufacturing costs and efficiency of solar cells.If the latest forecast from the World Energy Council WEC ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obama’s proposed “smart grid” may be vulnerable to attacks by computer hackers


March 31st, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Security analysts have warned that US President Barrack Obama's plans to accelerate the development of an electrical "smart grid" could leave America's power supply dangerously vulnerable to attacks ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian scientists develop solar water heating system that pays for itself five times over


March 10th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Indian scientists have developed a solar water heating system that will effectively pay for itself five times over, with an estimated working life of about twenty years.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Islamic economic forum urges reduction of trade barriers


March 4th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 4 (DPA) An international Islamic economic conference ended Wednesday with calls for the reduction of trade barriers, development of alternative energy sources and stricter regulations in the global financial industry. The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

West Bengal to have branch of green think tank


February 19th, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) The West Bengal government will give a plot to The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to carry out various environmental monitoring projects in the state, Chief Minister Buddhadeb ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Gore ”rules out” environment job with Obama


December 10th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago, Dec.10 (ANI): Former US Vice-President Al Gore has ruled himself out of an environment-related job under the Barack Obama administration. Gore and Obama met in Chicago yesterday and reportedly discussed ways ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Russian president urges Apec greater global role


November 21st, 2008 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 21 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has urged the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum to play a stronger role in ensuring global security and overcoming the financial crisis. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nuclear pact will end Indias nuclear isolation: Manmohan Singh


August 15th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.15 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday described the signing of the US-India civil nuclear cooperation as a step to end Indias nuclear isolation internationally. Candidly admitting ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Part-4 of text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’’s address


August 15th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): Following is the forth part of the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh''s address from the Red Fort on the occasion of the nation''s 62nd Independence ... Read more...

Posted in National |

British Midlands Energy Technologies Institute, a new avenue for Indian firms


August 5th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.5 (ANI): The two regional development agencies of the British Midlands East Midlands Development Agency and Advantage West Midlands are becoming increasingly focused on Indian companies who are looking to ... Read more...

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