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Renewable Energy

Time to Plug in

Issue Date: May 31, 2004
There is a prominently held view that dissemination of renewable energy technology is marred by high costs. It's true that a few technologies like wind power have become cheaper, but others are still expensive. Solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind energy now cost one-tenth of what they did in the early 1980s. Today a wind energy plant costs just about the same as a coal-fired thermal power plant of the same capacity; it could be even cheaper at places with high wind speeds.

Time to plug in

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2004
There is a prominently held view that dissemination of renewable energy technology is marred by high costs. It's true that a few technologies like wind power have become cheaper, but others are still expensive. Solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind energy now cost one tenth of what they did in early 1980s. Today a wind energy plant costs just about the same as a coal-fired thermal power plant of the same capacity; it could be even cheaper at places with high wind speeds.

Renewables, Deserted?

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2002
we are always the first to start. Invariably the last to finish. This is also, possibly, the story of renewables in the country. Way back in 1980, the government created the commission on additional sources of energy.

A Renewable Crisis

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2000
It has shaken the confidence of the new Europe. Oil crisesfuel shortagesstreet blockades and protests that had become commonplace during the 1970s oil shortagehave come back to haunt Europe once again.

Gone with the wind

Issue Date: Jun 30, 1999
tapping the potential of wind power is no longer difficult or expensive. Technology to harness this natural force is not only improving, but more nations are finding this alternative source of p ower more desirable because it is locally available, cheap to produce and does not dirty the environment. It is no wonder that wind power has already become the world's fastest growing renewable energy source ( see box: Why wind energy) .

Paying nature's bill

Author(s): Anil Agarwal
Issue Date: Feb 15, 1993
IN THE last 100 years of industrialisationindustrial firms have sought to increase their efficiency and profitability through increases in labour productivity. One fallout of this was the replacement of human labour with machines thatin turnhas resulted in heavy natural costs as industries became increasingly energy- and material-intensive. All this has happened partially because materials and energy have been cheap.

Spurt forecast in nonconventional energy

Author(s): Koshy Cherail
Issue Date: May 15, 1993
• A RS 4.5-crore, 100-kw solar photovoltaic power plant -- Asia's largest -- is to be commissioned by Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao in May 1993 at Kalyanpur village in Aligarh district. • A Rs 4,000-crore, 100-mw tidal wave power project in the Gulf of Kutch is being reviewed.

Trade war over wind energy heats up between US and China

Issue Date: Jan 4, 2012
The trade dispute between the US and China over renewable energy equipment is growing shriller. The Wind Tower Trade Coalition (WTTC), a coalition of producers of wind towers in the US, has filed a complaint with the US Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission seeking anti-dumping and countervailing investigations into the Chinese and Vietnamese wind towers imports in the US market. Two similar probes against China are already underway.
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