Promoting the use of solar energy
Regional Energy Initiative in India is currently
involved in the promotion of solar energy use. Solar
lighting has been advocated both for street-lighting and
for home-lighting. Installations are being planned for
new residential layouts located in suburbs of Bangalore
and Mysore (in Karnataka state). In addition to energy
conservation, peak hour shortages will be reduced.
Promotion of solar energy is also the first of eight
missions being developed by the Indian Government in its
National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC).
here for India’s NAPCC].
This plan focuses on the development and use of new
technologies, and their implementation through
appropriate institutional mechanisms.
Energy for Sustainable Development (ESD),
the journal of the International Energy Initiative
third issue of Volume XII of Energy for Sustainable
has been published. It is a general issue, comprising
articles on a wide range of subjects: renewable energy
generation using small-scale hydro-electricity,
soybean-derived bio-fuel, and solar-cookers; energy
efficiency in industry; and policy.
[Click here for the abstracts].
is a peer-reviewed journal encompassing energy issues --
and policies, from around the world, but focusing on
dedicated ESD web site
contains all the 53 issues published thus far. While
abstracts of all articles are accessible to all viewers,
the complete texts of the articles are available only to
Online course on Energy for
Sustainable Development at IIEEE-Sweden
International Institute for Industrial Environmental
Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden, is
delivering a new session of an online course in the
field of Energy for Sustainable Development (E4SD). The
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