The Canadian federal government has reported to the United Nations that the country’s greenhouse gas emissions were down in 2008 because of slower economic activity and reduced reliance on coal-fired power.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Bangladesh to boost electricity generation through public-private partnerships to spur the overall economy.
NTPC, Tata Power, JSW Energy and Sterlite Energy are among over 200 companies that have sent in proposals to set up solar power projects in Rajasthan, India.
While the rainy season has started in southern Venezuela and “the volume of water at Guri dam is gradually rising,” recovery to optimum levels “will take a long time, perhaps a couple of years,” Igor Gavidia, President of Venezuela’s electricity utility Edelca, said.
Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest exporter of oil, will seek to produce more electricity from fossil fuels, a top government official has announced.
The Welsh Assembly Government’s new energy policy statement is more “idealistic than realistic”, according to wind energy developer West Coast Energy.
The Hanoi Power Company of Vietnam has announced that it will turn off 50 per cent of street lamps from now to June 2010 to save energy for the upcoming summer.
China’s first offshore wind farm, a 102MW array is due to come to full power by the end of April 2010, is located in the Yangtze River delta near Shanghai.
The Bangladeshi government has installed a solar panel system on the rooftop of its Prime Minister’s office in the capital Dhaka in a bid to encourage green energy in a country feeling extreme electricity scarcity.
China’s power industry may incur losses this year as rising coal prices may take the sheen off the 9 per cent growth in consumption.