Renewable Energy

Flamboyant Philippine Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has proposed a new “Solar Roofs Act” to provide competitive grants and incentives that would prompt local governments around the nation to advance the solar mission in their regions, according to a report in the Philippine daily Inquirer.
From mosques, to homes and streets, Pakistanis are increasingly seeing the light and realizing that year-round sun may be a cheap if partial answer to an enormous energy crisis, according to AFP.
The Philippine government said on Tuesday, that it can meet its renewable energy capacity target in the next three to five years so as to cut electricity prices and attract more investors.
Two major non-profit organizations have announced that they will start to co-operate on promoting an Asian super grid necessary for the acceleration of the deployment of renewable energy in Asia.
China's former energy chief on Saturday said more policy support is needed to promote the use of solar and wind power in the Chinese market, according to Xinhua.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) will acknowledge the coming of age of the renewable energy sector by publishing, for the first time, an annual medium-term report which analyses that market.
China yesterday established its first renewable energy policy research think tank conduct research and to develop programs and policies on renewable energy.
Greenpeace's has just released its 2012 Cool IT Leaderboard, with Google taking the top spot in the ranking technology firms' environmental efforts, seizing the crown from networking giant Cisco.
India's Magnetar Venture Pvt Ltd plans to launch a USD100 million fund focused on clean technologies by March to funnel growth capital into budding enterprises, a senior official at the venture fund told Reuters.
Balloons of Pagan
January 13, 2012
There is an intriguing fight developing between clean and renewable business and non-green industries in Burma. In a very public announcement – to reporters in Rangoon – the minister for electricity Khin Maung Soe halted the construction of a Thai-backed coal-fired power station. It comes only months after the Chinese-funded Myitsone hydroelectric dam was halted after listening to “the people”.  This time he said the coal-fired plant at Dawei had raised pollution and environmental concerns.