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Indian sugar mills generate as much ‘green’ energy as windmills, and at half the cost

New Delhi, June 5, 2009: As the 2009 World Environment Day draws to a close, there’s heartening news from unexpected quarters: Indian sugar mills seem to be doing their bit to ease the energy crisis in the country. What’s more, they are doing it by generating biomass-based ‘green’ energy from bagasse, a waste product that comes from sugarcane cultivation.

Despite massive investments, India lagging behind in wind energy

New Delhi, August 6, 2008: To all appearances, the wind energy sector in India is booming – but it could very well be nothing but an optical illusion. Despite rising installed capacity and huge investments, India does not manage to generate enough power from wind because of lower than average plant load factors (PLF).

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