Something’s brewing in Bihar. After decades of being India’s most notoriously 'backward' state, the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has tempered corruption, built roads and spurred development. Given the impressive achievements of his previous term, it's no surprise he rode to overwhelming victory in recent elections.
The U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) bank has given XCoal Energy & Resources, a coal-exporting firm, a $90 million loan guarantee. The decision has drawn the ire of environmentalists across the country.
Twenty of the world's leading off-grid clean energy entrepreneurs sent a letter today to World Bank Group president Robert Zoellick requesting $500 million in financial commitments to help them deliver on the world's energy access goals.
The latest report from the Worldwatch Institute indicates global natural gas consumption is regaining momentum, with much of it being driven by increasing demand in Asia and the United States.