Total demand for renewable energy in the United States will increase by 2.6 percent by next year, following a 0.4 percent increase in the past year and a decline of 1.0 percent from 1999 to 2000, according to government predictions.
Production of wind energy in Britain last year was 25 percent higher as a result of freak weather conditions, according to the industry lobby group.
A series of public meetings are being held in California to discuss the need to invest in renewable electricity generation in that state.
Electricity from new wind farms in the western United States will be generated at record-low costs, according to the industry's lobby group.
A research group in Alberta says the province must promote renewable energy and energy efficiency to cope with deregulation of the electricity sector.
The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for applications to pursue applied research, development and demonstration involving energy efficiency and some renewable energy.
The British government will provide additional funding of Â£100 million to support renewable energy technologies and to make Britain a leader in the adoption of green power.
Renewable energy companies from around the world received awards at the Energy Globe Awards 2001, broadcast on Austrian television late last month.
A natural gas company in New Jersey will establish programs to promote renewable energy in the state.
A major agency of the United Nations wants a majority of the $15 trillion to be invested in new power projects over the next two decades to be directed to clean energy technologies.