If India has to depend on fossil fuels for its energy requirements, at least in the short to medium term, natural gas is by far the cleanest option.
In any society, especially one that proclaims its democracy from the rooftop on every occasion, the right to dissent is paramount. Yet those who do usually end up facing the full might of the state.
Unfortunately, these environmentally damaging subsidies are often ignored during discussions on fossil fuel pricing and use, which tend to focus on the quantifiably larger and more politically controversial consumer-focused subsidies.
Throughout the previous decade, Bihar has consistently been the lowest per capita recipient of fuel subsidy transfers amongst all states and Union Territories.
The challenges and concerns facing nuclear power development are huge but expect Africa’s powerhouses from Egypt to Nigeria to reach operational levels eventually.
South Africa stunned the UN climate change negotiations by saying the two co-chairs and some developed countries’ attitude to developing countries was akin to apartheid.
The Indian government has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 33-35% of its 2005 levels by 2030.
The decision to substantially alter the energy mix that powers India in future is likely to be taken at the Union Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
‘India’s Coal Rush’, a short documentary, travels from Jharia’s vast, burning coalfields to the smoky plains of Chhattisgarh, tracing the impact of India’s growing appetite for coal.
Chhattisgarh and Odisha were kept in the dark, statutory public hearings weren’t held, and clearances were never sought in the two states
With the rising demand for clean energy, SECMOL represents the idea of environment consciousness that goes hand in hand with development
Singrauli is the energy capital of India, a place critical to the Modi government’s plans for power for all, yet its own people are powerless
Some opportunities have been missed and now, with a possible thaw with the west, Indian companies could be left out in the cold for Iran’s immense oil and gas reserves
Ufa (Russia): After visiting two Central Asian countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here today on a three-day trip during which he will attend the BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summits. Modi flew here from Kazakhstan, which was his second stop after Uzbekistan in his six-nation week-long tour. […]
Any new investor in the region must have deep pockets, the confidence to deal with dodgy political, legal and tax regimes and a sense of desperation to access the energy whatever the costs. As of today, only China fits the bill.
For the Union government to convince and help states move to a more rational tariff regime perhaps is the leap that could help NDA reach its 2019 deadline of power for all
New Delhi: Ever since power distribution was privatised in Delhi in 2002, peak power demand has more than doubled from around 3,000 MW to around 6,000 MW. The surge, helped by a steady rise in the city’s population, the increasing affluence of its residents – who now command the highest average […]
The hidden costs of fossil fuel use, together with their subsidies, easily overshadow the health budgets of governments worldwide