Trans-regional solar energy cooperation can pave the way for equability and a just energy order in the international arena
Decluttering India’s energy sector
National Smart Grid Mission is stumbling only a few paces from the starting line
Offshore wind: The sleeping giant has been stirred
There’s need for city-level climate actions
Indian cities need climate action plans that are implementable and have necessary financial, institutional and policy support
Talwandi thermal power plant order needs corrections
The dismissal by Punjab power commission will not only stall implementation of pollution control norms at the plant but also set a wrong example for others
Kaiga nuclear plant expansion: Expect body blow for Western Ghats biodiversity
Rich tropical forest, vibrant wildlife, water of Kali river will be in line of destruction
Want to solve climate problem? Nuclear isn't the answer
Alternatives to nuclear energy, in particular renewable sources of electricity like wind and solar energy, have become drastically cheaper.
Are coal-fired power plants attractive for investment?
A recent report says that there is economic merit in closing down such power plants to meet the Paris goals
Incentives needed for cleaner energy from thermal power sources
The Electricity Act, 2003 needs to address the issue of incentivising adoption of cleaner fuels to generate power
Coal liquefaction: India’s ticket to energy independence?
The Indian government should facilitate in bringing leading foreign companies investing in domestic Coal-To-Liquid projects with private Indian players so that India can overcome crude oil shortage
Will Saubhagya targets be met?
It would be difficult till Decentralised Renewable Energy is not incorporated seriously
The fault in our stars
ISEER, the new system of rating and labeling ACs that began this year, seems designed to serve industry interest rather than consumer or climate interest
Biodiesel in India: The Jatropha fiasco
Several factors have led to slow progress in the country’s biodiesel development programme, nbotably, the Jatropha plant
India's ethanol equation
Ethanol blending in petrol is an effective way of increasing domestic petrol availability and for that, all-round efforts need to be made to increase ethanol production
'Energy poverty hurts women'
Women's participation should be considered while making policy on access to energy and management, says an expert
Too cold for comfort!
Managing our cooling and heating needs would go a long way to reduce electricity demand and carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change. But we are still not getting it right.
E-vehicles are not to scoff at, but to wheel in
Switching to electricity powered vehicles would help India move towards a cleaner future
The e-vehicle paradox
In spite of the change technology promises, the change on ground is so miniscule that the reality of dirty energy and dirty vehicles swamps the little benefits
Saubhagya scheme: In pursuit of 100% electrification
The scheme fails to incentivise DISCOMS to provide uninterrupted quality services
Energy Democracy: Where ‘two Indias’ meet
India needs a people-centric process towards de-centralising power and gaining control of renewable energy production, distribution and usage
The day when the world will have a common electricity grid
To allow renewables to thrive in the future, dirty energy should be allowed to continue for some time
Big energy companies enter electric vehicle sector
Big energy companies like NTPC, Indian Oil and others have the financial bandwidth to build the EV infrastructure and take electric mobility forward
Mini grids: the smarter way towards rural electrification
Expansion of the electric grid has been unable to ensure universal access to power in 70 years. Decentralised mini-grids do more for last-mile connectivity
The false burden of social cost on renewable energy
The Economic Survey estimated high social cost of renewable energy, but an analysis shows many discrepancies in calculations