The sector is hoping for a new lease of life with the draft offshore wind energy lease rules
There’s need for city-level climate actions
Talwandi thermal power plant order needs corrections
Kaiga nuclear plant expansion: Expect body blow for Western Ghats biodiversity
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
Naveen’s journey from child labour to young inventor
After rejoining school, this boy from Andhra Pradesh has won a national prize for inventing a cleaner cooking method
Gurugram as a Solar City
Addressing consumers' challenges could lead to greater conversion to solar energy
What ails India’s solar energy drive?
The declining price of solar power and a high import dependency has got domestic solar equipment manufacturers worried. Is the government addressing their concerns?