Friday, June 22, 2018

Fossil fuel subsidy reform: Burning the midnight oil

In Paris last December, 196 countries agreed to a new pact to tackle climate change and keep global temperature rise in check, below 2°C...

Why it is important to ‘Re-define’ Forests in India

‘Forests’ in India remain defined by their dictionary meaning as guided by the Supreme Court in Godavarman case in 1996. Oxford dictionary defines forest...

Need for national policy to recover endangered species

India is bestowed with world’s four mega-biodiversity hotspots. In fact, India is the only country that is blessed so many of these biodiversity regions....

Financial sustenance an uphill task for Indian discoms

With an installed capacity of 303, 083 MW, the Indian electricity sector is the fifth largest in the world and one of the most...

Powering India to equitable growth

India is a nation of around 125 crore people, growing at a fast pace. With this, the energy demand too is on the rise....

LPG Access Schemes in India

The cabinet committee on economic affairs approved the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana on 10 March 2016. The scheme aims to provide free LPG connections...

LPG for every Indian household

Within a fortnight of the recently announced Union Budget, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, earmarking Rs. 8,000...

Shale gas, the next bonanza

What is Shale Gas? While most of us have come across the term Shale Gas, many don’t really understand what exactly this is. Shale gas...

India’s waste management problems are piling up

India’s rapid economic growth has resulted in a substantial increase in solid waste generation in urban centres. Urban areas in India alone generate more...

Towards energy efficient smart cities

As India is industrialising rapidly, it is entering its most energy-intensive phase of economic growth building new infrastructure, and increasing the use of transportation....