Friday, June 22, 2018

The Doha Debacle

Sixteen countries including major Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non OPEC members failed in Doha, in the third week of April 2016,...

Paris Climate Agreement: Triumph for Developed Nations, Compromise for Developing Ones

The Paris Summit, the 21st meeting of Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was attended by...

Natural Gas – The Transition Fuel?

Introduction India has historically been dependent on coal for the electricity sector. 62.1 per cent of the installed power capacity is sourced through coal. However,...

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...

Make in India and renewable energy

The renewable energy seminar held during the Make in India Week on 15 February was one of the best attended sessions. It served as...

Australian coal v renewables: how much will it cost to bring...

The Australian government continues to claim that coal will play a vital role in bringing cheap energy to developing nations. In particular, it’s claimed...

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...

Why India matters to climate action

The human race is at a crossroads of survival and growth. We are at a point where important decisions with long lasting outcomes will...

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...

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...