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December 2008
Vol. V Issue. 28; 30 December 2008
Redefining Energy Security (part II) - 30 December 2008
"The geological threat to energy security arises from one of the essential characteristic of fossil fuels, which is that their supply is finite. Technical innovations and higher prices for fossil fuels may yield increased reserves but inevitably a growing rate of extraction and consumption must eventually result in depletion of the Earth's fixed stock..."
 
 
Vol. V Issue. 27; 23 December 2008
Redefining Energy Security - 23 December 2008
"The relevance of the geo-political approach is questionable in an age where the political and economic contexts from which the notion is derived are no longer valid. The approach is rooted in the past and looks to the present while an effective strategic policy would have to be rooted in the present and look to the future. In the future, threats to energy security are likely to come from Nature..."
 
 
Vol. V Issue. 26; 16 December 2008
The Wild Pendulum of Oil Price - 16 December 2008
"The frictions are unlikely to go away in the short term because the political price for change is too high for most Governments. What politicians in consuming as well as producing countries fail to acknowledge is that the economic cost of 'no change' could be far greater than the political cost of 'change'..."
 
 
Vol. V Issue. 25; 09 December 2008
Energy Security in Villages through Biomass (part III) - 09 December 2008
"A total of 200 such projects will be taken up till 31st March, 2010. These projects are taken up in remote villages, and hence face challenges due to remoteness in operation & maintenance, post installation services, resource availability, lack of productive load, lack of revenue generation and lack of community participation..."
 
 
Vol. V Issue. 24; 02 December 2008
Energy Security in Villages through Biomass (part II) - 02 December 2008
"A Village Energy Fund should be got created under the provisions of State Panchayati Raj Act, initially with beneficiary contributions for sustained operation and management of the project. Subsequent monthly/annual user charges should be deposited in this account..."
 
 
 
November 2008
Vol. V Issue. 23; 25 November 2008
Energy Security in Villages through Biomass - 25 November 2008
"Recent technological developments in biomass have made it possible to deploy various biomass-based systems for meeting total energy requirements of villages in an efficient, reliable, and cost-effective manner. Modern biomass technologies offer considerable efficiency gains over traditional biomass use..."
 
 
Vol. V Issue. 22; 18 November 2008
How Suitable is Coal based Power Policy for India? (part- II) - 18 November 2008
"Instead of dreaming to blindly emulate Chinese practice of adding huge capacity addition of coal power units, it is essential to address effectively the pathetically low efficiencies in the usage of our existing power infrastructure. If we objectively take into account the operational inefficiencies in generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation..."
 
 
Vol. V Issue. 21; 11 November 2008
How Suitable is Coal based Power Policy for India? - 11 November 2008
"China has not covered itself with any glory by adding coal power generating capacity at such a frenetic pace. At the most it appears that it has covered its environment with coal ash. International agencies have repeatedly reported that the coal and ash handling systems in China were not adequately efficient..."
 
 
Vol. V Issue. 20; 04 November 2008
State Role in the Development of Nuclear Power Industry (Part III) - 04 November 2008
"The subsidies made available to the nuclear industry do not necessarily establish the non-viability of the nuclear power industry because all subsidy components barring the provision of the Price Anderson Act could have been taken over by the private industry..."
 
 
 
October 2008
Vol. V Issue. 19; 28 October 2008
State Role in the Development of Nuclear Power Industry (Part II) - 28 October 2008
"The private sector was consistent in its opposition to the growth of public power in the civilian nuclear power generation and utilization in the early years but in 1959 the sector changed its former policy position by explicitly recognising the need for international leadership, stating that some domestic activities must be reoriented to maintain this leadership..."
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