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Energy price spikes: Intermittency of renewables and the call on firm capacity
Oct 12, 2021

Energy price spikes: Intermittency of renewables and the call on firm capacity

A sudden rise in demand of natural gas and coal due to seasonal change begs the question, why does the market continue to embrace coal and gas—fuels

Energy Transition Through Waste-to-Energy Projects in Peri-Urban and Rural Areas
Jan 25, 2023

Energy Transition Through Waste-to-Energy Projects in Peri-Urban and Rural Areas

Waste-to-energy projects in India have historically been city-centric. As cities are well-served by LPG and CNG distribution systems, the Bio-CNG produced has to be used for either fuelling urban public transport, or moved to rural areas at considerable cost. Distributed production and distribution of compressed biogas (CBG) from municipal organic waste in rural and peri-urban areas could be a cheaper option for local consumers. Such prod

Energy transition under fiscal and institutional stress
May 20, 2023

Energy transition under fiscal and institutional stress

India has to see through its energy transition commitments while dealing with fiscal constraints and institutional challenges

Energy trends in 2022: ‘Known’ knowns and the ‘known’ unknowns
Jan 17, 2022

Energy trends in 2022: ‘Known’ knowns and the ‘known’ unknowns

How will the fossil fuel sector respond to the known energy pressures of 2022?

Europe’s changing energy landscape
Sep 01, 2022

Europe’s changing energy landscape

Europe has been overly dependent on Russia for its energy needs. The REPowerEU strategy is likely to change that.

Federalism and Interstate River Water Governance in India
Jan 04, 2021

Federalism and Interstate River Water Governance in India

Interstate (River) Water Disputes (ISWDs) are a continuing challenge to federal water governance in India. Rooted in constitutional, historico-geographical, and institutional ambiguities, they tend to become prolonged conflicts between the states that share river basins. This paper examines the constitutional complexities, contentious political federalism, and identity-based electoral political dynamics that fuel ISWDs. It discusses the River

Forecasts for oil demand growth in India: Hope or reality?
Mar 16, 2024

Forecasts for oil demand growth in India: Hope or reality?

Trends in consumption growth in the last two decades suggest that IEA’s expectation of a decline in demand for petrol in India on account of growth

G20: Prospects for climate cooperation
Sep 22, 2023

G20: Prospects for climate cooperation

The real challenge is to translate the call for climate cooperation iterated at the G20 Summit in New Delhi into deeds given the divergent development

Gas pricing to be determined by Govt: Petroleum Secy.
Sep 30, 2008

Gas pricing to be determined by Govt: Petroleum Secy.

Various issues and problems impacting the availability and accessibility of natural gas, the fuel of the future, came up for detailed discussions at the recent two-day 7th Petro India 2008, organised jointly by Observer Research Foundation and Indian Energy Forum in Delhi.

Global Approaches to Vehicle Electrification and Their Lessons for India
Mar 21, 2023

Global Approaches to Vehicle Electrification and Their Lessons for India

Emissions from fossil fuel-powered motor vehicles adversely affect air quality and contribute to global warming. The manufacture and use of electric vehicles (EVs) is among the ways by which this challenge can be mitigated. This brief evaluates the best practices adopted by countries in the forefront of EV adoption, and outlines the lessons India can draw from them to inform its own EVs strategy. It finds that in addition to strengthening

Green Hydrogen: An Opportunity for India-Africa Cooperation
Jan 16, 2023

Green Hydrogen: An Opportunity for India-Africa Cooperation

Although India and Africa have long shared close ties, engagement between the two regions is yet to reach its full potential. However, amid the global green transition and attempts to enhance energy security, green hydrogen—increasingly seen as the ‘fuel of the future’—could provide a new avenue for cooperation between the regions. Such a partnership, focused on building a global value chain for the large-scale adoption of green h

Greening India’s transport sector
Jun 15, 2024

Greening India’s transport sector

India’s net-zero commitment depends on robust policies and strong institutional frameworks for decarbonising its transport sector.

Has the Indian Navy cancelled its Tejas LCA project?
Dec 03, 2016

Has the Indian Navy cancelled its Tejas LCA project?

Despite renewed efforts, the complex integration of the aerial refuelling probe on the Tejas fighter hasn’t been properly accomplished.

Household consumption expenditure in India: A small share for energy
Apr 25, 2024

Household consumption expenditure in India: A small share for energy

In India, expenditure on energy grew faster than expenditure on food and non-food expenditure. This could either mean energy prices increased or that

Household LPG access in India: An Update
Sep 21, 2022

Household LPG access in India: An Update

Nearly half of Indian households still use biomass for cooking. A credible transition to LPG or equivalent cooking fuels will come only when household

If data is the new oil, is Hydrogen the new gas?
Sep 11, 2021

If data is the new oil, is Hydrogen the new gas?

The potential path India can follow to become a leader in clean energy production

In Sri Lanka, India’s mantra should be “assist and publicise”
Apr 13, 2022

In Sri Lanka, India’s mantra should be “assist and publicise”

To counter Chinese propaganda that is aimed to tarnish India’s image, India should assist its southern neighbour and publicise its efforts.

India's Tango With The West Over Russian Oil
May 20, 2023

India's Tango With The West Over Russian Oil

India will be there at the G-7 to remind the West once again that it is playing an important role in the global oil market.

India’s and China’s divergent energy paths in Sri Lanka
May 28, 2024

India’s and China’s divergent energy paths in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has become a focal point for competition between India and China, particularly in the energy sector

India’s Coal Transition: A Market Case for Decarbonisation
Nov 11, 2021

India’s Coal Transition: A Market Case for Decarbonisation

There are calls for India to declare a net-zero year and offset its carbon emissions by various processes of absorption and removal of greenhouse gases. For India, such calls are irrational; despite international pressure, it has avoided making pledges or setting hard targets beyond its commitments at the Paris climate conference in 2015. This brief argues that “net zero” is not possible with India’s current levels of reliance on coal. Its

India’s decisive decade
Nov 11, 2021

India’s decisive decade

Revamping our development model is crucial to achieve growth and prosperity in the coming decade, while keeping in line with green transition.

India’s energy profile: View from the South
Jul 05, 2024

India’s energy profile: View from the South

Despite rapid growth in energy demand, India's per-person energy consumption is much less compared to that of developed countries

India’s Green Hydrogen Policy: Tentative beginnings
Feb 23, 2022

India’s Green Hydrogen Policy: Tentative beginnings

To display its commitment to achieve net zero emissions, India has incentivised the production of green hydrogen.

India’s Moment in the Geopolitics of Oil
Apr 04, 2023

India’s Moment in the Geopolitics of Oil

Global energy markets have battled continuous uncertainty over the past three years, disrupted first by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, and by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022. India has been adept at navigating both these disruptions, using economic diplomacy to position itself favourably in the geopolitics of oil. New Delhi’s delicate balancing of its political relationship with both Washington DC and Moscow has been accompanied

Indoor air pollution — A challenge for India
Jul 12, 2019

Indoor air pollution — A challenge for India

Complete transition towards clean cooking fuels has a long journey to cover.

Influence of strategic competition on Human Spaceflight
Dec 14, 2015

Influence of strategic competition on Human Spaceflight

The moon and Mars initially will be mined for generating fuel and water, but permanent mines to extract helium-3 and other materials cannot be ruled out in the future. The costs are high and technology is still in the nascent stage, but these problems do not appear giant in the face of environmental degradation on Earth.

Investing in materials innovation is investing in India’s future
Apr 23, 2021

Investing in materials innovation is investing in India’s future

An in-depth focus on materials science must be part of India’s innovation strategy to fuel core economic sectors and frontier sectors that will driv

Is hydrogen the answer to global electromobility woes?
May 20, 2021

Is hydrogen the answer to global electromobility woes?

Hydrogen is not just a fuel, but more a universal carrier and a way to store energy.

Jaishankar in Moscow: India’s Russian Roulette
Nov 10, 2022

Jaishankar in Moscow: India’s Russian Roulette

Russia will wait and watch to see the impact of winter on Western public opinion, and Ukraine is counting on its battlefield gains to secure a lasting momentum. That the West is getting restless about Ukraine's position is evident from the backchannel negotiations between the US and Russian officials.

Japan's nuclear debate stirs anxieties in the region
Aug 04, 2012

Japan's nuclear debate stirs anxieties in the region

The nuclear debate in Japan has given scope for fresh anxieties within the region and beyond about the country's nuclear programme, particularly its recycling programme of extracted plutonium from spent nuclear fuel.

Lebanon to end subsidies and introduce cash cards
Sep 16, 2021

Lebanon to end subsidies and introduce cash cards

The crisis in Lebanon has reached a point of desperation evident by the move to remove subsidies for most of the poor

Liquefied petroleum gas: A credible substitute to natural gas?  
Aug 26, 2023

Liquefied petroleum gas: A credible substitute to natural gas?  

Promoting industrial use of LPG, a relatively clean, alternative fuel with modular packaging and transportation features can serve India’s economic

Mainstreaming Gender in India-Africa Partnership for Energy Access
Jul 05, 2021

Mainstreaming Gender in India-Africa Partnership for Energy Access

The seventh of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. This challenge is acute in the African continent, home to large populations without access to electricity and clean cooking fuel. This brief explores the scope for cooperation between India and Africa in not only achieving SDG 7, but while doing so, also considering the targets set by SDG 5 to

Managing the energy trilemma: Role of liquefied petroleum gas
Aug 16, 2023

Managing the energy trilemma: Role of liquefied petroleum gas

LPG use in transport and industry will further strengthen its energy security without compromising on sustainability and equity

Maritime menace: Resurgence of Somali piracy
Apr 10, 2024

Maritime menace: Resurgence of Somali piracy

The weakened hold of Mogadishu over the federation is fuelling the emergence of Somali piracy

Million Arab Lives, Small Price For Freedom
Aug 27, 2011

Million Arab Lives, Small Price For Freedom

A million deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and heaven knows how many more to follow in Syria, and wherever else, is but small sacrifice to keep the flame of freedom burning eternally and all flames need fuel.

Moving Forward: A sustainable green transition amidst the pandemic
Dec 23, 2020

Moving Forward: A sustainable green transition amidst the pandemic

What we need is a shift of national economies away from fossil fuels on to a low-carbon footing and generate new jobs quickly.

National Infrastructure Pipeline: The great Indian dream
Sep 22, 2020

National Infrastructure Pipeline: The great Indian dream

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a major slowdown in India, but its inherent resilience and capabilities will help it transform into a new India with

Natural gas and nuclear power in the EU: If you can’t beat them, green them
Jan 20, 2022

Natural gas and nuclear power in the EU: If you can’t beat them, green them

The European Union’s proposal for a new green taxonomy holds valuable lessons for India.