Energy

September 22, 2016

Draft National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

On June 14, 2016, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has come up with a draft National Wind Solar Hybrid Policy.  The policy lays down the framework for promoting large grid connected wind-solar photovoltaic system. Objectives The policy…

February 16, 2016

UDAY (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana) scheme

In November 2015, the Government had launched UDAY (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana) scheme to provide a permanent solution for financial turnaround and revival of Power Distribution companies (discoms). Overview of Discom Problems As on March 2015, the accumulated losses and the…

January 17, 2016

Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline

The idea of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline (TAPI) has been around for two decades but its fate has remained uncertain due to political uncertainty in Afghanistan, Indo-Pak Relations, Af-Pak tensions, slow down in global energy markets, cost escalations etc. However, despite of…

November 6, 2015

Vision for an Integrated Energy Policy in India

The vision of our energy policy is to made available clean, safe and convenient form of energy to all sectors in an economically viable manner. Energy needs of household should be met even if that entails directed subsidies to vulnerable…

September 13, 2015

Present Global Economic Scenario and Role of United States

US will expectedly lead revival for the developed world and India for the developing world with oil prices on a downward spiral followed by other commodity prices. The economies are no longer exclusive but are greatly intertwined with each other.…

April 24, 2015

Cellulosic Ethanol

Cellulosic ethanol, also known as Second generation ethanol is not produced from starch or sugar but from cellulose fibers, which are found in abundance in plant cell walls. Introduction Biofuels are derived from biomass such as plants and animal materials.…

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Growing demand of energy and India’s energy Security

The new government lost the opportunity to permeate the reasons for the soft oil prices, which helped taming the inflation and bringing down the CPI to below 5%. The government best utilized the opportunity by deregulating the diesel prices. The…

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Indo-US Relations and its Geopolitical Significance

The Joint Statement, together with the U.S.-India Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia-Pacific and the Indian Ocean Region, and the India-U.S. Delhi Declaration of Friendship, convey the impression that the world’s two largest democracies have reached a common understanding, positing…