Fifty years after the first LNG tanker sailed from Mississippi to UK in 1959 natural gas has finally matured into a global commodity. Gas is no longer limited to being a regional resource or a continental resource.
According to experts, captive power generation offers immense potential for converting into solar based power consumer. However, this change requires a mandatory push from the government through regulations or incentives.
As India braces itself for an over-ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, it also has to deliberate the prospects of developing other renewable energy resources. Of all the non-conventional renewable energy sources, small hydro represents the highest density resource.
Water is a scarce natural resource with multifaceted uses cutting across class, economic and political boundaries. Evaluating and recognizing the importance of water in different spheres of life is where the trouble begins.
This brief is largely based on several discussions organised at Observer Research Foundation over a period of time. These discussions were enriched by the presence of some of the well-known experts on water issues in the country.
The interpretation of security through the prism of Westphalia1 for the past three centuries now stands under scrutiny. Traditional state-centric security narratives are giving way to a more complex discussion on security.
In this book, the authors explore the persistent dissonances in the climate debate with the aim of identifying the harmonies that can help the world compose a common sympathy that accounts for the concerns, expectations and aspirations of all stakeholders.