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Need for reviewing NELP policies
Experts have suggested that there is a need for reviewing the NELP (National Exploration Licensing Policy) to accommodate signals being sent to the energy market on pricing and regulatory aspects.
 
Oil & Gas
 
Dash for Gas: Opportunities & Challenges
January 2012
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.
 
Energy subsidies wipe out over Rs 2 lakh crore of India’s GDP, unsustainable: Experts
15 December 2011
Experts have unanimously cautioned the Government that the current levels of subsidy in the energy sector, which wipes out more than Rs 2,00,000 crores of India’s GDP, is not at all sustainable.
 
Renewable Energy
 
Funding solar projects needs Govt. push: Experts
18 January 2012
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.
 
Small Hydro: Too Small for a National Mission?
28 November 2011
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
 
BLUE REVOLUTION: Charting South Asia’s Water Future
September, 2011
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.
 
Water Security in South Asia: Issues and Policy Recommendations
09 February 2011
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.
 
Climate Change
 
The Globalisation and Climate Change Paradox: Implications for South Asian Security
July 11, 2011
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.
 
Sustainable development and climate change-Sunjoy Joshi and Marlies Linke.
05 January 2011
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.
 
Coal
 
End monopoly in Coal sector by introducing competition, say experts
24 February 2010
India is the third largest coal producer and the coal industry one of the oldest sectors of commercial involvement
 
 
 
 
 
    



  

  

 
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Energy/Coal/Power
 
Lack of clarity spells doom for UMPP projects
12 May 2015
Ashish Gupta

The Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs) which were seen as major achievement for the power sector are now losing momentum. Initially, nine UMPPs were to be taken up and later on seven more mega projects were added to the list.

 
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International
PM Modi's foreign policy
15 May 2015
Sanjeev Ahluwalia

Modi's strategy to navigate the impossible trinity of US, China and Europe-Russia is clear. Engage with the US,

 
PM Modi in Mongolia
12 May 2015
C. Raja Mohan

Why has Modi chosen to be India's first prime minister to visit Mongolia? Mongolia is indeed a very sensitive neighbour of China,

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National
India-Iran and the Easing of Sanctions
14 May 2015
Kanchi Gupta

India's deepening engagement with the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council as well as Israel could also moderate New Delhi's.

 
Make China India's natural ally for development
13 May 2015
Ranjit Goswami

The key challenge PM Modi would face in China is to completely debunk the hypothesis, which some people suspect,

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China
Beyond the boundary
11 May 2015
C Raja Mohan

Chinese leaders, ever so adept at power politics, do not find it difficult to understand where Modi is coming from.

 
Chinese keep a keen eye on Modi's visit
11 May 2015
Manoj Joshi

In Beijing, the overwhelming question a visitor faces is: What will be the outcome of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

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Economy
Back to the labyrinth
12 May 2015
Sunjoy Joshi

It is time to pause to remind Prime Minister Modi of his campaign promise "minimum government, maximum governance".

 
The Modi govt's economic story
12 May 2015
Manoj Joshi

Modi himself is on record saying that it would take him 5-7 years to fulfil his agenda. That is a reasonable amount of time.

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