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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
 
Net Zero Emissions at Net Zero Cost?
27 March 2015
Lydia Powell & Akhilesh Sati

A large section of the 'civil society' in the West appears to be disappointed with the efforts of the United Nations in controlling carbon emissions.

 
Jharkhand Coal Washeries: Facts
27 March 2015
Ashish Gupta

Studies conducted: Before World War I, Prof. William Galloway conducted washing experiments on Assam coals.

 
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International
Modi's Sagar Mala
11 March 2015
C. Raja Mohan

As he swings across the Indian Ocean this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biggest challenge is not about countering China.

 
India: Mooring in foreign shores?
04 March 2015
Manoj Joshi

India needs to find money to put into strategic investments and projects across the IOR -- whether it is Myanmar, Iran, Sri Lanka or Mauritius.

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National
Northwest turbulence
04 March 2015
C. Raja Mohan

What Delhi needs is a strategy that will generate some influence for India in shaping the future of the critical northwest sub-region.

 
Has the Budget done enough to boost Infrastructure?
04 March 2015
Geethanjali Nataraj

Overall, the infrastructure sector is the winner in this year's budget. The allocation to the sector will go up by 700 bn rupees in 2015/16 over last year

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Maldives
Maldives: Feeble light at the end of the tunnel?
07 March 2015
N Sathiya Moorthy

Nasheed is the nation's most charismatic leader, maybe for all time. In such a scenario,

 
Turmoil in Maldives and India's timid response
07 March 2015
Ravi Joshi

After demonstrating a sharp sense of deeper engagement with the neighbours, from the day of the swearing in,

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Security & Intelligence
India's UNSC aspirations: Is China on board?
05 March 2015
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Earlier this month, the RIC forum meeting in Beijing supported India's aspirations to play a greater role in the UN. Recently,

 
Restructure the forces before buying hardware
03 March 2015
Manoj Joshi

Before the Government plunges into the physical modernisation of the armed forces, it needs to put in place the much needed modernisation of the way we think about,

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