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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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"Mekong Ganga Dialogue"
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"China's Go West Policy and the Interplay of Major Powers in Central Asia".
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"India and Korea: New Prospects for Bilateral Cooperation".
Thursday, 18 December 2014
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"The Evolving Regional Security Architecture in the Indo Pacific"
Saturday, 20 December 2014
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"WTO, India and Agriculture Subsidies"
by Mr A V Ganesan, IAS (retd), ex-Commerce Secretary, GoI
Saturday, 20 December 2014
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"Indian Climate Change Experts on Lima Climate Meeting and India"
Monday, 22 December 2014
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Talk on

"Andaman and Nicobar Islands: India's Untapped Strategic Assets"
by Dr. Sanat Kaul
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


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Report Release
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'The Nuclear Security in India'
Tuesday, 6 January 2015
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"Security, Governments and Data: Technology and Policy"
Thursday, 8 January 2015
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13th Petro India Conference

"Future of Energy: Will Availability Meet Demand?"
16 January 2015
(8:30 AM To 5:30 PM)
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi

 


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"Blurred Faces and Frontlines of Conflict - Challenges to Humanitarian Action"
16 January 2015
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"Increasing Coal Production to 1 Billion Tonnes by 2020: Policy Pathways"
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
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"The Indian Economy at a Crossroads"
Thursday, 22 January 2015
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"Security, Governments and Data: Technology and Policy"
Thursday, 22 January 2015
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"India-China Media Exchange"
30-31 January 2015
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"Political Turmoil in West Asia: Perspectives from India and Russia"
2-3 March 2015
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14-16 October 2015
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Energy/Coal/Power
 
The German Energiewende turns around Market Structures and Prices (part I)
09 December 2014
Thomas Elmar Schuppe,

The ongoing Energiewende in Germany ("energy turnaround") is not only turning around the structure of the energy market and prices - particularly in the power generation sector but also requires considerable transformation of the utilities' business models.

 
When Elections Start Pushing Electrons
09 December 2014
Lydia Powell,

The propaganda material of the BJP available on its web site says that it is time to have all of India lit up like Gujarat.

 
Solar or Grid Power?
09 December 2014
Ashish Gupta,

It has been observed that the States which are less electrified are mostly the backward States.

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International
War against ISIS: The picture is gloomy
17 November 2014
Ravi Joshi

In the war against ISIS, the picture is gloomy. The ISIS is unlikely to be pushed back as long as the Coalition's War against it remains only aerial.

 
Modi's Canberra visit: Continuing the momentum
15 November 2014
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Prime Minister Modi's visit to Australia, taking place nearly 30 years after the last Indian Prime Ministerial visit (Rajiv Gandhi in 1986), comes at a critical time for both countries - when strategic equations are being redrawn, creating new Asian security dynamics.

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National
Redefining multi-stakeholderism for internet
15 November 2014
R. Swaminathan

Democratic multi-stakeholderism has the potential to mitigate the genuine concerns of sovereign nations in terms of protection of their cyber resources and infrastructure - not only from anonymous hackers and non-state actors,

 
Nehru's realism
14 November 2014
C. Raja Mohan

As India's most influential voice on foreign affairs in the run-up to Independence and its chief diplomat for the first 17 years of the republic, Nehru said and did things that can't be stuffed into one box labelled "Nehruvian".

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China
Chinese perceptions of Modi's foreign policy
14 November 2014
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Tibet and the Dalai Lama's status continue to worry the Chinese. India's stated policy that Tibet is part of China notwithstanding, Chinese feel that India has a hidden agenda.

 
Japan walks the extra mile
11 November 2014
Manoj Joshi

The four-point agreement that was worked out by State Councillor Yang Jichei and Japanese National Security Adviser Shotaro Yachi to enable the meeting between President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan indicates that Tokyo has walked the extra mile to assuage the Chinese.

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Security
Like a Lady Macbeth
13 November 2014
Vikram Sood

Throughout the 1990s, the Anglo-US duo remained obsessed with India's nuclear plans and virtually refused any discussions on Pakistani assistance to terrorism in India.

 
India's strategic Vietnam defence relations
13 November 2014
P.K. Ghosh

Vietnam has its own difficult history with China. It is not surprising, then, that this emerging country is often seen as a linchpin in India's counter-encirclement and "Look East" policies.

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