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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
 
Ruling out funding for coal projects is unfair!
23 June 2015
Ashish Gupta,

Fossil fuel (especially coal) based growth which laid the foundation for almost all the richest economies is now being criticised by them in the wake of changing climate dynamics.

 
Unusually Quiet June 2015

India monthly energy briefing
23 June 2015
Lydia Powell and Akhilesh Sati,

In general energy news in the month of June is dominated by statistics on thermal power plants having little or no coal stock and stories of long power outages even in privileged urban areas.

 
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International
Don't hyphenate Israel
15 June 2015
Ashok Malik

Israel being India's most trusted ally in West Asia and among the three or four closest friends in the world,

 
Modi visit to boost India-Israel ties
15 June 2015
Kanchi Gupta

Even though India's defence, security and economic relations with Israel have been on the upswing since the 1990s,

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National
Supporting climate resilient development in India
15 June 2015
Sadaf Javed

Indian climate policy-making should 'mainstream' adaptation strategies into development planning to better address climate change.

 
Government must push women into forefront
15 June 2015
Nishtha Gautam

A lot has been discussed about PM Modi's first year in office. While actions and policies on economy, security, external affairs,

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China
Xi-Putin bonhomie fails Western policy towards Russia
16 June 2015
Uma Purushothaman

The Western policy of isolating Russia has only served to push Russia deeper into Chinese arms.

 
The new Sino-Russian partnership
12 June 2015
Himani Pant

Xi Jinping's foreign policy gives acute emphasis to the development of silk roads. The closer Moscow and Beijing get, the more Russia will have to adjust to China's interests.

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Economy
Monsoons to test Modi Govt's crisis management
08 June 2015
Jayshree Sengupta

As usual there is speculation about the normalcy of the monsoons. A deficient monsoon this year will certainly aggravate the stress of farmers.

 
King of the industrial jungle
06 June 2015
Sanjeev Ahluwalia

Is the Asiatic Lion as the symbol of "Make in India" best suits today's "muscular" India's image? Perhaps, it does if we consider India's size and diversities.

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