The NITI Aayog must carry out a detailed study on what will be required to shift from the incumbent fossil fuel energy system to a clean energy system based on ‘horizon’ technologies.
The govt’s EV target stretches credulity. The International Energy Agency has estimated, for instance, that India would need to sell more than five times the number of EVs that are currently on the road worldwide
Socio-political and economic realities do not favour the prospects of renewables. Policy-makers need to think out of the box.
NITI Aayog should supplement their current report with a second document that will offer suggestions for creation of a mechanism and an institutional design that will clarify lines of accountability and authority and balance the needs of development, politics and sustainability.
There is clarity and purpose in the management of our energy policy. Oil policy has been well-defined.
The youth should interpret the call to public service and social engagement as a call to deploy their talent to create a bridge to narrow the current social, economic and political divide
Given the push and pull factors ranging from increasing demand to oil constraints and geopolitical tensions, it is difficult to interpret the tea leaves of the current oil market.
There is a need for an alternative electoral narrative as democratic ideals may be difficult to realise under the current “first past the post” system.
It is imperative that we now look at energy through an integrated policy prism and contemplate every decision within the bounds of such a frame.
The focus on shifting away from a personalised, gasoline-based transport order to a shared, electric one signals the beginning of the end of the oil era
A new department with executive authority will ensure energy sector is reinvigorated
“Lower for now”, “Lower for longer” or “Lower forever”. These are the catchwords that summarise the current discussion on the future of oil prices.
The Centre and states have different—and often clashing—views on the modus operandi and financials of a gas pipeline. This has been a long standing problem. The Kochi LNG regasification terminal was commissioned years back but is currently running at only 5-7% capacity because Tamil Nadu wants the pipeline to be laid along the highways while GAIL argues that this would be unnecessarily costly and it is the state government’s task to secure consent from landowners
Political compulsions ensured that the process was done slowly, steadily and stealthily
The financial, economic, social and political uncertainties triggered by Brexit will push global warming further down on individual governments’ policy agenda
Niti Aayog needs a sharp focus on weakening the link between energy demand and environmental degradation
New hydrocarbon policy is an improvement. But the government must address ‘softer’ operating issues
The global economy is in trouble, but India is attracting positive comment. The finance minister must make the most of the moment.
It will diminish in significance in a reconfigured energy system
Climate summit underlines that progress will depend on innovation and global partnership
Is India liberal, tolerant and democratic, or is it conservative, atavistic and authoritarian? Investors want to know
This may be the opportune occasion to build our strategic reserves by locking in long-term supply contracts on ‘S’-shaped (floor and ceiling) pricing terms
Although the concept may not resonate in India yet, corporates can no longer limit their CSR involvement to simply meeting obligations in the new Companies Act
‘Lalitgate’ is an act of monumental political indiscretion. But the media appears to have mistaken vigilantism for responsible investigation
Energy policy and the green agenda are two sides of the same coin. They have to be tackled together
Government has done well on energy policy so far. But it needs to provide clarity on the New Exploration Licensing Policy.
The government must not get bogged down by searching for big solutions to big problems