UNEP production gap report: Net-zero targets by countries are empty pledges without plans

What is the news? UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has recently released the Production Gap Report (PGR). The released document is the 3rd assessment of the production gap report. This report highlights the discrepancy between countries’ planned fossil fuel production levels and the global levels necessary to limit warming to 1.5°C. About the Production Gap Report… Continue reading UNEP production gap report: Net-zero targets by countries are empty pledges without plans

Reform fuel pricing

Synopsis: Govt must follow a transparent fuel pricing mechanism. Introduction The government’s approval of the full privatisation of Air India has raised expectations that the disinvestment of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) may be carried out effectively and as planned before the end of this financial year Yet there are broader questions about the management… Continue reading Reform fuel pricing

The need of systems that’ll help tackle a crisis rather than deny it

Synopsis: There is a frequent economic crisis in India like coal, onion, petrol, etc. This needs immediate attention for preventing it. Introduction India has a history of economic crisis. For instance, In 2006-07, India had a wheat crisis, onion and tomato crisis appeared almost every year. The prices increase in horticulture directly impacts the Consumer… Continue reading The need of systems that’ll help tackle a crisis rather than deny it

NITI Aayog Launches Geospatial Energy Map of India

What is the News? NITI Aayog has launched the Geospatial Energy Map of India. About Geospatial Energy Map of India Developed by: NITI Aayog in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Objective Firstly, to provide a holistic picture of all energy resources of the country. This will enable visualisation of energy installations such as… Continue reading NITI Aayog Launches Geospatial Energy Map of India

Coal India, the fall guy for power crisis

Synopsis: Instead of blaming Coal India, there is a need to recognize its efforts to meet the demand for coal, and its help in generating power at affordable tariffs. Introduction The post-Covid economic recovery has led to a major increase in the demand for power, both in India and globally. India’s coal-based power plants are… Continue reading Coal India, the fall guy for power crisis

Powering the energy sector

Synopsis: The Electricity (Amendment) Bill will be a game-changer if we implement its provisions successfully. Introduction India’s energy sector is struggling to meet the development needs of people. Also, DISCOMS are fighting with various problems ranging from poor infrastructure, ineffective operations to State level tariff policies. Under this backdrop, the Government of India released Electricity… Continue reading Powering the energy sector

Nuclear power: A climate response that gets short shrift

Synopsis: There is need to move away from fossil fuels, but the current green energy paradigm needs some serious examination. Introduction The world has been dealing with a power and energy crisis and the factors that caused this emergency are complex and differ somewhat from country to country. What does the analysis of green energy… Continue reading Nuclear power: A climate response that gets short shrift

Green Grids Initiative-One Sun One World One Grid Northwest Europe Cooperative Event

What is the News? Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has addressed the Ministerial session of the Green Grids Initiative-One Sun One World One Grid Northwest Europe Cooperative Event. Note: In May 2021, the United Kingdom and India have agreed to jointly launch the Green Grids-One Sun One World One Grid… Continue reading Green Grids Initiative-One Sun One World One Grid Northwest Europe Cooperative Event

Global energy transition too slow, needs a ‘low emissions revolution’: IEA

What is the News? The International Energy Agency(IEA) has published its World Energy Outlook 2021 (WEO) report. What is the purpose of the World Energy Outlook report? The goal of the report is to assess progress made by countries on their clean energy transitions ahead of the 26th Conference of Parties meeting in Glasgow next… Continue reading Global energy transition too slow, needs a ‘low emissions revolution’: IEA

Energy policy preparedness

Synopsis: Energy policy preparedness would help reduce the impact of global market disruptions on the Indian economy. Introduction The ongoing recovery and the medium-term growth potential of the Indian economy could be adversely affected by the unfavourable energy sector outlook. Deficient coal supply is affecting power availability in many states and could hurt industrial production.… Continue reading Energy policy preparedness