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COVID19: Improved Environment Nudges for a New Beginning

Ever since the lockdown that started from March 24 in India in response to global pandemic, people are witnessing a curios phenomenon. Mother Nature is reclaiming her space gently, silently and effortlessly. News items from world over in general and … Continue reading

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Solar cooling can shave off our carbon footprint

A couple of years ago while visiting the solar energy centre in Gurgaon just outside Delhi I was pleasantly surprised to see the trial runs of a new technology being developed. It was solar refrigeration and cooling. The scientist, Dr … Continue reading

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Renewable energy: Demand side management can deal with problem of intermittence

An idea follows a predictable journey. When it arrives on the scene it is ridiculed. Later it is criticised and resisted and then the tide turns and it is accepted. A common refrain among those who resist renewable energy is … Continue reading

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Sustainable energy security: India’s quixotic ambition and simple ways to manage it

Last year (2013), India’s petroleum minister M Veerappan Moily presented a grand vision for the country’s energy security. The peg of the entire plan was to achieve energy independence by 2030. Now every country and its leaders have a right … Continue reading

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Drop in ‘13 RE investments is just a blip

A new report presented by Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance says there has been a 14 percent drop in renewable energy investments globally. The … Continue reading

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Energy to everyone

The issue of energy access is one of ensuring access to modern energy systems to every citizen of the globe. At a time when climate change and rising fossil fuel costs are threatening the energy supply in every country, the … Continue reading

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Threat brings opportunity

The economic slowdown of 2008 was dealt with financial stimulus to banks that had led to the crisis in the first phase. Instead of letting them go down under they were rewarded for their financial recklessness and impropriety. It was … Continue reading

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