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Will India ever get an International Gas Pipeline?
by Simi Thambi Young Professional

What is the scope of an international gas pipeline to India? Is it bright or is it dim? Well, the answer is not straightforward at all. It depends on its geopolitical, financial and technical viability, as well its economic competitiveness relative to gas from others supply sources such as domestic gas and LNG imports. This …

Do we need customised energy solutions?
by Shafqat Mobarak Young Professional

India has become the blue-eyed boy for the global energy industry. The third largest economy according to purchasing power parity and the fourth largest energy consumer, India is on a run to pursue an affordable, accessible and sustainable energy agenda. The perseverance to provide energy security to its 1.3 billion people is now combined with …

Highlights for India from the latest World Energy Outlook
by Simi Thambi Young Professional

Just a month before the close of the year 2017, International Energy Agency (IEA) came out with its annual publication, the World Energy Outlook 2017. WEO 2017 holds a special significance for India as it is the first publication after India became an associate member following a series of intense consultations between IEA and relevant …

Steps Toward Energy Data
by Shafqat Mobarak Young Professional

A few years back, scattered numbers never seem so powerful in devising strategy or policymaking. Decisions were more influenced by personal experiences, observations and beliefs; empirical evidence was only required to fulfil the possibility of clearing any raised doubts. The sudden brouhaha to collect and analyse a vast amount of data has allowed implementers to …

UJJWALA – an empowering choice?
by Shafqat Mobarak Young Professional

Let us put our myelin to work and imagine a setup. Lakshmi preparing lunch for her family in a kitchen with no chimney or window apart from the doorway of an entrance. As she frenetically negotiates the smoke and dust from the mud-wrapped chulha, her son playing nearby is also enveloped by the same dangerous …

Let’s Look at the Big Picture: Co-Benefits of Low Carbon Energy Transition
by Simi Thambi Young Professional

The goal of low carbon energy transition has immense potential to re-enforce the economic growth and development targets of our country. Unfortunately, this is an area that is still largely unexplored. It is imperative to do more research to look at the big picture of low carbon energy transition by evaluating in parallel the co-benefits …

The Energy Dynamics of CPEC in China-Pakistan Relations
by Simi Thambi Young Professional

The all-weather friendship between China and Pakistan reached new heights when the two countries decided to collaborate on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). CPEC is a part of China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) project which is a large investment project with close to $1 trillion invested across the globe. Some have even termed it as …

Achieving Energy Security in Country- Insights based on consumption of petroleum products
by Anil Kumar Jain

We all remember the great smog that hit the streets of Delhi in November 2016. Schools were closed temporarily and construction work halted as harmful pollutants reached a level several times more than the safe limit. Air quality at that time was the worst Delhi had seen in seventeen years. In the months that followed, …

The Key to Better Air Quality: Better Pollution Control Strategies
by Simi Thambi Young Professional

We all remember the great smog that hit the streets of Delhi in November 2016. Schools were closed temporarily and construction work halted as harmful pollutants reached a level several times more than the safe limit. Air quality at that time was the worst Delhi had seen in seventeen years. In the months that followed, …

Access to Clean Cooking for Rural Women: Food for Thought
by Simi Thambi Young Professional

International Women’s day is just around the corner, 8th March. As we prepare to celebrate this day, it is important that we take some time to examine one of the main problems for rural women in India, access to clean cooking. Clean cooking continues to be a luxury for rural women. While several efforts have …

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