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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 …

Integrated Energy Modeling at Niti Aayog: Where From, Where to?
by Simi Thambi Young Professional

Integrated energy policy is of vital importance to India’s future. The need for such an integrated energy policy was first highlighted by the erstwhile Planning Commission in 2006 in its expert committee report on integrated energy policy. Without such an integrated outlook, matching India’s exploding energy demand with its limited energy supply options will be …

Investment ‘Lock-ins’ and Technological Advancements in the Energy Sector
by Anil Kumar Jain

The future of global energy is in clean energy. In 2015, for the first time, the addition to power sector capacity by renewable sources exceeded those by all other sources (WEO, 2016). Technological advancements are fast transforming the way energy is produced and consumed. India needs to join the cavalcade of change. Today, consumers of …

Our Rising Energy Imports – What does it mean?
by Anil Kumar Jain

India needs lots of energy for its economy to grow. Due to our drive to replace non-commercial energy with more convenient fuels, which are usually commercial ones, our elasticity of energy demand to GDP-a common measure of how energy demand responds to economic growth- is high. Nearly 25% of our total energy demand is met …

Electricity and Clean Cooking Strategy for India
by Arvind Panagariya Anil K Jain

More than two-thirds of rural India uses solid biomass for cooking with its attendant harmful effects on health [National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), 68th Round]. In parallel, the country aims to achieve universal electrification by 2022. Theoretically, if electric cooktops were adopted, universal electrification could translate into universal clean cooking as well! As of now, …

NITI Aayog Collaborates with Top Global Energy Think-tanks
by Anil Kumar Jain

In December, 2015 NITI Aayog signed a collaboration framework with Institute of Energy Economics, Japan. It followed up in March, 2016, with a similar arrangement with International Energy Agency, Paris. Another tie-up is in the offing — this time with Energy Information Administration, USA. These three overseas governmental agencies work across all energy sources, are …

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