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In recent years, the government has aimed to promote ultra mega power projects (UMPPs) across the country. Each of these large-sized projects has a capacity of 4,000 MW and requires an investment of Rs 16,000 crore. Upon completion, the UMPPs will meet the needs of a number of states or state distribution companies on a build-own-operate (BOT)...

The human society today faces unprecedented challenges, because while overall economic output in the world as a whole has gone up to levels that, perhaps, a 100 years ago no one would have dreamt of, so also have disparities in income and wealth between and across different societies. Simultaneously, major damage has occurred to the earth's...

Most references to the role of China and India in global mitigation of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) are generally simplistic. The typical argument put forward highlights the fact that these countries would continue increasing their emissions substantially, and, therefore, any efforts at reduction in the developed world would be more than...

It is indeed heartening to see a substantial reflection of the concern around climate change both in the Economic Survey as well as the current Budget. As per the Economic Survey, 309 out of a total of 918 projects registered at a global level are from India and the National CDM Authority has accorded approval to 858 projects facilitating an...

As has been largely expected, the Budget is more populist. The key challenges facing the energy sector in the short term centre around rising international crude oil prices, heavy subsidies on LPG/kerosene, under-pricing of transport fuels, huge electricity shortages (peak deficit of 14.8% and energy deficit of 8.4%) and stagnating coal...