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The need for an integrated energy policy has been highlighted and acknowledged by successive governments. It is heartening that the Prime Minister has now established an Energy Coordination Committee, including several ministers in the government and the deputy chairman and member responsible for energy in the Planning Commission. It is hoped that...

This is the right time for India to look again at nuclear power as an important source of energy in the future. Energy security is a hot topic today, and so is sustainable development. Environmental concerns relating to carbon emissions are also increasingly centre-stage. The role of nuclear power has to be appraised in this context.

Oil prices are increasing rapidly while we have been debating dismantling of the administered pricing mechanism ad nauseum. Paradoxically, even a private company like Reliance has been asked to share in meeting the subsidy burden! On closer analysis, however, this may not be completely unjustified given that the petroleum product pricing regime,...

The last few months have been one of the most exciting times for the development of the natural gas market in India. The petroleum minister had lengthy and fruitful discussions with his counterparts in Iran and Azerbaijan for gas supplies by pipeline; Shell commissioned their LNG terminal at Hazira; a five-million tonne per annum contract for...