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How best can we arrive at optimal energy solutions? Back up government role with competing think tanks

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 the coal minister will also be added to this group, because India's dependence on coal would remain paramount, as indeed the Prime Minister emphasised in his address to the US Congress. Full Text

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