Energy storage is often thought of as being an add-on for renewables to correct their intermittency. But is it all that they can do or is there more to the problem than meets the eye? Continue reading Why we’ll need bigger batteries
India has targeted a massive 175 GW of renewable energy to be installed by 2022. 100 GW is to come from Solar. While PV module costs are failing along with low energy costs, experts aren’t convinced that the prices can be sustained. Continue reading Here comes the Sun
As we move towards a low-carbon economy and start to depend on renewables, should the question be asked if the move’s in the correct direction and what are the challenges we face? Continue reading The ‘Clean’ Energy Debate -How good is green?
Sometimes, over the course of my work and often in this blog, I come across and refer to various technologies, … Continue reading Glossary of terms and definitions
Seventy years since independence and India still struggles to provide basic energy access to its citizens. The power sector is financially in trouble and use of biomass and other harmful methods of cooking causes severe health issues in women and children especially. India needs to provide cheap, affordable and sustainable energy infrastructure to its citizens for increased literacy, productivity, health and economic benefits. Continue reading A Nation in the Dark: Increasing energy access across India
The Indian economy was opened up to foreign investment in the early 90’s and have been going through massive reforms ever since. The electricity and energy (petroleum) sector has seen massive reforms in liberation in the last two decades especially in the introduction of private investments and the cutbacks in fuel subsidies. However, with India still facing problems in energy access, transmission losses and emission levels, it needs to be seen if the reforms will be able to meet the challenges. This essay aims to look at the reforms, the stakeholders and the consumers of the Indian electricity sector and the effect liberalization has had on them. Continue reading Has liberalisation been beneficial to India’s electricity sector?
The International Energy Agency recognises Carbon Capture and Storage as a low-carbon alternative to reducing global emissions. What is the technology and can it be a solution for India? Continue reading Emission Reduction Technologies: Making a case for Carbon Capture and Storage systems in India