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  • Poland’s Quest for Diversification of Energy

    With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the expansion of energy routes and suppliers has assumed increased urgency not only for Poland but EU as a whole. To what extent this diversification of supply chain will reduce Poland’s overt reliance on Russia, remains to be seen.

    March 16, 2022

    Beijing’s Lead in Renewable Energy: Why India Needs to Introspect?

    As India’s strides in the renewable sector are increasingly gaining pace, it gives an opportunity to assess what potential challenges and opportunities arise for India in the face of China’s growing dominance in the renewable energy industry.

    November 30, 2021

    India’s National Hydrogen Mission and Prospects for Cooperation with GCC

    India and GCC share convergence of ideas and interests along with the political will to collaborate in the hydrogen energy sector. There is a need to provide impetus to the public and private partnerships in this sector as it has a strong potential for growth in future.

    August 27, 2021

    Jyoti Kataria asked: What is the future of India-Vietnam cooperation in the field of renewable energy?

    Udai Bhanu Singh replies: Renewable energy or clean energy is energy from natural resources that can be replenished such as solar, hydro-electric, geothermal and wind energy. In a virtual summit held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc in December 2020, an agreement on renewable energy was signed.

    Chirag Gupta asked: Why are we inclined towards nuclear energy when the per unit cost of electricity is much higher compared to other sources of energy like solar and wind?

    A. Vinod Kumar replies: Countries with bigger populations and economies like India do not have the luxury of relying solely on one single source of energy. Hence, bigger nations prefer an energy mix that enables them to harness a variety of energy sources.

    China’s Big Push for Solar Energy

    China has managed to establish an edge in solar energy manufacturing and technology, and any shift in its solar policy is likely to affect countries looking to increase their solar energy capacity.

    December 31, 2018

    Can renewables make India energy secure?

    India should invest in creating a competitive solar module sector across the manufacturing chain, from procuring primary resources to the finished product.

    November 22, 2017

    Harnessing Wind Power through Kites

    India’s record in wind energy development is good. But the existing technology is fast becoming outdated. Evolving technologies like kite wind should therefore be considered.

    June 09, 2017

    Shining Not so Bright: Solar Energy in India

    According to a recent report, India will need 3, 128 Trillion watt hour per year (TWH) of electrical energy in the future if it adopts a frugal policy for energy use. This annual need could be met through renewable energy sources alone in the form of solar power (photovoltaic [PV] and thermal), wind, and hydroelectric power. But is this change in energy mix really feasible?

    February 10, 2013

    Japan’s Energy Dilemma

    In the wake of Fukushima Japan may place greater emphasis on LNG and renewable sources of energy like solar and hydro power.

    March 24, 2011

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