Under the best case scenario, energy demand returns to pre-pandemic levels only by 2023
Decentralised cold storage has the potential to create more jobs and livelihoods opportunities. It is still at a nascent stage in India and has tremendous growth potential
India will find more common ground with the CARs regarding Afghanistan than with any other country/group. This will also reduce Pakistan’s influence
The government is focused on solar energy generation, however, for energy security it must have a strong domestic manufacturing sector that will make it self-reliant
A focus on nuclear power will not only help India reduce its dependence on fossil fuels that contribute to climate change, but will also make India more energy independent.
India and Saudi Arabia are re-defining their foreign policy priorities: For New Delhi, Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf states are becoming key interlocutors in the Middle East. For Riyadh, India is one of the eight major powers with which it wants to forge strategic partnerships as part of its Vision 2030.
Most state grids are near bankrupt and cannot pay for the ever-increasing subsidy amounts doled out. Once the elections are over, they will have no option but to stop these freebies.
Over the past five years, all energy costs have been subject to two unanticipated headwinds. One was the discovery of shale oil which could be recovered quite easily at average costs of around $40 a barrel equivalent. The other was renewables – particularly wind and solar.
Aligning international rates for energy prices and keeping the poor sections of the society protected would mean that the producing industries have a better chance of improving their profitability