Energy Demand Growth | India vs China
China and India, together, have made the largest contribution to the global incremental energy demand for last several years and they are expected to do the same for next several years.
Resolving Indias Nuclear Liability Impasse
Since its enactment in September 2010, India´s Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act (CLNDA) has been a subject of intense debate and controversy.1 Concerns over suppliers´ liability stipulated in the Act have supposedly deterred both international and domestic suppliers from entering into contracts to supply reactors
Nuclear Power Indias Low Carbon Base Load Option
Nuclear Power is good or bad? This is a difficult question, and can have no simple answer. But then, most things in our life are a mixture of good and bad, and depending on the point of view, the answer tends to tilt either way.
Nuclear pacts improve Generation Potential
In terms of clarity of vision and rationale, our 3 stage nuclear energy programme is unparalleled. Yet, for various reasons, the Indian nuclear power sector has not achieved its true potential. For decades, we had to develop indigenous technology, prove it, mature it and then scale it from 220 MW to 550-700 MW in the recent years. Later, shortage of Nuclear fuel put limitations to the rate and scale we could have grown.
Nuclear regulator, liability the industry
When talking about Nuclear power, there are two immediate issues that need attention: a) the nuclear regulator and b) the issue of nuclear liability. The Government needs to replace the existing, quasi-independent nuclear regulator with a truly independent one.
Coal prices fall to 12-yr low
Coal futures have fallen to 12-year lows, hit by soaring production and a slowdown in global buying, including from India and China.Benchmark API2 2016 coal futures last settled at $52.85 a tonne, a level not seen since November 2003.
Friends with benefits
Many industry stalwarts are upbeat over the prospects of India´s domestic nuclear industry after the ´breakthrough´ announced by both sides over the Indo-US Civil Nuclear Deal.
Japan moves to coal, dumps renewables
PM Shinzo Abe is pushing Japan´s coal industry to expand sales at home and abroad, undermining hopes among environmentalists that he´d use the Fukushima nuclear accident to switch the nation to renewables.