Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: Energy

Renewable energy is getting cheaper. It could replace fossil fuels soon: Oxford report

The findings show that a rapid transition to emissions-free ‘green’ energy could save trillions of dollars and help combat climate change.

La Nina pattern threatens to worsen Asia’s energy crisis with colder winter

Temperatures in India are expected to fall to as low as 3 degrees celsius in some northern states in January and February before recovering.

Why global energy drought could herald a future of excess

Surging costs of Chinese coal, European gas and global crude are symptoms of an energy system using high prices to incentivise additional supply when and where most needed.

China energy crisis is hurting everyone from automakers to sheep farmers

The electricity shortage due to soaring coal prices in the world’s largest exporter is set to hurt China’s own growth & the knock-on impact to supply chains could crimp global economy.

Soaring oil prices, coal shortage raise inflation alarm in India ahead of RBI meet

A lack of coal means factories could shut while forcing India to import more fossil fuels at a time when crude prices at a seven-year high are already weighing on the energy-hungry nation.

‘Very interested’ in strong US-India energy partnership, says US Energy Secretary Granholm

Jennifer M Granholm expressed her interest in partnering with India through technologies that eliminate and reduce methane from natural gas pipelines, production, and combustion.

How Sweden is transforming its homes into power stations

Almost 54 per cent of Sweden’s power comes from renewables and this energy is increasingly local.

Vertical farming could feed world’s poor, but it depends on the cheapest lightbulb

Though vertical farming solves problem of supply and shrinking farm land, its produce is far more expensive than conventionally farmed goods and even most organic produce.

Energy access policy across the world is mostly based on intuition, instead of data

Paucity of rigorous research is bad news for enegy policy. There are hundreds of case studies and industry reports, but only a handful of academic studies.

Coal will still meet nearly 50% of India’s energy needs in 2030 despite focus on renewables

A mismatch between peak periods of demand and output from renewables means coal will remain the primary energy producer, a report by the Central Energy Agency states.

On Camera


What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.