Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: Energy

‘Carve outs’ in Western sanctions give India ‘option’ of meeting energy import needs from Russia

No government-to-government deal has been worked out so far, top-level official sources said. Nearly 85 per cent of India’s crude oil requirement is imported.

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.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.