In this article, Astitav dissects how our aversion towards nuclear energy is misguided. Hurling facts at the reader, he succinctly argues that nuclear energy, is in fact, safer, more efficient, and cleaner than other sources of energy.
While everyone knows we must make a shift to cleaner, renewable sources of energy, the considerations therein are not prodded enough. Varun in this article details how deliberative this transition must be, as there are numerous concerns underlying this process of transition.
By now, we are aware of the various problems associated with distribution and transmission of energy — AT&C losses, uncalibrated energy production, problems over forecasting peak demand and so on. In this opinion piece Abishek Nippani discusses the role of ‘distributed renewable energy systems’ by localising energy generation at or near points of consumption.
Subsidies for the agricultural sector, despite the heat they face, are often important. This is all the more true for electricity subsidies. However, this makes it even more crucial to identify and rectify any problems that persist in them. Harish explores the political economy of subsidies and the way forward with them.
Urban space cooling consumes considerable amount of resources – resources which could be put to better use if urban planning was carried out with foresight. In this purely blog style piece, Arshiya highlights solutions and policy interventions which can be focused on by policy makers if we are progressive realise our broader goal of sustainable development.