Energy Security and Economic Development in India

Energy has played a fundamental role in the evolution of human

civilization. Sunshine and water were the primordial sources of

energy for humans. Since sunshine was, by and large, universal,

proximity to water translated into energy security and played a critical

role in the evolution of nomadic behaviour and human settlement.

As time passed, with the growing complexities of human life and

the interdependent populations in the modern world, the concept

of security—be it for food, economy, society, energy or nation—has

undergone major transformation.

1 Evolution of Energy Security

India's Energy Scenario

Evolution of Energy Security Policies in India

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2. India's Energy Resources

Classification of Energy Resources

Lignite

Hydrocarbons

Power Sector

Renewable Energy

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3. Trends in India's Energy Sector: Elasticity and Growth

Dummy-variable Approach

Trends in Energy Consumption of Major Sources of Energy

Trends in Total Energy Consumption, Production, and Imports

Total Energy Production in India

Energy Imports in India

Trends in Energy Security

Trends in Energy Elasticity and Efficiency in India

Energy Elasticities of Different Sources of Energy

Energy Elasticity, Energy Growth, and Economic Growth

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4. Causality between India's Energy Consumption and GDP

Granger Causality Test

Vector Error Correction Model

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5. Energy Efficiency and Conservation

Energy Efficiency Indicators

Energy Efficiency Policies

Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Measures in India

Energy in the Building Sector

Appliances and Equipment

Lighting

Transport Sector

Industry

Power Sector

Energy Conservation

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6. Energy and Environment

Coal

Hydrocarbons

Residential Sector

Fugitive Emissions

Nuclear Energy

Hydropower

Geothermal Energy

Urban Waste

Solar Energy

Bioenergy

Wind Energy

Data Collection of Emissions and Climate

Change Assessment

Action Plan on Climate Change

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7. Water for Energy

Coal and Lignite

Oil Supply

Natural Gas Supply and Gas Hydrates

Nuclear Power Supply

Hydropower Supply

Renewable Energy

Transportation Sector

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8. Energy Pricing

Evolution of Pricing Mechanism for Oil and

Petroleum Products

Evolution of Coal Pricing in India

Evolution of Electricity Pricing Mechanism

Pricing of Renewable Energy

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9. Geopolitics and Energy Diplomacy

Reserves

Unconventional Oils

Gas-to-liquids

Geopolitics of Gas

Shale Gas Revolution and Energy Diplomacy

Geopolitics of Coal

Geopolitical Dynamics in Latin America and

Caribbean Countries

Geopolitics of Renewable Energy Resources: Diplomacy

for Technology

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10. Policy Framework

Need for a Holistic Approach

Comprehensive Sectoral Energy Policy

Smart Grid for Intelligent Management of Power

Coal

Hydrocarbons

Kerosene

Natural Gas

Gas Hydrates

Nuclear Power

Hydropower

Wind

Solar Energy

Biomass

Geothermal

Biofuels

Index

About the Author

Annexures

Bibliography