energy mix

The Energy Mix Conundrum

Areliable supply of electrical energy is indispensable to a nation’s economic growth. However, with changing climatic regimes, taking cognizance of the environmental repercussions of fossil fuel based power generation has become a global obligation. Therefore, energy authorities in each country need to collaborate in taking major decisions on fundamental structural changes to enable sustainable energy […]

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radioactive wastes

Radioactive Waste Management | An Overview with Indian Perspectives

Understanding Radioactive Waste Nuclear, or radioactive waste is the waste product of nuclear reactors, fuel processing plants, research facilities and hospitals, and is also produced when nuclear reactors and facilities are dismantled. Radioactive waste is differentiated into high-level and low-level radioactive waste. While high-level waste is the spent fuel detached from nuclear reactors, low-level waste […]

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Initiating Energy Efficiency in India: Need of the hour

Initiating Energy Efficiency in India: Need of the hour

The importance of energy efficiency has emerged from the various supply scenarios and is further underlined by rising energy prices. Efficiency can be increased in energy extraction, conversion, transportation and in consumption. Further, the same level of service can be provided by alternate means that require less energy. The major areas where efficiency in energy […]

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Nuclear Reactor Fuel Uranium

Nuclear Reactor Fuel Uranium- From Mining Ore to Energy

Uranium is a metal that occurs naturally in the Earth’s crust but is always found in combination with other elements. It is present in many types of rock, especially granites and in seawater, but it is highly dispersed. Like coal, oil and natural gas, uranium is an energy resource which must be processed through a […]

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Energy Consumption & Energy Security

Energy Consumption & Energy Security: A Rising Concern

We are energy secure when we can supply lifeline energy to all our citizens irrespective of their ability to pay for it as well as meet their effective demand for safe and convenient energy consumption to satisfy their various needs at competitive prices, at all times and with a prescribed confidence level considering shocks and […]

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Mission India Energy Security

Mission India: Energy Security now and for the future

Historically, there exists a significant association between the energy consumption and countries’ composite indicators of human well-being, commonly known as Human Development Index (HDI). Initially, countries with low per capita energy consumption tend to have a low HDI, which starts to grow rapidly i.e., a higher HDI goes hand in hand with increased per capita […]

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How thermal power is generated!

Man has mastered so many arts, from intricately carving artefacts to building ballistic machines! Making power by burning fuels such as coal, petroleum or natural gas was one such achievement that lighted up our lives. Thermal generators or specially designed furnaces produce this wonderful thermal electricity. Thermal power plant burn fuels to boil water and […]

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Non-conventional Energy Sources in India

Population explosion has resulted in manifold increase in demand for energy. The conventional, non-renewable sources of energy, such as coal, petroleum, natural gas, etc. are experiencing extensive pressure, resulting in an urgent need to switch to non-conventional energy sources which are renewable and ecologically safe. For instance, solar, geothermal, wind, biomass, tidal and wave energy […]

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