Energy

Oil, fossil fuels, renewable energy - pieces referring to energy

Fracking and the Democratic Deficit in South Africa

July 2012

When citizens are left out of debates confined to government and the business community, the only means of influencing policy is to petition, protest, or litigate, usually after the horse has bolted. Will fracking be the latest technology introduced without any public debate?

Renewables option

March 2012

Instead of imposing nuclear power upon unwilling people, India should join the renewables revolution for handsome gains. 

Radiation Crisis continues in Fukushima

February 2012

The multi-reactor meltdown accident in Japan beginning last March 2011 has not ended. Plants continue to leak radiation and shockingly no sytematic monitoring of radiation levels is taking place.


Hunger, Food and (Agroecological) Alternatives

November 2011

Today, a billion people live in hunger. Can we feed the world and achieve economic development while conserving ecosystems and improving the livelihoods of peasants and the rural poor?

Nukes and India

June 2011

Have our rulers decided to place India on the wrong side of history and arrest her social progress? Going by their policy of forcibly promoting nuclear power regardless of its hazards, environmental damage potential, high economic and social costs, and unpopularity, that seems to be the case.

The Emerging Geo-Strategic Landscape in Central Asia

June 2011

Recent developments in Afghanistan suggest the New Great Game is intensifying in Central Asia.

A test for India’s foreign policy

June 2011

While countries all over the world review their nuclear energy plans and safety measures in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, the Indian government still pushes ahead with it's fiercely opposed Jaitapur plant.

Jaitapur draws blood

April 2011

Indian protest against nuclear power plans are answered with violent oppression. The brute force used to counter the public protests only worsens the situation and already has claimed one life.

From Chernobyl to Fukushima: the hazardous journey of nuclear power

April 2011

Three partial core meltdowns and other crises have precipitated a nuclear nightmare. This is a wake-up call for the world.

South Asia's misplaced confidence in nuclear technology

A.H. Nayyar, M.V. Ramana
April 2011

There are 20 nuclear power plants in India, two in Pakistan and plans exist to expand the industry across South Asia; yet there are always multiple risks that exist as a result of the technology that cannot be mitigated.