Climate Change

February 22, 2013

Will Commodities be the reason for the next "World War"

When talking of the commodities we should not forget the most important Non Agri Commodity which is Crude Oil, Thermal Coal, Brent Crude Oil, Gasoline, Natural […]
February 21, 2013

Thermal Pollution – The Real Cause of Global Warming

Global Warming Is Global Warming Real Global warming is very real – retreating glaciers, shrinking ice caps, expanding deserts and changed animal migration provide undeniable visible […]
February 19, 2013

9 Key Facts about World's 3rd largest Oil & Gas (E&P) Company, ONGC

ONGC Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited or ONGC as it is known commonly is Indian state-owned oil and Gas Company. ONGC produces around 77% of […]
February 6, 2013

US Department of Energy backs down on Furnace Efficiency Standards

Until recently, the US Department of Energy (DOE) was planning to raise the minimum efficiency rating of natural gas furnaces from 80% to 90% in the […]
February 4, 2013

Can Imported Natural Gas replace expensive Crude Oil in India

Natural Gas Import in India The demand for energy is ever-growing and the rising price of crude oil has been a cause for global concern. Over […]
January 31, 2013

Is it the time to remove Subsidy on Fossil Fuels to save the Global Economy – Concerns & Solutions

Subsidy on Fossil Fuels Well it’s a very heated topic about the subsidy given by the countries for the fossil fuel. The subsidy does nothing good […]
January 20, 2013

Coal India Ltd. – 10 Interesting Facts, Financial Information & Competition Analysis

Coal India Coal India Limited (CIL) is an organized state owned coal mining corporate, which came into being in November 1975, with the government taking over […]
December 9, 2012

Advantages and Disadvantages of Fossil Fuels

Fossil Fuel Fossil fuels have been an oldest source of energy for mankind. Fossil fuels, as its name suggest, were formed from the organic remains of […]
December 7, 2012

Why Coal is set to become biggest fuel source in next couple of years

Coal – the Biggest Fuel The recent travails of coal companies in the USA due to low natural gas prices has led many people to think […]
November 30, 2012

Top Indian Media Honchos in Jail over Bribe allegations by Jindal Group in Coal Scam

Indian Media in Coal Scam The massive coal scam which is the latest in the series of billion dollar scams afflicting India in recent times has […]
November 12, 2012

Efficiency through Savings.

An Introduction to India’s Perform-Achieve and Trade (PAT) mechanism Image Source:http://www.climate-connect.co.uk The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), released by the Prime Minister on 30th […]
November 10, 2012

Uses of Oil – Heating, Fuel, Petrochemical Products and Facts for Kids

What is Crude Oil Crude oil is a naturally occurring substance found in certain rock formations and below water bodies. Oil is a compound containing carbon […]
November 4, 2012

What is Natural Gas used for Today – Heating, Industry, Electricity and Cars

Use of Natural Gas Massive discoveries of natural gas reserves in shale gas formations has meant that the prices in USA have gone down substantially and […]
November 1, 2012

1/3rd of India’s Power Capacity Lies Idle due to Corruption created Coal Shortage

Indian Coal Shortage leads to Idle Power There are massive power brownouts across India as electricity supply is shut down due to lack of fuel. Note […]
October 29, 2012

India’s Massive Thermal Power Plant policy under Threat as predicted since Tata’s UMPP sees $600 million Loss in First Year

The past 5 years have been a riches to rags story for India’s power generation companies. The utilities which competed with each other for the position […]
October 5, 2012

Despite Electricity Reforms, India’s Power Industry search for Elusive Coal continues

Indian Government unleashed a number of half baked reforms which were pending for a long time but that has not helped the industry all that much. […]
September 3, 2012

India to use Accounting Shenanigans to prevent Bad Loans from the struggling Power Industry from showing in Bank books

Problems of Power Industry in India The problems faced by the electricity companies in India are quite well known and those who did not, the biggest […]
August 14, 2012

As Publicly Listed Indian State Companies mince Minority Shareholder Right, a Foreign Pension Fund takes up the Fight

State owned Indian companies have trodden over minority shareholder rights for a long time now. Ever since these companies were listed, minority shareholders have been getting […]
August 9, 2012

Greenland Ice Sheet melts an Unprecedented 97% This Summer but World Refuses to Wake Up to Climate Change

Greenland The ice sheet in Greenland has been melting to an increasing extent almost every year in the recent past summers giving one of the most […]
July 21, 2012

Will the 21st Century be the Century of Natural Gas?

Natural Gas New technology for drilling Natural Gas in Shale Formations in America has brought a paradigm change in the Energy Market at least in North […]
July 16, 2012

Energy Efficiency Rankings show Europeans far ahead of Anglo-Americans

Energy Efficiency Rankings In an unsurprising ranking by International Energy Efficiency Scorecard developed by ACEEE, US and Canada have bottom ranks in Energy Efficiency along with […]
July 13, 2012

Shale Gas Fracking Dangers – Insurance companies refuse to give Coverage

While Shale Gas extraction continues unabated in the USA leading to a massive oversupply and a price crash in natural gas, the environmental dangers continue to […]
June 2, 2012

Oil Short ETF – Complete Analysis & List of Major Players

About Short Oil ETFs – Investing in Oil ETF is an easy way to invest in oil without hoarding oil barrels in one’s warehouse. Oil companies […]
May 27, 2012

Oil 3x ETF – Explained & List of Major players

Oil 3x ETFs are leveraged Exchange Traded Funds designed to seek daily investment results, before fees and expenses, of 300% of the performance of the benchmark […]
May 23, 2012

Solar in Saudi Arabia to be added at 2 Gigawatts annually for 30% Energy Generation – Fact or Fiction

Saudi Arabia has recently unveiled a new plan to add almost 40 Gigawatts of solar power over the next 20 years investing more than $100 billion. […]
February 25, 2012

Solar Craze in India as Coal Equipment Supplier and Jeweler acquire Photovoltaic Companies

India's Solar PowerIndustry is starting to see some M&A with both domestic and foreign companies buying smaller firms. While the biggest M&A story is that of Tata Power acquiring the stake in Tata BP Solar, other firms without any grounding in the energy industry are too getting in. Now a Coal Equipment and EPC company Tecpro is getting into the solar energy business by acquiring a small solar lighting and heating company Eversun.Tecpro Systemsis primarily focused on the Power Sector Space.It is a leader in the ash handling and material handling systems and is currently diversifying into becoming a turnkey provider in this segment.Like other infrastructure players it has seen amazing growth in the last 3 years at around 70%+.The growth has been fantastic both on the topline and the bottomline.The 2300 crore Order book provides some comfort over the next year’s revenues or so.The Power Sector in India particularly the Thermal Power Plants are expected to see an explosive growth period.Steel and Cement sectors are also growing strongly.With Tecpro Systems focusing on these 3 segments,it should be able to maintain a good growth trajectory in the future years as well
February 23, 2012

Why German has done more to Fight Climate Change than any other Nation

Critics have claimed that Germany has spent $130 billion in solar subsidies to provide only 0.3% of its electricity. This is a shallow and ignorant argument at its worst. The critics from all over the world cite figures and statistics without going into the deeper implications. Germany has in the last 5 years made solar energy reach the poorest people in the world . The country's subsideis have made large solar companies lower costs and improve technology at a rapid pace to keep up with the lowered subsidies. Solar Panels which were sold for $4/watt in 2008 are solar for 80c/watt now. A truly remarkable story in Energy which has been missed the the fossil fuel funded hacks in media. For the last few centuries man has been trying to harness solar energy at reasonable costs but has failed to make a big impression. Germany in the last 5 years has made a huge and lasting impact as solar energy will go from strenght to strenght ..
February 16, 2012

$600 Billion – Shocking Global Support of Fossil Fuels

While there is massive outrage amongst some politicians against the giveaways to support renewable energy, there is very little discussions on the massive subsidies given to the fossil fuel sector. Note globally more than half a trillion dollars is given away to support fossil fuels which is already a mature competitive sector. Green Energy which is a developing industry has got compete with not only the established 100 year infrastructure of fossil fuels but also against these massive $600 billion. However propagandist's and ignorant sections of the media protest against the support given to the cleantech industry.Here is some bad and shallow journalism on German Solar subsidies
February 9, 2012

US Coal Companies become latest Victims of Cheap Natural Gas

US Coal Companies are being forced to close coal mines and reduce production because of a massive glut of cheap natural gas and emission standards . Note Coal Disadvantages are much more than that of other fossil fuels making it the dirtiest form of energy. While India and China face massive coal shortages , USA on the other hand faces a glut . Coal has been coming under increasing attact in the West with few new thermal plants being opened and many closed due to tougher pollution standards. Note Clean Coal Technolgies and CCS is being promoted to prolong the use of Coal but they are not getting much traction.
February 1, 2012

Global Warming of 2 Degrees to Halve India's Wheat Production to 40 Million Tons

In these days of economic crises it has become unsexy to talk about Global Warming and Climate Change which pose a much greater threat to mankind. The Western countries have turned apathetic towards climate change with most like Canada, USA and UK showing shocking attitude towards Global Warming . The reason is that rich countries can throw resources at ameliorating the affects of climate change . The poor countries have little in terms of resources to either slowdown climate change or change the attitude of the richer countries. South Asia and Africa two of the poorest regions in the world will face the worst of the global warming affects. A new study has indicated that India's wheat yield could be halved to 40 million tons a year from the current 80 million tons due to rising temperature. The reason is that wheat yields will come down as temperature goes up by 2 degrees centigrade or more.