Roadmap to energy justice

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Energy, Environment, Conservation   Source: IE   Context: India’s energy strategy is presently recognised as being pragmatic and balanced since it is motivated by assuring energy access, availability, and affordability for its vast population.   What is energy justice? Energy justice envisions elements of a global energy system that fairly distributes …

Green hydrogen is not a holy grail of the energy transition

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Infrastructure/Environment   Source: DTE  Context: According to a new report, contrary to its spotless reputation, green hydrogen is not the key to the energy transition.   Green hydrogen: It involves splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity from renewable energy sources like sunlight/wind. It accounted for only 0.04% of globally …

Powering the Amrit Kaal through an integrated approach to ensure energy security

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Infrastructure (Energy)   Source: IE Context: An integrated approach that focuses on renewable energy along with the exploration of traditional fuels is the key to energy security in the next 25 years in India.   Need for an integrated approach: 3As: Ensuring energy access, availability and affordability for India’s large population. …

How to become a green hydrogen superpower?

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Infrastructure (Energy)/Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation   Source: TH Context: The 2023 Union Budget has allocated ₹19,700 crore for the National Green Hydrogen Mission. This could help India establish itself as a green H2 superpower.   Importance of Green H2 for India: India has committed to 50% electricity capacity from non-fossil …