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India's Energy R and D Landscape

Energy research and development (ER and D) has received little attention in the flurry of energy policy shifts and reforms over the past decade, continuing with a historical trend where government attention on ER and D policy has been, at best, sporadic. Appropriate policies for technology development and dissemination, though, can yield significant economic, environmental and social benefits, and need to be considered as part of a diversified portfolio of strategies to meet the country's pressing energy goals. Attention needs to be paid to the development of appropriate ER and D policies and a portfolio that is consistent with the needs of various sections of the country's citizenry and economy. What all of this requires, above all, is a focus on revamping the process of ER and D planning and implementation.

Knowledge, Rhetoric and Power-International Politics of Climate Change

International Politics of Climate Change Ambuj Sagar Milind Kandlikar In the build-up to the ongoing third Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Kyoto, it is evident that the real battles over climate change are being fought over issues of trade and national competitiveness in the context of greenhouse policies. For countries of the south, building appropriate scientific and economic assessment capacity may be the most critical task.
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