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Enron and Other Similar Deals vs New Energy Paradigm

Enron and Other Similar Deals vs New Energy Paradigm Amulya K N Reddy Antonette D'Sa In searching for alternative solutions, it is important to realise that genuine solutions are those that simultaneously resolve all the crises of the electricity system the crisis of capital performance, equity/access and environment. Solutions that focus on only one of those, for instance the capital crisis in the case of Enron-type deals, are sub-optimal and defective solutions that aggravate other crises.

The Debt-Energy Nexus-A Case Study of India

The Debt-Energy Nexus A Case Study of India C Rammanohar Reddy Antonette D'Sa Amulya K N Reddy This study attempts to unravel the energy-debt nexus by linking India's energy imports to the growth of its external debt. The intention is to bring out, firstly, the extent to which India's debt problem could have been avoided with a different strategy of energy use in the 80s and, secondly what changes in energy consumption are needed now to prevent a further build up of debt The study considers the effect on India's imports of four important shifts in a strategy that would have reduced oil consumption and could have been implemented between 1977-78 and 1989-90: (i) a shift in long-haul freight movement from road to rail, (ii) a shift from kerosene to liquefied petroleum gas for cooking, (iii) the electrification of unelectrified households, and (iv) the replacement of diesel irrigation pumpsets with electric pumpsets.

A Development-Focused End-Use-Oriented Electricity Scenario for Karnataka

Electricity Scenario for Karnataka Amulya Kumar IN Reddy Gladys D Sumithra P Balachandra Antonette D'Sa The recent efforts at electricity planning in Karnataka, in particular the May 1987 report of the Committee for preparing a 'Long Range Plan for Power Projects in Karnataka 1987-2000 AD' (LRPPP), are clear-cut examples of the failure of the conventional consumption-obsessed supply-biased approach to energy planning. This paper presents an alternative scenario for Karnataka's electricity sector on the basis of the development-focused end-use-oriented (DEFENDUS) paradigm.

Comparative Costs of Electricity Conservation-Centralised and Decentralised Electricity Generation

Amulya Kumar N Reddy Gladys D Sumithra P Balachandra Antonette d'Sa Energy planning, and the associated decision-making, requires choices between energy technologies. Thus far, these have been restricted to choices between supply options in particular, centralised energy technologies. But, this restriction to centralised sources is running into two major difficulties; (a) shortages of capital, and (b) popular opposition to the resulting local and global environmental degradation. Furthermore, what matters to a consumer of energy is not energy per se, but the services that energy provides. Hence, the true indicator of development is not the magnitude of energy used, but the level of energy services provided, It has, therefore, become essential to extend the list of options for energy decision-making so as to include both decentralised sources of supply, and energy efficiency improvements and other conservation options.
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