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Recording of the panel discussion held on "How Much Energy Do We Need?"

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Energy efficient technologies can play a crucial role in meeting India’s commitment under the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions to reduce our carbon emission intensity in 2030 by about 33-35 per cent of the 2005 level. However, India needs a broad strategy to realise the full potential of energy efficiency. Read more in 'Deriving the most from every unit of energy': http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/deriving-the-most-from-every-unit-of-energy/article7937793.ece?homepage=true

Subsequent to the consultation undertaken based on the draft Regulatory Reform Bill, 2013, NITI Aayog made a new draft Bill tilted the "Regulatory Reform Bill, 2015". Click the link below for Prayas' comments on the (new) draft Regulatory Reform Bill, 2015 http://prayaspune.org/peg/publications/item/304.html

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NITI Aayog has been entrusted with formulating the National Energy Policy (NEP) by the Government of India. NITI Aayog approached many knowledge partners, including Prayas, Energy Group (PEG), to conduct stakeholder consultations and provide inputs to the NEP on specific sectors. PEG was requested to provide inputs on Coal Production and Thermal Generation. In this connection, PEG prepared a background paper and conducted stakeholder consultations in Mumbai on 19th October 2015 which was attended by around 30 representatives from the coal and power sectors. Based on the discussions at the roundtable, PEG submitted its inputs to the NITI Aayog. http://www.prayaspune.org/peg/publications/item/309-inputs-to-national-energy-policy-2015.html

Power for All is the new programme to provide 24×7 electricity to the entire population by 2019.  There have been many such plans in the past which have failed.  In fact, the story of electrification in India has been one of ambitious commitments and slow progress, especially for rural electrification which is the major challenge.  What have we learnt from those experiences?  Read Prayas’ commentary in the EPW on Power for All http://www.epw.in/commentary/power-all.html 

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Since 2001, the accumulated loss of electricity distribution companies has been comparable to 2% of India’s GDP. Repeated bailouts, investment programmes and reform efforts have not affected losses. There is lack of data on the losses of the electricity distribution companies, and it is not allowing for an informed discourse on the same. Read "Power Sector Data, an Area of Darkness" here http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/power-sector-data-an-area-of-darkness/article7629820.ece

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The Draft Regulatory Reform Bill, 2013 proposes a common framework for governing the regulatory structures across sectors and bringing uniformity in the key regulatory processes such as appointments, tenures and other aspects of institutional design. Check out Prayas' submission to NITI Aayog regarding the same here:

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Understanding the Energy Elephant: Check out more on the Prayas Energy Dashboard at http://goo.gl/cJ3CFP 
And see Scores for Indian Energy Sector on the Prayas Energy Dashboard for consumption, supply, environmental, social and economic impacts in 2004-05, 2008-09 and 2012-13
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Read Prayas’ article in the Mint, "Understanding the Energy Elephant" for interesting insights from the application of the Prayas Energy Dashboard to the Indian energy sector for three years, 2004-05, 2008-09 and 2012-13 http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/f0ZpqbIyoeyoxyGeuRkOQK/Understanding-the-energy-elephant.html
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