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Title India and Energy Security
Author Dr Ashok Sharma Research Fellow Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi
Journal Asian Affairs, Volume 38 Number 2
Date July 2007
Introduction The world's demand for energy grew by 95 percent in the last 30 years. It is projected to grow by 33 percent during the next 15 years and by 45 percent in the next 20 years.1 Most of that growth will be accounted for by huge increases in demand from India and China. Much has been written about the future energy needs of China, the world's second largest energy market after the United States. This article looks into India's energy resources and needs, particularly in terms of oil and gas. It explores the measures that India is taking to meet the looming energy crisis and to assure security of supply by diversification. It then examines India's current approach to renewable energy, including nuclear, and concludes with some policy suggestions.
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