Don't imagine that pumping more oil will get us out of our current mess, argues Matthew R Simmons - dealing with the addiction is the only option.

Pune, June 26 Showing a half-hearted approach in its decisions, the standing committee of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Tuesday withdrew a decision that it had passed last week. The committee pulled out the contract of installing modern street lighting energy management system from one of the three private companies. The project is to be carried out on a number of city roads under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

Jeddah: Finance minister P Chidambaram on Sunday made a case for oil producing nations to step up output and regulate prices failing which developing nations stood to lose their hard-earned

Pakistan introduces daylight saving time to battle power shortage: In a bid to reduce load shedding, the Pakistani government on May 14 announced that the country will forward its clock by an hour

India is in danger of losing yet another opportunity to reduce its dependence on petroleum. (Editorial)

The double whammy of rising oil prices and plunging home prices could turn a mild recession into something more threatening, says Peter Coy

PM Manmohan Singh on Monday hinted that there may not be any alternative to raising fuel prices, even as the government continued to grapple with working out a consensus on measures to tackle high global crude prices. A decision can possibly be taken only by Thursday after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs.

What are oil reserves?

Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan on Sunday commissioned the 25 MW Neriamangalam Extension Scheme (NES). Dedicating it to the nation, the Chief Minister stressed the need to focus on ensuring energy security for the State. Energy security was as important for the State as its food security, he said. The government was committed to adding an additional 500 MW to the annual power generation in the State, during the coming three years.

India's several interlinked energy related challenges can only be met by long-term planning and coordinated action by various stakeholders. By highlighting the Planning Commission's Integrated Energy Policy Report, this article proposes the creation of a government-supported statutory energy modelling institution - the Bureau of Energy Information and Analysis - that works under the guidance of the Planning Commission to develop an in-house modelling and analysis capacity for India.

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