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Modi’s nuclear deal: no cause for celebration

Modi’s nuclear deal: no cause for celebration

Latest February 3, 2015 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

Any understanding between Narendra Modi and Barack Obama on circumventing the Indian nuclear liability law to protect American reactor suppliers should be a matter of concern.

A rotten core: the nuclear establishment in India

A rotten core: the nuclear establishment in India

Industry and Lobbies, Koodankulam, Reviews August 26, 2013 at 9:01 pm 0 comments

The Power of Promise shows that when things go wrong with such intrinsically dangerous technologies, it is not destiny but human hubris and fallibility that are culpable.

Nuclear Energy in India: A Story of Unkept Promises

Nuclear Energy in India: A Story of Unkept Promises

India's Nuclear Expansion, Reviews June 9, 2013 at 11:40 am 1 comment

The aptness of the book’s title is best illustrated by considering nuclear power generation capacity targets and achievements over time. The target for the year 2000 (set in 1984) was 10,000 MW, but what was achieved was a meagre 1,840 MW or 18% of the target. The Integrated Energy Policy (IEP) of 2006 from the Planning Commission had envisaged a cumulative nuclear capacity of 9,000-11,000 MW operation by 2010, while the reality in 2013 is only half of that at 4,780 MW.

Kudankulam: the unsettled questions

Kudankulam: the unsettled questions

Koodankulam June 6, 2013 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

The court’s decision cannot settle the contentious dispute over Kudankulam, or the larger questions about the expansion of nuclear energy in the country. That is still a matter for democratic debate. And all the familiar problems with nuclear energy—including high costs, susceptibility to catastrophic accidents, and the unsolved problem of dealing with radioactive waste—should play a role in that debate.