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July 26th 2017

The Upside Down Book of Nuclear Power

The Upside Down Book of Nuclear Power


A guide to understanding issues related to nuclear power as energy source Arcane discussions on nuclear power have been confounding people for a long time. The Upside Down Book of Nuclear Power is an attempt to demystify this critical area of public choice for the general reader. While it does not forego the seriousness associated with the topic, the book provides for an easy read that informs the reader of a variety of issues associated with the subject. Divided into short chapters, aspects such as technology, resource availability, economics, geopolitics and policies associated with nuclear power are dealt with in detail, but in a way that emphasizes readability. Contentious areas such as safety, waste management and the latest trends associated with them are laid bare for the reader. The book also dwells in depth on the shrill and seldom above-board debate on nuclear power and renewables. An invaluable companion for all those looking to understand the nature of the nuclear industry in the new millennium and the implications of international treaties such as the Indo-US nuclear deal.

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Profile of Power Utilities & Non-Utilities in India 2009

Profile of Power Utilities & Non-Utilities in India 2009


The Profile of Power Utilities & Non-Utilities in India 2009 is the most comprehensive report yet on the Indian Power sector. In two volumes and over 700 pages the report provides exhaustive coverage on every aspect of the power eco-system in India. The report while detailing hitherto hard to come by information nevertheless does so in an easily accessible and multi-colour format. Besides explaining various facets of the power sector, the report consists of numerous charts, diagrams and tables providing the latest available information on the sector as a whole, with special attention given to individual companies and even specific power stations. Indeed, previous editions of the report have been critically acclaimed for providing such a sheer range of information in a fully referenced, accurate and user-friendly format.

Besides the usual sections, this year’s edition consists of the most detailed look yet at Ultra Mega Power Projects, Power Trading in India, Equipment Supply Position, Renewable Energy Development, Energy Management, Information Technology Issues and the Evolution of the Policy Framework. The report is also fully updated with exclusive information on subjects such as plant heat rates, mean time between failures, auction trading, state wise progress on schemes such as the APDRP, movements in merchant power and much more. In fact, a unique aspect of this report is the fact that most of its data has been gathered from primary sources often operating at the most basic level. This report was also prepared with special emphasis on detailing the activities of the fast emerging private sector in the power business in India.

The Profile of Power Utilities & Non-Utilities in India 2009 is also noted for the fact that it goes beyond mere detailing of information and provides analysis and inputs derived from the observations of a team of experts and veteran industry watchers. The report includes projections made on the basis of existing data and the observation of key trends in each segment of the power sector.