Episode 278: Climate Change and Our Power Sector

To fight climate change, we need to reform the power sector. Right now, it’s dysfunctional. Akshay Jaitly and Ajay Shah join Amit Varma in episode 278 of The Seen and the Unseen to share their roadmap for change.

Also check out:
1. Akshay Jaitly on TwitterLinkedinNicheless and Substack. Ajay Shah on Twitter and Substack.
2. The lowest hanging fruit on the coconut tree: India’s climate transition through the price system in the power sector — Akshay Jaitly and Ajay Shah.
3. Akshay Jaitly and Ajay Shah’s aggregated pieces on energy and climate.
4. The Time To Privatise India’s Electricity Sector Is Now — Akshay Jaitly and Ajay Shah.
5. Root cause analysis for the electricity crisis — Akshay Jaitly and Ajay Shah.
6. In Service of the Republic — Vijay Kelkar & Ajay Shah.
7. The Art and Science of Economic Policy — Episode 154 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Vijay Kelkar and Ajay Shah).
8. Other episodes of The Seen and the Unseen with Ajay Shah: 12345.
9. We Are Fighting Two Disasters: Covid-19 and the Indian State — Amit Varma.
10. Naren Shenoy’s fancy dress competition.
11. Narendra Shenoy and Mr Narendra Shenoy — Episode 250 of The Seen and the Unseen.
12. Amitava Kumar Finds the Breath of Life — Episode 265 of The Seen and the Unseen.
13. The Chronicles of Narnia — CS Lewis.
14. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — Roald Dahl.
15. Alistair MacLean and John Steinbeck on Amazon.
16. Grapes of Wrath — John Steinbeck.
17. Of Mice and Men — John Steinbeck.
18. André Gide and Albert Camus on Amazon.
19. Another Country — James Baldwin.
20. Warren Mendonsa Plays the Universal Pentatonic — Episode 273 of The Seen and the Unseen.
21. Jonathan Haidt on Amazon.
22. Kashmir and Article 370 — Episode 134 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Srinath Raghavan).
23. Hind Swaraj — Mohandas Gandhi.
24. Politics and the Sociopath — Amit Varma.
25. Google Scholar.
26. Roam Research and Zettelkasten.
27. Discom Privatisation Challenged (Dec 2020) — Akshay Jaitly.
28. Regulation in India: Design, Capacity, Performance — Edited by Devesh Kapur and Madhav Khosla.
29. The Use of Knowledge in Society — Friedrich Hayek.
30. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
31. History of UN Climate Talks.
32. The Evolution of the UNFCCC — Jonathan Kuyper, Heike Schroeder and Björn-Ola Linnér.
33. The COP List.
34. The Road From Rio (1993) — Prodipto Ghosh and Akshay Jaitly.
35. William Nordhaus versus the United Nations on Climate Change Economics — Robert P Murphy.
36. Hotter than the human body can handle: Pakistan city broils in world’s highest temperatures — Ben Farmer.
37. Price Controls Lead to Shortages and Harm the Poor — Amit Varma.
38. The Tragedy of Our Farm Bills — Episode 211 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Ajay Shah).
39. Lessons from an Ankhon Dekhi Prime Minister — Amit Varma.
40. Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All — Michael Shellenberger.
41. Nuclear Power Can Save the World — Joshua S Goldstein, Staffan A Qvist and Steven Pinker.
42. Kim Stanley Robinson on Amazon.
43. Death at Intervals — José Saramago.
44. The Shape of Water — Andrea Camilleri.
45. The Terracotta Dog — Andrea Camilleri.
46. 12 Bytes: How artificial intelligence will change the way we live and love — Jeanette Winterson.
47. The Singularity Is Near — Ray Kurzweil.
48. Report to Greco — Nikos Kazantzakis.
49. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics — Carlo Rovelli.
50. Michael Dibdin on Amazon.

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