Nepal's Recovery: Can the International Aid Community Break Entrenched Patterns?
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal was one that many had anticipated, although there was little strategic planning or advance preparation. The youthful tectonic plate wrinkle called the Himalayas was long overdue to shake up the region. Read more
Nepal Earthquake 2015 - Disaster Relief Efforts
Following the 7.8 magnitude Nepal earthquake and the multiple aftershocks, we have received a lot of offers for volunteering and requests from people who want to make contributions. We have been engaging in knowledge management, quelling rumors through social media and helping coordinating people who are working in disaster relief.  Read more
Nepali World of Subsidies: Understanding Subsidies in the Power Sector in Nepal
Energy sources in Nepal comprise primarily of traditional sources with commercial sources prevalent among urban population, of which LPG is the most widely used source of energy. With Nepal lacking in petroleum resources of its own, it relies solely on imports from the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to meet the ever increasing demand for petroleum products within the country. Read more
The World of Nepali IPPs: An Analysis of Independent Power Producers in Nepal
Nepal is said to have one of the highest hydropower potentials in the world with an electricity generation capacity of 83,000 MW of which 42,000 MW is said to be economically feasible. While these resources could be developed to transmit large scale benefits for the country, only 712.63 MW; which constitutes less than 1.70% of the economically feasible capacity, has been harnessed. Additionally hydropower comprises of only 2% of the total energy consumed within the country despite the various hydropower projects under development. Read more
Oil and Beyond: An Analysis of the Petroleum Sector in Nepal
Nepal has one of the lowest energy consumption patterns in the world, a reflection of the slow pace of development within the country. Currently, the fuel requirement of the country is largely met through traditional sources; primarily fuel wood, with petroleum products meeting only 9.9% of the country\'s fuel requirements. Read more
Perceptions and Reality: An Analysis on Hydropower Financing in Nepal
Nepal is said to have one of the highest hydropower potentials in the world, however at the same time it continues to suffer from energy crises with over eighteen hours of load shedding every day during the dry seasons. Financial resources and management capacities of the government continue to remain underdeveloped. Considering that the country’s GDP is lower than the estimated costs for the envisaged hydropower development, the government is in no position to focus only on hydropower as there are still other key areas that need to be addressed. Read more