Dear readers,

Here is another issue of Energy Matters, bringing to you the latest updates from the energy sector along with analysis and impacts, politics, investments, and science of the emerging developments in the sector.

The UN’s second round of International Negotiating Committee (INC-2) meetings for a global plastics pollution treaty ended in frustration last week after half of the five-day event was spent re-debating procedural rules, such as the treaty’s voting procedure. We bring to you Swathi Seshadri’s submission – who attended the conference on behalf of CFA as well as Swathi’s article on the negotiation and India’s role in it.

Chythenyen Devika Kulasekaran writes on how waste-to-energy has exacerbated the country’s waste management problem, despite the state exchequer spending thousands of crores on this failed technology over the years.

We also bring to you a well-articulated article by Deepmala Patel on the damage caused to the environment by the Jhabua Thermal Power Plant, MP by putting fly ash in farmers’ fields.

We hope you find this newsletter useful, and we welcome your suggestions and feedback. Write to us at

The Editorial Team

Read the full issue here: Energy Matters _ May & June 2023