The issues related to energy economics are being debated intensely in the past two decades. The policy makers of various countries world over are grappling with these issues. Issues related to attaining energy efficiency, natural gas, oil, competition issues are debated and discussed by policy makers, academicians, industry. There are also issues pertaining to renewable sources of energy on which intensive research is being pursued. A quick glance at the literature in the form of research papers, articles in books and peer reviewed journals underscore the fact that in every economy people are making earnest efforts to pursue research on these issues in order to find solutions to various problems in this sector. With this end in view the centre for Energy Economics has been formed. The centre would strive to undertake research in the following areas. It has to be noted that the list of areas mention here is only illustrative and not exhaustive:
- Promotion of energy efficiency in the area of residential lighting, commercial buildings and Industry.
- The issues related to anti competitive conduct in the energy sector with a focus on power sector
- Reforms in power sector, with a focus on renewable sources of energy.
- Emerging issues of Oil and natural gas.