Amit Bhandari

Amit Bhandari

Fellow, Energy & Environment Studies

Amit has worked in the business media and financial markets for over a decade. He started his career with Economic  Times,  where he tracked the energy sector. He was a part of the start up team of ET Now, the business news channel. Amit  was  responsible for setting up India Reality Research, a new research outfit within CLSA India, a stock broking firm. He  has  also worked with Deccan Chronicle Group as the business editor for their general dailies. He holds an Masters in Business Administration from IIM- Ahmedabad and a Bachelors degree in Technology from IT-BHU.  Download high-res bio image

Geopolitics of energy sources and supplies, energy technology and global energy markets

Last modified: August 14, 2017

Recent projects

GH_PushbackThumbnail-02 Courtesy: Gateway House
10 August 2017 Gateway House

Geoeconomic pushback to China

The Indian government may block the acquisition of Gland Pharma by Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceuticals, a move that offers further confirmation of how China’s opaque business model is causing concern worldwide. This infographic shows some high-profile cases of acquisitions by Chinese companies that ran into local opposition
20101112fire Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
26 April 2017 Gateway House

Filling two vacancies in Iran

Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disqualification from contesting the May 2017 presidential election has reduced the number of aspirants to six. The winner may well be a contender for the post of next Supreme Leader too
On 140 acres of unused land on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., 70,000 solar panels are part of a solar photovoltaic array that will generate 15 megawatts of solar power for the base.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nadine Y. Barclay) Courtesy: Wikipedia
7 April 2017 G20 Insights

A decentralized model for solar

The transition to renewable energy is hampered by the lack of suitable, affordable products and specialised financing for its infrastructure. This infographic, as part of a policy brief put forth by Gateway House, set to be tabled at the 2017 Hamburg G20 conference, outlines an ecosystem to overcome these hurdles
Westinghouse_Electric_and_Manufacturing_Comp._1910 Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
16 March 2017 Gateway House

Nuclear energy hurting balance sheets

Japanese technology giant Toshiba is sinking into a financial morass due to its near bankrupt nuclear power business, Westinghouse. India must recognise the new reality that nuclear energy is no longer financially viable
tillerson2 Courtesy: Flickr/William Munoz
15 December 2016 Gateway House

Can Tillerson reset U.S.-Russia ties?

Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil and Donald Trump’s pick as U.S. Secretary of State, has had a long and fruitful working relationship with Russia. His experience could lubricate US-Russia relations, a development that can only benefit energy buyers like India
India+Reliance+petrochemical+plant Courtesy: bdnews24
14 December 2016 Gateway House

Three tiers of energy security for India

India imports 80% of its oil and 80% of the imports are from vulnerable regions. This high-cost, high-risk approach is not sustainable, and the current low price of oil offers India an opportunity to secure its long-term energy needs by taking three concurrent steps: diversifying supply sources, investing in oil fields, and using financial instruments
Small Oil fields Wikipedia Courtesy: Wikipedia
24 November 2016 Gateway House

Independent oil firms: a fresh spurt?

The Indian oil industry is changing. The recent bidding for Discovered Small Fields saw the emergence of small, independent oil explorers in a country that has been dominated by state-owned companies and only a few private sector firms
oil-barrels1 Courtesy: The Iran Project
6 October 2016 Gateway House

Saudi Arabia feels Iran’s pinch

OPEC’s announcement of a cut in oil production shows that Saudi Arabia is being affected by low oil prices even as Iran gains ground