How to increase energy – Ways
There are “millions” of ways on how to increase energy. This means that it is all up to you on how you are able to enhance your overall energy level in your body. It can be natural or you can use other methods that can increase energy levels in your body.
Well, enhancing your energy is essential since you need this to move on with your “daily functions” in your ever day endeavors. That’s why you have to be always healthy and fit to always have a reserved energy.
Now, if in the case you are deprived of sleep and your body is too stressed, consider these next steps on how to increase energy fast and easy.
How to increase energy – Boost up your energy tips
Eat well – Eating healthy foods is very important to enhance your body’s energy. Well, you surely need to eat foods to increase energy and this is a must. Remember to eat three times a day and include foods that are energy building. Don’t forget to consume foods such as fruits, vegetables and meat that are free from fats. This way, your body will be replenished and you can go on with your daily tasks.
Sleep well – It is also equally important that you sleep at least 8 hours a day. Don’t deprive yourself from sleep since this will lower down your energy levels. It is also a good idea that you sleep early so as to replenish your whole body from the stress you have incurred during work.
Take in energy pills – To get more energy, you also need to take in vitamins and minerals that are capsulated. Meaning, you have to consume energy pills that can revitalize your body’s overall energy. However, you have to ensure that the energy pills you take in is safe and it is made from natural ingredients.
How to increase energy – Have a healthy living
Having a healthy and clean living is just the simplest way on how to increase energy. Eat healthy foods and avoid the ones that may affect your body’s overall health. Also, you have to do exercises such as yoga and even deep breathing exercises. This way, you body’s energy levels will surely boost up.
Hence, start your day right and be full of energy as you go on with your daily activities. If in case you are tired, relax and take a break for a while and for sure, your body will regain energy again.
by: Narasimhan Santhanam
A slew of articles on how India is playing catch-up to China for securing energy supplies got me thinking. And the thought was proceeded by some amount of research on the overall Indian strategy for ensuring energy supplies, primarily fossil energy supplies.
The total primary energy supply in India has grown at a compound rate of around 3.4 per cent since independence to reach 537.7Mtoe (million tonnes of oil equivalent) in the year 2005 (IEA 2007). While commercial primary energy grew at 5.3 per cent over the period, non-commercial energy grew at only 1.6 per cent, which is a reflection of industrialization.
Lets look at the energy consumption picture slightly differently: India country needs energy primarily for electricity, transportation and for industrial and domestic heating. Transportation fuels are currently primarily diesel and gasoline, electricity is mainly produced from coal, and to some extent from natural gas, large hydro power and nuclear energy. Industrial and domestic heating and cooling uses coal predominantly and to some extent, biomass. On all these three fronts, India faces shortages. On electricity, Indias peak power shortages are projected to worsen from a 17 per cent peak deficit in 2009 (shortfall of 23 gigawatts of peak supply) to close to a 25 per cent peak deficit by 2015 and a resultant shortfall of more than 60 GW of peak supply. On coal, our domestic production is short of our demand, even though we have large reserves of coal. On natural gas, our imports have been continuously increasing, even though the country has been successful in identifying rich natural gas deposits in the last few years.
The following is a summary of the International Energy Agency forecasts in its World Energy Outlook for India for 2030:
* Indias primary energy demand will more than double by 2030, growing an average 3.6 percent every year.
* India will become the third largest net importer of oil before 2025 after the United States and China.
* Net oil imports will rise to 6 million barrels per day in 2030.
* Electricity generation capacity, most of it coal fired, will more than treble from 2005 to 2030.
* About 96 percent of the population will have access to electricity in 2030 from 62 % in 2005.
* Coal imports will increase almost seven-fold, accounting for 28% of Indias total coal needs in 2030 from 12% in 2005. (Wow! This for a country which has one of the largest reserves of coal in the world!)
The above data make it abundantly clear that India needs to do something, and fast, in order to get its energy supply chain in order.
Lets look at what India is doing for the three main inputs coal, oil and natural gas.
For a country that is supposed to have coal for the next 200 years at current consumption rates (it has about 100 billion T of proven reserves), it is indeed surprising that the coal industry would be acquiring coal assets worldwide. But that precisely is whats happening. Coal India for instance has been acquiring coking and non-coking coal blocks in Indonesia and Mozambique in the last few years. The current consumption of coal is about 600 million T per year. Heres an interesting white paper on Indias coal sector. For the past three years, India has imported as much coal as is possible, limited more by lack of port capacity than international prices. In the year 2009-10, it imported about 60 million T and this number is only expected to increase it is expected to hit 100 million T within the next three years. Whats the main reason for us to import coal when we have adequate reserves? Simply put, increased coal production will not come cheaply. The estimated investment need outlined in Vision Coal 2025 is US$ 28-30 billion to enhance production capacity to over 1 billion T /year. The actual investments that have been put in so far have been much less than this required amount.
Indias natural gas demand is expected to nearly double to 320 million standard cubic meters per day by 2015, global consultancy firm McKinsey said in a study recently. The company said the current demand of 166 mmscmd (million cu meter per day) made up of nearly 132 mmscmd supplies from domestic fields and the rest from imported LNG is likely to rise to at least a minimum of 230 mmscmd and a maximum of 320 mmscmd by 2015. The Hydrocarbon Vision 2025 envisages increasing the proportion of natural gas in total energy consumption from 8% now to 20% by 2025. To manage this impending growth in the natural gas industry, the industry will require investments of around $40 billion to $50 billion across the value chain. With these investments and demand growth, the industry revenue pool could double to $50 billion by 2015 from $25 billion today.
This is obviously where India faces a steep problem. Our country has little oil by itself. The country consumed 3 million barrels per day in 2009, up from about 1.2 million barrels per day in 1990. The production has however increased relatively less from 0.7 million barrels per day in 1990 to about 1 million barrels per day in 2009. (Source: EIA Govt of USA). The country thus imports about 70% of its oil, the main sources being S Arabia ( 23%), Iran (17%), Nigeria, Iraq, Kuwait & UAE (about 10% each). These numbers will illustrate why India is ever careful when it comes to criticising whatever is happening in the middle east (and there is always a lot happening out there that is worthy of criticism!). The recent findings of oil in KG Basin by Reliance and in Rajasthan by Cairn Energy are likely to add significantly to domestic production. (Cairn Energy estimates that it will be able to achieve peak production from its Rajasthan fields of about 0.24 million barrels per day in 2011).
1. In natural gas, India imports about 15% of its total consumption, but the imports could increase with the fast growth of industrialization
2. For coal, India imports a little over 10% of its requirements, and this again is likely to increase steeply over the next five years with production unable to keep pace with increase in demand
3. In oil, while India has been pleasantly surprised by the recent oil finds in Rajasthan, it will predominantly (over 60%) rely on outside countries for oil for the foreseeable future.
So, what is Indias strategies to ensure that its imports of oil, coal and natural gas are secure, given that geopolitical uncertainties can seriously jeopardise such security? (One needs to only look at the troubles many European countries faced when Russia decided to cut off gas supplies to them, possibly to show that they can still be a bully worth fearing).
1. Strengthen Ties with Existing Sources The most obvious strategy is to make sure that the ties with Middle East are actively maintained. Well, there is little doubt that the policies of many Middle East countries are unacceptable to India (Iranian nukes for instance), but that is realpolitik for you.
2. Diversify Sources India is buying up stakes in oil and natural gas fields worldwide, and is also working overtime to please many countries that have rich deposits of fossil fuels. For instance, India has offered to help Nigeria to build infrastructure, especially power plants, emulating Chinas strategy to secure access to oil and gas blocks in energy-rich Africa. India is also actively scouting deals in countries other than Middle East and Africa as well. Recently, Oil & Natural Gas Corp., Indias biggest energy explorer, expressed interest to buy oil-sands assets in Canada, according to latest news.
3. More Support from Domestic Supplies The country is trying hard to ensure that the domestic supplies can support it more than what it does right now. It is doing this by increasing the investments (though not to the extent that is required) and by easing the the earlier restrictive policies for private sector investments (For instance, the NELP New Exploration Licensing Policy has allowed private players to participate in the exploration of oil and gas fields).
Of the above three, the second (Intensifying Efforts to Diversify Sources) is probably getting the most attention as we read day after day how ONGC Videsh is acquiring this oil asset or how our petroleum minister has had a newfound interest in visiting some African countries.
I guess the smartest long term strategy is to invest heavily in renewables, but then that is long term. In the short and medium term, we have to be more of actioneries than visioneries when it comes to fuel. Call it Realfuelitik.
Author is an energy news specialist
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