Call for Papers: NLSIU Seminar on Sustainable Energy Future in India [Sept 18 – 19, Bangalore]: Submit by Aug 10

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Aims and Objectives:

● To advance the idea of Sustainable Energy in India.

● To highlight the future trends of development of Sustainable Energy in India.

● To determine the gaps in policy and legislation in furthering the ambition of Sustainable Energy.

● To elucidate the prospects of Tidal and Geothermal Energy and determine their feasibility.

● To strengthen the opinion on development and growth of Nuclear Energy as a fully sustainable method of generating clean energy.

● To put forth a well balanced opinion on the policy-trends regarding realisation of Sustainable Development Goals.

● Critically evaluate the management of the Public Sector Undertakings which operate the renewable energy plants and projects.

● Critically correlate the advantage of various sources of sustainable energy over each other.


India is heavily dependent on coal, which is a main source of the greenhouse gases driving global warming.

To shift to a low-carbon path requires more efficient use of coal, demand-side management of energy, development of carbon capture and storage, use of natural gas as a bridge fuel, and a ramping up of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and hydropower.

To accomplish the shift to low carbon, it is important to stress that the need is not just a question of fuels but also regulatory and functional challenges for the electricity sector, especially in providing modern energy access to all and in achieving development goals.

This Seminar shall provide the required forum for people from the legal and environmental background to express their views and opinions on the importance of development of Sustainable Energy and also deliberate on their future in India, keeping in mind the current policy and legislative trends.


The participants who may be invited can be Academicians, Members of the Legal Fraternity, Law Teachers, Law Students and Scholars, Members from the Non-Governmental Organisations working in the sphere of development of Renewable Energy and/or Sustainable Development.

Call for Papers:

Original unpublished research papers are invited from academicians, practitioners, researchers, scholars and students on the above mentioned themes and related areas on the sub themes mentioned below.

a. Achieving Energy Security by Renewable Sources of Energy Policy Trends in developing Sustainable Energy.

b. Sustainable Management of Conventional sources of energy

c. Achieving Energy Security through development of Nuclear Energy

d. Nuclear Energy and Sustainable Development (Environment Sustainability and Economic Sustainability).

e. Policy initiatives to develop tidal and geothermal energy in India

f. Gaps in Policy for achieving the goals set out in attaining Energy Security and Access to Energy Regulatory & functional challenges for the electricity sector.

PUBLICATION OF PAPERS: NLSIU will publish selected papers presented in the Seminar in a special issue of the Journal of Law and Public Policy (Volume V). The same shall be released tentatively in 2018.


The abstract should contain no more than 300–350 words accompanied by a brief profile of the author indicating their name, designation, email ID, contact number and official address.

The full paper must not exceed a maximum of 5000 words (excluding footnotes).

The abstract and full paper must be formatted in adherence to the following guidelines:

Font Style Times New Roman

Font Size 12 (Main Text); 10 (Footnotes)

Line Spacing 1.5 (Main Text); 1(Footnotes)

Margin 1” on all sides

Citation Style Bluebook 19th Edition

File Name Name of Author + Title of Paper

File Format .doc/.docx/.pdf

General Guidelines

Papers should be written in English.

Co-authorship is permitted, subject to a limit of maximum two authors per submission & the registration of fees has to be paid by both authors.

No part of the paper should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication.

Submission Procedure

All the abstracts and full length papers shall be sent to the email: or

Registration Details

The Registration fee for the Seminar is Rs.2000/- for participants and paper presenters (separately for author and co-author).

Participants must make their own travel and conveyance arrangements. Registration is confirmed on receipt of payment at our end either by Demand Draft, in the name of NLSIU, payable at BENGALURU or NEFT as per the details given in the brochure.

DD along with the registration form should be sent to the address given below and Bank Transaction ID Number in case of NEFT Transfer must be sent to


Accommodation will be provided on twin sharing basis on ‘first come first serve basis’ at extra charge as applicable depending on the allotment made (twin sharing basis) on arrival (Rate appox. Between Rs.750/- and Rs.1500/- + Tax).

As there are limited rooms available, participants who wish to avail accommodation may send a mail to and reserve rooms. KINDLY NOTE, NO PAYMENT FOR ROOMS TO BE SENT IN ADVANCE.

It should be paid on arrival at the campus. Rooms will be allotted on FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis, subject to availability even if the bookings are done in advance.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission by e-mail only – 10th August, 2017

Communication of Abstract Selection – 16th August, 2017

Submission of Full paper (by e-mail) – 10th September, 2017

Date of Seminar – 18th and 19th September, 2017

Registration Form

Click HERE.

For further details, click HERE.
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