“A clean India would be the best tribute India could pay to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150 birth anniversary in 2019” by these words our honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission at Rajpath in New Delhi on 2nd October 2014.
Energy use has almost doubled since 2000, and economic growth and targeted policy interventions have lifted millions out of extreme poverty; but energy consumption per-capita is still only around one-third of the global average and some 240 million people have no access to electricity. Three-quarters of Indian energy demand is met by fossil fuels, a share that has been rising as households gradually move away from the traditional use of solid biomass for cooking. Coal is the backbone of the Indian power sector, accounting for over 70% of generation, and is the most plentiful domestic fossil-fuel resource.
THE RISE OF ENVIRONMENT unFRIENDLY PROJECTS PART II
Today more than 85 per cent of India’s domestic demand of oil and gas is met through imports. A 2014 Goldman Sachs report said, “India has a fifth of the world’s population, but only a 30th of its energy.”
India and Energy consumption in Numbers:
- 3rd largest consumer of energy in the world after China and USA
- About 70% of India’s electricity generation capacity is from fossil fuels
- Accounting for 18% of the rise in global energy consumption, India has one of the world’s fastest growing energy markets and is expected to be the second-largest contributor to the increase in global energy demand by 2035 Continue reading “The Gateway to Hell – Hydro Carbons”
THE RISE OF ENVIRONMENT unFRIENDLY PROJECTS PART I
We all know the issues human race face everyday due to consumption of non-renewable resources for energy production for our day to day living. Yes, now India has been focusing more on usage of renewable sources for energy, which can help save or reduce the consumption of fuel sources that are very difficult to be renewed. On the better note India was the first country in the world to set up a ministry of non-conventional energy resources.
India ranks 3rd in ‘Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index’ and will be the world’s 4th largest consumer of renewable energy sources by 2030. All this is well, for the betterment of the country and its future.
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