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Renewables, energy efficiency better options for India than nuclear power

Koodankulam struggle: Western nations are learning from their mistakes, India is not  The Weekend Leader,   By Nityanand Jayaraman & Sundar Rajan, 30 Nov Chennai  “…….Nuclear power is not the only option for generating electricity. There are a number of conventional and non-conventional sources of energy that can be explored for generating electricity.

It is a fact that in more than 60 years of post-independence industrialisation and modernisation, the contribution of nuclear energy to the total electricity generation is less than 3%.
Renewable energy sources already contribute more than 10% of India’s electricity and large hydro projects deliver about 22%. Large dams, though, have exacted a devastating toll on the environment and lives of adivasi communities. Continue reading

November 30, 2011 Posted by | India, renewable | Leave a comment

Masdar home if International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Renewable energy to power growth Masdar symbolises the UAE leadership’s vision of sustainable economic progress and development of human capital By Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber,  Gulf News November 30, 2011 “…….Masdar is a growing global hub for clean technology companies and works across the renewable energy value chain; covering education, research and development, investment in clean technology, implementation of renewable energy projects, and reducing carbonemissions.
In just five years, Masdar has achieved a great deal and hosts the permanent headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) at Masdar City. Irena is the first international organisation to be headquartered in the Middle East. … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 Posted by | renewable, United Arab Emirates | Leave a comment

UK sacrificing renewable energy development in order to have nuclear power

UK’s faith in nuclear power threatens renewables, says German energy expert, Jochen Flasbarth, who is advising German government on its nuclear, phase-out, says UK’s wind and solar industry will suffer Guardian UK 29 Nov 11 Continue reading

November 30, 2011 Posted by | general | Leave a comment