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June 27, 2012


Prof. RP Misra

India is going through a series public outbursts and movements to meet increasing energy needs. As more people move to cities, demand for electricity increases fast. On the opposite side there are agitations to stop construction of new dams on rivers to produce electricity. Use of coal is decreasing because of its adverse impact for environment (CO2). This calls for a new energy policy under which buildings are eco-friendly and use less energy; and new energy sources are speedily trapped. Among these new sources the solar energy stands at the top because sunlight is amply available in all tropical countries. The next is the wind power.

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