While this policy aims at curbing imports by increasing production of renewable energy in the country fivefold to 300 billion units by 2019, it also aims at tripling coal production to 1.5 billion tonnes. The consumption of coal has been estimated to grow to around 330-441 GW by the year 2040 which contradicts the aim of shifting towards renewable sources of energy like wind and solar plants.
Rivers supply water to almost half of Indian cities. If for nothing else, the urbanites should work with such communities to protect the forests and the rights of the local communities over forests, to ensure their own right to clean drinking water. Forests are the best purifier of our water sources, and this purification is the healthiest technology available.
This is an interesting study. When CO2 emissions linked to the production of batteries and the German energy mix – in which coal still plays an important role – are taken into consideration, electric vehicles emit 11% to 28% more than their diesel counterparts, according to the study, presented at the Ifo Institute in Munich.
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