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[Ambassador report] Energy Efficiency and India

by Natasha Singh | 14-02-2019 02:16 Comments 7 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Energy is vital to all the production and consumption activities carried out by human beings. With rise in living standards and increase in the world population, the demand for energy in all its forms has risen substantially. In India, energy is used on a large scale in agriculture, industry construction, transportation etc. It is also important for carrying out domestic activities such as cooking, heating, lighting, and so on. Energy sources can be classified as conventional and non-conventional. The conventional sources of energy include coal, oil, petroleum, and natural gas. Coal is an important source of energy and accounts for nearly 70% of India’s commercial energy consumption. It is easily converted to liquid or gaseous forms. Presently, India’s coal reserves are running low and are only about 300,000 million tonnes. Coal is non-renewable and created large amounts of smoke, ash and burnt residue. Other important sources of energy are petrol and mineral oil, which are of great significance in the vehicular and chemical industries. In India, the crude oil sector is showing promise, and the quantity of crude oil produced and refined in India increased from 300,000 tonnes fifty years ago to 324, 000, 000 tonnes today. However, India is still heavily reliant on external sources to meet its oil demands, which burdens the exchequer. Due to a slew of problems associated with the use of the conventional sources, people are increasingly turning to non-conventional sources of energy. One such source is solar energy, which harnesses the solar radiation to produce electricity. India, being a tropical country, can use this source of energy to meet its daily power requirements. Solar plants are low maintenance, and therefore, solar energy can prove to be a cheap and convenient source of energy in the long run. Another useful source of energy is biogas, which is made by fermentation of organic waste. Many effective technologies for harnessing the power of biogas have been developed and over 1,500,000 plants are in operation in India. Biogas is very efficient and readily available as it is derived from livestock waste. Wind energy, generated by making use of wind-power, is another viable option due to the large wind power potential in India. It is being utilised through the ‘Wind Energy Program’. Due to such efforts, India is now the world’s fifth largest producer of wind power, and a substantial amount of investments in the wind energy sector are made by entrepreneurs and businesses. Keeping in mind the growing need for conserving energy, and to move towards greater energy efficiency, the Government of India enacted the Energy Conservation Act in 2001. The Acts lays down a foundation for the Central and State Level governments to frame and enforce pro-energy efficiency laws in the country.

7 Comments

Joon Ho Mentor

  • Joon Ho Mentor says :
    Hello Natasha, turning the whole energy development and making system into renewable energy in just a couple of days is ridiculous but we all need this to do so since fossil fuels and partial learning on biomass energies (like burning trees and so on) are 'not infinite'
    However, developing countries are also facing impartial and unfair guidance by developed countries to proceed onto energy basis change and it lingers year by year as inequality problems are not gone, too.
    Economic development along with energy basis change should be considered and put into contemplation since we are in the forked road for now to decide 'our sustainable future'.
    Thanks for your report!
    Posted 18-02-2019 23:58

Deepak  Subedi

  • Deepak Subedi says :
    Hello Natasha
    Renewal energy is very necessary now onwards, one day petroleum will finish and what we gonna do ???
    We must go for renewal.
    Thank you very much for your report.
    Posted 18-02-2019 00:59

Gyeongrin mentor

  • Gyeongrin mentor says :
    Hello Natasha
    It is quite true that the first cost and the operating cost of renewable energy could cost more than the current coal power for now, however, if we see things in the long term, to consider all the damage(disbenefit) and the possible benefit, it seems that if we wish to live in a sustainable society which could guarantee the maintenance of our Earth, we should be changing into renewable energy :)
    Thanks for the report!
    Posted 15-02-2019 12:51

Enjeck Mbeh Cleopatra

  • Enjeck Mbeh Cleopatra says :
    I'm worried about the massive percentage of energy coming from coal. There should be a shift to greener sources of energy.
    Posted 15-02-2019 04:05

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Sachin

    I do recommend you to read the article on Renewable Energy Has More Economic Benefits Than You Know at https://cleantechnica.com/2018/03/10/renewable-energy-economic-benefits-know/ so that you can clear your doubt.
    Posted 14-02-2019 13:26

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Natasha

    Thank you for your beautiful report Energy Efficiency in India. It would be better if you provide reference to the datas you have used. As we are more focused on Non renewable sources of energy, now we must switch towards minimum utilization of non renewable resources and well managed resource utilization along with maximun renewable resources.

    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you,
    Green Cheers from Nepal

    Yours,
    Kushal Naharki
    Posted 14-02-2019 13:21

Sachin Regmi

  • Sachin Regmi says :
    Hy Natasha,
    Actually I am biggest advocate of these renewable energy sources here in my university. But the operating cost and generated power backfires me !!
    Any logic to defend the same ?
    Posted 14-02-2019 12:20

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