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[Ambassador report] Thematic Report: Renewable Energy.

by Sandhya Adhikari | 20-10-2019 22:42 Comments 12 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Renewable energy is the boon, as innovation reduces and minimizes the cost and start to create the clean energy future. Renewable energy are often considered as the clean energy which are delivered from natural resources or process that are continuously and constantly replenished but flow limited which are virtually inexhaustible in duration but limited in the amount that is available per unit of  time. The major types of renewable energy source are biomass, hydropower, geothermal, wind, solar energy etc. Renewable energy is thought of as a new technology, harnessing nature’s power has long been used for heating, transporting, lighting and more. Now we had made possible and increasingly innovate and less expensive ways to capture all those non costly solar energy, wind energy. This means that the use of renewable energy are increasingly displacing dirty fossil fuel in the power sector, offering the benefit of lower emission of carbon and other major pollution. But every those marked renewable sources are not beneficial to environment. Biomass and large hydroelectric dams create difficult tradeoff when considering the impact on wildlife, climate change and other issue.  In the contest of Nepal, our country Nepal’s recently adopted policies of subsidizing renewable energy is the recent of many attempts to electrify long deprived areas.

Correspondingly, we all are well known of the fact that agriculture is the sole contributor of human food and major percentage are engaged in agriculture. Due to the enhancement of the technology and mechanization in the agricultural sector many farm machine are used which are driven by fossil fuel, due to burning of these fossil fuel it contribute green house gas emission that accelerate the climate change, global warming and increases the carbon foot print, so a major portion of these energy can be altered by renewable energy for the sustainability. As energy is an indispensible in the modern society and considered as one of the important component of socio economic development. Nepal as considered as the least developed countries where the majority resides on the rural areas, and the energy sector are dominated by the traditional energy sources such as fuel woods, crop residues and animal biomass for domestic usages contributing to about 86% of national energy consumption. Currently 40% of the population has excess to electricity and the rural electrification accounts for only 29%. Inspite of having huge potential in harnessing various renewable energy like solar power, wind, hydropower these resources have not been sustainably utilized due to geographical, political, and economical reasons.

 

To sum up in addition  to the sole contribution to SDGs which emphasize on the access to the affordable, reliable, modern and sustainable energy for all and SDGs 13, an urgency to combat the alarming climate change, the renewable energy sector also contribute to the other 15 SDGs goals including poverty alleviation, food security, education, increase access to the health care.

 

Renewable Energy

12 Comments

Elizaveta Zaretskaya

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Sandhya

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Renewable Energy

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

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 26-10-2019 10:35

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hi Sandhya

    Well written report about the benefits of the renewable energy.

    Probably the most important thing in transition to renewable energy is probably technology. To totally displace fossil fuels, renewable energy should have enough capacity for the increasing demand for electricity. Unfortunately, technology hasn't progressed that far and there exists a few limitations in using renewable energy. However, bunch of researches are being taken, and I personally think another revolution in energy is not far away. I'm sure many industries including agriculture will definitely benefit from those results.

    Thank you for the great report.

    Keep up the good work.
    Posted 24-10-2019 21:50

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Thank you Ankita for your words, and warm welcome to this elite platform.
    Posted 24-10-2019 21:12

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Thank you balkishna dai, Preeti baini for compliments.
    Posted 24-10-2019 21:12

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Thank you meena pandey for your words.
    Posted 24-10-2019 21:11

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Thank you so much Lisa Mentor for your compliment,
    Thanks for your suggestion on various topic for sure i am gonna search this.
    Keep inspiring and suggesting me ever.

    Posted 24-10-2019 21:10

Preeti Karki

  • Preeti Karki says :
    Hello didi,
    Thank you for this informative report
    Hope to hear more from you didi
    Posted 23-10-2019 23:06

Ankita Khatiwada

  • Ankita Khatiwada says :
    Hello Sandhya,

    It's always a pleasure to learn your writings. You provide a different side of understanding.

    Posted 23-10-2019 15:18

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hello Sandhya!
    This is your mentor Lisa:)

    I think you have brought up a really great point here,
    yes, aiming for renewable and affordable energy is not only an ends itself but it can also be a means for other goals as well.
    I think this is what's great about SDGs, they are so interconnected that if we understand the relationship between them, we might be able to target more than one goal at the same time!

    Yet, did you know that the promoting of SDG 13 can also be an obstacle for the achievements of other SDGs?
    Just google something like 'SDG oxymoron, incompatibility, trade-offs, etc'.

    Some scholars have criticized the SDGs as the 'oxymoron' that some of the goals are incompatible with one another.

    Although some of the criticisms are valid , I think incompatibility is not the biggest threat to fundamentally nullify the SDGs because there are more good sides to them.
    Plus, everything in this world can't be compatible with each other so...
    I think what' s important is knowing how to weigh these different costs and benefits to reach the best outcome!

    This is really a topic to think about so please, I wish many of you could check on it!

    Thanks for the article!
    Posted 22-10-2019 18:39

Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    Hello sandhya,
    hope you are doing well and thanks for the informative report!!!
    Posted 22-10-2019 13:47

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Hello Sandhya!!!
    I hope you are fine and doing great.
    Thank you for well-written report.
    You really talked greatly on renewable sources of energy.

    Keep writing and shining.

    Yours,
    Meena


    Posted 22-10-2019 00:56

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