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[Ambassador report] Thematic Report: Environment and Technology- Hybrid car

by Sandhya Adhikari | 15-02-2020 01:32 Comments 16 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



The hunt for new smarter ways to inhance our development has always been a key driver of technological advancement. But in the modern context, where our civilization is facing a new unprecedented challenge, so in that sense technology can play a crucial role in decoupling development and environmental degradation. Technology changes the way we live, work, relate to one another and to the external world. Thus the battle of technology can't be underestimated. Technology itself is not a good or bad, it has both pros and cons, has both positive as well negative aspect, result is as per the use by humans. Environment degradation is threat where the advent of new technology has the potential to transfer environmental protection.

Everyone of us might have been familiar to most important and popular technology that is Green Technology as some of some people are still unknown and the term is newest to them. Green tech also called as renewable energy which has been used around thousand of years. During the early 7000 years ago wind was used to carry ships over water by the Egyptians. In past primary sources were human labor, animal labor, water power, wind and firewood. In 1800's wind turbines were used for irrigation, in 1830's in a book written by John Etzler who talked about the city run by wind, tidal and solar power. See how amazing it is that the people back of the past are already feared about running out of fossil fuels, so they wanted to go for more renewable technology. Today we are so dependent on the fossil fuel that our life seems to be impossible task to switch over any other alternative energies. Some examples of the green technology are wind power, solar, Geothermal, hydropower etc.

Technology can have both positive and negative impact on the environment, it is based on the way we use it. Smart technology will consequently assists in reducing all the ecological imbalance, wastes, pollution etc. Let me discuss and talk about one of the eco friendly technology. The lifestyle of the people across the globe is changing they want to live a sophisticated life, with a luxury. Living with such a life they intentionally and unintentionally increase their negative footprint on the environment. The use of fossil fuel is increasing due to which the atmosphere is also on threat of pollution. As the climate change continue to drive more urgency with people across the globe the popularity of Hybrid car is increasing and demanding. Hybrid cars are those car which consume less fuel and emit less carbondioxide than a conventional petrol or diesel engine vehicles. The green vehicle/ hybrid car/ clean eco friendly vehicle has less impact on the environment, they are powered by alternative fuels and advanced vehicles technologies includes hybrid electric vehicles, plug in hybrid electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, compressed air vehicles, hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles, neat ethanol vehicles, flexible fuel vehicles, natural gas vehicles, clean diesel vehicles. Increasing fuel economy is the most cost effective way to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emission. These vehicles also reduce air pollution, GHG emission, contribute energy independency by reducing oil imports.

Thus, vehicle emission contribute to the increasing concentration of gases to climate change as conventional vehicles emits carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide. Out of the total GHG emission from transport over 85% are due to carbondioxide emitted from road vehicles. Thus use of hybrid car be an alternative to modern vehicles for reducing carbondioxide and enhancing energy independently.

16 Comments

Horticulturist Susmita

  • Horticulturist Susmita says :
    Hello sandhya
    I hope you are doing well
    Thank you so much for this report!
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Walter
    Posted 28-03-2020 12:06

Hema  Sapkota

  • Hema Sapkota says :
    Greetings Sandhya
    I hope you are doing well
    This is a nice article
    Thank you so much for this report.
    Keep writing
    Green cheers!
    Regards
    Hema
    Posted 18-03-2020 11:37

Ishma Gurung

  • Ishma Gurung says :
    Greetings sandhya
    I hope you are doing well

    Thank you so much for this great report
    I hope to read more from you!

    Green cheers
    Regards
    Ishma
    Posted 17-03-2020 12:16

Basanta Adhikari

  • Basanta Adhikari says :
    Greeting sandhya
    I hope you are doing well

    Thank you so much for this report.
    I hope to read more from you.
    Keep up with great works
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Basanta
    Posted 16-03-2020 03:52

Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    Greetings
    I do hope everything is going well..

    Thank you so much for sharing your report!!
    Yeah of course, the use of technology on daily basis as use of cars and vehicles have polluted the environment. I agree to your words that though we could mot fully stop us from using it, we could search for the other better options..

    Green cheers
    Regards
    Jasmine karki

    Posted 13-03-2020 11:50

Horticulturist Susmita

  • Horticulturist Susmita says :
    Hello susmita
    I hope you are doing well

    Thank you so much for this report.
    Regards
    Sus
    Posted 29-02-2020 21:07

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 Environment and Technology

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

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 17-02-2020 21:34

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Sandhya

    Since the portion of the green house gas exhausted from the road is large, some change should be implemented on the road. The best way is to stop using fossil fuels on the vehicles, but that is not easy. In that aspect, hybrid car might be the most optimized solution now! It can be the bridge to the sustainable development. It's also economical for the drivers, since it takes less fuels to drive the same distance with the other conventional cars. It's a good sign that hybrid cars are popular, and it might replace all the conventional cars on the road one day!
    Posted 17-02-2020 12:40

Sandhya Adhikari

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Thank you Sudha for your words.
    Posted 16-02-2020 23:29

Sandhya Adhikari

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey Sandhya!
    It's Lisa.

    I can definitely see your point here!
    It is important that we start driving less we are overtly using our vehicles even in a very short distance so this indeed is a necessary task we ought to do. But you are suggesting here that because it is impossible for us to completely abandon driving, why not use cars that emit less carbon dioxide? It's a great point here and that's probably why there have been major investments in electronic cars and hybrid cars recently.
    Yet I have heard that hybrid cars could be very threatening in that there's a possibility for them to literally explode when a crash happens. That would not only be a threat to a driver but people around that car as well.
    I think we should consider using technology taking into account its potential danger as well.

    Something we should all study!
    Thank you for a great report:)
    Posted 16-02-2020 16:26

Sudha Pokharel

  • Sudha Pokharel says :
    Thank u so..much for sharing this report...which makes us known about current situation....
    Posted 15-02-2020 23:12

Himani Chand

  • Himani Chand says :
    Thank you Sandhya for such amazing report. It's really a need in current situation.
    Posted 15-02-2020 16:27

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Thank you so much Prabha for your words.
    Posted 15-02-2020 13:59

Prabha Bhusal

  • Prabha Bhusal says :
    Hello Sandhya,
    Great thematic report. All those negative impacts should be reduced and positive impacts are to be enhanced which can further contribute to green environment.
    Thank you for your wonderful piece of report!
    Green cheers
    Posted 15-02-2020 02:07

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