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[Ambassador report] [Free report] Problems with Energy resources in India

by Ishitwa - | 20-02-2020 14:23 Comments 9 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Problems with Energy resources in India

 

Energy is basically a physical quantity which can manifest itself as heat, mechanical work, motion, etc. primarily, energy is seen in two brackets of resources namely renewable and non-renewable energy. India has abundance of both types of energy however it faces various challenges in regard to them.

 

Briefly describing, renewable resource of energy includes energy from sun, water, agriculture residue, etc. non-renewable energy includes energy from limited quantity resources such as coal, oil, etc. in the past few years, with the increase in population and technological developments, the need for energy has increased. India is a significant consumer of coal, oil, electricity, fossil fuel and fuel food. And with all of this comes problems associated with the use of these resources. Further we discus some problems associated to the use of energy resources.

 

1) Solar Energy


An abundant source of energy, the problems faced by it is the availability of it only during the daytime. Additionally, environmental impact of this includes emission of ultra-violet rays that have harmful effect on the human health. Also, for India, it is essential that a resource is cost efficient as well. Installing solar panels are a massive expense burden and thus pose an issue for the country. 

 

2) Hydroelectric Power


While India has massive potential in water resources, it takes a toll on the environment to utilize this potential. Creation of hydroelectric power requires large forest to be removed or submerged. Silting of reservoirs takes place because removal of forest reduces life of hydroelectric power plants. In India, large number of tribal communities have been affected as they are displaced due to construction of dams. Their resettlement creates a huge problem for the country. 

 

3) Wind Energy


Wind energy is a natural resource and thus it has less environmental impacts. But the main problems are bird kills, noise, aesthetic objection, etc. Also, it can’t be used as the only source of energy and electricity because wind depends on geographic distribution of wind.

 

4) Biomass energy


Biomass energy is responsible to create some pollutants such as CO2. But it is naturally low in Sulphur and generates less Sulphur dioxide. If it is burnt in open air, some may emit nitrous oxide. Biomass fuels in India account for about one-third of total fuel in the country. It is used by 90% of rural population in India.

 

5) Geothermal energy


Geothermal energy doesn’t have any environmental problems. However, the steam consists of hydrogen sulfide gas which has the smell of rotten eggs and is unpleasant form of air pollution. The minerals are also toxic to fish that are present in the steam. The corrode pipes and equipment cause maintenance problems because of minerals and steam pipes.

 

 

Thus, all sorts of energy resources have their own pros and cons. It is vital that resources are used wisely for the betterment of energy supply in country and least damage is caused to the people and the environment.

 

 

9 Comments

Ishma Gurung

  • Ishma Gurung says :
    Hello
    Thank you so much for this report
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Ishma
    Posted 25-02-2020 11:37

Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    Greetings
    I do hope you are all good ..

    Thank you so much for sharing your report on 'Problems with Energy Resources in India'!!
    Felt awesome to go through it..
    Hope to read from you...

    Green regards,
    Jasmine Karki
    Posted 25-02-2020 02:17

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Ishitwa

    This is an informative report. I could learn about the challenges that each energy sources faces. The most important thing is probably how to utilize them in proper regions with different characteristics. And since they are somehow better than fossil fuels in environmental aspects, in my opinion they can be great alternatives to fossil fuels with much less damages to the environment.

    Thank you for such informative report!
    Posted 23-02-2020 15:49

Rachu Khanal

  • Rachu Khanal says :
    Thank you for the report
    Posted 22-02-2020 19:26

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Ishitwa

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Problems with Energy resources in India

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

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 21-02-2020 10:25

Theodore  Bechlivanis

  • Theodore Bechlivanis says :
    Great job balancing the pros of each source with the cons. Deciding which renewable source to take advantage of can be a hurdle for engineers and policymakers, so it's important for it to become common knowledge.
    Posted 20-02-2020 18:52

Lisa Mentor

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

    I think your country plays a significant role in the midst of a transition from traditional energy sources to renewable energy. India is one of those rising economies and its huge population makes the country's decision more influential compared to other states with smaller demographic density. I believe that if India could successfully take on the energy transition, the world will indeed have a great improvement in terms of CO2 emission and global warming.
    Expecting to see some positive changes there!

    Great article dear:)
    Posted 20-02-2020 18:02

Aashutosh Shah

  • Aashutosh Shah says :
    Hello,
    Thank's for your report and for the sharing the problems with energy resources in india.

    Posted 20-02-2020 17:51

Sabitri  Pandey

  • Sabitri Pandey says :
    Hi,
    Thanks for your report about problems with energy resources in India.
    Very informative and well written.
    Keep inspiring us by your report.
    Cheers
    Posted 20-02-2020 15:45

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