Dealing with the energy crisis

20 JAN,2020 | MEDC


 

Over 800 million people worldwide today have no access to electricity. More than two billion globally have no clean cooking facilities, forcing them to use toxic alternatives such as animal waste as their primary cooking fuel. The world has already reached a tipping point where there is little chance of limiting the increase in global temperature to what climate scientists consider the safe threshold of 1.5degrees centigrade above pre-industrial levels. The scientific evidence increasingly indicates that the world may soon reach a point of no return regarding climate change. That is of particular worry to India, whose critically important agricultural sector continues to remain at the mercy of the environment. Unless renewable energies are aggressively employed to boost economic activity, we risk harming the environment irreparably. We need to deal with the energy crisis before it is too late.

 

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