Avit Bhowmik | I care for climate and environment

Why would India's decision on Renewable Energy matter globally?

Image credit: Bryan Derballa and Charles C. Mann       

The government of the modern-day emerging global power - India, is committed to provide its every single citizen with electricity in no time. While the government has two alternative choices to bring this commitment to life, the pathways and consequences of these two choices are quite contrasting.

Flourishing renewable energy, such as abundant solar power in India is the environment friendly and sustainable way to go, but comes with the challenges of field level implementation and resource inadequacy. On the other hand, the lethal and inefficient coal may also serve the purpose by burning several villages, while being friendly to the prevailing bureaucracy. Whatever India’s choice would be, it will leave a global impact and thus of considerable concern for scientists like me, who focuses on earth dynamics and human perturbations. Nice read from Charles C. Mann on Wired, continue reading:


Avit Bhowmik is an Assistant Professor of Risk and Environmental Studies in Karlstad University