One Tenth of Humanity has abandoned the polluting ways of the modern world and returned to a time when things were so pure and so holy. India has had a major collapse of its ability to deliver electricity to over 600 million people. India just recently abandoned coal as a means of generating electricity. This is a harbinger of the great green future. The Green Economy is hungry and cold in the dark because government has destroyed the fruits of prosperity. Just look at the cost of that scam Solyndra - rewarding political allies with grants to build things that cost too much and don't work well enough to make a change rational.
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India abandoning coal as a means of generating electricity and going green??? are you serious?
In 2009 india was producing 68% of its electricity for coal and only aroudn 16 % from renewable and hydroelectric sources... I doubt they were able to do this in 2-3 years... they might have reduced the production using coal... but they still have long way to go... Got these numbers from this link:
http://lebanese-economy-forum.com/world … w/in-elec/
Haha and India is supposed to be one of the World's superpowers and basically half the population is without electricity.
Shows that this BRIC hullabaloo, is just hype.
Most indians are as poor as sub-saharan africans.
@ricky India is home to highest number of poors but at same time India is second fastest growing economy...India is developing fast and it is second only to china when it comes to bringing number of people to middle class from poors...BRIC is not hype...prob is lack of understanding about what that part went through in last 300 yrs...it takes time ..
It's not hard to grow so fast, when you're so far behind.
What happened in the last 300 years?
And just in case I don't have any kind of bias towards India, my views are shaped by what I read in the Financial Times which quotes many Indian businessmen and academics.
India is an staggeringly complex place. India's industrial and commercial sectors have grown so rapidly as to out pace the grid. India's government has bought into the Global Warming silliness to the point that it has cancelled hundreds of billions of watts of electricity generation facilities. There are Indian tractors available in the US. One of the wealthiest men in the world is behind the Tata Nano and Range Rover Evoque.
Indians speak dozens of languages, belong to dozens of sub-nationalities and practice every imagined religion. It is, however,a pretty peaceful place given the population and wild diversity, Every Indian I have ever known has been hard working, happy and dedicated to both America and India. The United States has vested far too much in China when India is a democratic state and English is its second language. That sounds like a plus/plus.
Indians are 1/5 of the world's population, they obviously will have some very successful individuals and industries.
Indians in the U.S. are the most educated, those who can get work visas.
I definitely agree that the U.S. should be friendlier to India than to China. They're a democracy a lot of them speak English, we didn't fight them in a war in the 50s, and at least to me, Indian women are much prettier.
You seem to be implying the blackout is directly and solely the result of moving away from coal as primary supply of electricity to the grid system.
I'm not finding that cause and effect.
Antiquated power grid inadequate for India's current needs, yes.
Shift in power supply sources, not so much.
Although India's power cut has made the news by the scale of it, power cuts or being cut off from power are a regular event in some parts of India. At least that is what I have been told by someone who lives there.
All comments are more of criticism than serious thoughts and consensus ,India has coal power plants and at present it is not possible to dismantle them without viable alternative. India is building new thermal plants by using low carbon emission technology and some large chemical and fertilizer plants are built with low carbon emitting technology.
India has long way to go to achieve green economy status..At present India is selling carbon credits to west with available CER with new power plants ,in this business carbon emission in west does not reduce but still sustained.
There is Green initiative and laws are in force and new plant must comply with new regulations ,so India is going step by step to achieve the goal.
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