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Global Energy Scenario
Using four representative sources of energy-namely Oil, Biofuels,Hydropower and Solar power we will discuss the different social, economic, ethical,political and environmental issues which affect the adoption of that particular technology.
After industrialization, the growth of human race was accelerated. Factories and skyscrapers become a common sight in 20th century. Energy became our fundamental need. Our average daily energy usage raised more than 100 times in the past century. The natural energy sources become insufficient for human needs. We start depending on Fossil fuel and nuclear energy which are the most efficient energy sources. Years past, and we are now facing an energy crisis. Fossil fuel is no longer an endless source. Nuclear power plants are causing great damage to environment. It is clear that non-renewable resources are not the way to future. It is the time to look back to the nature.
|Three Gorges Dam, China|
|Flood Plain of Itaipu dam, Brazil|
Another important issue was related to 11 GW Upper Siang Hydroelectric Project. Considering the fact that the project will give a great contribution to the grid, the Environment Ministry gave clearance to the dam. Narmada Bachao Andolan lead by Medha Patkar and Baba Amte against the height increasing of the Sardar Sarovar Dam was an important milestone in protest against environmental issues raised by dams.
|Mullaperiyar Dam, Kerala|