Thursday, October 25, 2007

iaea has decided for india that it'll be 26% nuclear powered. did anyone tell manmohan singh?

oct 25th, 2007

rather interesting news. the numbers i had heard so far said that india was planning on a max of 7% of its energy from nuclear sources in the near future. 26%? how many chernobyls and how many pakistani-supported thefts of nuclear material would that be?

also interesting perspective by wired: india should go into high-risk nuclear energy so that white countries are not affected so much by global warming.


Narayan said...

iaea knows the percentage. indians are told it will be 7 per cent.
now is this a mole in the indian govt has already agreed to this agreement and just playing it out to the indian public...saying just 7 per cent...
looks like india is already these moles...who can they be?

habc said...

Is it just me or do these projections of percentages in 2030 and 2050 sound like bunkum - presently production solar cells are already at 20%-24% efficiency.
They hit 42% efficiency this year
New Solar Cells Set Record in Efficiency

The military is getting behind solar cell technology because they need to run bases in remote areas without having to transport fuel and face IED's.

DARPA-Funded Effort Achieves New Record Solar Cell Efficiency

My personal opinion is that with continuous improvements in semiconductor technology we are looking at solving the energy problem in 10-15 years time.

karyakarta92 said...

It is odd that the west should be lamenting about emissions from India and China, when they - the industrialised west are the greatest culprits on that account, far out of proportion to their populations. How about acceding to the Kyoto protocol first and improving public transport in the USA? Why should India be expected to take on their burden always?

This is like that Barbara Walters type incredulously asking
Colin Powell in 2004
"Why can't a nation of 1 billion spare a few divisions
of soldiers for sepoy duty in Iraq?"