By Justin Guay
Indian development is at a pivotal moment. From stagnant economic growth to a raging Current Account Deficit (CAD) Crisis, to widespread anger over corruption in politics, the inevitability of India's ascent no longer seems assured. The last of which explains why voters overwhelmingly supported the Aam Admi Party (AAP) ('common man' party) in recent elections. This newly minted party (formed out of the Anna Hazare anti corruption movement) has the people's support to clean up Indian politics starting in Delhi. The question now is whether the party of the people will focus on the element common to all three challenges facing India: energy.
What if someone told you that you could get free fuel to cook food, free fuel to run your car, free fuel to heat your home in winter, free electricity to cool your house with AC in the summer and run all kinds of equipments and of course free fertilizer for your garden or farm?
Yes all this can be had for free if one can harness or cultivate biogas! You can create it all in your house!
By Justin Guay
The biggest untold story in the world is now out in the open. Despite warnings from the World Bank about the dangers of unchecked climate change the coal industry has a global pipeline of nearly 1,200 plants planned, 2/3 of which are in India and China. India alone has plans to build a coal fleet nearly twice the size of the entire U.S. coal fleet. But if this pipeline has you thinking that a coal fired future is inevitable think again. These grandiose plans are an illusion the coal industry seeks to maintain because the truth is the majority of this global pipeline is nothing but vapor.
After years of lagging behind China and the West in the adoption of solar power, some states in India are proposing to build solar farms at a galloping pace… a pace, if not adhered to, would render them at a risk of falling short of electricity (a familiar problem here) or of paying much higher prices for it.
In just the last five months, five Indian states have announced plans to bring giant amounts of solar power online within five years, including 1,000 megawatts in Andhra Pradesh, 350 megawatts in Rajasthan, 800 megawatts in Madhya Pradesh, 1,000 megawatts in Chhatisgarh and a whopping 3,000 megawatts in Tamil Nadu.
By Justin Guay
The bright lights of Diwali have further exposed the depth and breadth of India's coal crisis bringing a 21st century reality into painful focus: Geologically speaking coal is abundant, economically speaking cheap coal is not. India may be the first country to face this harsh reality, but it will not be the last.
Fortunately, the clean energy sector is soaring, spurring wind and solar wars as nations fight to ensure they are not left in the black fog of the coal era.
Exhibitions are always fun! I enjoy visiting them and observing people and products!
You get to meet great people, you see creative products and services showcased to the world, you see networking happening, relationships are built with exchange of cards, business deals are signed etc.
I got a chance to visit Intersolar India 2013 in Mumbai, this week. Apart from the cool products and services, I was pleasantly surprised at the energy and enthusiasm shown by the various companies and the visitors.