Topic : Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
6) Holistic overview of the linkages between the different components of energy is the need of the hour to flip the ratio between fossils and renewables in the energy basket of emergent India. Discuss. (250 words)
Why this question:
The article evaluates the pressing needs of re assessing India’s energy directive to ensure future security of energy basket.
Key demand of the question:
One is expected to discuss the present scenario of India’s energy basket viz. the renewable vs non-renewable equation. What should India’s stand be to move forward with sustainable energy future.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Brief upon the current energy situation of India, use facts and quote reports.
Discuss the following aspects :
- Explain in short the Energy situation , projection of India’s energy future.
- Discuss the challenges – energy demand will move on an upward curve; indigenous supplies will fail to keep pace with this increase in demand; energy imports will rise in absolute and relative terms, and, the environment will face increasing stress. More specifically, coal will dominate, oil and gas will have significance; renewables, whilst on a rising trend, will account for a relatively inconsequential share and air pollution, depleting water tables and extreme weather conditions will presage ecological collapse.
- Conclude what needs to be done and suggest way forward in terms of – policy measures, holistic overhaul of the energy policy, need for energy revolution etc.
Re-assert the significance of the need for sustainable energy and need for facilitation of a holistic overview of the linkages between the different components of energy (oil, gas, coal, renewables, nuclear, hydro, bio, non-commercial)