What it really takes to go green: A story in numbers
The clock is ticking for India (and everyone else) to switch to clean energy. But building a truly sustainable energy mix is anything but easy
It's estimated that even a 60% reduction in global CO2 emissions by 2050 will most certainly still result in disaster—we need 85% of emissions cut
Thirty years may seem like a long time, and the Indian government, like many others, has announced ambitious-sounding renewable energy plans
But look closely, and the current energy policy is decidedly inadequate when you account for truly liveable standards of power consumption in the future
Here's a plan for switching to 100% clean energy—and it's incredibly difficult no matter how you look at it. Bonus: Play with the numbers yourself, it's all there
Question: Can India shift entirely to sustainable energy? The short answer is yes. The long answer is what you’re here for.
The brilliant British physicist, mathematician and renewable energy advocate David MacKay has an excellent book called Sustainable Energy—Without the Hot Air (from which a significant chunk of the philosophy has been derived).
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