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Thursday, 15. May 2014 - 12:18 Uhr

Lessons to be Learnt from Germany in Renewable Energy

 

Germany has set a new record of generating its 74 percent of its power needs from renewable source of energy mainly solar and wind. Now Germans have shown that if strong political will is there, then reducing GHG and mitigating global warming and climate change is not a big task. There is apprehension that cost of renewable energy is very high and will be a prohibiting factor for economic development. But Germany is best perfomer economically in EU even after embracing renewable energy. Once use of renewable energy is increased, its cost will also come down due to scale of economy in production, marketing, installation and operation.  

 

All the developed and fast developing countries should learn a lesson from Germany and replicate the same. Otherwise if it is delayed, the level of CO2 will reach to very high value and its sequestration will take lot of time. The recent studies in climate change shows a very  dangerous trend and it is is not arrested through collective efforts, consequences may be so severe that none of the adaptation measures would be able to save human life on this planet.


Tags: Renewable Energy Climate Change Global Warming 

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Tuesday, 13. May 2014 - 20:44 Uhr

What Would be Strategic Policy of Modi Government Towards Neighbouring Countries

 

The outcomes of exit polls suggests that Naredra Modi will become Prime Minister of India once the election results in India is declared on 16th may, 2014. While elections were going on, there were lot of reactions from state as well as non state actors of neighbouring countries on Narendra Modi being emerged as Prime Minister which was not usual in previous parliamentary elections. The question arises that why so  much apprehension and reactions are there from some of the neighbouring countries.  Is this apprehension about strategic policies of Modi likely to be put in place by Modi government towards its neighbouring countries true.

 

But in my opinion scenario will be different. Considering the RSS background of Modi, his deep trust in oriental values and deep commitment for economic development, Modi will try to improve relations with neighboring countries including China and Pakistan. However, he will not tolerate non-sense behavior also. In addition to economic development,  he will try to build up the military capabilities through  expansion, capacity building and modernization of in-house defence production facilities as a deterrent to potential adversaries. Moreover, if neighbouring countries cooperate and collaberate he will push up the agenda for inclusive growth of Asia in general and south Asia in particular.


Tags: South Asia Narendra Modi Strategic Policy 

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