India’s Energy could be 15% from Renewables by 2020: Greentech CEOs

When you actually put renewable energy CEOs on television, they can explain that coal and other hyrdrocarbons receive government subsidies, making them look much cheaper than they actually are, whereas wind is now competitive with coal.

When’s the last time you say a conversation like this on American television? You have to wonder if Time Warner, CBS, etc. have investments in Big Oil…

NDTV interviews Greentech CEOs on the future of wind and solar in India.

Since India has a huge amount of coastal territory, and many beaches, which it will lose over the next 80 years to sea level rises caused by climate change, it really needs to stop burning coal altogether and switch much faster than this to wind, solar, wave and geothermal.

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  1. Great for whoever in India is pushing solar energy production. Seems like there’s not a lot of energy going into conservation and stuff.

    There’s a reason why we are frightened and repelled by the Aliens in “Independence Day,” whose sole raison d’etre is to take, and consume, and move on. Worse than army ants, that at least have diseases and predators (and also exhaustion of resources) to keep them in some kind of check.

    It’s that old Walt Kelly/Pogo thing, coupled with the shock of recognition: THEY REALLY, ACTUALLY, TOTALLY, IS “US’…

    How interesting that the people in the theatre break out in cheers as the faceless baddies are vanquished by the smart guy with the virus and the brave Kamikaze self-sacrifice of a dude with a plate in his head…

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