Worldisgreen Links 08/06/2008

  • tags: india, energy, solar, WiGLinks

    • The advanced industrialized economies were lucky to have had their development fuelled by cheap fossil energy. Today’s developing economies have a much tougher challenge. It was a very short window of opportunity which opened just about 150 years ago and is likely to close in the next 40 years, by when the known reserves will be depleted at current levels of consumption.

      All told, 200 years is a very brief interlude considering thousands of years of human civilization and hopefully hundreds of thousands of years yet to come. At some time in the distant future, they will look back and remark that the age of fossil fuel was a short inflection point, a point at which humanity passed through the bottleneck of dependency on oil from the ground. Before that point, humanity’s primary source of energy was the sun, and so it will be after that point.

  • tags: solar, economics, WiGLinks

    • A new era for solar power is approaching. Long derided as uneconomic, it is gaining ground as technologies improve and the cost of traditional energy sources rises. Within three to seven years, unsubsidized solar power could cost no more to end customers in many markets, such as California and Italy, than electricity generated by fossil fuels or by renewable alternatives to solar. By 2020, global installed solar capacity could be 20 to 40 times its level today.
  • tags: WiGLinks

    • god will provide by Kalense Kid.
  • tags: india, mba, carbon, WiGLinks

    • After the Indian
      Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML), it is now the turn of IIM Ahmedabad to
      launch a programme on environmental management strategies with special focus on
      carbon markets, a market in which India is now the second largest seller in the
      world.
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