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What do you understand by Clean energy? Discuss the prospects of it for  India while highlighting the associated concerns .

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

7. What do you understand by Clean energy? Discuss the prospects of it for  India while highlighting the associated concerns . (250 words)

Reference:  Economic Times

Why the question:

Reliance Industries Limited has announced to invest Rs 75,000 cr in clean energy, build 4 giga factories. Thus the question.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain in detail the concept of clean energy and discuss the prospects of it along with associated concerns.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Start with the definition of clean energy.

Body:

Clean energy is the energy derived from renewable, zero-emissions sources as well as energy saved through energy efficiency measures. To be truly clean the carbon cost of production and storage needs to be zero, and this is where sources such as solar power and wind energy are seen as being truly clean and renewable. A clean energy economy powered by both renewables and energy efficiency is the most sustainable energy planning scenario available.

Differentiate between Clean and Renewable Energy.

Expound upon Current Status of Clean Energy in India.

Discuss in detail why is the entry of Private players in the Clean Energy an inevitability.

Conclusion:

Suggest solutions.