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Electricity 4.0: The future of power in the age of climate change

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22.01.2020

Electrical energy in simplistic terms is a juncture that inter-connects economic prosperity, amplifies social equity and ushers in a liveable environment for us. No development in its true sense is possible if we leave aside energy and specifically sustainable energy. It is almost indispensable for holistic and sustainable progress of any kind.

As we are aware, coal is currently the most common raw material for electricity production. In fact, ever since the industrial revolution, development has almost singularly relied on the burning of fossil fuels, emitting huge volumes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. As per data by World Coal Association, a little over 41% of all electricity generated is produced from coal. Owing to high level of hazardous carbon emissions and rising levels of pollution (water and air pollution during mining and air pollution during burning), added to the disastrous working conditions of miners, coal cannot be regarded as a sustainable source of energy.

Moreover, global warming and its toxic impact on our environment has never been more pronounced. Despite increasing awareness, not much is being done to mitigate climate change. IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has reiterated that unless global temperature rise is not kept within 1.5 degrees Celsius, natural and human systems will be irreparably damaged. Even a slight increase in........

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