A study on water and sustainability for power production in the US by the Electric Power Research Institute compared the water needs and consumption rates of existing power stations by type of fuel and cooling technology. The EPRI analysis showed that existing nuclear power stations used and consumed significantly more water per megawatt hour than electricity generation by fossil fuels.
The proposal to set up a 400 MW capacity hydro electric project in evergreen forests of Western Ghats in Hassan district of Karnataka has met with a lot of opposition from the locals and environmentalists. The Detailed Project Report of the proposal poorly backs up the project with many contentious issues.
The Kosi river basin in Bihar is facing its biggest flood disaster ever in Independent India, and that disaster has come about completely due to the neglect of the Government of India and the government of Bihar. It is a manmade disaster which could have been avoided.
Look at the contours of the disastrous consequences of the current Orissa floods in Mahanadi River basin: According to Engineer in Chief, Water Resources Department of Orissa, this is the worst floods in Orissa since 1982. The reason behind this
It is argued in this short note that a tradeoff is involved here between shortand long term economic growth. Underpricing of electricity for economic growth provides short term economic growth but hits at long term economic growth.