ENVIRONMENT SNIPPETS – CA – NOV 14
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Solar energy could become largest source of electricity
Efficient use of two technologies could lead to the Sun becoming the largest source of electricity for the world. Also, increased use of solar technologies could prevent the emission of more than six billion tonnes of carbon dioxide per year by 2050, according to Down to Earth.
Two reports, issued by the International Energy Agency (IEA), show how solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could generate up to 16% of the worldâ€™s electricity by 2050 while solar thermal electricity (STE) from concentrating solar power (CSP) plants could provide an additional 11%.
Sadhus agree to checks on Ganga puja practices
Backed by Hindu religious leaders, the Centre has decided to begin its Ganga cleaning exercise by adopting river-friendly practices for disposal of bodies, residues of waste from religious ceremonies and idol immersions.
The idea is to provide proper facilities for such practices so that they do not pollute the river. Construction of environment-friendly crematoriums and enclosed\netted podiums for â€˜puja samagriâ€™ and idol immersion are some of the steps that will be taken. Sadhus have supported the idea and have assured the government that they will accept any technology which the government deems fit to reduce pollution.