Green Energy in North East India
Green energy is a kind of renewable energy that comes from natural resources such as sunlight, rain, tides and geothermal heat. They are naturally restored unlike Fossil fuels which are finite resources that have taken millions of years to form and will take millions of years to replenish. Green energy is slowly taking over the world and now even the rural and remote areas have access to such kind of energy.
The technology advancement in this field is such that it has lowered the cost of solar panels and other sources of green energy. It gives people the ability to control electricity. It also has the ability to replace fossil fuels in all areas including electricity, water and even fuel for motor vehicles.
There are various benefits of green energy, like it is clean, i.e., it has little to no impact on the environment and does not dispense greenhouse gasses into the air, thus, it does not contribute to global warming. It can be harvested in the remotest locations and our country will soon not have to depend on other countries for renewable resources. The cost for green energy is also decreasing as the demand is increasing.
There are various types of green energy like solar power, wind power, hydro power, geothermal energy, biomass and biofuels. These sources of energy are easy to replace as they are natural. It is the right choice as it is both environmentally and economically beneficial. Its benefits will turn homes into green homes and help in reducing global warming and make the world a better place to live in!
It is estimated that more than 70% of the total energy consumption in the region is in the domestic sector, and over 90% of the households use firewood as the only source of energy for cooking and space heating
It is estimated that more than 70% of the total energy consumption in the North East region is in the domestic sector, and over 90% of the households use firewood as the only source of energy for cooking and space heating. North-East India’s largest solar power plant started generating power in February, 2015, in Tripura state helping the state government achieve their ambitious plan to turn Agartala into a solar city. There will also be solar hot water systems installed in the local hotels, nursing homes etc. Out of 60 proposed solar cities, eight are from the north-east region. The cities include, Itanagr in Arunanchal Pradesh, Agartala in Tripura, Guwahati and Jorhat in Assam, Aizawl in Mizoram, Imphal in Manipur and Kohima and Dimapur in Nagaland.