SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY : Energy
Under this Section, we will broadly study- (1) Structure of Energy, Development in India, Re-Newable and Non- Renewable Energy; (2)Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Fuel, Radio-Activity ; and' (3)Nuclear Diplomacy
Nuclear energy remains a fact, not an option for the future. The decades of 1970 and 1980 witnessed tremendous progress in this sector and could generate about 18 percent of the total global annual supply through 400 reactors. Albeit, 1990s was relatively a period of stagnation for the nuclear power programme at national, regional and international level, yet it continued to grow considering the drastic reduction in coal reserves both in and outside India. Further, in modern times energy and environment have been in sharp focus across the world. In this backdrop, the choice for nuclear energy becomes inevitable for the world In general and for developing countries in particular. Moreover, its technical advantages include the environmental benefits. Presently, nuclear energy is able to displace nearly two and a half billion tons of carbon dioxide emission per year worldwide relative to coal.