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Nepal Turns to Renewable Energy


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JL
- 620 days ago - irinnews.org
Nepal's recently adopted policy of subsidizing renewable energy is the latest of many attempts to electrify long-deprived areas, but much more is needed, say experts.



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JL A. (276)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:28 pm
Quote from copy written article:
"More than half of the country’s households - almost all in urban and semi-urban areas - are connected to the national electricity grid. But 80 percent of the population is rural, and in these areas, less than one-third have electricity. With grid extension to the country’s hilly and mountainous areas prohibitively expensive, officials are looking to off-grid renewable alternatives.

“Renewable, off-grid energy solutions [are] the only realistic way to provide energy in parts of the country,” according to the government’s National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme (NRREP), a five-year framework launched in 2012.

"The new policy funds technologies sourced from hydropower, solar, biogas (a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide produced by fermenting organic matter) and - for the first time - wind. The policy also seeks to use biomass, a traditional energy source, more efficiently. "
 

Darren Woolsey (110)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:00 pm
Thanks for sharing this...
 

Angelika R. (144)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:08 pm
Isn't it amazing how we read about some far off country turning green and /or to renewable energy on a daily basis now and at the same time learn the US has arrived at an overall 3% effort ?! thx JL
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (281)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:13 pm
Go Nepal
 

JL A. (276)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:16 pm
You are welcome Darren and Angelika.
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Christeen Anderson (550)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:15 pm
Please keep up the good work. Thank you.
 

JL A. (276)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:23 pm
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Terry V. (30)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:22 pm
best wishes to them
 

JL A. (276)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:17 pm
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Robert O. (12)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:13 am
Renewable energy is the best way to go. Thanks JL.
 

Ben Oscarsito (355)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:12 am
An example to follow!
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:24 am
This is huge. I hope it really works and improves the quality of life.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:54 am
Thats great
 

JL A. (276)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 8:26 am
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Jaime A. (35)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:02 am
Noted.
 

Hartson Doak (33)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 12:02 pm
Angelica, this third world countries are bypassing the 19th and 20th century technologies. They have the bounty of learning from the west's mistakes and adopting the 21st century technologies that do minimal harm the the environment, like cell photos, photo voltaic, solar ovens, etc.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:30 pm
Thanks.
 

JL A. (276)
Friday April 12, 2013, 7:50 am
You are welcome Jennifer.
 
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