Amory B. Lovins
A more sensible approach for India is to modernise the balance 97 per cent of power sources than focus on the mere 3 per cent energy that nuclear power will supply. “It will be cheaper and faster and will not raise the issues of dependency and proliferation,” he adds.
This will be in keeping with the trend worldwide, where micropower and distributed renewables added four times the output and 11 times the capacity that nuclear power added in 2005. The Npower story is only bought by central planners, argues Lovins, adding that the big story in energy saving is in integrative design. But “most business executives do not yet realise that integrative design is an exciting new source of competitive advantage,” says Lovins. However, that may well change soon as oil continues its upward surge.
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