Nuclear Energy in India- Post CoP21 (Paris Climate Agreement, 2015)

Nuclear Energy in India
Nuclear Energy in India


In December 2015 in COP21 held in Paris India submitted its Intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) to United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCC). Two of the main features of India’s INDCs are that it will reduce Emission intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 percent by 2030 from 2005 level and produce 40%of its electric power from Non-fossil fuel based energy resources. In this backdrop the nuclear energy can play major role in achieving this targets. Though Nuclear energy is a considered to be a clean fuel, it has its own disadvantages such as it is very costly, the radioactive waste that it generates is very harmful, and India’s installed nuclear capability is far from reaching its target by 2030. Thus it becomes inevitable for India to search for other cheap non fossil fuel resources for producing energy, one of them can be ocean energy. India has a vast coastline which can be used effectively to produce energy. This topic is related to Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment of GS III.

  1. A climate more congenial to India
  2. Nuclear power and climate change
  3. Paris COP21 And The Urgent Need For More Nuclear Energy
  4. Nuclear power: Expensive, hazardous and inequitable
  5. The untapped potential of nuclear under the Paris Agreement
  6. False promise of nuclear power
  7. Nuclear Energy: Combating Climate Change
  8. Nuclear Power and the Paris Agreement
  9. Why nuclear when India has an ‘ocean’ of energy
  10. India’s Road to Paris Agreement Ratification and the Nuclear Energy
  11. An alternative to nuclear power
  12. The role of energy in development

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