—Growing consumption of energy has also resulted
in the country becoming increasingly dependent on fossil fuels
such as coal, oil and gas. Rising prices of oil, gas and coal and
potential shortages in future lead to concerns about the security
of energy supply needed to sustain our economic growth.
Increased uses of fossil fuels have also caused environmental
problems both locally and globally. Against this background,
the country urgently needs to develop a sustainable path of
The ultimate solution for the secure supply of energy will be
the discovery of methods of harnessing non-conventional energy
sources. The extraction and utilization of non-conventional
energy will not only help in meeting energy demands but also
help in their development. Since non-conventional energy
sources provide environment-friendly, non-polluting energy,
they help keep the atmosphere and environment clean and safe.
Moreover, such energy sources are available locally; therefore
they will reduce the losses due to transmission. Hence this paper
examines the short fall of energy and also it is find out the social
benefit of the solar energy utilization.
—Conventional energy, electricity, power, solar
Srinivasan Chinnammai is with the Department of Economics, University
of Madras, Chennai (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Srinivasan Chinnammai, "A Study on Energy Crisis and Social Benefit of Solar Energy," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 404-411, 2014.