Volume 5 Number 4 (Aug. 2014)
IJESD 2014 Vol.5(4): 404-411 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.518

A Study on Energy Crisis and Social Benefit of Solar Energy

Srinivasan Chinnammai
Abstract—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 energy development.
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.

Index Terms—Conventional energy, electricity, power, solar energy.

Srinivasan Chinnammai is with the Department of Economics, University of Madras, Chennai (e-mail: pragathauom@gmail.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.

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print); 2972-3698 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
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