11 November, 2021
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Developing countries like India have smartly put the argument related to fairer share in the carbon budget, and exposed the injustice done by developed countries. But why only fossil fuels can overcome the need of energy in developing countries, when renewable potentials are far too high in these countries.
One, there is no doubt that economic development requires energy but that does not translate into energy by burning coal.
If there are other cleaner forms of energy available, why persist on the usage of coal? Normally the argument in favour of coal is on account of its cost, reliability and domestic availability. But there are other ways too:
The need of the hour is a global progressive agenda that does not pit the working class of the North against the South but the working people of the world as a whole resisting the global ruling elite in its aggressive and dangerous model of competitive emissions. Even if one is pessimistic about this path of righting the wrongs of the past, at the very least, it is better than the status quo.
Source: The Hindu
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