IMPACT

LEAD Facilitator

Rohit Katakam '22

LEAD Facilitator

Sreyansh Mamidi 21

Document Type

Poster

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Start Date

28-4-2021 9:40 AM

End Date

28-4-2021 10:00 AM

Abstract

Overtime, newly developed countries have begun to use renewable energy sources as a means of power in their everyday lives. This project is meant to analyze and spread awareness of how the use of renewable energies in third world countries could impact the wellbeing of said countries. A few renewable energy sources that are valuable and can be seen as useful in third world countries are: solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, and hydro energy. A problem that we have identified is the overuse of non renewable energy sources such as fossil fuels. Energy sources like these pollute countries making it hard for inhabitants to live in certain areas.

To further prove that this is a problem, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, primary energy consumption in India has nearly tripled between 1990 and 2018, reaching an estimated 916 million tons of oil equivalent. This fact by the EIA suggests that the use of fossil fuels will only grow in coming years and maybe even quadruple or quintuple in the near future. There are many solutions to this problem, however one that seems the most promising for a developing country like India is to use solar energy.

A solution that we have come up with is using solar energy. Solar energy refers to capturing energy from the sun and subsequently converting it into electricity. On the outskirts of cities in India, there is an abundance of unused land. This land can be converted into solar power plants that can fuel cities for decades. Simple solutions like these can lead to cleaner and more quality air in different environments. This project will raise awareness for many renewable energy sources and help create new solutions to existing problems in third world countries.

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The Impact of Renewable Energies on 3rd World Countries

Overtime, newly developed countries have begun to use renewable energy sources as a means of power in their everyday lives. This project is meant to analyze and spread awareness of how the use of renewable energies in third world countries could impact the wellbeing of said countries. A few renewable energy sources that are valuable and can be seen as useful in third world countries are: solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, and hydro energy. A problem that we have identified is the overuse of non renewable energy sources such as fossil fuels. Energy sources like these pollute countries making it hard for inhabitants to live in certain areas.

To further prove that this is a problem, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, primary energy consumption in India has nearly tripled between 1990 and 2018, reaching an estimated 916 million tons of oil equivalent. This fact by the EIA suggests that the use of fossil fuels will only grow in coming years and maybe even quadruple or quintuple in the near future. There are many solutions to this problem, however one that seems the most promising for a developing country like India is to use solar energy.

A solution that we have come up with is using solar energy. Solar energy refers to capturing energy from the sun and subsequently converting it into electricity. On the outskirts of cities in India, there is an abundance of unused land. This land can be converted into solar power plants that can fuel cities for decades. Simple solutions like these can lead to cleaner and more quality air in different environments. This project will raise awareness for many renewable energy sources and help create new solutions to existing problems in third world countries.

 

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