17 Apr '11, 5pm

For Energy-Starved India, Japan's Crisis Raises Hard Questions a follow up post to my story about Jaitapur

Reuters A billboard in Madhban, India, not far from the site of a planned nuclear power plant, depicts Japan’s nuclear disaster and makes an argument against construction. As I noted in an article in Friday’s Times , India faced a big energy challenge even before the earthquake and tsunami in Japan called the future of nuclear power into question. About 40 percent of the country’s 1.2 billion people live off the grid, and most of the rest, excluding the well-off residents of a few big cities like Mumbai and New Delhi, cannot count on having power 24 hours a day. Many industries must rely extensively on diesel generators to keep their operations going. The Indian government has laid out ambitious plans to increase the electricity supply and extend power to the hundreds of millions of people who do not have access to it today. Nuclear power, which currently supplies just 3 p...

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