30 Sep '13, 8am

Some potentially game-changing energy and waste ideas are coming out of India

Some potentially game-changing energy and waste ideas are coming out of India

From Prime Ministerial visits to sustainable tea-making , India has made quite a few past appearances on this blog. With a booming economy and very active science and technology sectors, it isn’t much of a surprise that the country is becoming a key player at the business end of energy and climate change. There has been a couple more recent Indian developments that are well worthy of note, with the potential to change established ways of doing things, and thousands of lives. Firstly, a new cooker which is twice as efficient as traditional mud stoves. Crucially, it reduces smoke – the kind of particle emissions that can seriously damage health and contribute to the melting of glaciers – by 80 per cent. As less wood is needed to cook, it’s clearly a good thing in terms of resource sustainability, but also on a day-to-day human level, it’s a time saver. The idea is deceptivel...

Full article: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/blog/2013/09/30/india...

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