|Indian anti-nuclear protest: Reuters|
Violent protestors have stalled a new nuclear plant. (From Reuters - April)
An angry mob attacked a hospital and torched buses as protests against a proposed nuclear plant in western India turned violent on Tuesday, local media said.
Although coal provides 70% of India's energy and the government wants to up this to 75%, there are problems.
Tata, India's giant conglomerate and largest private electric utility, has been building what it hopes will be one of the largest coal power plants in the world, the 4,000-megawatt Tata Mundra, in Gujarat State, 500 miles (805 kilometers) northwest of Mumbai.
But the Tata Mundra project has brought to light a harsh new reality: Coal power is no longer looking like cheap power.SO, even the head of the IPCC doesn't seem to be able to help Tata. SPPI point out that "The original power base from which Dr Pachauri has built up his worldwide network of influence over the past decade is the Delhi-based Tata ..." (Link)
Fox Business reports: (link)
The (second) power outage came despite assurances from the power minister about restoring normal electricity supply after Monday's grid failure.
........... a speedy overhaul of the power infrastructure (is) crucial to boosting economic growth. But efforts by India to build new power plants haven't yet yielded much result because of a shortage of coal.
More than half of India's power generation capacity of 205 gigawatts is coal-based, and Coal India Ltd., the world's biggest coal producer, is unable to produce enough because of delays in getting environmental clearances for mining.
Half the country without power because of environmental protests and pandering to the watermelon environmental movement. Thank Heavens that couldn't happen in Australia.
Or Could It?
Greenpeace, the environmental organisation that started off with good ideas but was hijacked by the Communists is trying to do the same thing to Australia. Patrick Moore, in his book "Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist" wrote
The truth is Greenpeace and I underwent divergent evolutions. I became a sensible environmentalist; Greenpeace became increasingly senseless as it adopted an agenda that is antiscience, antibusiness, and downright antihuman.
The collapse of world communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall during the 1980s added to the trend toward extremism. The Cold War was over and the peace movement was largely disbanded. The peace movement had been mainly Western-based and anti-American in its leanings. Many of its members moved into the environmental movement, bringing with them their neo-Marxist, far-left agendas. To a considerable extent the environmental movement was hijacked by political and social activists who learned to use green language to cloak agendas that had more to do with anticapitalism and antiglobalization than with science or ecology.
We should thank our lucky stars that we are in a country blessed with cheap energy. However, the Greens want you (although probably not themselves) to live in caves. In a press release, these anti-science ant-humans are gloating:
How people power stopped a new coal power station
Greenpeace, Environment Victoria, Quit Coal and many others united to stop the last proposed coal-fired power station in Victoria.
The last proposed new coal power station in Australia – the ‘HRL’ power station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley – has lost its vital lifeline. On Friday, the Australian Government announced its taxpayer-funded grant of $100 million to HRL would be cancelled. This money was keeping the dirty project alive, and for five years we have been campaigning for it to be cancelled.
This announcement essentially ends new coal fired power stations in Australia!
Prepare ye for the blackouts. And never, never, never vote for the Neo-Marxist "antiscience, antibusiness, and downright antihuman" Greens.