‘It’s energy, not electricity, crisis’

Published: 30th August 2012 11:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2012 11:36 AM   |  A+A-

The state government should find long-term solutions to overcome power crisis in the state, experts have said.

Speaking at a press conference organised by the National Alliance of People’s Movement here on Wednesday, K.Babu Rao, a scientist, said that instead of mud-slinging and indulging in blame game, political parties should look at the real issue and find practical solutions. Sagar Dhara, an environmental engineer, said “Some sections are  suggesting establishment of more power plants (thermal and nuclear) while some others suggest establishment of large-scale solar and wind power projects. But we need to look beyond electricity because this is not merely an electricity production issue but it is an energy crisis. It is related to the management of land, water, minerals and other natural resources.’’ Timma Reddy , an energy analyst, said, ``Policies which promote nbridled  exploitation of  natural resources result in the breaking up of natural energy cycles.

As a result, lakhs of poor people have been facing energy shortage for the past two decades and the resultant livelihood crisis. Therefore, there is an urgent need to look beyond electricity shortages and find holistic

solutions to the energy crisis that is prevalent in the state and country. NAPM joint convener Saraswati Kavula and B Ramakrishnam Raju were present. The experts suggested the following short- and long-term measures to overcome the crisis.

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