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Title: Renewable Energy based Space Heating Solutions for the Mountains
Author: Pragya
Source: Pragya Eco-Tech Desk
Year: 2014
Publisher: Pragya
Abstracts:Renewable energy heating and cooling has been described as the “sleeping giant” of Renewable Energy (RE) potentials from the global perspective. This policy brief reviews the current technological status of diverse RE technologies that can be employed in space heating. The brief highlights technologies from varied renewable sources such as solar, biomass, geothermal and examines their potential. The article spells out governmental measures to promote renewables, the barriers to adoption and concludes with recommendations for their uptake.

 

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Title: RE Technologies for Rural Amenities & Public Facilities in Mountains - Current Status & Way Ahead
Author: Pragya
Source: Pragya Eco-Tech Desk
Year: 2014
Publisher: Pragya
Abstracts:Access to modern energy services is a precondition for the development of any society and is the golden thread that interlinks economic growth with social equality and human development. Energy plays a transformative role in increasing the effectiveness and quality of rural amenities and public services across several spheres. This policy brief reviews the current status of Energy in mountain regions for civic facilities in Health, Education and Public Institutions. The brief evaluates diverse Renewable Energy (RE) technologies from varied renewable sources such as solar, hydro, wind power. 

 

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Title: Renewable & Energy Efficient Technologies (REET) - Information Manual
Author: Pragya
Source: Pragya Eco-Tech Desk
Year: 2014
Publisher: Pragya
Abstracts:The Himalayan communities are wholly dependent on natural resources, for their fuel, livelihoods and consumption needs. Increasing levels of extraction from forests, is resulting in rapid degradation of the fragile Himalayan ecosystem. Moving them to Renewable & Energy Efficient Technologies would stall further eco-degradation, improve health & education, and enable alternate livelihoods due to provision of energy, and thus enable holistic & sustainable development. The Information Manual was compiled for to facilitate promotion of these techniques.