Government should support the expansion of renewable energy and not nuclear
With this policy the Tamil Nadu government has provided a crucial support to solar when the state is reeling under power deficit. Apart from being clean, solar power plants take much lesser time to become operational and start generating electricity in comparison to coal and nuclear power plants. Solar prices are rapidly falling and are likely to be cost competitive with coal in the next 3 years. Nuclear energy will fail not only in terms of safety concerns, but also on the grounds of economics. Thus, it poses a valid question whether the government should focus on the expansion of coal and nuclear energy or support the expansion of renewable energy.
Tamil Nadu Solar Policy 2012: https://storage.googleapis.com/planet4-india-stateless/2018/05/tamilnadu_solar_energy_policy_2012.pdf
Abhishek Pratap, Senior Campaigner, Climate and Energy, Greenpeace India, +91 98456 10749,
Shashwat Raj, Senior Media Officer, Greenpeace India, +91 968686 1974,