With the threat of climate change looming large, it is important to close the nuclear power fuel cycle so that the base fuel could be used more efficiently. With a closed fuel cycle, nuclear power is almost akin to renewable energy, said a senior official here.
Emphasising on the need to decarbonise electricity generation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman R K Pachauri on Saturday termed as a "wasteful approach" by the government to opt for coal-based power projects and pressed for the use of renewable and nuclear energy sources to satisfy the country`s power needs.
India today offered assistance to Sudan for developing renewable energy recources in the African country and also extended support for resource assessment and training in wind and solar energy sectors through technical institutions.
Despite improved energy efficiency and expenditure on renewable energy sources, the use of fossil fuels globally is expected to remain dominant, an International Energy Agency (IEA) expert said Wednesday here.
Researchers have discovered that manipulating the `spin` of electrons in organic solar cells, a new class of solar cell mimicking the natural process of plant photosynthesis, dramatically improves their performance.