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Manohar Lal Baharani

Mar 30, 2016


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The proposal is an excellent endeavor. Kyoto protocol conceived in 1997, operational 2005, time lines 2008 - 2012 and many more initiatives world wide witnessed growth of new technologies (solar, wind, hydro, geo and more) but hardly any appreciable reduction in GHG and fossil fuel dependence. The pace of penetration of new technologies is the real limiting factor. There are many commitments to be free of fossil fuel with time lines of 2020-2030-2050-2100. But the last two decades have seen that the commitments and actual scenarios are quite at variance. The reasons could be market forces, each countries development pace, impatience of investors / bankers to honor life cycle concepts, difference between technology and projects life cycle and more.Under the given scenario world wide, I would like to read more updates from the contributors as to how they think to enhance the pace of penetration of new technologies so as to be effective in reducing GHG besides meeting the developmental goals within foreseeable time lines through Net Zero Energy options. Thanks. Best Wishes,Manohar

Perry Grossman

May 14, 2016


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Thanks for this proposal. It seems like a very good idea, judging from the information on the website:

et Zero is not a far-fetched dream, but the historical convergence of these 4 factors:

"Renewable Energy technologies for pollution-free and cost-free energy,

  • Climatological need to eliminate fossil fuels,

  • Rapidly growing "Green Bond" and PACE financing for Renewable Energy, and

  • Widespread public and government interest in alternative energy and energy conservation."


I would like to see more information on the economics of it. My understanding is that there are still challenges around cost competitiveness.

It would be great if you could fill out the other information on the website.

Good luck,