ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles by Rejikumar GSubscribe to Rejikumar G

A Shift to Green Hydrogen Economy by 2030: An Exploration of Barriers and Roadmap for Transition

The world is badly in need of an emission-free economy as the greenhouse gases emitted to the atmosphere at the same rate as is followed now shall result in a 4°C increase in temperature, which shall be catastrophically perilous to sustaining life on earth. In order to prevent such a mishap, the world needs to embrace a transition of energy supply and consumption from carbon-based, non-renewable energy sources to clean, low-carbon energy system, for which renewable electricity, green hydrogen, and the synergy between the two offer the solution. The hydrogen ecosystem development in India is at an incipient stage, and policy priorities of the government are instrumental in accelerating the development as an early adopter country and to reap the benefits thereof. The key drivers to adopt green hydrogen are the falling renewable electricity tariff, government objectives for net-zero emissions related to energy systems, and the susceptibility of green hydrogen to storage and conversion as an energy carrier. The various barriers to adoption and transition to green hydrogen economy have been identified and discussed, the policy perspectives to be adopted by the government to overcome the barriers are discussed and a roadmap has been suggested for implementation, considering the gestation period of transition, which may be 10 to 20 years advocating immediate action on the part of policy makers to adopt a climate for transition at the earliest in view of the pressing need for transition to decarbonise various sectors of the economy.

Household Pharmaceutical Disposal Practices in India

Action towards scientific planning and management of pharmaceutical waste by controlling it from its source, especially the households, is necessary. We propose a four-item strategic plan for proper disposal of household pharmaceutical waste: fostering pro-environmental consciousness and behaviour; policy framing and implementation; targeted continuous ecopharmacovigilance; and integration of circular economy principles.

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