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Present status of renewable energy resources in Jammu and Kashmir State of India


  • Lohan, Shiv Kumar
  • Sharma, Sushil


Jammu and Kashmir State of India is one of the energy starved states despite of having tremendous potential for utilization of renewable energy. The natural energy sources like sunshine, wind, vegetation, water flow, biomass and other biological wastes are abundantly available in the state yet are not being potentially harnessed resulting in very low per capita energy availability forcing peoples to use wood resulting into deforestation. The fossils fuels, which pollute the environment, are extensively utilized even though they are not sustainable. Developing and properly implementing renewable energy technologies in this state can provide secure energy supply for rapid domestic and industrial development which will attract new investments, thereby creates additional employment. It shall also generate additional state income by allowing the state to sell renewable energy trading certificates to other states. Therefore, it is important that the region moves to clear and sustainable energy. This paper presents an overview of the present status of renewable energy development and summarizes key issues in each of the major industrial segments. It also examines crucial gaps in the renewable energy market, describes the goals set out by various government programs, and estimates the resources and effort required to meet these goals.

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  • Lohan, Shiv Kumar & Sharma, Sushil, 2012. "Present status of renewable energy resources in Jammu and Kashmir State of India," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(5), pages 3251-3258.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:16:y:2012:i:5:p:3251-3258
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.02.011

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