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Entropy Law: Sustainability And Third Industrial Revolution

Ramprasad Sengupta (Author)

In mankind’s relentless quest for prosperity, Nature has suffered great damage. It has been treated as an inexhaustible reserve of resources. The indefinite scale of global expansion is still continuing and now the earth’s very survival is under threat. But against this exploitation of nature, there is the concept of entropy, which places a finite limit on the extent to which resources can be used in any closed system, such as our planet.  Considering the impact of entropy, this book examines the key issues of sustainability—social, economic, and environmental. It discusses the social dimension of sustainability, showing how it is impacted by issues of economic inequality, poverty, and other socio-economic and infrastructural factors in the Indian context. It also highlights how Indian households suffer from clean energy poverty and points to the inequality in distribution of different fuels and of fuel cost among households. It assesses India’s power sector and its potential to be a significant player in bringing the Third Industrial Revolution to India by replacing fossil fuels with new renewables. It concludes by projecting power sector scenarios till 2041–42 achievable through alternative, realizable policy with respect to energy conservation and fuel substitution, and thus paves the way for the green power.

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About the author

Ramprasad Sengupta

Ramprasad Sengupta is Professor of Economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has recently been Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, for more than two years. His areas of research interest are energy, environment and development economics.

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Title Entropy Law: Sustainability And Third Industrial Revolution
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.10.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0190121149, 9780190121143
length 296p.