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Wider renewable energy issues for Nepal

Freere, P. and Zahnd, A. (2007) Wider renewable energy issues for Nepal. In: Solar07 45th ANZSES Annual Conference, 2 - 6 October, Alice Springs, Australia



The principle of renewable energy for a near bankrupt and developing country like Nepal is well accepted, but its success in filling the needs and aspirations of the development workers and the country is low. The reasons for this include culture, poverty, language, lack of land titles, ancient rights, inadequate education, civil war, civil strife, hunger, greed, business practices, retaliation, infrastructure, bureaucracy and corruption.

Examples of how these effects operate are given, together with some possible short term solutions. Possible long term solutions are discussed and the likely ramifications on the society as a whole. Trigger factors are identified which may effect a complete collapse of the intended outcomes, whether via the collapse of the projects, or collapse of the complete society. Given a complete collapse of the renewable energy project or society, a range of possible least worst (or best) outcomes are presented.

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Notes: Keynote Address
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