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An End to Fear: A Book on Global Warming released providing the Best Possible Alternatives of Fossil Fuels

July 4, 2018

“Dawn of the Solar Age: An End to Global Warming and to Fear” by Prem Shankar Jha was released by Hon’ble Dr Mohammad Hamid Ansari, former Vice President of India in the presence of Nitin Desai, an Indian economist and International civil servant; Navroz Dubash, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research (CPR); and Harsha Vardhana Singh, former Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization and Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings India and Vivek Mehra, Managing Director & CEO of SAGE Publications India. The release was followed by a panel discussion on the book chaired by the author.

Speaking at the occasion, Dr Mohammad Hamid Ansari said that, “As the need to shift becomes more urgent the effort to… suppress, or at least discredit the emerging technologies that have the greatest capacity to upset current power relations in the world, has steadily gathered momentum. However, this is an excellent read, giving a fresh perspective on a tough global problem. It is written in compelling style, is full of important insights, and contains much food for thought.”

Speaking about the book, the author Prem Shankar Jha mentioned that, “This book shows how the commercialization of fully proven technologies—that can provide limitless amounts of renewable energy and entirely replace all fossil fuels—is being delayed to serve the purposes of dominant corporations and nations.”

“He studies the economic viability of these technologies and tells us how we can avert the imminent disaster that we face today. He concludes that the transition out of fossil fuels, though difficult, need not be too slow to prevent irreparable damage.”

While addressing the audience, Vivek Mehra said, “I congratulate the author on many fronts, but this book has a bold subtitle which says, An End to Fear, we live in an environment of fears of many kinds, this is one step in the right direction to overcome those fears”.

Dawn of the Solar Age provides a blueprint for shifting the energy base of human civilisation out of fossil fuels and successfully reducing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

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