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India’s dilemma

No matter how fast the country builds new solar and wind farms, its surging economy will warm the planet--unless others do more to help.
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Rows of of solar panels face the sun at "Shakti Sthala", the 2,000 MW solar power park in Pavagada, about 150 km from Bengaluru, on March 1, 2018.
By James Temple In the flat terrain of eastern Karnataka, deep in the interior of the Indian subcontinent, you don't see the Pavagada Solar Park coming. But when it appears, on the far side of a dusty little village, it is, all at once, everywhere. Dull gray panels unfold in all directions from the barbed-wire fences lining the road,
technology, or by developing cheaper clean-energy solutions. If they don't want to do it because it's the right thing to do, then they should do it for the self-¬interested reason: climate change doesn't recognize borders. ( James Temple is MIT Technology Review's senior energy editor. Copyright 2019 Technology Review, Inc. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC)
By James Temple In the flat terrain of eastern Karnataka, deep in the interior of the Indian subcontinent, you don't see the Pavagada Solar Park coming. But when it appears, on the far side of a dusty little village, it is, all at once, everywhere. Dull gray panels unfold in all directions from the barbed-wire fences lining the road, technology, or by developing cheaper clean-energy solutions. If they don't want to do it because it's the right thing to do, then they should do it for the self-¬interested reason: climate change doesn't recognize borders. ( James Temple is MIT Technology Review's senior energy editor. Copyright 2019 Technology Review, Inc. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC)

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