Smells like bovine spirit

My friend and Imagining Australia coauthor Peter Tynan has just written a chapter (with John Stephenson) on the US-India nuclear agreement. They conclude that proponents have overplayed its benefits (“Although the development of nuclear energy today could aid in the eventual exploitation of India’s full nuclear potential required after 2050, it does not meet India’s energy needs as expressed by proponents of the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative.”).

But my favourite bit of the report was this fact: 22% of India’s energy needs come from burning dung.

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One Response to Smells like bovine spirit

  1. Kevin Cox says:

    According to the National Green house Gas Inventory

    http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/inventory/2004/index.html

    11.5% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions were from cows, sheep, alpacas, pigs and other animals.

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