Nepal with the 2nd largest Hydropower potential in the world has become victim of the words of the petrol industry. Not only is petrol (by putting the price of EVERYTHING up) but there are often petrol shortages and to top it all the petrol and diesel is adulterated to the nth degree in Nepal.
Today I almost missed my flight due to a queue of motorcycles at the petrol pump near the airport as there has been a shortage recently due to strikes.
Nepal does not need petrol.
It could be a model country on earth for renewable energy and renewable energy sourced transport.
Its hydropower potential could not just supply Nepal but all of its neighbors with sufficient for all needs.
So let’s look at the positives of Nepal’s present dependency on petrol, who wins and who loses:
1. Petrol is adulterated making the pollution more than ever. Result: Whole country loses through impact on EVERYONES health and immunity.
2. Petrol is much more expensive than using locally sourced renewable energy. Result: Whole country loses as inflation goes through the sky.
3. Petrol is imported means funds flow out of Nepal. Result: Nepal’s economy loses jobs and income
4. Petrol fumes damage Nepal’s architectural marvels over time. Result: Loss for whole world of one of the most beautiful living heritages on earth.
In Kali Yuga the transport of the world has become WIN-LOSE-LOSE-LOSE. Win because you get from A to B quickly but loose as the earth’s air and environment loses, wars are fought for petrol, economies run by it and people destroyed by it.
Let the hydro power of Nepal flourish and shine this decade and lead the world. Norway did it and Iceland did it with Geo-thermal energy, Nepal is next.
Petrol’s end is near.