Planning Chaotic Transit Systems: Off we go

Originally posted on World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities:

manstanding  in door of moving mutatuWe are about one sixth of the way  through this very different 21st century, an era  not of “order”  in the older sense, but rather of chaos.  Chaos however  is not the end,  it is only the beginning.  And while we are on the topic this in from Jarrett Walker in his blog Human Transit in which he reminds us of the power and potential of informal transport.  His concluding recommendation is especially interesting and to the point. The full original piece is available at http://goo.gl/TW5meY.

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New Concept in Power Generation: Distributed Power!

Solar Panelswpid-20140814_153827.jpgScenario of power generartion is going to change.Earlier when a big power plant retired, it was replaced by one as big or bigger. But not anymore. Energy efficiency is increasingly reducing the need for more power. And when it is needed, distributed generation may be enough according to this year’s Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry report issued August 12 by Black & Veatch.

As coal and nuclear plants retire  it is not necessary to replace them with the same number of megawatts because of increased levels of energy efficiency, according to the survey. Instead, utilities can turn to solar and other smaller generators.

Our system is  built around the notion of central generation, transmission, distribution. But now with renewables and more self-generation, we will have to integrate those into the grid,. We have to invest our efforts and money more on a capacity basis and less so on an energy sales basis.

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University Circle, AMU , Aligarh on Independence Day, August 15, 2014

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Happy Birthday India:Now Be Free and Fly

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Happy Birthday India

Now lets be free of

Mistrust and Mutual Hatred 

and  FLY

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