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TN needs urgent policy on green energy, say experts

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09/12/2017

Tamil Nadu urgently needs to design and implement innovative policies that promote increased use of abundant renewable resources, said power experts speaking at Tan-Energy Summit 2017 in Chennai on Friday.

The state is blessed with an abundance of these resources, yet it spends millions of rupees to import oil and coal, the panelists said.

"Since Tamil Nadu is already a leader in harnessing wind power and has huge potential in solar power also, a vastly different kind of power sector, infrastructure for the future see imminent. Tamil Nadu along with rest of India also has to address climate change," said FICCI, which convened the summit.

Tamil Nadu needs an energy vision for the next 5 years, said former DRDO chief A Sivathanu Pillai. "We need to transform from thermal power to renewable power and similarly there must be a policy to provide cheap and quality power. We need to push towards more renewable power in Tamil Nadu," said Pillai.

The panelists said Tamil Nadu is one of the big manufacturing state in the country. "In the coming years, the power demand in Tamil Nadu is expected to see a steep rise. Germany has helped the state with the green corridor to the extent of 76 million Euros. We are also trying to store solar as well as wind power and research is going on Gandhigram Rural Institute," said Germany consul general Achim Fabig.

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  • News Section: Policy & Regulations
  • Month: December
  • Year: 2017
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