Go green to check global warming, say experts

The seminar was organised at the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) on the occasion of the National Energy Conservation Day on Tuesday.

UVCE Principal Dr Venugopal K R emphasised on tapping the vast solar energy and said that India stood to benefit from it because it was located in the tropical zone.

“With fossil fuels depleting fast, high emissions of carbon-di-oxide have been leading to global warming, acid rains and toxic air emissions. It is necessary to take up solar, wind and bio-diesel and other cleaner energy sources,” he said.

He also said that 400 million Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) can reduce 20 million tonnes of carbon-di-oxide emission and save 30,000 crore and 6,000 MW energy per year.

Principal Secretary of Department of Energy Shamim Banu underscored the need to conserve energy.

Managing Director of Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) P Manivannan felt that without meeting targets in energy conservation, global warming could not be reduced.

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