Emphasising on the need to decarbonise electricity generation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman R K Pachauri on Saturday termed as a "wasteful approach" by the government to opt for coal-based power projects and pressed for the use of renewable and nuclear energy sources to satisfy the country`s power needs.
The AAP government`s policies on water and electricity are well intended but not the best way to achieve desired goals as supply of over 600 litres of free water to Delhi residents may end up in a lot of wastage, Directer General TERI R K Pachauri has warned.
The Centre has brushed aside the objections raised by the Tamil Nadu Government against the Rs 25,000 crore Sethusamudram shipping channel project by telling the Supreme Court that it intends to go ahead with the venture as the expert panel headed by RK Pachauri has not come out with tenable and scientific data.
Senior BJP leader VK Malhotra appealed to PM Manmohan Singh to reject RK Pachauri Committee`s report suggesting that an alternate route aimed to protect Ram Sethu, also called Adams Bridge, was not an acceptable option.
Embattled UN climate panel chief R K
Pachauri found support from world leaders attending the
climate change conference as they contended that some
mistake in the IPCC report does not change the basic facts of
Ahead of the Copenhagen summit next
month, Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC, has asked governments across
the world to encourage research and development in innovation
and technology to tackle carbon emissions.