Bangalore International Centre had organized a Talk by Dr. Griffin M. Thompson, Program Manager, Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP), Senior Advisor, U S Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs and a specialist in renewable energy and energy efficiency issues on Tuesday, 5th August, 2008 at its auditorium.
Dr. Thompson delivered his talk on “Reliability and Affordability of Energy Services Required for a Developing Economy”
In a stimulating talk, Dr. Thompson outlined the various energy options available to a developing economy like India and commended the initiatives already taken in the field of renewable energy. He emphasized that affordability is closely linked up with the question of availability and that all the options available, including the capital-intensive ones, must be seriously explored. In the process, however, one must ensure that environmental pollution and degradation is drastically brought down. He drew attention in this respect to the salutary steps already initiated in this respect in several other countries.
The highly interesting and interactive session was presided over by Dr. J Gururaja, former Senior Adviser (Energy – New and Renewable), United Nations and former Adviser, Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Government of India.