Monday, January 4, 2016

India: Prime Minister Modi Calls for Geothermal Energy Development

Modi gives ‘five Es’ mantra to scientists (The Siasat Daily)

Pitching for more research on sustainable energy sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told scientists that their work should be focused on the ‘five-Es’: Economy, environment, energy, empathy and equity.

He was delivering his presidential address during the inaugural session of the 103rd Indian Science Congress (ISC) at the amphitheater on the premises of Manasagangothri, University of Mysore, which is also celebrating its centenary. Modi said scientific research would be made easier and science administration will be improved in the country.

“We must make fossil fuels like coal cleaner and more efficient. We should tap newer sources of renewable energy like ocean waves and geothermal energy. At a time when energy sources that fueled the industrial age have put our planet in peril, the developing world seeks to lift billions of people into prosperity.” he said.

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