Odisha is working towards a sustainable energy future says Governor Dr. S.C. Jamir

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has tremendous solar power potential that has not yet been fully developed. At a time when a global transition to renewable sources of energy is needed, Odisha is in a strong position. The state is working towards a sustainable energy future. Odisha Renewable Energy Policy, 2016 points the way ahead, said Governor Dr. S.C. Jamir.
Inaugurating National Seminar on C.L.E.A.N. Tech and Odisha Renewable Energy Policy, 2016 at Hotel Swosti Premium, Bhubaneswar, Governor said by bringing all stakeholders in the state from power generation, transmission and distribution, also experts from across the country and from the outside, you are sure to challenge yourselves, your own axioms and assumption. And I have no doubt that by having not only policy-makers but also practitioners and professionals around the same table – we will all benefit.
Energy has remained central to all our developmental needs yet we need to protect our environment for the benefit of us all and future generations. It is the single most important cause of emissions of all main pollutants. There is no doubt that renewable energy is in the forefront of development initiatives and a priority for all. It therefore goes without saying that urgent deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies is an over-riding and crucial priority for us, Governor added.
Speaking about global scenario, Governor said, energy is a critical enabler. Every advanced economy strives for secure access to modern sources of energy to underpin its development and growing prosperity. Access to affordable and reliable energy services is fundamental to reducing poverty and improving health, increasing productivity, enhancing competitiveness and promoting economic growth. This is because it is essential for the provision of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, and provided great benefits to development through the provision of reliable and efficient lighting, heating, cooking mechanical power, transport and telecommunication services.
Governor called upon to propel our commitment into a sustainable action to adopting renewable energy and managing resources sustainably thus protecting future generations by limiting climate change and thus environmental pollution.
D.N. Padhi, former State Chief Information Commissioner, P. Deo, former Chairman, CERC, Vivekananda Pattnaik, former Chairman, OPSC, U.N. Behera, Chairman, OERC among others spoke in inaugural session of two-days seminar. B.C. Jena, Chairman, OMS Power training & Research Institute presented key note address.

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