Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Environmental Information System (ENVIS) centre housed in the State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (SCST&E), Shimla is organizing a one day seminar on “Renewable Energy: Sustaining a Green Future” on 23rd March, 2017 at Hotel Holiday Home, Shimla in collaboration with The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi. The seminar is expected to be attended by about 70 participants from line departments like HPPWD, HP Electricity Board, HIMUDA, Town and Country Planning, Ayurveda, Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation, Himachal Pradesh General Industries Corporation, Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission, Urban Development Department, Rural Development Department, Directorate of Energy, Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission, Director of Industries, Himachal Pradesh Forest Department, HIMURJA, Municipal Corporation, and academicians from various Government and private and Govt. Universities across the State.
Climate change and the need to manage diminishing fossil fuel reserves are, today, two of the biggest challenges facing the planet. In order to secure the future for ourselves and generations to follow, it is widely accepted that we must act now to reduce energy consumption and substantially cut greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide. The seminar is being organized for increasing awareness regarding the role of renewable energy under Smart Cities Mission. Importance of Renewable Energy Technologies in making a green future and designing and development of energy efficient Green building would also be discussed in the seminar.
Tarun Kapoor, Additional Chief Secretary (Environment, Science & Technology, Govt. Of Himachal Pradesh) will preside over the inaugural session as Chief Guest. Special Address will be given by Ms. Archana Sharma, Director (Environment Science & Technology) and Kunal Satyarthi, Joint Member Secretary-cum-Coordinator ENVIS, SCST&E will highlight the relevance of the workshop. Amit Kumar, Sr. Director (social transformation), Dr. Sameer Saran, Scientist F IIRS, Dehradoon, Prof. P.K. Ahluwalia, Retd., Department of Physics, HP University, Sh. Rajinder Chauhan (Advisor) Industries, Department of Industries, Chandra Mohan Adhikari, ESRI shall be other prominent speakers on the occasion.