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National meet on energy, environment from today in Pune

Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 1:26pm IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA
Kakodkar, Thyagarajan to address three-day conference at UoP

Pune: The School of Energy Studies along with the department of environmental science, University of Pune (UoP) will organise a three-day National Conference on Energy and Environment 2014 from Thursday. 
The meet will debate on various issues related to energy and environment and take a review of the existing policies and address the development of new and emerging materials, technologies and applications in energy and environment industries.
The keynote address will be delivered by Dr Anil Kakodkar, former chairman Atomic Energy Commission and Dr G Thyagarajan, former director CSIR-CLRI. 
Dr Kakodkar will speak on ‘Energy Challenges and Opportunities in India’ while Dr Thyagarajan will speak on ‘Food, Energy and Environment in India: Vision 2020’.
Professor SV Ghaisas, director, School of Energy Studies at UoP said that the theme of the conference is “Energy and environment security through science and technology -- developing cutting edge processes and materials”. 
Furthermore, it is expected that the NC2E-2014 will provide an exclusive forum for intellectually stimulating and engaging interactions amongst the leading scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. This will result into tremendous interest globally among institutions keen to have collaborative developments of materials and systems related to technology for energy and environment sector. 
The academia-industry interaction will further help in enriching the existing curriculum and developing human resource to complement the industrial needs and provide key inputs to the policy makers for necessary reforms.
Professor NR Karmalkar, Organising Chair NC2E-2014, said that the topics that will be discussed will include energy efficiency and demand management, green computing initiatives, green and clean environment, waste water treatment, materials and management. The aim of this conference is to motivate the youngsters to join the “green revolution”.


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