Press Trust of India | New Delhi
June 28, 2014 Last Updated at 18:28 IST
“…We would need to decarbonise electricity generation. Renewable energy technologies are an option, nuclear energy could be an option,” he said while speaking about the threat posed to climate by carbon-emitting coal-based power sector.
Noting that major investment and time goes into coal-based energy generation in the country, Pachauri said by that time 300 million people, who are electricity deprived, can be served power using renewable energy sources.
Speaking at the United Nations Public Lecture here, he said huge losses are involved in transmission and distribution of electricity generated from coal-based power plants.
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