At a time when there are concerns over building of nuclear reactor facilities,city-based Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) has organised a serious of discussions on clean energy options and nuclear safety,this week.
The ARI is holding discussions as part of National Science Day programme on the theme ‘clean energy options and nuclear safety’. Among those who will speak on the theme include G M Pillai,director general,World Institute of Sustainable Energy,Pune,Dr Satishchandra Ogale,scientist,Physical and Materials Chemistry,National Chemical Laboratory and Dr A K Dhuss.
The discussions will start on February 23 and continue till February 29. As part of science day celebration,ARI is also organising a science exhibition on February 27 and 28 where it will highlight achievements of the institute. The exhibition is open for college and high school students.
While Pillai will speak on ’emerging green economy: contexts and contours’,Anil Kakodkar will speak on ‘preparing for our secure energy future’. Dr A K Dhussa,Director,Ministry of New and Renewable Energy,will speak on ‘bio-energy in India: an overiew”.
Dr Ogale will speak on ‘energy,environment and nanoscience: small solutions to big problems’ on February 28. The discussions organised by the ARI are part of the efforts of the institute to create awareness on issues of energy conservation. The institute has already been conducting research on biogas and other safe sources of energy.