Renewable Energy Policy likely

TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2003 12:12:03 AM ]

BANGALORE: The government is likely to bring out a “Renewable Energy Policy Statement’’ for development of appropriate technology to increase harnessing of energy at economical costs.

The government which will introduce the Electricity Bill has made provisions to give impetus to the growth of renewable energy sector, said Minister of State for Non-conventional Energy Sources M. Kannappan on Friday.

Addressing a two-day conference on “Renewable Energy for the next Decade,’’ the minister called upon research institutions and implementing agencies to explore approaches in the global context to develop technologies. Secretary, Ministry of Power, Anil Razdan also spoke.