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Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
10-August-2016 18:02 IST
India Calls for Establishing an International Clean Energy Data-Grid

‘Data on Green and Unclean Energy Should be in Public Domain’: Environment Minister

India has given a call for the establishment of an International Clean Energy Data-Grid, that is corruption-free. Speaking at the day-long National Conference on Energy Data: Management, Modelling and GIS Mapping organised by NITI Aayog here today, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave, said that such an International Grid is a must, as common has the right to access data. Shri Dave said that the data must pertain to both, production as well as consumption patterns of a society.

The Environment Minister also pointed out that the world will have to understand the difference between clean and unclean energy. He also said that data on green energy and unclean energy should be made available in the public domain. He added that till the common man realises that the energy being used is unclean, the day will never come when the world will shift towards using clean energy. Shri Dave stated that such a shift will come about only through data that is stored and analysed properly. “Facts projected through correct data will lead us in the right direction”, Shri Dave said.

Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to establish an International Solar Alliance, the Environment Minister emphasised that solar energy is the answer to energy requirements of the future. Shri Dave also strongly advocated disciplined consumption in every field, be it in the consumption of power to reduce the burden on power production.