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Sand sculpture emphasises NEED FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

The New Indian Express, Chennai, 9th May, 2013

As part of the country’s largest Renewable Energy event RENERGY 2013, the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) put up a sand sculpture on the Marina Beach on Tuesday.

The sculpture created by renowned sand artist Ranjan Kumar Ganguly stressed on the future of humans, which is dependent on renewable energy sources.

The event was inaugurated by Minister for Electricity, Prohibition and Excise Natham R Viswanathan in the presence of Sudeep Jain, CMD, TEDA, and other officials.

Viswanathan said, “We are proud to have organised this unique sand sculpture as part of RENERGY 2013, an acclaimed renewable energy exhibition and conference to be held between May 9 and 11 at the Chennai Trade Centre.”

Stating that Tamil Nadu had been a pioneer in wind power, he said, “Our Chief Minister’s vision is to make Tamil Nadu the leading State in solar power too.” The upcoming RENERGY 2013 event will focus on creating awareness and providing key insights about renewable energy and their role as the key driver of growth, he added.

According to a press release, RENERGY 2013 would comprise expert sessions on solar power, wind, bio-energy, green buildings and energy efficiency; panel discussions with industry frontrunners; launch of the Wind Independent Power Producers Association; workshops by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, TEDA, SunEdison, L&T and Juwi; a session on international clean technology collaboration, an R&D and Innovation session and a Solar Purchase Obligation Workshop.