India’s focus on renewable segments like solar, wind and hydro power will not only ensure energy security but also address environmental concerns, former union minister Suresh Prabhu said on Wednesday. “The energy and environment are the two sides of the same coin. So how do you generate energy is going to be determining to what extent you are compromising, whether or not, with climate security, environmental concerns.
“Therefore let everybody together ensure that the greenhouse gases (emissions) are limited,” Prabhu said. He was addressing a webinar on energy security organised by the Global Counter Terrorism Council. Prabhu further said India is very lucky to have a huge source of clean energy.
“The cost (of power generation from renewables) will be probably lowest for the time being and the renewable energy, whether it is solar or wind… you can generate it as much as it is necessary,” he added