Manipal: Dr. Anil Kakodkar delivers talk on Relevance of nuclear energy

 Manipal: Dr. Anil Kakodkar delivers talk on Relevance of nuclear energy
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Manipal, Oct 21, 2022: Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal in association with AICTE organized a talk by Dr. Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission on “Relevance of nuclear energy in achieving net zero CO2 emission” at Manipal Institute of Technology, on Oct 20.

Dr. Anil Kakodar opined that by 2070, India can surpass the annual per capita energy consumption level on par with the best in the world.

“The Total assessed renewable energy potential in India –including Solar, Wind, small and large Hydro, Biomass, and Tidal, is far below the requirements, and hence the only option to bridge the gap from the non-emitting energy source is nuclear energy,” he said.

He said that as India approaches net zero CO2 emission, nuclear energy proves to be a cost-effective solution and is necessary for an adequate long-term clean energy supply. India needs to develop new technologies even while accelerating its approach to net zero for sustainable and cost-competitive energy security.

He asked the youths to focus on finding out-of-the-box solutions.

Director of Manipal Institute of Technology, Cdr Dr. Anil Rana spoke on the relevance of eminent and distinguished guest talks to inspire the students to pursue their field of research and inculcate the spirit of inquiry and curiosity.

“We are delighted to have an expert like Dr. Kakodkar enlighten us with his insights over the We need clean energy sources that do not emit carbon dioxide, let’s focus on achieving greatness as nuclear energy will become even more important with time. India has committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2070 at Glasgow,” he said.

Dr. Amit Kumar Srivastava addressed the audience through the online platform from Delhi. Dr. S.N Bhat, Associate Director (FD&W) welcomed the gathering and introduced Dr. Anil Kakodkar to the audience. Dr. Chandrashekar Adiga, Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, MIT Manipal delivered the vote of thanks.

Faculty members, research scholars, and students of MAHE and neighboring institutions attended the event. The event was live-streamed throughout the country for the benefit of students and researchers and faculty.

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