Climate & Energy, NRDC chiefs discuss electric mobility with Arvind Kumar

  • | Monday | 11th February, 2019

Hyderabad: Roland Hwang, Managing Director, Climate and Energy with Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) today met Municipal Administration Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar today and discussed issues relating to advancing building energy efficiency and electric mobility. Increasing the scope and potential for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in the State as part of the draft State Electric Vehicle policy was also discussed in the meeting. The Principal Secretary suggested that the draft electric vehicle policy should insist that e-vehicles should replace all the existing vehicles. Anjali Jaiswal, senior director, Prima Madan, energy expert with NRDC’s Indian Program, Professor Rajkiran and Sandeep Sai from the ASCI and Dr Vishal Garg from IIIT also attended the meetingThe discussion was focused on advancing building energy efficiency through updates to the State Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC). The proposal should be made mandatory for all new residential buildings, commercial establishments and government buildings to have cool rooftops, he said.

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