Swedish embassy launches solar power system

January 12th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) In its effort to reduce carbon emissions, the Swedish embassy here Thursday launched a green embassy initiative by inaugurating a 600 square metres solar panel system at its complex.

New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah along with Swedish Ambassador Lars-Olof Lindgren inaugurated the solar panel system which will enable the embassy to generate approximately 10 percent of its energy consumption.

“I am glad that the embassy Of Sweden has taken this initiative as it is a great deal for us to make India a greener and a healthier country by using less of fuel based resources,” Abdullah said.

The embassy’s mission is to reduce its ecological and carbon footprint by effectively reducing energy and water consumption as well as minimise usage of hazardous substances and generation of waste.

The ambassador said: “Global warming has become alarming. We as part of this ecosystem need to pay attention to the requirements of nature. Being an environment-conscious nation, we have to take our responsibility by following the green path.”

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