D. Chandrasekhar Reddy (AP State Energy Conservation Mission) Chief Executive Officer and AP Transco executive directors has asked students to dedicate at least five minutes every day for the protection of the environment.
Mr. Chandrasekhar Reddy spoke at a seminar on Energy Efficiency in Addressing Climate Change, organised by the AP SECM. The HinduV.R. Siddhartha Engineering College, as part of the Energy Conservation Week-2021 here on Saturday.
He suggested that youth should spend at least five minutes each day thinking about the environment and implementing eco-friendly initiatives.
He stated that one should be self-motivated to conserve electricity by following simple energy-saving tips like turning off lights and fans when not in use and setting the air-conditioner at 24° Celsius.
Every individual can make a difference in the environment by making a small contribution. Adopting the most recent technologies and practices to improve energy efficiency is the priority of the moment. One unit of electricity can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 700 grams. He stated that energy efficiency alone could address half of the climate change problems.
He stated that the State government had saved over 5,600,000,000 units of power through energy-efficiency services.
B. Panduranga Rao, VRSEC’s dean for student affairs, explained energy-efficiency practices to students. He explained that proper lighting and ventilation in buildings would reduce the consumption of electricity.
Mr. Rao suggested that all buildings, even colleges, should have rainwater harvesting systems. He stated that rivers, canals, and other water bodies should all be protected from pollution.