PEOPLE’S COMMITTEE FOR SAFE ENERGY (P E C O S E)

New No 16, Rotler Street, Choolai, Chennai 600 112

Cell: 94454 22791 Email: [email protected]

Convenor: Prof Dhruba Mukherjee Office Secretary: S Ganesan

ALL INDIA CONVENTION

on

APPROACH TO THE POWER QUESTION IN THE COUNTRY

organised by

PECOSE & Breakthrough Science Society (BSS)

on Saturday, April 6, 2013

at Triple Helix Auditorium, CLRI, Adyar, Chennai

RESOLUTION

This Convention is of the firm opinion that we should rely more on renewable and sustainable resources including sun and wind, evolve an integrated power policy based on cost-benefit analysis and energy efficiency measures which would resolve the power problems to a very large extent. This should be combined with decentralized and distributed generation for renewable energy.

The government should give way to greater allocation of funds for development of appropriate technologies for generation of power from these sources instead of spending disproportionately on setting up nuclear plants as it is doing today.

Having critically examined the different options for power generation, this Convention feels that the dangers associated with nuclear energy poses a far greater risk and that satisfactory solutions to the hazards associated with nuclear power generation have not yet been found. Therefore, it resolves that going for nuclear power generation is not suitable for the country today in view of the various hazards associated with the entire nuclear fuel cycle.

This Convention firmly opines that any policy decision concerning the lives and livelihoods of the people must be evolved through direct consultations with the concerned people and should not be arbitrarily imposed.