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Frost Bites

Himalayan blunder or fudged fact? Anyway, Dr R.K. Pachauri’s is a fall from grace.

Frost Bites
Sanjay Rawat
Frost Bites
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53

Focus Pachauri

Charges and Pachauri’s responses

Conflict of interest in formulating climate policy and heading TERIi, which gets sizeable research funding in areas like glaciology and renewable energy and is a big player in green business opportunities.

“TERI’s financial model is based almost completely on financing of projects, so it’s no surprise that we have a relationship with a diverse range of donors/clients.”

Helping the Tatas—who helped set up TERI—benefit from carbon trading.

“We are proud that our genesis is linked to the Tata group…but we have no special relationship with this group and nobody can accuse us of having ever worked for their corporate interests.”

Doublespeak in promoting fossil fuel use via association with oil companies while harping on green fuels.

“Efficient use of fossil fuels, which is the consequence of our MEoR technology, is an important first step in the transition to a fossil-free energy future.”

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