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Poll topic: Most effective way for global decarbonization.

Alright, eco-warriors and green gurus, we took to LinkedIn to settle a burning question: What’s the golden key to unlocking a carbon-neutral future? Is it basking in the sun and wind with renewable energy, tightening our belts with energy efficiency, going full circle with recycling, or betting big on carbon capture tech? The responses rolled in, and let me tell you, they painted quite the picture of where our hopes (and maybe our bets) are placed.

And the Poll Says…

Renewable energy47%
Energy efficiency14%
Recycling, conservation etc. 22%
Carbon capture & storage 18%

So, why did I, out of all options, lean towards energy efficiency? It’s not just because I love rooting for the underdog. It’s because I see it as the unsung hero of our quest for a greener planet. It’s not as flashy as solar panels or as futuristic as carbon capture, but it’s everywhere, in every LED bulb, in every smart thermostat, and in every well-insulated home.

The Road Less Travelled (But Why?)

Sure, renewable energy is like the popular kid in class, and rightfully so. But let’s chat about why energy efficiency and, yes, even carbon capture shouldn’t be sitting alone at the lunch table. Efficiency is all about doing more with less—less energy, less waste, less cost. It’s the foundation we need to build everything else on. And carbon capture? It’s that ambitious project we all whisper about, wondering if it’ll really take off or if it’s just too good to be true.

Here’s the thing,

Each of these paths offers a piece of the puzzle. Renewables are our frontline warriors against carbon emissions. Recycling and conservation are our everyday habits that add up in a big way. And carbon capture, while still in the ‘will they/won’t they’ phase, has the potential to clean up our past messes while we get better at not making new ones. Yet, the importance of energy efficiency cannot be overstated—every watt saved is a step closer to sustainability, making it a potent, if underutilized, weapon against climate change.

So, what’s your take?

Are you all in on wind and solar, or do you think we need to give the quiet achievers a bit more of the spotlight? Let’s keep this conversation going—because when it comes to saving our planet, every bit of action, every watt saved, and every idea matters. And hey, maybe next time, energy efficiency won’t be such an underdog.

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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