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Green ride: Chennai Mayor M.Subramanian (right) and Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard leave the Town Hall Square for a bicycle ride in Copenhagen after a session at the UN Climate Change conference on Tuesday.
Green ride: Chennai Mayor M.Subramanian (right) and Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard leave the Town Hall Square for a bicycle ride in Copenhagen after a session at the UN Climate Change conference on Tuesday.

Deepa H Ramakrishnan

Different sessions gave useful insights into new technologies

CHENNAI: Mayor M. Subramanian, currently attending the United Nations Climate Change conference in Copenhagen, may come back with a bagful of ideas for possible implementation in the city.

Speaking to The Hindu over telephone on Tuesday, he said that the different sessions are not only very interesting, but also gave useful insights into new technologies.

Visits project sites

“I visited several project sites, including one where bio-gas produced from sewage is being used to run 200 buses there. We also had a chance to visit some filling stations. I have made note of the details of the technology. Perhaps, in future, we could consider something like that for Chennai,” he said.

Mr. Subramanian spoke about a project in Malmo, where 5,000 apartments in a complex were using seawater running through pipes to heat and cool their residences.

“They do not use heaters or air conditioners. Instead of conventional power, they use power generated from a windmill.”

Bicycle rally

He also participated in a bicycle rally for about 35 minutes around Copenhagen with city Mayors from other countries.

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