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Journalism with Impact: Building a Knowledge Base for Effective Energy Stories in the Media

World Resources Institute India is hosting a series of events that focus on the clean energy discourse in India. This series, entitled Journalism with Impact: Building a Knowledge Base for Effective Energy Stories in the Media, will endeavour to highlight current issues in the energy sector at the state, national, and global levels, and the role of the media in promoting clean energy.

The first of these meetings will be held in Bengaluru on 26 February 2016. Informed, up-to-date points of view on the clean energy discourse will be presented by a panel of experts in the sector, and senior media personnel. Participants will include journalists, documentary film-makers, news and web-content editors, and other interested parties.

Each meeting in this series will discuss innovative ways to capture public attention on energy issues, both new and ongoing, focusing on a range of issues in the sector, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and decision-making in the electricity sector in India. This series is supported by the Swedish Postcode Lottery.


2:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Welcome remarks and introduction (Nitin Pandit, WRI India)

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Top trends in the energy sector (Bharath Jairaj, WRI India)

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Renewable energy and industrial parks (Vishal Bhavsar, Mahindra World City)

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm: Energy efficiency in buildings (Eric Mackres, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities)

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm: Electricity governance in India (YG Muralidharan, Karnataka Electricity Governance Network)

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm: From reporting to analysis: The role of mainstream media in building public awareness (Urmi Goswami, Economic Times)

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Questions and Answers

4:30 pm onwards: High tea

For more details, contact Divya Kottadiel (

Photo credits: Knut-Erik Helle/Flickr

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