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SEP 25 2014

Arnold seeks T.N.'s support to promote clean energy

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Thu 25th SEP 2014

A trip to Chennai last week seems to have impressed Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has written to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa seeking the State's cooperation in his initiative to fight climate change.

In his letter, the former California Governor said he was touched by the work she was doing for women and children. "The all-women police stations are such a brilliant idea I am surprised I haven't heard [about] it before," he said.

Mr. Schwarzenegger said he also loved the fact that Tamil Nadu had embraced renewable energy, supplying 39 per cent of the wind energy for India.

Talking about his organisation, `R20: Regions of Climatic Action' that works with sub-national governments across the world to promote clean energy, he said 560 cities and states had already joined the effort. "I think that Tamil Nadu would be a perfect partner," he said.

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