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Shambhavi Rai,CNN-IBN
Dec 12, 2009 at 12:46pm IST

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New Delhi: While the UN Climate Change Conference if on in Copenhagen, the Environment Expo held in Delhi showed how everyone can help in saving the environment.

From cars running on fuel cells to bikes running on gas and from electricity generation through heat to solar-powered houses, everything was showcased at the expo.

The zero emission car developed by Japan became the centre of attraction of the exhibition but this would become a reality only by 2015.

However, the car will remain a far-fetched dream for the common man considering its price.

“The vehicle is worth one million dollar at this moment. We may reduce the price for other smaller vehicles,” says Director New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Fuminori Yamanashi.

“India is very price sensitive. People are still not so concerned about the environment that they will spend so much more unless the Government gives a huge subsidy like it does for the electric Reva car,” says businessman Ranjit S Jabbi.

“I don’t think I’ll be buying this car keeping in mind the price. It’s not going to be a general public’s car,” says software engineer Kush.

But there are other cheaper environment friendly options being showcased – like this model of a house powered by solar panels, an energy saving lighting system and wooden floors made from the waste woods.

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