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Must we wait for protests before we go renewable?

Blog entry by Shashwat Raj | May 31, 2013

Protests against long power cuts seem to have become common. With the temperatures soaring people are finding it difficult to cope with power cuts. Various parts of Uttar Pradesh witnessed violent protests. The state complains of...

Water woes in drought-hit Maharashtra

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | May 31, 2013

Many districts of Maharashtra have been facing continuous water scarcity for the past 2-3 years and this has manifested in the form of severe drought this year affecting millions of people across the state. Water for irrigation aside,...

A dream with solar power

Blog entry by Reema Ganguly | May 29, 2013

Hi, I’m Reema Ganguly and I work for Greenpeace India. I am Indian. I am India. Just as you are or maybe you aren’t. But what I’m about to share with you is a dream. This is my dream. I bet it is your dream too. Nothing complicated. ...

Coal India profits up, power tariffs up – but the power supply goes down!

Blog entry by Paul Horsman & Shashwat Raj | May 28, 2013

A coal fired power plant in Singrauli. Coal India recently announced a massive increase in profits – up 35% net. The people of Delhi are now paying the highest tariff ever – up by over 20% in the last two years. At the same time,...

Tell Shiela Dixit how she can keep her promise

Blog entry by Paul Horsman | May 27, 2013

As temperatures reach record highs across India, tempers are also heating up as the current power production and distribution fails to deliver basic needs of cooling and water pumping. Protests are springing up in Delhi against the...

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