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No power-cuts for Delhi

We must ask Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to create a policy that helps implement renewable energy projects, like solar power, in Delhi.

 

Why should Delhi do this?

Delhi has a history of power shortage. The Capital does not have its have enough means to generate power on its own. It depends on other states for electricity.

With renewable energy, Delhi can become self-reliant. It will not have to depend on coal which is destroying forests and and pollution by it is responsible for killing people. Thermal power plants are using and polluting water which could have irrigated agriculture fields in those areas. It will also set an example for the rest of the country and the world to follow.

This is an election year for Delhi. The Chief Minister will be especially attentive to voters. She knows electricity is a problem and that she's expected to do something to solve this problem. If many of us tell her that we want the city to go use clean renewable energy, she will listen.

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India's Efforts to Tackle Air Pollution - Mere Tokenism

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | March 11, 2017

Thermal power plants are one of the major causes of air pollution in the country, especially in the Indo Gangetic Plain region (IGP). In December 2015, the Indian Government came out with a strict emission notification to control...

Air Pollution Is Reality, Not a Reality Show!

Blog entry by Madhulika Verma | February 27, 2017

The recent remark by the Environment Minister on not trusting foreign study on air pollution has cleared my doubt on our preparedness and willingness to fight air pollution. The government institutions continue to indulge in the...

From Coal to Solar Goals

Blog entry by Sunil Dahiya | February 21, 2017

Air pollution has been highlighted time and again as the major health emergency that India has faced in the recent times, only now, it got seriously severe. All of us by now have acknowledged that this health hazard is not just the...

A visit to Timbaktu

Blog entry by Jaivin J | December 9, 2016

Day 1 - 13th October We started our travel as early as three in the morning  to the bus station. An unexpected Bangalore shower made our travel that much more difficult.  At the common meeting point, five of us stuffed ourselves...

Are We Ready to Sustain the Right Choice?

Blog entry by Sunil Dahiya | September 7, 2016

India is standing at very interesting juncture today. From here onwards, there are two paths that can pave the way forward. The first one is to continue with the age old conventional dirty energy sources such as coal, while ignoring...

Trailblazing To A Sunny Future

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar and Madhulika Verma | June 10, 2016

Today in Delhi we are celebrating something big. Usually in May and June, Delhiites complain of scorching heat and how we are cursed with bad weather, water shortages and power blackouts. The same is true for other big crowded...

Switch On The Sun- Greenpeace India Applauds Delhi Government Adoption Of Solar...

Feature story | June 7, 2016 at 17:03

New Delhi | 7th June 2016| Delhi got its much awaited solar policy on Monday. The Delhi government unveiled and approved the solar policy in the cabinet meeting.

Greenpeace India Analyses Coal Dependence Worsens Drought Impact

Feature story | June 3, 2016 at 16:42

New Delhi | 3 June 2016 | Greenpeace India today released data on the water consumption patterns of coal power plants in seven drought affected states – Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh.

How India’s Coal Power Expansion Triggered An Air Pollution Crisis

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | May 25, 2016

In New Delhi, where drivers routinely turn on their emergency indicators to be seen in the winter smog, the air pollution debate has largely focused on two sources of air pollution: cars inside the city and agricultural waste-burning...

Greenpeace India Launches Report - Out Of Sight

Feature story | May 24, 2016 at 11:27

New Delhi 23rd May 2016| A report released today by Greenpeace India, “Out of Sight - How coal burning advances India’s Air Pollution Crisis” reveals coal as the largest overlooked source of air pollution, and identifies air pollution emission...

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