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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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Google Welcomes Greenpeace Clean our Cloud Report

Blog entry by Kevin Grandia | April 19, 2012

In response to the Greenpeace How Clean is Your Cloud report released yesterday, Urs Hoelzle Google’s Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure in a statement published in the New York Times said that: “The...

We took it direct to their offices

Blog entry by Leila Deen, Greenpeace International | April 19, 2012

Today we took the ‘How Clean is your Cloud’ challenge directly to Apple, Amazon and Microsoft, the three companies which need to switch from dirty coal to clean, renewable power. This challenge follows yesterday’s launch of our...

Some like it dirty

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | April 5, 2012

Coal has always been a dirty fuel. The last few days have proved that this is true not only in terms of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, but in terms of corruption as well. No reason for surprise; as a natural resource, coal is...

Empowering Bihar: Policy pathway for energy access

Publication | January 24, 2012 at 13:11

The state of Bihar has witnessed a promising growth in the recent years and is set to tread for significant economic advancement in the years to come. At this juncture what Bihar needs to propel its growth further is to meet the electricity...

Republic of Junglistan becomes a star attraction

Blog entry by Swati Mehta | January 13, 2012

If you are not a citizen of Junglistan yet, you are missing out on a lot of things. For one thing is certain, the Republic of Junglistan is a country that never sleeps. "Why this Koyla (coal) mining di?" Just before 2011...

The true cost of coal

Image gallery | January 10, 2012

Victory! Facebook 'friends' renewable energy

Feature story | December 15, 2011 at 19:30

After 20 months of mobilising, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has today announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. More than 700,000 people from all over the world joined to make this victory possible!

"Minister Jaiswal, We are Watching!"

Blog entry by Preethi Herman | December 8, 2011

It was probably a regular morning for most other people, but for a bunch of us armed with tiger props and an agenda to meet Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal, it was a roaring success! I am referring to the morning Greenpeace...

Republic of Junglistan reaches Bangalore

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma | December 6, 2011

After meeting people in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, Bhaloo and Sheroo finally reached Bangalore, the Garden City. The embassy of Junglistan was set up at Cubbon park, a place known for its preserved green cover. Soon, Bhaloo and...

Tigers reach coal ministry's office

Image gallery | December 1, 2011

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