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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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आरजीजीवाई सामजिक सर्वेक्षण रीपोर्ट सारण ज़िला बिहार

Publication | May 4, 2011 at 10:00

राजीव गांधी ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण योजना (आरजीजीवीवाई) भारत सरकार द्वारा अप्रैल 2005 में चालू की गयी थी। इस योजना का उद्देश्य देश में ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण अभियान को गति प्रदान करना है। ऊर्जा मंत्रालय इस योजना को क्रियान्वित करने वाली नोडल एजंसी...

RGGVY Bihar, Saran survey report

Publication | May 2, 2011 at 15:30

The Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) is a flagship programme of the Government of India which began in April 2005 and aimed to accelerate the pace of rural electrification programme in the country. The scheme has focused mainly on...

Of lifeless transformers and false promises

Blog entry by Arpana Udupa | April 22, 2011

I am travelling with a team of surveyors who proudly call themselves soochna prahari. They are the local Right to Information (RTI) activists who have been filing RTIs and bringing out many cases of corruption and malpractices in...

RGGVY social audit: Information about Andhra Pradesh

Publication | March 31, 2011 at 10:49

In the backdrop of rising power crisis in Andhra Pradesh, Greenpeace along with Bapuji Rural Enlightenment Development Society (BREDS) launched the first social audit of Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) in the state.

RGGVY policy brief

Publication | March 28, 2011 at 12:07

In India today 56% of rural households (approximately 78 million), do not have access to electricity. Rural electrification has been identified as a critical programme for the development of rural areas.

Facebook, let’s commit to Unfriend Coal by Earth Day, April 22, 2011

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | February 3, 2011

Since we started our campaign in February 2010, over 600,000 Greenpeace supporters like you have called on Facebook to unfriend coal and embrace renewables to power their massive data centres. Thank you. Just last week, I met with...

कुमि ने की फेसबुक से कोयले से दूर रहने की मांग

Blog entry by डा.सीमा जावेद | February 3, 2011

हाल ही में डावोस(स्विटज़रलैंड) में आयोजित वर्ल्‍ड इकनोमिक फोरम के दौरान ग्रीनपीस के मुखिया कुमी नाइडू का  फेसबुक के अपने विडियो चेनेल पर रैंडी ज़ुकरबर्ग ने लाइव साक्षात्कार किया। इस साक्षात्‍कार में कुमी ने फेसबुक से प्रदूषित कोयला दहन...

Greenpeace talks coal with Facebook

Blog entry by Akshey Kalra | January 28, 2011

We all use social networks today to get in touch with our long lost friends and meet new people as well. Within the social network circuit, Facebook has definitely made its mark by providing a more engaging platform to its 500 million...

No-Go or gone

Blog entry by Swati Mehta | January 28, 2011

Forests always make for interesting stories. Jungle lore always fascinated me as a child.  Tigers, lions, bears, monkeys and elephants made better protagonists than humans then. The ultimate dream as a city bred child was to walk in a...

Coal conquers tusker territory, hungry for more forests

Blog entry by Swati Mehta | January 25, 2011

Imagine a herd of elephants taking out a protest march. Well, if they could there would be one happening in Chhattisgarh right now. The Chhattisgarh government recently scrapped the Lemru elephant reserve in Korba district for a coal...

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