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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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In Maharashtra, drought is causing migration to cities in large scale

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 7, 2013

A child plays in front of a locked house whose residents have migrated. An old man was sitting on his front porch in the afternoon. The fields were barren and empty and so was the village. We were in a small village of Chandrod...

Bike-a-thon for renewable energy

Image gallery | June 6, 2013

You made the Bike-a-thon in Delhi a roaring success

Blog entry by Akshey Kalra | June 6, 2013

Hundred people on 25 stationary bicycles pedalled hard in the Delhi heat to 'Switch-on the Sun'. It was World Environment Day and a first of its kind bike-a-thon to show that the people of Delhi want renewable energy to power their...

In the worst-hit district, death is the only fate for animals?

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 5, 2013

When I first reached Nasik, even during the hot summer, I could feel the pleasant morning breeze. Nasik, I am told has a nicer weather. Temperatures weren't as harsh as the other places I had visited during my time in the drought-hit...

Fixing India’s electricity problem

Blog entry by Sonam Mittal | June 4, 2013

In a country of 1.2 billion people, where an estimate of 404 million have no access to electricity, and a major population sufferers chronic power cuts, how do we ensure access to uninterrupted and sustainable electricity? Adding to...

Cattle camps: the last resort

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 3, 2013

Cattle are the last means to earn a living for the drought-affected farmers of Maharashtra. Due to failed crops, there isn't much fodder left for the animals. Even though people own acres of fertile land, it is as good as barren land...

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. ...

Pictures from Nagarcoil

Image gallery | May 28, 2013

Say NO to fossil fuels. YES to renewables

Video | May 27, 2013 at 16:49

Renewable energy must become the mainstream source of energy and not just a backup option. We need to actively harness the power of natural resources available to us, like the sun and the wind.

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