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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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A sunny meeting with a powerless minister of Delhi

Blog entry by Anand Prabhu | May 16, 2013

A Greenpeace protest is one that sends chills down the spine of many bureaucrats and politicians, especially when they are being targeted. And taking part in one such action is every campaigners "D" day. It's the day when your campaign...

Renewable Energy fairs across Delhi

Blog entry by Shweta Sood | May 15, 2013

Photo © Apoorv Tiwary At Greenpeace, we believe that there's nothing more important than a well-informed public. We also believe that everyone is morally responsible for creating an environment that is sustainable, green and...

A solar power solution to Delhi’s power crisis

Image | May 13, 2013 at 16:09

Unfortunately, Delhi is one of the few states in the country that does not have any policy for alternate sources of energy like wind, solar and biomass. In 2012, in the absence of a policy and roadmap, the state failed to tap into solar and...

Renewable energy community fair at Mayur Vihar in Delhi

Blog entry by Muqeet Drabu | May 10, 2013

Photo © Apoorv Tiwary On the evening of May 5th 2013, in a residential area in Mayur Vihar, New Delhi, Greenpeace India and its determined volunteers held a community fair in order to spread awareness about the importance of solar...

Will Delhi set the trend for renewable energy in India?

Blog entry by Ignatius Thekaekara | May 3, 2013

Currently Delhi produces only 0.03% electricity from renewable sources. Installling solar panels across the Capital can increase this figure drastically. © Harikrishna Katragadda / Greenpeace With the onset of summer in Delhi come...

Greenpeace activists’ occupation of MV Meister sparks anti-coal debate in Australia

Blog entry by Arpana Udupa | April 25, 2013

Gaurav, and the 5 activists camped the whole night on the ship, had a simple meal, saw a few shooting stars and generally conversed with the crew of the ship. I got a chance to speak to Gaurav in the night. He seemed relaxed and okay...

Live blog: what do you want us to do? Stop climate change, ofcourse!

Blog entry by Arpana Udupa | April 24, 2013

Five hours later, the situation remains the same. The ship continues to move forward and we continue to follow it. The activists on board are safe and sound, and we are continuously checking on them, waving from the safety rhib (rigid...

Greenpeace activists board a coal ship off the Great Barrier Reef

Video | April 24, 2013 at 10:39

This morning six volunteers boarded a bulk carrier filled with thermal coal, leaving Australia bound for Asia. We did this because Australia's coal exports are the nation’s greatest contribution to climate change and plans are underway to roughly...

Delhi the worst performer in Renewable Energy: Greenpeace Report

Image | April 23, 2013 at 16:00

Titled 'Powering Ahead with Renewables: Leaders and Laggards', the report is a comprehensive assessment on the Renewable Purchase Obligation of the states in India. Out of 29 states, 22 failed to meet their Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO)...

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