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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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Greenpeace activists board a coal ship off the Great Barrier Reef

Video | April 23, 2013 at 17:09

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 22, 2013 at 22:30

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)...

Delhi the worst performer in Renewable Energy: Greenpeace Report

Image | April 22, 2013 at 22:30

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)...

Delhi the worst performer in Renewable Energy: Greenpeace Report

Image | April 22, 2013 at 22:30

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)...

Twenty two states fail to meet their Renewable Purchase Obligation

Feature story | April 22, 2013 at 18:09

Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last week promised to double India’s renewable energy capacity by 2017, the country’s present commitments on clean energy have remained unfulfilled.

Renewable energy a reality in some states, still a pipe dream in others

Blog entry by Neha Khator | April 22, 2013

When planning for a vacation, we all scout for locations that are green and serene. We all want to enjoy the fruits of nature but when it comes to rescuing and fighting for it, we tend to look the other way. This I realized while...

Powering Ahead with Renewables

Publication | April 21, 2013 at 21:00

In the backdrop of a persistent power crisis and raging coal scam, Greenpeace today released its assessment report on Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) titled “Powering Ahead with Renewables: Leaders and Laggards”, which ranks performance of...

Australian coal: the view from India

Feature story | April 20, 2013 at 11:24

My name is Arpana Udupa, Climate and Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace India. I’m on board the Rainbow Warrior, travelling up the Queensland coast.

Protecting farmers from future drought does not need “extreme measures” but a strong...

Blog entry by Jai Krishna Ranganathan | April 9, 2013

An open letter to Deputy Chief Minister Maharashtra, Mr Ajit Anantrao Pawar. Respected Sir, Greenpeace India is appalled at the callous and insensitive comments made by you as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, in Indapur,...

No water for drought-hit Maharashtra as thermal power plants prosper

Blog entry by Swati Mehta | March 22, 2013

Water was over. The sun was beating down our backs and a red-yellow, dried, mountain trail was around us. Our trek should have ended before sunrise, it was mid-day now. The desperate need for water was terrifying. Luckily we knew we'd...

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