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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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How coal mining is trashing tigerland

Publication | August 1, 2012 at 16:35

This report makes the case that the biggest threat to the long term survival of the Royal Bengal Tiger in its largest contiguous landscape- Central India- has been overlooked by the Indian government and its administrative machinery. That threat...

Energy [R]evolution Bihar

Image gallery | June 7, 2012

Smart Energy Access report

Publication | May 15, 2012 at 16:07

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. The energy shortage is most acute among India’s rural poor and in states such as Bihar, where more than 80% of the population still live in the rural...

Agenda for the conference

Publication | May 14, 2012 at 18:00

The international business conference on 15th May at Hotel Maurya, Patna, Bihar focuses specifically on the issue of DRE and energy access. The conference intends to bring global perspectives on driving investment and various other frameworks...

A look at the coal plants behind the iCloud

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | May 8, 2012

How does Apple's $1billion iDataCenter in Maiden, North Carolina draw its power? Apple is sending millions of dollars a year to Duke Energy, one of the few utilities in the US that is still building coal plants. By making a...

Activists block shipment of mountain top removal coal

Blog entry by gwisniew | May 4, 2012

A set of train tracks in rural North Carolina is not the kind of place that brings iPads to mind. But this railroad is part of the chain that links you and me – and anyone who uses the cloud – to the massive destruction caused by...

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...

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