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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Comments and suggestions on the DERC proposal on Net Metering and Connectivity with...

Publication | December 16, 2013 at 19:25

This is a letter to the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) of New Delhi, India from Greenpeace.

Manifesto Report card

Publication | November 25, 2013 at 23:10

In 2013, Greenpeace India began the Switch on the Sun campaign in Delhi highlighting the states poor performance on the Renewable energy purchase obligation (RPO) of 0.01%. Followed by it we unveiled the “Rooftop Revolution- Unleashing Delhi’s...

Annual Report 2012

Publication | November 20, 2013 at 21:08

Greenpeace is a global organisation that uses non-violent direct action to tackle the most crucial threats to our planet's biodiversity and environment.

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...

Energy [R]evolution 2nd Edition

Publication | November 15, 2012 at 22:00

The second edition of India Energy [R]evolution in 2012 provides a practical pathway for India to secure its energy particularly electricity supply to achieve its long-term ambitious economic growth along with providing access to modern...

Countering Coal

Publication | October 14, 2012 at 21:00

This report exposes the environmental damage and human rights violations against tribal and other forest dwellers in the forests of Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh, that are under threat from the Indian government’s massive coal expansion programme.

CBD media briefing

Publication | October 10, 2012 at 17:43

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with its 193 parties or delegates is the globe’s most important conference on protecting the planet’s diminishing biodiversity – It is the conference that covers life on earth and the use of the...

Study of Impact of the Presidential Directive to Coal India

Publication | October 3, 2012 at 18:39

Greenpeace commissioned Equitorials, a financial research firm, to do an independent analysis of the financial impact of signing Fuel Supply Agreements(FSA) on Coal India Limited. This analysis has been done in the context of the Presidential...

Impact of Water Resources Projects-Case Study Wardha

Publication | August 7, 2012 at 23:00

Vidarbha region in Maharastra has a long history of under development. Many measures to offset the agrarian crisis in the region like the Prime Minister's debt relief assistance in 2006 has focussed extensively on developing assured irrigation...

How coal mining is trashing tigerland

Publication | July 31, 2012 at 23:05

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...

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