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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Publication | May 4, 2011 at 12:00

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RGGVY Bihar, Saran survey report

Publication | May 2, 2011 at 17:30

The Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) is a flagship programme of the Government of India which began in April 2005 and aimed to accelerate the pace of rural electrification programme in the country. The scheme has focused mainly on...

RGGVY social audit: Information about Andhra Pradesh

Publication | March 31, 2011 at 12:49

In the backdrop of rising power crisis in Andhra Pradesh, Greenpeace along with Bapuji Rural Enlightenment Development Society (BREDS) launched the first social audit of Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) in the state.

RGGVY policy brief

Publication | March 28, 2011 at 14:07

In India today 56% of rural households (approximately 78 million), do not have access to electricity. Rural electrification has been identified as a critical programme for the development of rural areas.

Empower: Decentralised Renewable Energy and India

Publication | October 8, 2009 at 5:30

India is yet to develop the energy infrastructure to power the entire country and therefore has an opportunity to build the infrastructure of the future. Greenpeace believes that reforms in the energy sector would require nothing short of an...

Hiding behind the poor presentation

Publication | November 13, 2007 at 5:30

The powerpoint presentation accompanying the release of Hiding behind the poor, a report from Greenpeace on climate injustice

Hiding behind the poor

Publication | November 12, 2007 at 5:30

So far the Indian government has maintained that our average per capita CO2 emissions are low compared to that of Europe and the US and for this reason India should be excluded from emissions reductions in order to drive development through the...

Feasibility of Renewable Energy Power in Orissa

Publication | April 5, 2005 at 5:30

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