Renewable energy a reality in some states, still a pipe dream in others
Blogpost by Neha Khator - April 22, 2013 at 17:46
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 compiling the report on the state of renewable energy in the country.
The report titled "Powering Ahead with Renewables: Leaders and Laggards" looks at Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) targets of all states and their achievements. RPO targets decide how much electricity produced in the country should come from renewable sources and hence is a good judge of the improvements being made in clean energy. Sadly, only seven states out of 29 showed a commitment towards building a greener country. And the capital offender has been Delhi.
For Full Article: http://www.greenpeace.org/india/en/Blog/Campaign-blogs/renewable-energy-a-reality-in-some-states-sti/blog/44859/
Comment by Anumakonda Jagadeesh
Excellent article. Though there is loud talk on Renewables,much needs to be done in this area in many states. Even Simple solar cookers,solar driers,small wind turbines,energy conservation in lighting,energy efficient electric motors etc. are yet to be promoted on a massive scale.