Energy

Sustainable, equitable energy production and access including decentralized renewables and efficiency

This section highlights initiatives that explore and encourage alternatives to the current centralized, environmentally damaging and unsustainable sources of energy, such as decentralized renewable sources. It also includes attempts at ensuring equitable access to ecologically sustainable energy, optimizing production and distribution, improving efficiency, and regulating demand (e.g. for luxury consumption).

Water-powered generators bring electricity to Nagaland

An initiative to electrify villages in remote areas of Nagaland with water-powered generators has improved livelihoods and resilience to climate change

How He Built a Sustainable Home

He has set up horticulture, solar power units, composting systems and rainwater harvesting in his home, influencing 4,000 people to go green.

A village is turning cow dung to electricity

Biogas from cow dung is locally converted into electricity, saving on power bills, preventing pollution of ponds and providing organic manure and clean electricity.

Turning obstacle into opportunity in Tamil Nadu

Varadharajapuram village, which currently powers only its street lights, will soon save nearly Rs.1 lakh in electricity bills.

Engineer-Turned-Farmer Harnesses Wind, Solar Energy; 450 Entrepreneurs

... the winds were good between May and October, while in the remaining months the sunlight was strong,

Delhi Govt schools monetise solar power, expect to earn Rs 8.5 crore and save Rs 8.8 crore on bills!

Delhi schools are taking up this opportunity to generate green energy and improve their finances.

Solar power to give 150 city schools Rs 17 crore per year

The best part is that none of the schools had to invest any money. The entire project cost was borne by the developers.

Discoms to hand-hold residents to boost rooftop solar power in Delhi

Community-based demand aggregation programmes, which will be expanded if the pilot projects are successful.

In Ahmedabad, women act to make slums climate-resilient, one house at a time

“We focus on the 4 prevalent stresses of the slums - heat stress, floods, vector-borne diseases, and water scarcity,”