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).

Parisar Founder and Trustee Sujit Patwardhan passes away

Mr. Patwardhan was one of the first to provide a vision of sustainable transport for the city based on walking, cycling and public transport.

What if we designed homes to stay cool?

Ways in which residential buildings can be made cooler – a set of techniques called ‘passive design’ because they do not require the expending of energy for cooling.

Fazilka Ecocab: Changing the face of cycle rickshaw

In the age of climate action, cycle rickshaws are truly ecological mode of mobility and have potential to create meaningful, green livelihoods in cities and towns.

कारपेक्षा बसचा वापर केला तर प्रदूषण १५ पट कमी (in Marathi)

महाराष्ट्र सरकारने पंधराव्या वित्त आयोगाच्या अहवालातील, हवेची गुणवत्ता सुधारण्यासाठीच्या एकूण तरतुदीपैकी ८० टक्के निधी ई-बस सेवेसाठी वापरण्याचा प्रस्ताव ठेवला आहे, हे स्वागतार्ह आहे.

Ranchi shows how India’s biggest cycling lessons lie in its smaller cities

Ranchi has taken critical and innovative steps that can be adopted locally by the bigger cities that are looking at turning to cycling for transport.

देशज् तकनीक से बना मिट्टी का घर (in Hindi)

स्थानीय मिट्टी, पानी और लकड़ी से बना घर बहुत उपयोगी है। इससे सैकड़ों बेघर लोगों के मकान का सपना साकार हो सकता है।

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.