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One of the first concerns that Meenu Agrawal, a corporate professional from Delhi, had when she thought of buying an electric vehicle (EV) was around charging. It was a year back and there were still fewer people talking about it around her. After over a year’s research, she finally purchased one this year and hasn’t […]
By Smitha Verma
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To those into sustainable practices, he needs no introduction. Dwarkadas Suresh, popularly known as Solar Suresh, is an eco-warrior who has harnessed the power of solar energy and adopted rainwater harvesting for years. In this episode, the 78-year-old talks about his journey while walking us around his eco-friendly house. Suresh believes in finding your own […]
By Akash Mon
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Turlock Irrigation District (TID) in California is about to launch an experiment, called Project Nexus, to cover California’s canals and aqueducts with solar panels. In a conversation with LetMeBreathe, Josh Weimer, External Affairs Manager, TID says, “Project Nexus is really the proof of concept for an academic research paper that was initiated by two individuals […]
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By Payel Sen
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In the past one year, Delhi has seen an increase in the usage of electric vehicles (EVs) and the biggest reason for that upswing are the policies of the Delhi government which is promoting and incentivising the usage of EVs. The sales of EVs have soared by 40 per cent since the implementation of electric […]
By Sahil Sharma
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There is no denying that to mitigate the disastrous impact of climate change the human dependence on fossil fuels needs to change. And what could be the best alternative energy source other than solar power? However, incentivising people to build the infrastructure for it still remains a challenge. Perhaps that’s what instigated furniture giant IKEA […]
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By Payel Sen
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A lifestyle change that had started in 1989 for Dr Meenal Kabra, followed her till 2019 when she finally launched Kivu, a vegan cookie brand that relies on solar energy. “My family has been using solar cooker since 1989. I thought if I channelise it in a proper way it could be very good for […]
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By Payel Sen
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According to reports, the total annual sales of different types of electric vehicles such as battery electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles in 2019 crossed over the two-million-vehicle mark. Despite the pandemic and economic slowdown, the outlook for electric vehicles (EVs) remains promising due to the rapid pace of innovation. Rapid charging within a few […]
By Irfan Khan
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Have you been thinking about buying an electric vehicle (EV) for a long time? But before you do your research, you may want to know what’s happening in this market around the country.   LetMeBreathe is here to give you a download. Here are the four latest trends and updates from the world of electric vehicles. […]
By Sahil Sharma
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Some of us started thinking that the climate crisis is sort of avoided because we are not looking at a four degree rise in temperature in the next 100 years. But it’s going to come down to 2.5 degrees, which is still going to be a nightmare for the entire human race, said Vijay Prateik, […]
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By Payel Sen
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“Do not expect the government to find the solution, find your own solutions,” said the 78-year-old eco warrior from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.  If eco warriors were to be considered the new superheroes then Dwarkadesh Suresh aka Solar Suresh would be an ideal candidate. With over 50 years of work experience in various industries such as […]
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By Payel Sen
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In a virtual conference, organised by LetMebreathe recently, several experts got together to discuss the preparedness of Delhi to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) as a desired mode of transportation. The conference, ‘The road to EV – From Policy to Action’, witnessed a free-wheeling discussion between EV users, policy experts and urban planners on Delhi’s […]
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By suchamojo
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On a blue rooftop of an apartment in Chennai, a five kilowatt solar panel is harnessed. The brain behind the sustainable step was none other than Singer Chinmayi Sripada. Unable to convince her own house owners to install the panels, Chinmayi took a chance with her in-laws to go off-grid. “It’s been easily four and […]
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By Payel Sen
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With the ever growing energy demand and the need to mitigate climate change, a reliable, cost-effective, and everlasting renewable energy source is the need of the hour. Solar energy, among other renewable sources of energy, has been inching its way up as a promising energy source to manage long-term energy crises. The sun emits enough […]
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By Payel Sen
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As global leaders and countries are creating roadmaps, targets and policies to tackle the impending devastation due to climate change, there is also a big focus on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to avert the incoming disasters. Governments, tech firms and investors are showing growing interest in machine-based learning systems that use algorithms to identify patterns […]
By Sahil Sharma
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The latest flagship UN report on climate change released on Monday calls for a now or never action plan. The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2022 report highlights how the world has only a slim chance of limiting global heating to 1.5 degree Celsius and is falling behind on its low-carbon footing.   Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across […]
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By LMB Staff
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The first ever Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional climate week to be held from March 28 to March 31 will focus on accelerating collaboration and integrating climate action into global pandemic recovery.  The city of Dubai will be hosting the first ever conference as one of the world’s most vulnerable areas to climate […]
By Sahil Sharma
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From March 2014 to October 2021, India’s installed capacity for solar energy increased more than 18 times, said a press release by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. While addressing the Lok Sabha on December 6, 2021, India’s Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ashwini Kumar Choubey said that the […]
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By LMB Staff
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India’s Environment Minister, Bhupender Singh Yadav said on Tuesday that the country is committed to achieving its target of 500 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity by 2030. Yadav was addressing officials and stakeholders at the two-day sensitisation and review workshop on National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) for the Western Region states of Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat […]
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By LMB Staff
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With the aim of bridging the green energy divide in India and globally, Mukesh Ambani has announced ₹75,000-crore investment in next three years into RIL’s new energy business. The announcement was made while addressing the shareholders in RIL’s 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM). He also announced the setting up a Dhirubhai Ambani Green Energy Giga […]
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By LMB Staff
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With limited non-renewable resources at hand but intermittent renewable resources, we might have to consider the slight possibility that we might just be nearing the end of the energy cliff.  The earth and its flora and fauna have survived over 3.8 billion years living off the energy of the sun, it’s time we get inspired […]
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By Akshita Mehta
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We have all come to an agreement that renewables are crucial and are the only way to successfully prevent the doom of this planet. Renewables have become the center key for most democratic candidates who propose investing trillions for it. The solution to global warming seems very clear and straightforward, solar panels on every roof, […]
By Eshita Gupta
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The union budget 2021 as a lot in store for the environment. Apart from clean air, Jal Jeewan Mission, Swachh Bharat 2.0, FM Sitharaman has put a lot of focus on solar energy sector. The Union Budget for 2021-22 has provided an allocation of Rs 2,606 crore for the solar power sector, including both grid-interactive and off-grid projects. […]
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By LMB Staff
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The expectations from the budget of FY 2021-2022 had been extremely high since the country faced huge economic retardation after fighting the Coronavirus pandemic for almost a year. The strategic budget allocation for the environment had been very crucial this year. Given the country’s heavy investments for developing new entrepreneurial ventures, the natural resources were […]
By Yash Khandelwal
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has begun presenting the Union Budget 2021-22 in Parliament.  Addressing air pollution, Sitharaman announced a total spend of Rs 2217 crore allocated for 42 urban centres to tackle air pollution. This would be Sitharaman’s third budget under the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a significant departure […]
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By LMB Staff
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched the auction process of coal blocks for commercial mining via video conference with an aim to achieve self-sufficiency in meeting energy needs and boost industrial development. “We are not just launching the auction for commercial coal-mining today, but bringing the coal sector out of decades of lockdown,” PM said. But, […]
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By Siya Bhatia
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for each state to have at least one ‘solar city’ whose electricity needs would be met entirely through rooftop solar power. It came in a course of review of the work of the ministries of power and new and renewable energy.  In its statement, Government said, “Instead of looking for a one-size-fits-all […]
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By LMB Staff
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Pollution has been a cause of concern for all Delhiites, more so in the last decade. The exponential increase in pollution has gone unattended to an extent that now we are dealing with a severe climate crisis. Millions of people are dying and sadly the number is increasing day by day. Political parties, irrespective of […]
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By Mishika Singh
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Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2018 aims for 25% of all newly registered vehicles in Delhi to be electric by 2023.
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By Siya Bhatia