Category: Renewable Energy
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An absolute necessity for survival now is a world where carbon emissions decide whether an organisation or a company is worth investing in. It’s only logical, then, that carbon offsets be treated as essential a parameter as the stock valuation of the companies. In that regard, the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 recognised carbon as a […]
By Danish Alam
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According to a UN report, about 40 per cent of food produced gets wasted every year in India due to an inefficient supply chain system.“This scenario where on one hand there is excess food available and on the other people are dying of hunger, is not acceptable. We need to merge them. Why isn’t there […]
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By LMB Staff
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In COP24 held in Katowice, Poland, the global fashion industry and related stakeholders came together under the initiative of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, to frame the ‘Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action’. The primary objective of this charter is to bring the fashion industry to comply with the Paris Agreement treaty by […]
By Danish Alam
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A monthly wrap-up of the positive news on climate and environment that has made headlines around the world. From the ozone layer on the path of recovery to countries coming up with innovative solutions to fight climate change. We at LetMeBreathe have curated some of the most powerful stories about change, resilience, and hope.
By Bhadra Mahapatra
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In this episode of Off-grid, we feature Chioma Ome, Comfort Ubong Akpannah, and Rhoda Richard Mmasi who run a nonprofit organisation, Solar Sister in Nigeria. Solar Sister is a social enterprise that invests in women to power off-grid communities. In Nigeria, women have been pushing for more inclusion in the energy space. “We have about […]
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By LMB Staff
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Delhi’s electric vehicle (EV)  policy has been hailed by one and all. The state has shown remarkable progress in its drive toward creating an EV ecosystem.  In this episode of Driving Green, Sohinder Singh Gill, Director General, SMEV (Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles) and CEO, of Hero Electric, shares his thoughts on Delhi’s strong […]
By Smitha Verma
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In a bid to make India energy-independent and decarbonise major sectors, the country has approved an incentive plan of $2.11 billion to promote green hydrogen. It is the country’s big announcement this year in a bid to cut emissions and become a major exporter in the field.  The Union Cabinet on January 4 approved the […]
By Bhadra Mahapatra
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Meet Daphne Kay, who belongs to an indigenous community that is currently bearing the brunt of climate change and they are the first to suffer directly from the effects of climate change. In a conversation with LetMeBreathe Daphne says, “Indigenous people have always been disproportionately impacted by climate change. We are at the forefront of […]
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By LMB Staff
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Joshua Gabriel Oluwaseyi, a climate activist from Nigeria, educates people about the adverse impacts of fossil fuels and how they increase air pollution. To fight climate change, his only ask is to end the licensing of new oil contracts.  “We just have been saying stop licensing new oil deals, stop the over-reliance on oil and […]
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By LMB Staff
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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