Green Energy:
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What is Renewable / Green Energy?

Renewable energy technologies tap into nature’s natural cycles, turning the ever-present energy around us into usable forms.

Examples of natural sources of energy that can supply our needs in a clean and sustainable way include:

  • Biomass

  • Wind

  • Solar

  • Hydroelectric

It is estimated that India can generate 80,000 MW of electricity based on biomass alone (and not including Solar and Wind).  Of this enormous potential, only ~2,000 MW are being produced as of 2010 – indicating a substantial opportunity for the country to grow power / energy generation through renewable technologies. 

Because they are homegrown, renewable energy sources can also increase India’s longer term energy security and help create local jobs by spawning new industries.

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Benefits of Green Energy?

  • Positive Impact on the Environment:  Using fossil fuels—coal, oil and natural gas—to make electricity dirties India’s air, consumes and pollutes water, hurts our plants and animal life, creates toxic wastes, and contributes towards global warming.  Green energy resources provide many immediate environmental benefits by avoiding these impacts and risks and can help conserve fossil resources for India’s future generations.

  • Health Benefits:  Air pollution from fossil fuels causes disease and even premature death among vulnerable populations, including children, the elderly, and people with lung disease.  Clean air is essential to life and good health and renewable energy sources have none of the negative effects on health that are caused by fossil fuels.

  • Reduced Operating Costs:  Given the consistent gap between supply and demand for electricity in India, most businesses and institutions have had to take matters into their own hands by installing and running diesel generators to support their power needs.   On average, diesel generated electricity costs between 2-3x that which is supplied by India’s governmental agencies – not including the capital investment in the generators and the ongoing maintenance costs.  Green energy power generation, when properly executed, is generally comparable to the rates charged by State Electricity Boards on a per kWh unit basis.