RENEWABLE ENERGY

Say goodbye to traditional school fees at Akshar, plastic paves the way

Have you ever thought about the possibility of using something as simple as plastic to pay for school instead of money? While traditional schools demand a financial toll, there's a hidden gem Pamohi village in Assam, that challenges this norm – Akshar School. Here, education takes on a new form, where over 100 unprivileged children contribute not in cash but in bags filled with plastic waste. This is no ordinary school. It's a place of change, where education meets innovation, and where plastic finds a purpose.

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Did you know?

  • On an average, 1.73 x 105 terawatts (TW) of solar radiation continuously strike the Earth, while global electricity demand averages 2.6 TWh.
  • Global investment in renewable power capacity totalled $303.5 billion in 2020, a 2 per cent increase from 2019. (International Energy Agency)
  • To reach global climate goals, annual investment in renewables must at least triple by 2030, for a total increase of 200 per cent. (International Energy Agency)
  • Global investment in clean energy hit just over $500 billion in 2020, with an increase of 9% compared to 2019 (Bloomberg)
  • Hydropower is the most widely-used renewable power source and accounts for 18% of the world’s total power generation.
  • Switching to wind, water and solar energy worldwide could eliminate 4 to 7 million deaths from air pollution every year.
  • Between 2007 and 2017, the world's renewable electricity sourced from solar power increased a whopping 4,300 percent.
  • Iceland is the only country in the world where renewable sources generate 100% of its electricity and heat.
  • Costa Rica is a world leader in renewable energy. In 2017, this small Central American nation lasted 300 consecutive days on renewable energy alone.
  • One wind turbine of 2.5 MW capacity can produce enough electricity to power up to 1400 homes for a whole year.
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Telangana Unveils New Energy Policy Focused on Solar Power and Affordability

The Telangana government has announced a new energy policy that prioritizes solar power generation and affordability. This policy aims to increase solar power production by establishing solar power plants on vacant lands and irrigation canals. Additionally, the government will provide free electricity up to 200 units for domestic consumers, aiming to reduce electricity bills.

The policy also extends support to women's self-help groups by offering them interest-free loans. This initiative empowers women entrepreneur... Read more


Photo Story

Recent flash floods across the towns and cities in the lap of Himalayan region brought forth destruction, devastation and disaster risks to the forefront. In this photo story we bring to you destruction at the school based on the manjhi river bank, vulnerability of poor household situated adjacent to river bank and reconstruction work post the flashflood in Bhagau Nag area of dharamshala.