Climate change is no longer a discussion that can happen in silos. Increasing carbon footprint and its impact on the 21st century environment is becoming part of many daily conversations in schools. But to achieve long term goals, more needs to be done.
India has the lowest per capita emissions compared to the major world economies including the US, China and the European Union. Despite this fact, the impact of climate change has become evident in our country through rising levels of air pollution and extreme weather situations. Therefore, India is an active stakeholder in shouldering the responsibility with its global partners in combating the climate crisis.
It’s time for educators to take cognizance of this fact and delve deeper on why climate change is not a one-country issue but needs individual, local, and global intervention...
In the rural village of Kanwarpura, Rajasthan, this doctor turned solar entrepreneur is using the KUSUM Yojana to boost his income by 200 times while providing clean energy to the farming community. The village of Kanmarpura was struggling with a water crisis when Amit Singh decided to seek out a modern solution for his deteriorating farmland and hence became the first person in India to generate income by selling clean energy to DISCOM using the PM- KUSUM Yojana.
Why are e-vehicles important and what makes them so?
Automobiles, like our cars and buses, cause a lot of pollution. It is because they are based on fossil fuels. So, our government is promoting vehicles which can use clean fuel. When it comes to such vehicles, the first thing which attracts the attention of the people is electric vehicles or ‘e-vehicles’. Unlike the common vehicles which run on petrol and diesel, the e-vehicles run on electricity. Hence, they do not produce any harmful emissions and are ‘clean’ vehicles...
Did you know that the humble ceiling fan is the best defense against the sweltering heat that has swept across the country?
When we feel hot our first reaction is to turn the air conditioner on. But a ceiling fan used along with the air conditioner can make the room feel comfortable faster and also help reduce your electricity bill.
As the world enters a second year of the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Global Energy Review assesses the direction energy demand and carbon dioxide emissions are taking in 2021. The latest statistical data and real-time analysis confirm our initial estimates for 2020 energy demand and CO2 emissions while providing insights into how economic activity and energy use are rebounding in countries around the world – and what this means for global emissions.
Global CO2 emissions need to drop to net zero by 2050 to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Since fossil fuels account for 80% of global energy consumption and 75% of greenhouse gas emissions, countries are transitioning to cleaner energy systems like renewables and promoting energy efficiency...
Schools can play a key role in meeting India's 2022 renewable energy target. Here are a few learnings from the solar initiative of Centre for Science and Environment.
Once upon a time humans depended on the labour of animals and other humans to meet their daily energy requirements. From transport to agriculture, humans made use of natural resources like wind, water and gravity for their energy needs.
Use the sun's energy to brighten up your house with colourful lights
From an eco-friendly house to a solar brick kiln, read how young minds come up with solutions that could shape the future of energy
A ‘Vigyan Mela’ or science fair was held at the Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. With a special focus on renewable energy, the four-day-long event saw students from 36 schools sharing their ideas with the world. Participants were divided in teams and each team had four members. The teams came up with innovative solutions to shape the future of energy. Here are a few ideas that can help achieve promising results with regard to energy consumption:
A legendary tale that shows us the mirror by sharing the consequences of a fossil fuel-dependent world
Sunlight, readily available for 250 to 300 days in most parts of India, can help schools operate better.
India has set a target of 227 GW of installed capacity from renewable energy by 2022. Of this, nearly 144 GW would be sourced from solar energy, while 67 GW would come from wind energy. Although wind, solar, biogas and water are all renewable energy sources for power, solar energy is considered to be the most affordable alternative to polluting fossil-fuel based power-plants. Easy installation and electricity generation also make solar energy the best bet among renewables...
Renewable energy can be a viable power source for our airports, stadiums & homes. Piu entered the house panting one summer afternoon and said, “I have no energy to do anything.” She had come back from school and was completely exhausted. Her mother came to her rescue and handed her a glass saying, “This should energise you.
How does light get converted into electricity and what are the components that constitute a solar panel module? Let's find out.
Just step into your house and look around. All our appliances from our refrigerator to air-conditioner to smartphones, everything would become useless in a world without electricity. This is why electricity is considered one the most valuable commodities in the world.
D Suresh lives in Kilpauk in Chennai in his green and sustainable home. An IIT and IIM graduate, 71 year old Suresh has managed to set up a rooftop solar plant, biogas plant, rainwater harvesting, rooftop kitchen garden and a bamboo forest in front of his house. Solar Suresh as people call him today is the face of sustainable living in the new Urban India. Watch to know more!
The movement towards a cleaner environment got a huge push recently when the Irish Parliament passed a bill that would make Ireland world's first country to fully divest public money from fossil fuels.