Energy

A tale of two states: field visit to rural Gujarat and Rajasthan

Posted By Rang De Team in Energy, Updates

    In August 2018, I was in Gujarat, visiting two of Rang De’s partner organisations in Surendarnagar and Dahod districts. A month prior to that, I had spent a few days in southern part of Udaipur district in Rajasthan visiting our partner organisation in Kotra block, and I couldn’t help but reflect on the […]

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Can India’s big bet on Solar Energy help solve Energy Poverty?

Posted By Rang De Team in Energy, UncategorizedCan India’s big bet on Solar Energy help solve Energy Poverty?

The truth about the efficiency of renewable energy boils down to one word: economics. According to conventional wisdom, it has long been understood that renewable energy will have a marginal impact on our everyday lives if coal-based electricity continues to be cheaper. In India, with the tariffs of solar and wind-based electricity falling below that […]

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A reign of darkness and its end: Solar Loans

Posted By Rang De Team in EnergyA reign of darkness and its end: Solar Loans

The Kotra tehsil in Udaipur, Rajasthan is a remote tribal region without access to grid-based electricity When evening descends on the Kotra Tehsil in Udaipur district of Rajasthan, there are entire villages that get enveloped in a sheet of darkness. Kotra is a predominantly tribal area and the people of the region are primarily agriculturists […]

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Can we really do anything to tackle climate change in Bangalore?

Posted By Rang De Team in EnergyCan we really do anything to tackle climate change in Bangalore?

Bellandur as it looked in 2005. Photo by Sitaram Shastri If you have been living under a rock then you might not know that this month has been significant for climate change. We celebrated World Environment Day and brands from Ola to Myntra did what they could to join the trending topic. The United States shocked […]

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