As Indian metro cities continue to battle alarming pollution levels, Greenpeace’s analysis of NO2 satellite data re-asserts that transport and industrial clusters are giving rise to the country’s worst Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) hotspots.

Greenpeace India’s Solarisation of Agriculture report, examines five models of solar irrigation pumps in the states of Bihar, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Odisha, looking at state policies and cost/revenue and benefit sharing associated with each case study.

Over 130 highly polluted cities violating the national air quality standards have been left out of the recently launched National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), a new study has revealed.

On the third anniversary of notification and one year since the deadline lapsed for implementing the emission standards for coal based power plants, Greenpeace analysis points out that approximately 76,000 premature deaths could have been averted if the coal power plants in India had implemented the emission standard norms notified by the MoEFCC

A Greenpeace India, Gujarat Energy Research Management Institute (GERMI) and IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program analysis finds that if solar pumps were to replace traditional water pumps in farms across the country, India could surpass its solar target of 100 GW by 2022.

New report reveals 13 solutions to air pollution that can help reduce pollution levels by 40% nationally. A new study by Louisiana State University (LSU) points out towards 13 measures that can reduce air pollution levels by almost 40 percent and avoid nine lakh premature deaths caused by air pollution in India every year.

The city of Chennai has the potential to be a solar champion, according to a Greenpeace India report, titled, Rooftop Revolution: Unleashing Chennai’s Rooftop Potential. The report finds that the total rooftop solar potential of this city is 1,380 MW. If realised, this can help the city reduce the power demand by about 10%.

The historical city of Hyderabad has the potential to be a solar champion, according to a Greenpeace India report, titled, Rooftop Revolution: Unleashing Hyderabad’s Rooftop Potential. The report finds that the total rooftop solar potential of this city is 
1730 MW.

Airpocalypse-II, a Greenpeace India report , analyses PM10 annual average recorded for 280 cities which have 630 million, or 53% citizens of the country’s total population. A massive part of the population, 580 million (47%) of the population are living in areas where no air quality data is available.

New analysis of India’s coal power tariff data shows that replacing the most expensive coal power plants with electricity generated by solar photovoltaic’s (PV) and wind can save discoms and consumers up to 54,000 crores ($8.3 billion) annually.

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