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Greenpeace wants National Renewable Energy Law

Source: Daily Excelsior, Jammu, Date: June , 2009

In view of the evident effect of human-induced climate change on the erratic and unpredictable Indian monsoon, the Greenpeace has stressed on adopting a National Renewable Energy Law to control the greenhouse gas emissions and its impact on the monsoon. Coal-based thermal power plants and other fossil-fuel based energy sources, which still meet 68 per cent of Indias primary energy supply needs, are the biggest contributor towards our countrys cumulative greenhouse gas emissions, which evidently have a bearing on the countrys weather patterns like the uncertainties and disparities surrounding Indian monsoon this year, Greenpeace India Communications Officer Vasudha Mehta told. A National Renewable Energy Law would act as a legal binding on the government authorities to seriously consider meeting Indias energy demands through Renewable Energy sources like solar and wind energy and gradually phase out over reliance on Coal-based thermal power plants and other fossil-fuel based energy sources, she said.

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