Is your state a laggard ?Posted: April 30, 2013
Did you know that our state governments have a target to generate a certain amount of renewable energy every year? Not very surprisingly, most of states have not met these targets. 
The Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) that sets these targets does not do much to enforce them. So our state governments ignore them and we suffer from power shortage. The Ministry of Power can change this obligation into a mandatory law.
You should send an email to the power minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia, asking him for a strong policy that makes your state meet its renewable energy targets.
The fight against power-cuts has already begun. People in Delhi are asking their Chief Minister for a renewable energy policy. Once Jyotiraditya Scindia starts getting our emails, he’ll realise that people in every State want him to make renewable energy available to them.
We pay so much for electricity and yet we have to face frequent power-cuts. Last year half the country had no electricity because certain states withdrew more power than they were supposed to from power grids. You know that the coal that powers these grids destroys forests, livelihoods and wildlife.
We can save ourselves from all this if our states take RE seriously. It’s not impossible. I lived in a forest for a whole month  using solar power. Remote villages in Bihar have electricity through renewable sources. Surely, other states can do the same.
Write to the power minister now to make your state a leader in renewable energy usage.