A thick, acrid smog has settled over NCR over the past few weeks. While experts trace the cause to burning crops, Diwali fireworks and vehicle emissions, one significant component of Delhi’s pollution woes is power plants burning fossil fuels. As part of the reflex measures announced by the Delhi government, the Badarpur coal plant is being shut for 10 days.
As we have shown in an earlier post, switching from conventional electricity to solar power installed on your own roof will save you money every month. Switching to solar is now even more urgent, if we wish our children to grow up in a pollution-free environment.
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