Wind-solar parks: Conflicts galore but India wants more

Updated: Dec 19, 2020

Read the comments made by WECC President, Lisa Linowes, regarding India's aggressive plans to develop large-scale renewable energy and the risks to India's communities and wildlife.


“India’s targets are massive and wholly unrealistic, but if pressed will lead to substantial adverse impacts on the environment and communities living around such developments. Moreover, the huge amount of renewable capacity installed doesn’t translate into the power generated by those renewable power projects – so what matters is the efficiency of such projects and not the installed capacity,” Lisa Linowes, who is co-chair of the United States-based Wildlife Energy and Community Coalition (WECC), told Mongabay-India.


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Wind-solar parks: Conflicts galore but India wants more (mongabay.com)

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