Airtel is ignoring the voice of over 30,000 people asking the company to go renewable. The telecom giant, like others in the sector, burns lakhs of liters of climate change-causing diesel to run its mobile network tower.
The telecom sector uses diesel at a subsidised price, which results in the government losing Rs 2600 crores. So they are acceleratingthe climate change crisis and robbing people’s hard-earned money at the same time. Their unsustainable practices are also making us talk dirty.
As the market leader, Airtel alone controls lakhs of mobile towers and enjoys the biggest portion of the subsidised diesel. The company can set an example by switching to renewable energy which is cheap and clean. Over 30,000 current and potential customers have already asked them to go renewable. We need to put more pressure. More and more current and potential Airtel subscribers, asking them to switch to renewable energy will help increase pressure on them to act. The company is bound to provide good service to its subscribers and will find it difficult to ignore the increasing number of people asking them to switch off diesel.
Like coal and nuclear, oil too is an unsustainable energy option. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill last year showed the dangers of our addiction to oil. 
Studies conducted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have shown that renewable energy is capable of powering the world. Airtel needs to realise this and quit dirty energy.
Can you add your signature to the petition asking Airtel to switch to renewable energy.