Commend World’s Largest Coal Company for Turning Solar

Target: Coal India Inc.

Goal: Congratulate the world’s largest coal company on going solar

The largest coal company in the world, Coal India, recently met with a group of prospective bidders to talk about something other than coal mines. The company has decided to set up solar panels across India in realization that not only is the planet’s resource running out, but they cannot power all of India on coal alone. “India has an abundance of sunshine and the trend of depletion of fossil fuels is compelling energy planners to examine the feasibility of using renewable sources of energy like solar, wind, and so on,” Coal India’s bid document said. This is huge news coming from the largest coal company in the world and will surely set a game-changing example in the world of big oil.

Their first solar “farm” will be set up across nine acres and will use crystalline solar photovoltaic panels in a modular form. This will greatly reduce not only Coal India’s electric bill but open doors to a new, rational way of thinking among top oil execs. Reports estimate that over $20 billion will be spent researching renewable energy by 2020. Following suit, India Oil has started solar projects as well. Solar power is cheap, and could be cheaper than coal as soon as next year according to India’s government. This is a huge sigh of relief for environmentalists everywhere, but none more so than for the planet itself. There are high hopes that this is the first domino to set the pace for the rest of the coal industry; the damage may irreversible but it is preventable. Sign this petition extending your gratitude to Coal India for setting a worldly example.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Coal India,

Just when getting through to coal companies seemed hopeless, your decision to expand into solar energy is one that has the world relieved and joyous. Not only will this, over time, cut your energy bill to almost nothing (it’s rumored the sun is very gratuitous) but it will save the lives of over 100,000 Indians who die from respiratory failure due to air pollution every year.

To recognize and acknowledge  that even though your country possesses the fifth largest reserves in the world, oil will eventually run dry is what the rest of coal companies fail to do. This decision will decrease imports, improve your country’s and the world’s environment and set the bar high for other coal companies to follow suit. I offer you my deepest gratitude for making a decision from which every living thing is a beneficiary.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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