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Greenpeace bike-a-thon calls Delhi to “Switch on the Sun” on World Environment Day

Press release | June 4, 2013 at 22:19

New Delhi, 5 June 2013: On World Environment Day, Delhi residents came together to claim their right to clean and sustainable energy and demand the Delhi government to "Switch on the Sun". Greenpeace in association with 92.7 BIG FM organised the...

Thermal power plants pose risk for drinking water in drought hit Maharashtra

Press release | May 29, 2013 at 20:00

Mumbai, 30th May 2013: Greenpeace today released an analysis of the water consumption by coal fired thermal power plants during the severe drought that has affected more than 12 districts and 11800 villages this year. The analysis exposed cases...

Greenpeace: Nuclear power is unsafe and no quick fix

Press release | May 27, 2013 at 20:43

After the Supreme Court clearance to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant earlier this month, Greenpeace activists unfurled a net banner in the Nagercoil wind farms, advocating that the country’s future lies in renewable energy and not in the...

Greenpeace calls for priority access of water to farmers in drought hit Maharashtra

Press release | May 21, 2013 at 17:00

Amravati, 22rd May 2013: In an early morning action to raise an alarm on the massive diversion of water away from irrigation to water guzzling coal fired power plants, Greenpeace activists unfurled a 250 feet banner on the Upper Wardha dam at...

Greenpeace and the United RWA Joint Action Front condemn DERC for mocking democratic...

Press release | May 17, 2013 at 0:54

New Delhi: May17th, 2013: Condemning DERC (Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission) for being hand-in-glove with the private DISCOMs, Greenpeace India is demanding a proper "Public Hearing" on any power tariff revision for any class of consumers...

Greenpeace blockades Power Minister Haroon Yusuf’s residence with solar panels

Press release | May 14, 2013 at 17:28

15 May, 2013, New Delhi: Greenpeace activists were today violently removed from the entrance of the Delhi power minister Haroon Yusuf's residence. The activists were peacefully protesting against Delhi's zero performance on its renewable energy...

Sukhdev Vihar residents join Greenpeace’s demand for a solar revolution in Delhi

Press release | May 11, 2013 at 22:30

New Delhi, 12 May 2013: To provide a solution to the intensifying energy crisis in Delhi and generate people’s support for solar energy, Greenpeace today organised “Switch on the Sun”, a renewable energy community fair in association with the...

Power tariff hike in Delhi unreasonable and short sighted, government must hold...

Press release | May 6, 2013 at 1:13

6 May, 2013, New Delhi: Greenpeace today termed Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (DERC) hike in power tariff as short sighted and unsustainable. Demanding a public hearing on the power tariff, Abhishek Paratap, Senior Energy Campaigner,...

Greenpeace launches 6th Cool IT Leaderboard

Press release | April 24, 2013 at 20:30

New Delhi/San Francisco, April 25,2013 — Leading Indian IT brands Wipro and HCL scored high points for advocating for a higher share of renewable energy in India according to an annual ranking release globally by Greenpeace international (1).

Controversial BRAI Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

Press release | April 22, 2013 at 2:57

New Delhi: April 22, 2013: The controversial Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha today amid huge protests by opposition parties on the failure of the government on various matters. Mr Jaipal...

Greenpeace releases national ratings of states on their compliance of renewable...

Press release | April 21, 2013 at 21:00

22 April, 2013, New Delhi: In the backdrop of a persistent power crisis and raging coal scam, Greenpeace today released its assessment report on Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) titled “Powering Ahead on Renewables: Leaders and Laggards”,...

Prime Minister’s statement at the Clean Energy Ministerial disappointing- Greenpeace

Press release | April 17, 2013 at 1:03

17 April, 2013, New Delhi: In response to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s speech at the Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial today in New Delhi, Greenpeace India Senior Energy Campaigner Abhishek Pratap made the following statement.

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Greenpeace launch documentary film 'Coal Curse'

Press release | April 15, 2013 at 23:00

16th April 2013, New Delhi: At a time when the country is reeling under a severe power crisis, eminent journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta launched his documentary film “Coal Curse” in New Delhi today. The film release has been timed to question...

Award winning author Arundhati Roy sends personal message of support to North Pole...

Press release | April 7, 2013 at 23:05

7 April 2013 PLACE — The international award-winning author Arundhati Roy today came out in support of a group of young campaigners who have set out this morning on a mission to protect the Arctic by telling them “You walk for all of us.”

Greenpeace India poll shows that 97% Indians do not want GM crops

Press release | April 7, 2013 at 19:00

New Delhi: April 8: Greenpeace volunteers dressed as vegetables went to the Agriculture Ministry today and submitted the results of an online poll which is reflective of India’s rejection of GM crops and demanded that Sharad Pawar stop promoting...

Greenpeace activists protest outside Delhi Vidhan Sabha

Press release | March 31, 2013 at 18:00

New Delhi, April 1 2013: Today Greenpeace India staged a protest in front of the Delhi Vidhan Sabha by mounting a huge caricature of Chief Minister Shiela Dixit. The caricature takes a dig at the Chief Minister for assuring uninterrupted...

Delhi’s budget is disappointing; fails to address the real issue of power crisis in...

Press release | March 20, 2013 at 22:26

New Delhi, March 21, 2013: “The budget presented by Delhi’s Chief Minister for the financial year 2013- 2014 can be best described in two words: disappointment and failure,” said Abhishek Pratap, Senior Campaigner- Climate & Energy, Greenpeace India

Greenpeace India brings people-powered campaigns to its 10 lakh supporters

Press release | March 14, 2013 at 2:30

Greenpeace Extra ( or GPx is a free online petition site launched by Greenpeace India on March 14th, 2013. Greenpeace India has been campaigning on national environment issues over the past 12 years in India, and now...

Bihar can save money, livelihoods, health & ecology

Press release | March 13, 2013 at 17:51

Patna, 14- March-2013: The state of Bihar needs to move away from chemical fertilizers to save money, livelihoods, health, ecology and to sustain farming in the State, according to a Greenpeace India report, launched today. The report titled...

Study reveals coal power emissions killed 100,000 Indians in 2012

Press release | March 11, 2013 at 16:30

March 11, 2013, New Delhi: A major new report has estimated that in 2011/12 one hundred thousand (100,000) people died prematurely as a result of emissions from coal-fired power stations in India.

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