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Greenpeace criticizes power ministry's unwillingness to ban the bulb in India

Press release | August 28, 2007 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today criticized the power ministry's decision to not introduce a legislation to ban the light bulb in India by 2010. Greenpeace was reacting to the letter issued by the ministry in response to Greenpeace's proposal...

Make producers responsible for India’s e-waste crisis: expert

Press release | August 20, 2007 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — This morning, Greenpeace activists knocked on the door of the Ministry of Information Technology, presenting it with a giant art installation of the globe in the clutches of hazardous e-waste – a reminder of the enormity of the...

Two Crores for the Turtles, plus point for Government of Orissa

Press release | August 13, 2007 at 13:06

Greenpeace welcomed the decision of the Government of Orissa to allocate Rs 2 crores for improved marine patrolling to protect the Olive Ridley Turtles, which throng Orissa’s coastline between November and May, every year. The state government...

Indian brands not up to global standards: Greenpeace guide to Greener Electronics

Press release | August 13, 2007 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today released the Indian Guide to Greener electronics (1), which ranks major Indian computer manufacturers on their green performance. Four editions of the global Guide have been published since the international...

Greenpeace calls off blockade at Surya factory in Kashipur.

Press release | August 8, 2007 at 3:30

UTTRANCHAL/KASHIPUR, India — After preventing the movement of incandescent bulbs out of the Surya bulb manufacturing unit in Kashipur for more than ten hours, activists of Greenpeace ended their blockade of the factory late at night. The company...

Greenpeace asks Surya Roshni to stop manufacturing incandescent light bulbs and shift...

Press release | August 7, 2007 at 3:30

KASHIPUR/NEW DELHI, India — Four months after its launch, Greenpeace's Ban the Bulb campaign took major action today against Surya Roshni, a leading light bulb manufacturer. Close to hundred Greenpeace activists from around the country prevented...

Greenpeace calls for a ban on the bulb to save Mumbai from rising sea levels

Press release | August 1, 2007 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — Greenpeace today highlighted the threat Mumbai faces from rising sea levels as a result of global warming by floating a massive life ring, 66 ft in diameter, with a call to 'Ban the Bulb' and reduce India's CO2 emissions by 55...

Greenpeace asks Mysore palace to become energy efficient and save the climate

Press release | July 30, 2007 at 3:30

MYSORE, India — Greenpeace will today submit a proposal for energy efficient and climate friendly lighting to the Mysore palace. To create the only one of its kind of illumination in the world, the Mysore palace uses approximately 96,000 ordinary...

Nuclear energy is not the solution to India’s power crisis Clean, renewable...

Press release | July 18, 2007 at 14:11

BANGALORE, India — Citing the example of the current fire and radioactive leakage from the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, Greenpeace reiterated that nuclear technology can pose a serious threat to the environment and population.

Prime Minister fails to address the Challenges of Climate Change

Press release | July 17, 2007 at 11:17

BANGALORE, India — Reacting to the Prime Minister's statement made at the first meeting of the Council on Climate Change in New Delhi on Saturday, July 14 th, Greenpeace Climate and Energy expert K Srinivas said "It will not be sufficient to...

Greenpeace activists blockade TATA office, demand the Company keeps promise to save...

Press release | July 17, 2007 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — In the absence of evidence that the TATAs will honour their commitment towards protecting their habitat, the 'olive ridley sea turtles' intensified their protest today by directly taking the issue to Bombay House, the headquarters...

Cost of renewable energy 10 times cheaper than "business as usual" Fossil fuelled...

Press release | July 6, 2007 at 18:01

AMSTERDAM/BRUSSELS, India — Investing in a renewable electricity future will save 10 times the fuel costs of a "business as usual" fossil-fuelled scenario, saving $180 billion USD annually and cut CO 2 emissions in half by 2030, according to a...

Energy revolution = money saved

Press release | July 6, 2007 at 3:30

US$180 billion. Per year. That's the massive amount of money the world could save by moving to a renewable energy future. The Future Investment report demonstrates that a safe renewable energy future would not only cut our global CO2 emissions...

Climate Change is Frequent Floods: Greenpeace warns as rains ravage Mumbai

Press release | July 6, 2007 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — Greenpeace warned that Mumbai will remain unprepared and vulnerable to climate related chaos, if it didn't acknowledge climate change and take steps to fight it. Even as the city took stock of its capacity to stay afloat through...

Greenpeace dismisses allegations, renews call to stop work on Dhamra port

Press release | July 5, 2007 at 3:30

BHUBANESHWAR, India — Greenpeace renewed its call to stop work on the Dhamra port in view of the clear evidence of rare species on the port site and turtle presence in the off-shore waters. It rubbished the allegations of 'report doctoring'...

Corus UK urged to save turtles

Press release | July 3, 2007 at 3:30

LONDON/BOMBAY, United Kingdom — True to their migratory nature, endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles showed up in the UK today, calling on the TATAs at their recently acquired Corus Steel offices in London, urging them to drop their plans to...

Greenpeace Exhibits Bulb Innovations for the Climate at the Philips Innovation Centre

Press release | June 29, 2007 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — Greenpeace today demonstrated several innovative uses for the light bulb at the Philips Innovation Centre in Bangalore. Interacting with employees and management at the Innovation Centre, Greenpeace activists sent out the...

Thermographic images taken by Greenpeace expose energy wastage due to leakage from...

Press release | June 27, 2007 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today exposed the energy wastage due to leakage from a random selection of prominent buildings across the national and financial capital in a “technovative” manner. Thermographic (temperature sensitive) images taken...

Turtles invade Taj Land's End, seek new home

Press release | June 27, 2007 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — Under threat of displacement by Tata's mega port at Dhamra in Orissa, four 'Olive Ridley Sea Turtles' sought refuge in the swimming pool of the Taj Land's End Hotel (a Tata concern) at Bandra. Tongue in cheek, the turtles opened a...

Greenpeace asks TATAs to “Take a turtle-friendly look at life”

Press release | June 19, 2007 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — Challenging TATAs insurance slogan “Take a new look at life” four turtles appeared at the Mumbai Office of TATA AIG Life Insurance, asking for insurance cover to protect them from Tata’s proposed port at Dhamra in Orissa. The...

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