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Cops arrest Greenpeace activists, government ignores illegal e-waste import

Press release | October 4, 2007 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today confronted the Union Commerce Ministry with evidence of the ongoing illegal import of electronic wastes into the country, in the name of reuse and charity. Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to Udyog...

Greenpeace response to Kyoto Protocol's CDM investing in CCT: The decision takes away...

Press release | September 19, 2007 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — The recent statement by an UN official confirming that "very efficient coal fired power plants" will be able to sell carbon offsets under the Kyoto Protocol exposes the distortions of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)...

Greenpeace commends HCL’s green initiatives, urges the IT major to keep going green

Press release | September 18, 2007 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today complimented HCL for its recent commitments to move further towards offering clean products and taking back those that have reached the end of their life. Greenpeace activists visited HCL headquarters in Noida...

Greenpeace renews call for design-out-toxics at ELCOMP

Press release | September 13, 2007 at 3:30

New Delhi,12 Sept, 2007: Greenpeace today renewed its call for design-out-toxics from all electronic products at the backdrop of ELCOMP India 2007, the electronic trade fair at Pragati Maidan. Greenpeace urged the gathering of electronic...

Greenpeace urges Nokia: Tell HCL to go green

Press release | September 5, 2007 at 3:30

GURGAON/NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today urged Nokia, the market leader in mobile phones in India, to review its business partnership with HCL if the later does not stop producing hazardous computers. Greenpeace activists taking along a huge...

Enough greenwashing, its time to act, Greenpeace tells HCL

Press release | August 30, 2007 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace activists today staged a “shame-HCL” protest at the company’s headquarters in Noida, demanding that the company make clear and binding commitments to green its operations. Unfurling a banner that read “Hazardous...

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...

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