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Must we wait for protests before we go renewable?

Blog entry by Shashwat Raj | May 31, 2013

Protests against long power cuts seem to have become common. With the temperatures soaring people are finding it difficult to cope with power cuts. Various parts of Uttar Pradesh witnessed violent protests. The state complains of...

Water woes in drought-hit Maharashtra

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | May 31, 2013

Many districts of Maharashtra have been facing continuous water scarcity for the past 2-3 years and this has manifested in the form of severe drought this year affecting millions of people across the state. Water for irrigation aside,...

Drinking water crisis in Maharashtra but power plants still allocated water

Feature story | May 30, 2013 at 15:30

The severe drought in Maharashtra has affected more than 12 districts and 11,800 villages this year alone. On May 30, a Greenpeace report exposed cases of wrong prioritization of water resources to thermal power plants over drinking water...

A dream with solar power

Blog entry by Reema Ganguly | May 29, 2013

Hi, I’m Reema Ganguly and I work for Greenpeace India. I am Indian. I am India. Just as you are or maybe you aren’t. But what I’m about to share with you is a dream. This is my dream. I bet it is your dream too. Nothing complicated. ...

Coal India profits up, power tariffs up – but the power supply goes down!

Blog entry by Paul Horsman & Shashwat Raj | May 28, 2013

A coal fired power plant in Singrauli. Coal India recently announced a massive increase in profits – up 35% net. The people of Delhi are now paying the highest tariff ever – up by over 20% in the last two years. At the same time,...

Tell Shiela Dixit how she can keep her promise

Blog entry by Paul Horsman | May 27, 2013

As temperatures reach record highs across India, tempers are also heating up as the current power production and distribution fails to deliver basic needs of cooling and water pumping. Protests are springing up in Delhi against the...

Life changes when water dries-up

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | May 27, 2013

Image: © Neelima Vallangi/Greenpeace Dark clouds were looming in the sky. I could see the fields were all tilled and ready, waiting for the heavens to open up anytime now, many in hope of harvesting their first crop in an entire...

When the lights go out, Switch on the Sun!

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | May 24, 2013

Delhi has a large number of terrace housing colonies, most of which are located in gullies or little laneways. My main concern – is someone going to grab me before I reach my house? I often call, or even pretend to be on the phone in...

Enough talks, now time for action on solar

Blog entry by Surabhi Jain Pahwa | May 24, 2013

My experience at the Greenpeace renewable energy fair was very interesting. Everyone needs to be sensitized to such things directly affecting our environment. Delhi is not using renewable energy anywhere and this cause certainly needs...

Junglistan Diaries- TEDx with Brikesh Singh

Blog entry by Vidhya Lakshmi R. | May 24, 2013

I had been excited for days for two reasons: TEDx was being hosted in Coimbatore and Greenpeace activist, Brikesh Singh agreed to be a speaker at the event. The stage was set and the speakers were getting ready. I was waiting with...

Press Enclave’s moment in the sun

Blog entry by Smita | May 24, 2013

Photos © Apoorv Tiwary On Sunday May 19, Greenpeace organised a renewable energy community fair called “Switch on the Sun ” at Press Enclave, Saket. The fair is a part of their renewable energy campaign targeted for New Delhi to...

Lights. Power. Solar. A tale of unfulfilled promises.

Blog entry by Paul Horsman | May 23, 2013

Greenpeace activists put up a caricature in front of the Vidhan Sabha in Delhi, questioning Chief Minister Shiela Dixit's power strategy in April . © Greenpeace/Sudhanshu Malhotra Earlier this year, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit...

Press Enclave, Saket switched on the sun. Will you?

Blog entry by Arpita Seth | May 23, 2013

The philanthropy gene inside me has always been feeble. The reason can be attributed to pure slothfulness. On a blazing Sunday afternoon, Greenpeace taught me how the sun's generosity could be harnessed in an environment friendly way...

Protecting Indonesia’s forests is a global responsibility.

Blog entry by Pari Trivedi | May 22, 2013

Kwatisore is a tiny coastal hamlet in Papua, Indonesia, famous for the fragrant bark of Gaharu and Moso’oi trees that grow here. For the people of Kwatisore, the business from the trees is not only their main source of income but also...

Water for farmers or coal power plants? You decide.

Feature story | May 22, 2013 at 15:40

The Upper Wardha dam in Amravati, Maharashtra is considered to be a lifeline for surrounding cities and towns. But water resources in the state are quickly sliding away from those who need it the most. Even the water meant to irrigate fields is...

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