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The bijli revolution makes its way to the Ministry of Energy in Bihar

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | September 26, 2013

Greenpeace unveils the WISE report and submits it to Bijendra Prasad Yadav. © Manish Sinha Greenpeace released its report "Legal, Policy and Regulatory Framework for Accelerated Renewable Energy Development in Bihar" , and...

Coal India hides the truth about coal reserves from investors

Feature story | September 24, 2013 at 15:00

Greenpeace has found that the world's largest coal producer, Coal India Limited which is also a public enterprise, is misleading potential shareholders by concealing the true level of its extractable coal reserves. This revelation comes as Coal...

Coal India: misleading investors, destroying forests and jeopardizing India’s energy...

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | September 23, 2013

Nigahi coal mine in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. Coal mines like these destroy forests, tribal communities and wildlife. © Greenpeace / Sudhanshu Malhotra It appears that the world’s largest coal miner, destroyer of forests , tribal...

Fighting to protect India from nuclear risks

Blog entry by Greg Muttitt | September 19, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered how nuclear companies stay profitable when a catastrophic accident could cost more than the value of their company, here’s the answer- they make sure they never have to pay the costs. In most countries, the...

Energy empowerment - the story of Bijli and Dharnai

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | September 19, 2013

It was a cloudy, grey and rainy morning in Dharnai, Bihar. A small classroom was buzzing with local villagers. Banners were on display and a microphone was arranged for announcements. Slowly and steadily the crowd gathered inside the...

Riding for an oil free Arctic

Blog entry by Bapi Mahanta | September 18, 2013

© Selvaprakash L Ever since the I love Arctic human banner was created on April 20, 2013 to show our solidarity to save the Arctic, we the Arctic volunteers have been looking forward to the next phase in the movement. Soon enough,...

Bangalore and Mumbai among 75 cities that protest against Shell

Feature story | September 16, 2013 at 17:08

Bangalore witnessed its first Ice Ride on September 15, 2013 when over 150 people gathered for a cycle rally and walkathon starting at Cubbon Park to challenge oil corporations like Shell who are trying to drill for oil in the fragile Arctic...

Hope in the era of climate change

Blog entry by Siddhartha | September 13, 2013

This is not the place to dwell at length on climate change, but a few facts would bear mentioning. There are indications that by the end of the century we might witness the emergence of tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions of...

Plunging rupee and coal dependence

Blog entry by Arundhati Muthu | September 12, 2013

Coal contributes significantly to our Current Account Deficit (CAD) and the weakening rupee through large coal imports and coal-related investments abroad. The only way out is to minimise India's coal dependence. Greenpeace...

Ignoring human rights abuses and coal’s uncertain future, big banks line up for piece...

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | September 9, 2013

Jeetlal Baiga in the Sasan Moher block forest area, stands near his broken down home, from where his family was displaced by the Sasan coal mine project Green is in on Wall Street. Or so you’d think, if you believe the...

Solar street lights light up villages in Uttarakhand

Blog entry by Shiwang Singh | August 29, 2013

Solar power is paving the way for sustainable development in Uttarakhand Devastated roads in Uttarakhand © Rohit Joshi The devastating floods in Uttarakhand were a wakeup call against the unchecked urbanisation in...

Big banks warned to steer clear of Coal India share offer

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | August 23, 2013

A worker in a coal mine. © Greenpeace / Peter Caton Can a bank claim to be green at heart, in favour of environmental sustainability and advocate for the transition to a low carbon economy while continuing to fund Coal India, one of...

Over 4 lakh people demand the withdrawal of the BRAI bill 2013

Feature story | August 23, 2013 at 14:31

As the deadline for public feedback on the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill closes on August 25, a delegation from the Coalition for a GM free India and Greenpeace India, delivered petitions from over 4 lakh people...

Food sovereignty, GMOs and the BRAI bill

Blog entry by Ananya Mehta | August 22, 2013

Understanding the history of GM crops in India, why the BRAI (The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India) Bill fails and its current status and petition. Various organisations including Greenpeace India launched a...

The Government’s agenda to promote GM crops will be pernicious for India

Blog entry by Aruna Rodrigues | August 19, 2013

Agendas, of course, are immune from science or to facts A protest on August 8, 2013 in Delhi against the BRAI bill and Monsanto. © Karan Vaid/Greenpeace The final report of the Supreme Court-appointed Technical Expert...

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