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WEF: Greenpeace challenges banks over $1.4 trillion invested in fossil fuels since Paris Agreement

Davos-Klosters/IBNS: Since the groundbreaking Paris summit on climate change in 2015, 24 global banks have invested $1.4 trillion in the fossil fuel industry, according to Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Greenpeace’s report, It’s the Finance Sector, Stupid, published today, puts the blame for the climate emergency at the feet of the banks, insurers and pension funds that participate in Davos.

Greenpeace activists protesting deforestation block entry to total's refinery in France

Moscow, Oct 29 (Sputnik/UNI): Greenpeace activists blocked the entry to a processing plant belonging to French multinational oil and gas company Total in southeastern France on Tuesday as part of a protest against deforestation caused by the use of palm oil for producing transport fuel.

Take responsibility of your plastic waste: Greenpeace India urges big corporations

New Delhi, June 4 (IBNS): While India is playing a global host to the World Environment Day 2018, themed ‘beat plastic pollution’, Greenpeace India on Monday sent out a strong message to the retailers and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers and urged them to take responsibility for the trash they produce.

Over a thousand Delhiites renew hope for a greener planet and pledge to Go Solar

New Delhi, July 18 (IBNS): After a month long campaign to spread awareness about rooftop solar, Greenpeace India found that 1,043 residents of Delhi want to solarise their rooftops.

Indian cities lag far behind in installing rooftop solar: Greenpeace analysis

New Delhi, May 23 (IBNS): Despite policies and net metering guidelines in several states, a subsidy of 30 percent offered by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the installation of solar rooftop systems has been dismal in leading metros in the country, especially in Chennai and Mumbai, says a Greenpeace India analysis, titled ‘Indian cities slacking on rooftop solar’.

Greenpeace exposes high radiation risks in Fukushima village as govt prepares to lift evacuation order

Tokyo/ New Delhi, Feb 21 (IBNS) The Japanese government will soon lift evacuation orders for 6,000 citizens of Iitate village in Fukushima prefecture where radiation levels in nearby forests are comparable to the current levels within the Chernobyl 30km exclusion zone – an area that more than 30 years after the accident remains formally closed to habitation.

CEA validates Greenpeace; confirms no new coal power required for India's growth

New Delhi, Dec 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released for public input the draft National Electricity Plan 2015 with the Greenpeace India welcoming the key finding of the NEP, which is that India does not need any new coal plants beyond those already under construction until 2027.

Greenpeace India urges apex court to implement country-wide air pollution control measures

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IBNS): Greenpeace India, on Saturday, welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to sanction the graded response system to tackle air pollution.

Greenpeace India urges power sector to think beyond coal

New Delhi, Sept 6 (IBNS): As the who's who of the coal and power ministry attended a conference themed 'Indian Coal: Sustaining the Momentum' in the capital on Tuesday, Greenpeace India hosted a parallel press conference at the same venue, questioning the wisdom behind sustaining an obsolete polluting industry that plays such a large role in worsening global climate change.

Greenpeace celebrates Bihar's first solar powered cold storage in Kedia

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IBNS): Greenpeace volunteers celebrated alongside farmers in Kedia, as the Bihar Labour Resources Minister Vijay Prakash inaugurated the state's first ever solar powered cold storage at Kedia in Jamui on Saturday.

Greenpeace questions the need for nuclear given safer alternatives with renewables

Chennai/New Delhi, Aug 10 (IBNS): As Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha 'dedicate' the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear power plant to the country, Greenpeace India has questioned the wisdom of pushing ahead on this high-risk venture, placing communities and the environment at high risk of nuclear contamination.

IEA corroborates Greenpeace India's findings on air pollution

New Delhi, June 27 (IBNS): The International Energy Agency in its recent report 'World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Air Pollution' has reaffirmed Greenpeace India's previously-stated position on thermal power plants contributing significantly to high levels of air pollution.

Coal revenues suffer Rs 2,400 cr loss in 2016 due to drought:Greenpeace analysis

Mumbai, Jun 9 (IBNS): The water scarcity crippling large parts of India has already cost coal power companies nearly 7 billion units in lost electricity generation, with an estimated revenue loss of Rs. 2,400 crore in the first five months of 2016 alone, according to an analysis by Greenpeace India presented at a press conference in Mumbai on Thursday.

Coal dependence worsens drought impact: Greenpeace Analysis

New Delhi , June 3 (IBNS) Greenpeace India on Friday released data on the water consumption patterns of coal power plants in seven drought affected states – Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh.

National Clean Air Action Plan is the need of the hour: Greenpeace India

New Delhi, May 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The most recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), released Thursday, has re-emphasised the immediate need to address the air pollution menace in several Indian cities such as, Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna and Raipur, along with Delhi, said Greenpeace India.