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An inspirational story worth sharing

An inspirational story worth sharing

Building a movement around climate change requires fighting the strong forces of fossil fuel power. People’s movements world over are taking to creative forms of protest in challenging the status quo. India has a history of peoples movements that have taken on big infrastructure projects impacting their way of life, […]

Who’s the winner?

Who’s the winner?

With the advancement of technology in our thermal power plants, the number of jobs that are on offer are growing smaller and smaller. It requires less than 50 people to operate a thermal power plant but coal companies keep drumming the opposite beat of providing thousands of jobs in order […]

A death knell for coal

A death knell for coal

During the recently concluded Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, a group of young organizers from 350.org and the Indian youth climate network took out a rally against coal. The rally symbolically pronounced the death of coal by carrying out a funeral procession on the main streets of Hyderabad. […]

Democracy under threat: Stop the NIB

Democracy under threat: Stop the NIB

This email below just went out to our network. We are calling everybody to sign this petition and stop the National Investment Board, a super authority that can put our forests, wildlife and our people at risk!  Two weeks ago we wrote to our network about the “super-authority” called the National […]

VEC meeting in the Reula Village

Seth Tola Urja Bikas Samiti: Taking A Step Ahead

This is a guest post from Sunil Dash. He has helped set up solar grids in 7 villages of Kotma in Madhya Pradesh. Electricity does brighten our lives and if the sources is owned and managed by people themselves it just adds more shine to the celebration. Women from Madhya […]

Vivek Bhide, a coal activist’s story from Maharashtra

Vivek Bhide, a coal activist’s story from Maharashtra

Dr. Vivek Bhide is a mango and cashew grower and an amazing activist from the lush and beautiful coastal district of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. Dr Bhide asks why, the Government wants to make the twin districts of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg, a new power hub of the country. A dozen thermal […]

Stories from Sipat calling an India beyond coal

Stories from Sipat calling an India beyond coal

While people in Delhi are screaming over increased electricity bills, Sipat’s (a small town in the state of Chattisgargh) families quietly brood by the 2980 MW National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Power Plant in Bilaspur. The first notice of the power plant’s construction in the year 2000 brought with it […]

Calling artists to move India beyond coal

Calling artists to move India beyond coal

The Wild City, an online portal for alternative music and art lovers across the world covered a story on India beyond coal. The popular alternative music magazine put out a call for artists across India to take initiative and use their creative skills in building awareness about the dangers of […]

Dhopave stands up against coal

Dhopave stands up against coal

56 year old Anant Sitaram hails from the small village of Dhopave in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. He is a marginalized farmer who possesses a quarter of an acre of land (20 Bhigas) which he uses to cultivate rice. Sitaram has enjoyed the fruits of nature in its serenity, beauty […]

Volunteers from the Western Ghats

Volunteers from the Western Ghats

This is a guest post from Rajesh who hails from the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. In the wake of the proposed mining for coal in the western ghats (also known as the Sahyadris), Rajesh and his team will organize an action on November 10th for India Beyond Coal. The UPGVCA […]