Interventions: ENERGY JUSTICE

South Asian Conference on Dams and Hydropower in the Himalayas

Rishikesh | 16-18 March, 2018

South Asian Conference on Dams and Hydropower was organized by PAIRVI in collaboration with NAPM and CFA at Rishikesh, Uttarakhand from 16th March to 18th March 2018. The participants came from North-Eastern and northern Himalayan states of India and also from Nepal.

Discussion on Jharkhand Vision

 Gumla | 26-27 August 2017

A meeting was organized by Global Greengrants Fund at St. Ignatius College, Gumla, Jharkhand on 26th and 27th August 2017. The purpose was to gather organizations to discuss their vision on Jharjhand. Key persons included Michael (GGF), Gaurav (GGF), Mansi (Himachal), Philip, Bhargav (GGF) and Vasvi (Ranchi). Jharkhand’s 26.3% population is tribal and mostly forest dwellers. Their rights are violated now and then. Even Forest Rights Act can’t protect their exploitation during coal mining and other projects which deprive them of their claim on forest resources. 

Urja Paridrishya Aur Shamta Nirman

Nagpur | 25-26 November 2017

A two-day regional capacity building workshop from 25th to 26th November 2017 was organized in collaboration by PAIRVI, Centre for Financial Accountability, Vidarbh Van Adhikar Sangahthan Nagpur, Gosikhurd Prakalpgrast Sangharsh Samiti and Kashtkari Jan Aandolan. The workshop took place at Mure Memorial Hospital, Die Arch Sabhagrah, Nagpur where participants came from Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Gosikhurd, Nagpur etc. Key Persons were Soumya Dutta, Rajesh Kumar, Nishant Mate, Praveen Mote, Vilas Bhogade, Renuka Sirpurkar, Rohit Jain and Sudhir Paliwal.

Multi-stakeholder Meeting on Channeling Public Finance to Clean Energy between India and Africa

Ahmedabad | May 19-21, 2017

A multi-stakeholder meeting on “Working towards Channeling Public Finance towards Clean Energy Access between India and Africa” was organized by Vasudha Foundation in collaboration with PACJA (Pan African Climate Justice Alliance), SELCO and TERI University.

State Level Discussions on draft National Energy Policy

Jabalpur | July 2018

PAIRVI/BCPH and CENFA, New Delhi, in collaboration with Janpahal, MP, organized a state level meeting at Jabalpur on 22nd July 2017. Jabalpur meeting was a regional level followed the first consultation held at Delhi on 12th July 2017 to hold discussions on draft National Energy Policy. The draft NEP was put on public domain on 28th June 2017 and the NITI Aayog invited comments from individuals and various civil society organizations. The time given by the NITI Aayog was inadequate to gather response from various groups across the country.

Consultation on the draft National Energy Policy

Odisha | July 2017

The NITI Aayog recently came out with the draft National Energy Policy and put it on their website on June 27, 2017.  The last date for public comments was given as July 14.  This very short time given for a large and yet not well connected nation like India, again shows the government’s total apathy in letting any public discourse develop on major policy issues, doing token “consultations”, and push through major policy changes. On our and many other CSOs request, the deadline for comments & suggestions was extended by 10 days, to July 24, 2017.

Regional Consultations on NEP 2017

22nd July 2017, Orissa and Jabalpur
As decided in the previous meeting on the NEP 2017, PAIRVI and BCPH have organized two regional Consultations in Orissa and Jabalpur on 22nd July. Niti Aayog on request of PAIRVI, BCPH and other energy groups has extended the deadline of receiving the comments on NEP 2017. We make the most of this precious time and have successfully organized these two Consultations in which a number of local organizations have shared their comments on the policy.

Consultative Meeting on Draft National Energy Policy 2017

New Delhi | 12 July 2018

PAIRVI and BCPH called upon different organizations and networks working on energy policy, energy finance and other energy related issues to participate in a regional consultative meeting held on 12th July, 2017 at IIC, Delhi. The objective was to discuss the various points in the draft NEP and evolve a collective response of the participating organizations on the key issues of draft NEP. The NITI Aayog had recently put the draft National Energy Policy on public domain and invited comments.

 

Workshop on Sustainable Energy

12-13 April 2017, Jabalpur
BCPH along with several organizations in Madhya Pradesh organized a two day workshop on sustainable energy. A state level campaign “Mahangi Bijli Virodh Abhiyan” was launched in the wake of the workshop. 
 

National Consultation on Energy: Status, Trends and Way Ahead

11th – 12th August, Bhopal
 
Two days National Consultation held in Pastoral Centre of Bhopal (MP) organized by PAIRVI in collaboration with BIC. The consultation saw a deliberate discussion on various aspects of energy like reality of power projects, electricity scenario, electricity policy, power sector financing etc. in India, and set the programs toward environmental justice. Participants also submitted their suggestions as well as Region and Sector-wise people's plan for strengthening the battle.

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Energy Justice

It works to enhance understanding on energy, renewable and energy alternatives and energy justice. It advocates just energy transition which promotes equity, democracy and peoples controls over energy systems. PAIRVI believes that drastic reduction in energy use in industrialized countries is a pre requisite for climate stabilization, sustainable development and just energy transition. PAIRVI works with peoples groups and the government to reduce fossil fuel dependence and promote decentralized, locally viable and community controlled energy alternativesas well as promoting equitable renewable energy policies.