Interventions: ENERGY JUSTICE

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.

Consultation on Energy Issues in North East India

19th June, Shillong
 
Energy is source of all living beings but it is also becoming a problem for human beings. PAIRVI have tried to find out the realities of these energy projects by organizing a Consultation in collaboration with Manipur Nature Club and other organizations to discuss the energy projects and its effects on people, environment, water and forests in North East. It was attended by more than 30 participants from North Eastern states of India.

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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.