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  • What Coal Costs The Citizens Of South Africa

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - October 31, 2011 at 10:17

    Action at Eskom Megawatt Park in Africa

    Activists from Greenpeace Africa drive three dumper trucks filled with coal to the front of the Eskom Megawatt Park to unload five tonnes of the rock outside their offices. Effectively blocking one of the entrances to the building with the coal. The activists also hold banners calling on Eskom to 'clean up it's act', to "Stop Coal", to end their usage of the outdated fossil fuel; to publicly demand that Eskom stops the construction of the Kusile coal-fired power station and and shift investments to large-scale renewable energy projects. © Shayne Robinson / Greenpeace

     

    Our new ground-breaking report, The True Cost Of Coal reveals what South Africa's addiction to coal is really costing the country. But beneath all the alarming stats and figures, there is a very real human picture of how coal is affecting So... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Volunteers in South Africa

    Greenpeace volunteers Mohau, 18, and Allen, 16, give each other a high five for collecting 54 signature for a petition about the use of solar energy. The Jericho project, a solar powered public viewing area for the World Cup, was initiated by Greenpeace Africa, marrying entertainment with education and proving how solar power has to be the solution for South Africa's energy crisis. © Benedicte Kurzen / Greenpeace

    If you thought power cuts from our inadequate centralized energy supply were annoying, imagine if the power were always cut - no light at night, no hot water for dishes or clothes, and no easy heat in winter.

    Such is the reality for 2.5 mill... Read more >

  • The True Cost of Kusile

    A graphic representation of Kusile's carbon output. Greenpeace / Michael Baillie

    You’ll often hear that renewable energy is a nice idea, but it’s simply too expensive to be a realistic option. The choice between burning coal and switching to renewable energy is said to be a simple cost calculation – one tha... Read more >

  • Stepping Into The Solar-Powered Limelight

    Blogpost by The South African Sun - October 26, 2011 at 9:40 2 comments

    Solar Training Camp in Durban

    Greenpeace activists and volunteers celebrate the sun's power after a two week solar training camp held in Durban, South Africa in October 2011. © Greenpeace

    Lovely people,

    The South African Sun here. Can I have a few minutes of your time to boast about what I’ve been up to lately?

    You see, the fossil fools often quip that while solar power is a nice idea, it simply isn’t a viabl... Read more >

  • What Is The Future Of The Forests? DRC Youth Answer With Aplomb

    Blogpost by Monica Davies and Augustine Kasambule - October 25, 2011 at 14:05

    Forests Action on Illegal Timber in Antwerp

    Greenpeace activists discover a consignment of illegally logged timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Antwerp port and display a banner reading "Stop Forest Crime!". © Philip Reynaers / Greenpeace

    In September, we reported on The Future Of Forests In Poetry competition that Greenpeace Africa is holding in the DRC as an initiative to educate and mobilize the Congolese youth to preserve their precious trees.

    The first leg of this compet... Read more >

  • Deniers exposed. Confirmed again: climate change is real.

    Blogpost by Anna K - October 21, 2011 at 12:46

    In an amusing turn of events today, a scientific study funded largely by climate skeptics has shown that the established scientific consensus on climate change is, in fact, correct.

    It comes as no surprise to Greenpeace that the Berkeley Earth Surfac...

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  • Kusile Power Plant: The Waking Giant

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - October 21, 2011 at 11:25 2 comments

    Action at Eskom Megawatt Park in Africa

    Activists from Greenpeace Africa drive three dumper trucks filled with coal to the front of the Eskom Megawatt Park to unload five tonnes of the rock outside their offices. Effectively blocking one of the entrances to the building with the coal. The activists also hold banners calling on Eskom to 'clean up it's act', to "Stop Coal", to end their usage of the outdated fossil fuel; to publicly demand that Eskom stops the construction of the Kusile coal-fired power station and and shift investments to large-scale renewable energy projects. © Shayne Robinson / Greenpeace

    The science is clear: burning coal is driving climate change – and Africa’s people are on the front lines. So, as the continent’s largest CO2 emitter – and the 12th largest in the world – South Africa has a lot to answer for in terms of its c... Read more >

  • Will Cabinet blindly follow Minister Peter’s foolish obsession with nuclear?

    Blogpost by Monica Davies and Rianne Teule - October 19, 2011 at 20:13

    Stop Nuclear Action in South Africa

    Greenpeace activists wearing t-shirts with the message 'No nuclear – phansi nuclear phansi!' protest in front of the Department of Energy in Pretoria, as a reminder to the government that it needs to adopt renewable energy instead of choosing nuclear. © Shayne Robinson / Greenpeace

    Last week, the Mail & Guardian highlighted the potential international battle for the R1 trillion that could be invested in these new nuclear reactors.

    This prompted Greenpeace Africa, to once again speak out against the luna... Read more >

  • Greenpeace launches a new Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - October 14, 2011 at 13:33

    At a ceremony today in Berne-Motzen, Germany, Greenpeace launched the third version of its protest vessel the Rainbow Warrior.

    Purpose built as a campaigning vessel, the Rainbow Warrior carries state-of-the-art communications equipme... Read more >

  • Following the success of Greenpeace’s youth outreach solar power training camp that took place at the end of last month, the team of volunteers and Greenpeace activists from the camp have taken their Solar Caravan, featuring ne... Read more >

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