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Melita Steele

Melita has an MSc in Environmental Science and is passionate about working to change the world one small piece at a time. She works for Greenpeace as a climate and energy campaigner, focusing on issues related to coal.

  • 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 The activists also hold banners calling on Eskom to 'clean up it's act', to "Stop Coal", to end their usage of the outdated fossil fuel; to publicly demand that Eskom stops the construction of the Kusile coal-fired power station and and shift investments to large-scale renewable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

     

    South Africa has a coal addiction. But just because something is a habit, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t quit.

    It didn’t take Eskom long to respond to the staggering results of our recent report “The True Cost of Coal in South Africa: paying th... Read more >

  • Action at Eskom Megawatt Park

    Activists from Greenpeace Africa drove 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 The activists also held banners calling on Eskom to 'clean up it's act', to "Stop Coal", to end their usage of the outdated fossil fuel; to publicly demand that Eskom stops the construction of the Kusile coal-fired power station and and shift investments to large-scale renewable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

    In June this year, we unloaded five tons of coal on Eskom’s doorstep. We did this to highlight the fact that coal kills, and to publicly demand that Eskom clean up its act by stopping the construction of Kusile coal-fired powe... Read more >

  • Why Greenpeace Takes Direct Action

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - June 26, 2011 at 17:22 1 comment

    An activist takes action against coal power in the UK

    © Will Rose / Greenpeace

    Non-violent direct action is at the heart of what Greenpeace does in our mission to expose crimes against the world we live in, and find real solutions.

    Internationally, these actions are probably what Greenpeace is best known for. However, ... Read more >

  • Last week Greenpeace Africa launched our Advanced Energy [R]evolution report – a critical (but not particularly flashy) component of our climate and energy campaign in South Africa.

    The report basically lays the foundation for our organisation’s acti... Read more >

  • The first week-long session of the climate negotiations has come to a close. So, what ended up on the agenda for the week? Short answer: lots and lots of talking. It was a pretty telling week, with the geo-politics of the negotiations clearly playing ... Read more >

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