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Monica Davies

Monica is Davies is an environmental activist and rock 'n roll devotee. She has worked on the Greenpeace Africa digital communications team since September 2011.

  • Action at Kusile Power Station in Africa

    Greenpeace activists hang from a crane inside Eskom's Kusile power plant in the Delmas municipal area of the Mpumalanga province, with banners reading 'Kusile: Climate Killer'. Greenpeace is calling on the state owned utility ESKOM to abandon Kusile coal fired power plant, which is set to become world’s fourth most polluting power plant in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and to instead invest in both green energy sources and jobs. © Shayne Robinson / Greenpeace

     

    South Africa has a fossil fuel addiction. Our drug of choice? Coal. And at a time when actions affecting the climate in any way should be taken with great care, our government continues blindly to cultivate its infatuation with this dirty, s... Read more >

  • Last week, the tech and business media were all a-twitter about Facebook, after news that company will start constructing its first datacentre outside the United States, close to the Arctic Circle, in Luleå, Sweden.

    The centre will use the frigid l... Read more >

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 The activists also hold banners calling on Eskom to 'clean up it's act', to "Stop Coal", to end their usage of the outdated fossil fuel; to publicly demand that Eskom stops the construction of the Kusile coal-fired power station and and shift investments to large-scale renewable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

  • 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 >

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