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Letter to Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson

Publication | August 18, 2014 at 10:00

Greenpeace gives Energy Minister a week to release key nuclear information

Lost health and homes: the legacies of Chernobyl and Fukushima

Press release | March 10, 2016 at 17:14

Moscow, Kiev, 9 March 2016 - Survivors of Chernobyl are still eating food with radioactive contamination above permissible limits thirty years after the nuclear catastrophe forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

Greenpeace slams nuclear power station authorisation

Press release | October 13, 2017 at 23:54

Responding to the decision by the Department of Environmental Affairs to grant Eskom authorisation for the construction and operation of a nuclear power station at Duynefontein, north of Koeberg, in the Western Cape, Melita Steele, Senior Climate...

Civil society unanimously contest Nuclear EIA, while Ministers who speak out against...

Press release | December 14, 2015 at 18:00

14 December 2015, Johannesburg: In the midst of Nene's shocking axe from cabinet, most probably because Treasury openly questioned the risky nuclear procurement process, civil society has pushed back on the Revised Draft Environmental Impact...

SONA exposes lack of leadership on key environmental issues: Greenpeace

Press release | February 11, 2016 at 21:39

Johannesburg, 11 February 2016:

10 more steps back for Eskom on the precipice of Molefe’s return

Press release | May 15, 2017 at 12:24

Johannesburg, 15th May 2017: Reacting to the announcement that Brian Molefe has been reinstated as the Chief Executive Officer of Eskom, a civil society coalition consisting of 350Africa.org, African Climate Reality Project, Greenpeace Africa,...

SA pays the price: The Denton Deception

Press release | February 22, 2017 at 11:16

February 22th 2017, Johannesburg: Reacting to the release of the “real” Denton report, Greenpeace Africa Senior Political Advisor Happy Khambule has said: “Not only have South Africans been deceived and stolen from by Eskom but there has been an...

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Zuma Must Not Get Caught in a Nuclear Trap

Feature story | March 4, 2011 at 8:54

With the announcement of cooperation agreements having been signed between South African and French energy companies, Greenpeace reiterates its call to President Zuma not to fall into the dangerous trap of nuclear energy.

Greenpeace Condemns SA's Nuclear Plans

Feature story | March 18, 2011 at 12:49

Greenpeace strongly condemns cabinet's decision to include 9 600 MW of additional nuclear energy into South Africa’s new energy plan -- this while Japan continues to struggle with a nuclear crisis after the devastating earthquake and tsunami last...

Fukushima Evacuation Zone Needs to be Extended

Feature story | March 28, 2011 at 9:33

Greenpeace radiation experts have confirmed radiation levels of up to ten micro Sieverts per hour in Iitate village, 40km northwest of the crisis-stricken Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear plant, and 20km beyond the official evacuation zone. These levels...

Japanese Government: Greenpeace Data 'Unreliable'

Feature story | March 28, 2011 at 16:35

Greenpeace responds to accusations that our radiation level readings are 'unreliable'.

Nuclear Barrels in Cape Town!

Feature story | March 4, 2012 at 20:15

Activists from Greenpeace Africa have placed look-a-like radioactive barrels on a Three Anchors Bay beach in Sea Point, Cape Town to highlight the risks and true costs associated with nuclear power. Through the simulated radioactive pollution,...

No Nuclear in Africa!

Feature story | May 28, 2012 at 13:03

Greenpeace activists protested this morning outside a pro-nuclear conference in Sandton where South Africa’s Deputy President and the Minister of Energy were due to talk.

South Korea again bars Greenpeace staff from country to silence nuclear critics

Feature story | October 8, 2012 at 14:13

Greenpeace International nuclear campaigners have again been denied entry to South Korea, making it crystal clear the government in Seoul is trying to silence nuclear critics.

Six Renewable Energy Myths, Busted!

Feature story | May 29, 2013 at 13:14

The evidence is in: Renewable energy is viable, reliable, and ready to go – all that’s missing is the political will to kick start an energy revolution in South Africa.

More secrets, more money, less accountability

Feature story | July 29, 2013 at 6:00

In a recent article in the Mail and Guardian it was revealed that President Zuma has taken over as the chairperson of the National Nuclear Energy Coordinating committee.

A Beginner's Guide To Nuclear Power

Feature story | May 17, 2012 at 11:52

Before a nuclear reactor lands on your doorstep, let's start at the very beginning with ten questions to get you clued up on what nuclear power is all about.

Nuclear testing is not a path to security and peace

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | August 29, 2016

Today marks the  International Day against Nuclear Tests.  Since 1945, more than 2000 nuclear tests have been carried out at more than 60 locations around the globe. Nuclear weapons were designed and tested to be the ultimate doomsday...

Areva’s MOX transport: A Travelling Security Threat

Feature story | March 6, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace demands an immediate stop to all shipments of plutonium Mixed-Oxide (MOX) fuel, following Areva’s announcement today of the largest ever MOX shipment’s route from France to Japan.

Fukushima Fallout

Publication | February 19, 2013 at 9:00

From the beginning of the use of nuclear power to produce electricity 60 years ago, the nuclear industry has been protected from paying the full costs of its failures. Governments have created a system that protects the profits of companies while...

China Suspends Approval for Nuclear Power Plants

Feature story | March 17, 2011 at 9:56

Following an executive meeting yesterday to discuss the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor crisis, China’s State Council has announced that it will re-adjust and amend China’s mid- and long-term development plan for nuclear power.

Crisis at Fukushima I/Daiichi and Fukushima II/Daini Plants

Feature story | March 14, 2011 at 8:37

First the earthquake, then the Tsunami, and now a severe nuclear threat: Greenpeace's thoughts are with the Japanese people, hoping that a worst-case scenario will be avoided.

Greenpeace to sue French Nuclear Industry

Feature story | July 31, 2008 at 23:00

Over the last month there have been a catalogue of accidents at the French nuclear site Tricastin-Pierrelatte. We’ve followed all the breaking stories on our new weblog ‘Nuclear Reaction’. Now Greenpeace France has launched two court cases in an...

More Tips for Trevor - let's start a real energy revolution

Feature story | February 16, 2009 at 0:00

Like other South Africans, Saul Margolis of Johannesburg must be happy that Trevor Manual included his "Tips to Trevor" proposal to impose taxes on incandescent light bulbs in his budget speech.

Greenpeace delivers Niger's radioactive waste to the EU

Feature story | October 7, 2010 at 9:34

Today, Greenpeace activists took four radioactive samples to the entrance of the European Parliament in Brussels, as a reminder that there is no solution to nuclear waste - and that the gamble with people's lives has got to stop.

Zuma: Go renewable, create more jobs

Feature story | February 9, 2011 at 15:12

As President Zuma prepares for his State of the Nation Address tomorrow, we urge him to put South Africa on track for a clean and sustainable energy future, thus providing a huge number of new jobs, as part of his move to declare 2011 the year of...

Japanese Quake: Nuclear Alert

Feature story | March 11, 2011 at 13:36

Greenpeace is deeply concerned about the potential safety and environmental impacts of both the earthquake and tsunami on Japanese nuclear installations, as well as other hazardous industries such as chemical or oil refineries.

A lesson from Fukushima: A safe, clean energy future will be nuclear-free

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | March 11, 2015

Today, the 11th of March 2015, marks the fourth year since beginning of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters: the triple reactor core meltdowns and catastrophic containment building failures at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power...

Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 4, 2016

Dear Friends,  As I look out my window here in Amsterdam, winter is nearly here, and with it comes the retreat of another year, and the passing of what has been to make way for the spring and the new. As the days get shorter and the...

Let's make it a green peace

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid and Jennifer Morgan | September 21, 2016

Today (21 September), around the globe, we mark Peace Day knowing that for many, peace is nowhere to be found. Not today. And unless things change dramatically, not any time soon. Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited the Greenpeace...

Govt Announces SA Energy Plan for Next 20 Years

Feature story | March 30, 2011 at 9:36

According to the Policy Adjusted Integrated Resource Plan 2010 (IRP2010), just released, the country's energy mix will include 9,600MW of nuclear power, and two of the biggest coal-fired power stations in the world (Medupi and Kusile) -- Not good!

We Up the Pressure to Stop Nuclear

Feature story | September 21, 2011 at 9:57

Today we ramped up the pressure on the South African government, urging them to reassess its flirtation with nuclear energy.

Greenpeace ships: Warriors at Sea

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | February 12, 2017

1971. This was the year it all began. You’ve heard the story about how a boat load of (very brave) volunteers and journalists sailed to Alaska to stop the American government from running nuclear tests? The U.S government started...

Nuclear Action in Capetown

Image gallery | February 12, 2015

Nuclear Scream!

Image | March 28, 2011 at 10:04

Greenpeace projects an image based on Munch's 'The Scream' onto the dome of Borssele nuclear power station, Netherlands

From Tianjin to Cancun: briefing

Publication | October 3, 2010 at 23:13

In the wake of the Copenhagen failure of last yearʼs climate talks, the worldʼs governments now need to regroup and decide on the future they want for a climate agreement.

Nuclear power: stuck in the past in more ways than one

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | November 9, 2012

Take a look at this cartoon as featured by Nuclear Engineering International in a comment piece on their website : Look at the white men in their suits offering their nuclear reactors to the semi-naked “ natives” with feathers in...

The nuclear reality: lives in limbo after Fukushima

Blog entry by Rianne Teule | February 19, 2013

As a nuclear campaigner, I have seen the nuclear industry walk away from its mistakes many times, ignoring people’s suffering. But it is the terrible effect on people of a nuclear disaster such as Fukushima that really brings home...

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: 2 Years On - Join us to mark the occasion

Blog entry by Monica Davies | February 27, 2013

Two years ago, hundreds of thousands of people in Japan lost their homes, jobs and communities in the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima. Today, many of them have still not received enough compensation to rebuild their lives. Join us...

Coming together to stop nuclear weapons

Blog entry by Jen Maman | March 25, 2013

Earlier this month, more then 130 governments, UN agencies and the global Red Cross Movement met in Oslo at the invitation of the Norwegian government, to discuss the humanitarian, environmental and developmental consequences of...

We Want a Brighter, Nuclear-Free Future in South Africa

Blog entry by Monica Davies | September 22, 2011

One might wonder what 25 adults are doing, shoulder to shoulder, outside the front gate of a government department at 7:30 on a morning that reveals summer to still be a good few weeks away. I don’t wonder - I’ve been learning about...

Nuclear Delusions

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | July 8, 2011

Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own. Why nuclear power is not a solution to our energy...

Italian People Vote "YES" to a Nuclear-Free Future – SA Must do the Same!

Blog entry by Rianne Teule and Michael Baillie | June 14, 2011

Led by Berlusconi, Italy can be a strange place. But amidst the madness comes a little sanity. This week, Italians were asked to vote on the use of nuclear energy, and almost 95% were in favour of a nuclear-free future! It's...

Nuclear Crisis in Japan Worsens and Effects Depend on Wind

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 15, 2011

Record high levels of radiation have now been found near the Fukushima 1, nuclear facility following explosions at its number 1, 2, 3 and 4 units. And radiation 9 times the background levels have been found near Tokyo. A critical ...

Nuclear Power – Why Not?

Blog entry by Dr. Rianne Teule | January 13, 2011

The most common question asked when I’m at a party and someone finds out I work for Greenpeace is: “What about nuclear energy?” Most people don’t want to know about blocking whaling ships in an inflatable, or whether I recently...

Putting the Energy [R]evolution into Practice

Blog entry by Melita Steele | June 1, 2011

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...

Nuclear is not the Answer: Earthlife Africa Protest outside Eskom Buildings, JHB

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | March 17, 2011

I just got back from a very exciting (and loud) protest outside the Eskom buildings in central Johannesburg. The protest, organised by Earthlife Africa , comes as the South African government is in the process of planning how the...

AREVA confirms Greenpeace’s alarming radiation findings in Niger

Blog entry by elaine.hill | January 6, 2010

It’s just over a month since Greenpeace announced it had found high radiation contamination levels in the streets of Akokan close to French nuclear company AREVA’s uranium mines in Niger . Today, we’re able...

What is an Energy [R]evolution?

Blog entry by Michael Baillie, Melita Steele | May 25, 2011

'The Advanced Energy [R]evolution' is a detailed and practical blueprint for cutting carbon emissions, replacing fossil fuels and nuclear power with renewable energy, and growing the economy. It is one of the most comprehensive...

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