WHAT ARE WE DOING?

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Three organisations have joined forces today to put Eskom under new management. Together, groundWork, and Earthlife Africa JHB, and Greenpeace Africa have installed a new Eskom CEO, a new Stakeholder Engagement Director, and new Spokesperson.

Eskom needs new management because it continues to fail the people of this country, prioritising coal power to the exclusion of every other option. Coal-fired power stations damage people's health, use staggering amounts of scarce water, accelerate climate change, and do not deliver affordable, accessible electricity to all South Africans.

So from today Eskom is putting people first by:
  • Ending South Africa’s addiction to coal and investing in renewable energy instead
  • Providing sustainable jobs
  • Averting a water crisis in South Africa
  • Providing affordable electricity access for all
  • Making sure the people of this country do not suffer the health impacts associated with coal-fired power stations and coal mines
 

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The latest updates

 

The Dirty Dozen in Durban

Image gallery | December 5, 2011

Greenpeace Occupies Global Business Day Conference

Feature story | December 4, 2011 at 12:54

Seven Greenpeace climbers who peacefully occupied the World Business Council on Sustainable Development conference were arrested during an attempt to hang a banner demanding “Listen to the People, not the Polluters”.

COP17, Where are we now?

Blog entry by Ferrial Adams | December 2, 2011

It’s mid-way through COP17 and the big question on everyone’s minds is “how is it all going?” Usually after a week of talks it’s possible to assess the possible outcomes of the talks. However, there seems to be rather slow progress on...

Coal: The Dirty Truth, a view from COP17

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | November 30, 2011

Burning coal is driving climate change – and Africa’s people are on the frontline. So, as the continent’s largest CO2 emitter, and the 12th largest in the world, South Africa is a major player on the global polluter’s stage. More than...

Amazon Trees March in Durban for Climate Justice

Image | November 29, 2011 at 12:06

Greenpeace activists at the COP 17 in Durban, South Africa call on President Dilma Rousseff to “Save the Amazon, Stop the chainsaws.” A bill proposing a complete overhaul of the current Forest Code in Brazil, first issued in 1934, was approved...

Occupying COP17

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | November 28, 2011

As the official COP17 climate negotiations got underway in Durban this morning , a radically different meeting was taking shape on a grassy mound just outside the main conference venue, sandwiched between three busy roads. The...

Durban Climate Talks: SA Must Show Leadership

Feature story | November 27, 2011 at 12:14

On the eve of the latest round of climate talks in Durban, Greenpeace declares that it is time for our Governments to listen to the people, and not the polluters.

Eskom's Major Humiliation

Feature story | November 9, 2011 at 11:36

On Monday Greenpeace activists peacefully protested against the construction of Kusile coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga. They did this by chaining themselves to the front gate, and also accessing a crane on the site, scaling it, and...

Top 10: Pics from Kusile Action

Image gallery | November 9, 2011

What Coal Costs The Citizens Of South Africa

Blog entry by Monica Davies | October 31, 2011

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...

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