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

 

Eskom: Clean Up Your Act!

Feature story | June 27, 2011 at 5:45

Greenpeace Africa activists used three dumper trucks to unload five tonnes of coal in front of the Eskom Megawatt Park offices, effectively blocking one of the entrances to the building with the coal.

Global Head Of Greenpeace Kumi Naidoo Faces Jail for Scaling Arctic Oil Rig

Feature story | June 17, 2011 at 12:17

South African Kumi Naidoo, who is also our International Executive Director, has entered an exclusion zone and scaled a controversial Arctic oil rig 120km off the coast of Greenland.

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...

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...

Germany: Nuclear Phase-Out by 2022

Feature story | May 30, 2011 at 14:31

The German government's plans for the immediate closure of eight nuclear plants is a very important step towards ending nuclear power globally. However delaying the closure of the remaining nine plants is both dangerous and unnecessary.

A place for 'fracking' in our future?

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | May 26, 2011

>> For an update on the fracking situation in South Africa, click here . Yesterday I went to two meetings. The first made me really excited about the where South Africa could be. The second was a completely different experience.

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...

The Advanced Energy [R]evolution

Feature story | May 24, 2011 at 14:54

South Africa can create around 150 000 new jobs in the energy sector in the next 20 years, and at the same time safeguard against catastrophic climate change -- according to Greenpeace's new 'Advanced Energy [R]evolution' report.

Israel Steps-Up to Get Facebook Off Coal

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | May 19, 2011

People from countries around the world have been very excited to get involved with our campaign to Facebook off coal, and onto renewable energies. The latest (very 'hip') instalment to the campaign comes out of Israel, where one...

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