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Shell's Arctic albatross

Blog entry by James Turner | January 31, 2014

God save thee, ancient Mariner! From the fiends, that plague thee thus! Why look'st thou so?' 'With my cross-bow I shot the Albatross.' Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1798 A little over ten...

Which part of Obama's State of the Union speech was written by the oil industry? [QUIZ]

Blog entry by Jesse Coleman | February 3, 2014

Test your BS meter with this one question quiz: Which part of Obama’s State of the Union was written by the oil industry? a) “America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades” b) “natural gas – if extracted...

Subsidy-free solar takes off in Spain

Blog entry by Jose Luis Garcia | February 5, 2014

Solar energy is clean, local, job-intensive, easy to install, quick to deploy, simple to maintain... but expensive. That used to be the mantra that solar promoters had to bear over the years, and it seemed an effective reason to keep...

The World's Largest Solar Plant

Blog entry by Daniel Schreiber | February 17, 2014

Photo credit: Brightsource Energy In the heart of the Californian Mojave desert, the world’s largest solar plant officially opened last week. The  Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System  is a project conceived by Google, NRG...

The Christchurch Floods

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | March 6, 2014

Today, our thoughts go out to the people of Christchurch who are once again waking up to another natural disaster. As the true extent of the damage becomes apparent, many neighbourhoods will be pulling together to overcome the severe...

Anadarko springs a leak and spills the beans - it’s time to throw in the Stetson

Blog entry by John Dunford | March 12, 2014

With Texan cowboy, deep sea drillers Anadarko you have to expect a few leaks here and there - they were one of the companies behind the largest ever oil spill at sea after all. The news this morning from their operation off Otago...

The European Parliament backs our vision for an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Neil Hamilton | March 13, 2014

Tonight I’ll sleep well, knowing that there is finally something happening within the international community about protecting the Arctic. It’s not going to change things overnight, but it’s very positive, and something that our...

Is there a future for Greenland without Arctic oil?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | March 17, 2014

For the past four years I've been visiting the beautiful country of Greenland, trying to prevent dangerous oil drilling that would cause havoc to the unique and fragile wildlife and nature here. But ever since I started working in...

NZ Govt energy policy: fiscal idiocy and atmospheric self-harm

Blog entry by Rosalind Atkinson | April 2, 2014

As the IPPC report predicts dire consequences for New Zealand, our politicians talk only about ‘adaptation’ to Climate Change while carving up NZ for more fossil fuel exploration and maintaining an 'all of the above' approach to energy...

Indigenous people of Komi decide to kick Lukoil out of their lands

Blog entry by Greenpeace Feature Desk | April 4, 2014

Residents from 13 different villages in the Izhma district of Komi region gathered at a public meeting to discuss recent environmental problems caused by Lukoil, the primary oil company operating in this subarctic area. The result of...

The unquenchable thirst of an expanding coal industry

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 8, 2014

Article originally published in  the Guardian. An oasis is a body of  water,  ringed by greenery and beyond that, a lifeless, endless landscape that coughs up dust and sand whenever the wind touches it. It is a globally understood...

How Germany is revolutionising its energy system. And who's standing in the way.

Blog entry by Karsten Smid | April 10, 2014

As the UN climate panel meets in Berlin this week to finalise its report on options for combating climate change, here's how Germany is rising to the challenge. Rapidly reduce your reliance on coal? AND phase out nuclear power at...

Why the world's biggest coal company has backed down

Blog entry by Deng Ping and Harri Lammi | April 10, 2014

Last year, Greenpeace decided to do something we had never done before during our 13 years of work in China: target and confront a state owned coal company. And not just any company. The biggest and boldest, a Chinese government...

Dear fossil fuel industry - it's over

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler and Kaisa Kosonen | April 14, 2014

It's been a long week here in Berlin, with experts and government officials finalising urgently awaited conclusions from the United Nations climate change panel about the  solutions to climate change . Now they’re done and  the message...

Greenpeace ship to encounter the first shipment of Arctic oil

Blog entry by Jason Schwartz | May 1, 2014

The  rumors   are true , Greenpeace has sent the Rainbow Warrior III to find the Mikhail Ulyanov, a Russian oil tanker carrying a shipment from the first rig to ever extract oil from the Arctic. That rig, called Prirazlomnaya, is...

Taking action, in freedom to #SaveTheArctic

Blog entry by Faiza Oulahsen | May 2, 2014

Today is the day. The very first barrels of Arctic oil have found their way to my home country. Gazprom, Russia’s biggest energy company, has shipped the first tanker with crude oil from the Arctic to the Rotterdam harbor, the...

The perilous space between an oil tanker and a harbour

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | May 2, 2014

This morning, one of the busiest harbours in the world was the backdrop for a citizen action to do what governments are seemingly unable or unwilling to; reject arctic oil drilling and stand up to the single-minded and ecologically...

After the final no there comes a yes...

Blog entry by Pat Lerner | May 10, 2014

... and on that yes the future world depends.[1] I'm just back from spending a whirlwind 48 hours in  Abu Dhabi  where more than a thousand people, including 70 Ministers and numerous business leaders gathered to prepare for the UN...

Is the Green Party banking on an oily future?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 14, 2014

Yesterday, the Green Party launched a pre-budget policy … “as a first step in accelerating New Zealand's transition to a smarter greener economy” …but from what we’ve seen so far, there a few glaring issues with how they propose to get...

A frosty reception for John Key’s budget from a surprise guest…

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 16, 2014

If you go down to the concrete jungle today, you’re sure to get a surprise. If you’re in town to cut some deals, you’ll never believe your eyes. For there’s a bear who shouldn’t be there. Because she’s losing her home in the Arctic.

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