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Winds of change report

Publication | July 2, 2002 at 0:00

A report exploring New Zealand's phenomenal wind resource and options to drive renewable energy development.

Fossil fuels and climate change: The carbon logic

Publication | September 6, 2002 at 0:00

The Carbon Logic Report shows the implications for fossil fuel use in the form of a 'carbon budget' over the next century if the global commuity is to prevent dangerous climate change. It is demonstrated that it is only possible to burn a small...

Windforce 12

Publication | May 28, 2003 at 0:00

A blueprint to achieve 12% of the world's electricity from wind power by 2020

New Zealand weather map

Publication | July 8, 2003 at 0:00

Wind map of New Zealandshowing mean wind speed (m/s) and mean wind density (W/m2) produce from the meteorological model TAPM for the surface (10m) and (50m) for the years 2001 – 2002 (NIWA, 2003).

A Greenpeace activist hangs on the side of a shipment of coal

Image | August 21, 2003 at 1:00

A Greenpeace activist hangs on the side of the 'Almar' which was bringing a shipment of coal into the Port of Tauranga.

Greenpeace activist Adam Shore hangs from the side of the ship Atermon

Image | August 21, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activist Adam Shore hangs from the side of the ship Atermon, in a protest to stop the unloading of coal from Indonesia to be burnt at the Huntly power station.

Climate change impacts in New Zealand

Publication | September 3, 2003 at 0:00

Climate change is the most serious environmental problem facing the planet. It is happening now and the effects are being felt in New Zealand. Climate change impacts include changes to rainfall patterns, more extreme weather events like flooding...

Climate change – the evidence

Publication | September 3, 2003 at 0:00

For more than a century, people have relied on fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas for their transport, heating and electricity generation. Now worldwide people and the environment are experiencing the consequences. Global warming is the most...

The state of the cryosphere: What the ice is telling us

Publication | November 28, 2003 at 0:00

The cryosphere comprises all the frozen water and soil on the surface of the Earth. The book from Cambridge University Press, "Mass Balance of the Cryosphere", to be published in January 2004, focuses on two key components of this sensitive...

Dirty old coal has no place in a sustainable energy future

Publication | February 27, 2004 at 0:00

Despised and romanticised, inspirer of poetry and politics for generations men and women have eked out a hard living hauling coal from beneath the ground to be burned in the furnaces of industry and peoples homes.

A viable global framework for preventing dangerous climate change

Publication | March 19, 2004 at 0:00

CAN Discussion Paper COP9, Milan, Italy - Includes CAN position paper on adequacy of commitments: Preventing dangerous climate change

Prime Minister Helen Clark speaks before the nuclear free Tasman flotilla heads out...

Image | August 9, 2004 at 1:00

Prime Minister Helen Clark speaks before the nuclear free Tasman flotilla heads out to sea where they will meet up with other Greenpeace boats to protest over Plutonium being shipped through the Pacific Ocean.

Henk Haazen leading the nuclear free Tasman flotilla out to sea

Image | August 9, 2004 at 1:00

Henk Haazen at the helm of Tiama, leading the nuclear free Tasman flotilla out to sea where they will meet up with other Greenpeace boats to protest over plutonium being shipped through the Pacific Ocean.

Helen Clark takes a look at the Greenpeace flotilla before they head out to sea

Image | August 9, 2004 at 1:00

Prime Minister Helen Clark takes a look at the Greenpeace flotilla before they head out to sea where they will meet up with other Greenpeace boats to protest over Plutonium being shipped through the Pacific Ocean.

500 Northland residents march in protest

Image | February 20, 2005 at 0:00

500 Northland residents march in protest against Might River Power's proposal to turn the mothballed Marsden B power station in Ruakaka into a coal fired power station.

Greenpeace submission opposing Marsden B

Publication | February 28, 2005 at 0:00

Greenpeace NZ's submission opposing Might River Power's application to convert marsden B into a new coal fired power station.

Press

Hub | March 31, 2005 at 20:19

Clean coal technology briefing paper

Publication | April 3, 2005 at 0:00

What is clean coal? Coal is a highly polluting energy source. From mine to sky, it contaminates every step of the way. From acid drainage from coal mines polluting rivers and streams, to the release of cancer-causing dioxins and other toxins when...

Marsden B – A bad idea

Publication | April 29, 2005 at 0:00

Mighty River Power, a Government owned power company, has applied to build New Zealand’s first major coal fired power station in over 25 years. If built, it would be only the second station of its kind in the country (the first is Huntly, in the...

Marsden B Myths and Facts

Publication | April 29, 2005 at 0:00

Victory! The Marsden B coal fired power station proposal has been scrapped...read more

The environmental impacts of coal

Publication | May 1, 2005 at 0:00

Coal is the dirtiest of all fuels. From mining to coal cleaning, from transportation to electricity generation to disposal, coal releases numerous toxic pollutants into the air, water and land. These disrupt ecosystems and endanger human health.

Evidence on resource consent for Marsden B - Greg Miller

Publication | July 25, 2005 at 0:00

Evidence given by Greg Miller NZ on the applications by Mighty River Power Ltd for resource consents to repower Marsden B Power Station with coal in relation to the Resource Management Act 1991.

Marsden B Legal Submissions

Publication | July 26, 2005 at 0:00

Greenpeace New Zealand made submissions on the proposal by Mighty River Power Ltd (MRP) to repower Marsden B power station using coal. These oral submissions are made in support of its original submission, and are also made on submitters who also...

Greenpeace submission against Marsden B

Publication | July 26, 2005 at 0:00

Opening Submissions of Counsel for Greenpeace New Zealand on applications by Mighty River Power Ltd for Resource Consents to Repower Marsden B Power Station with Coal

Addendum to evidence on resource consent for Marsden B - Greg Miller

Publication | July 26, 2005 at 0:00

Addendum to evidence given by Greg Miller on the applications by Mighty River Power Ltd for resource consents to repower Marsden B Power Station with coal in relation to the Resource Management Act 1991.

Evidence on resource consent for Marsden B - Shelley Anderson

Publication | July 26, 2005 at 0:00

Evidence given by Shelley Anderson on the applications by Mighty River Power Ltd for resource consents to repower Marsden B Power Station with coal in relation to the Resource Management Act 1991.

Addendum to evidence on resource consent for Marsden B - Shelley Anderson

Publication | July 26, 2005 at 0:00

Evidence given by Shelley Anderson on the applications by Mighty River Power Ltd for resource consents to repower Marsden B Power Station with coal in relation to the Resource Management Act 1991.

Evidence on resource consent for Marsden B - Prof Ralph Sims

Publication | July 26, 2005 at 0:00

Evidence given by Professor Ralf Sims on the applications by Mighty River Power Ltd for resource consents to repower Marsden B Power Station with coal in relation to the Resource Management Act 1991.

Evidence on resource consent for Marsden B - Phyllis Fox

Publication | July 26, 2005 at 0:00

Evidence given by Phyllis Fox on the applications by Mighty River Power Ltd for resource consents to repower Marsden B Power Station with coal in relation to the Resource Management Act 1991.

Evidence on resource consent for Marsden B - Vanessa Atkinson

Publication | July 26, 2005 at 0:00

Evidence given by Vanessa Atkinson of Greenpeace NZ on the applications by Mighty River Power Ltd for resource consents to repower Marsden B Power Station with coal in relation to the Resource Management Act 1991.

Winning on climate change - tipping the scales

Feature story | September 14, 2005 at 0:00

Burning fossil fuels like petrol, coal and gas produces greenhouse gases which, cause global warming which, in turn, leads to climate change. This is the concensus of the global scientific community.

Greenpeace notice of appeal on Marsden B to the Environment Court

Publication | October 17, 2005 at 0:00

Greenpeace notice of appeal on Marsden B to the Environment Court

Climate change and agriculture in New Zealand

Publication | November 2, 2005 at 0:00

Climate change is the most serious environmental problem facing the planet and the sector that will suffer the most is agriculture. Even now, effects are being felt in New Zealand and globally, but its only a taste of things to come. Impacts...

Glaciers

Page | March 16, 2006 at 22:27

Glaciers are more than just magnificent landscapes of ice and snow. Around the world they act as frozen reservoirs providing water for billions of people, as well as animals and plants.

Habitat loss

Page | March 16, 2006 at 22:31

Health, food and water

Page | March 16, 2006 at 22:32

Extreme weather

Page | March 16, 2006 at 22:43

There is strong evidence that extreme weather events - such as hurricanes, floods, droughts and heat waves - are increasing because of climate change. In fact, the Financial Initiative of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) recently calculated...

Ocean circulation

Page | March 16, 2006 at 22:44

The water in our world's oceans is always moving - pulled by tides, blown by waves, and slowly circulating around the globe by the force of the Great Ocean Conveyor Belt (aka thermohaline circulation). The Conveyor is powered by differences is...

Climate voices

Page | March 16, 2006 at 22:45

The real meaning of climate change can not be fully grasped from scientific charts and equations alone; one needs to hear the stories of those who are living through it, grappling with its implications, and struggling to find ways to halt it.

Conference on Disarmament

Page | April 11, 2006 at 0:07

The Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva now includes 66 states. It was established in 1979 as the world's sole multilateral disarmament negotiating forum and successfully negotiated the Chemical Weapons Convention (1992) and the...

The GA First Committee

Page | April 11, 2006 at 0:08

The problems of the world are too numerous to be discussed by the whole General Assembly of the United Nations. Therefore, the global agenda is divided into to six groups or clusters, which are discussed in six Main Committees. The First...

Say no to war and yes to peace

Hub | April 11, 2006 at 0:08

Climate change is real

Feature story | April 27, 2006 at 0:00

In his recent article 'The Greenhouse delusion' (Dom 24/4/06), Vincent Gray questioned the science of climate change. He declares that New Zealand has been treated to propaganda that increasing greenhouse gases are harming the climate.

Sea level rise

Page | June 7, 2006 at 0:53

"The Maldives is one of the small states. We are not in a position to change the course of events in the world. But what you do or do not do here will greatly influence the fate of my people. It can also change the course of world history." -...

Listen to your commissioner for the environment

Press release | July 24, 2006 at 0:00

Greenpeace calls on the Government to heed the recommendations from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and to intervene immediately and stop a proposal for a coal fired burning power station - Marsden B.

Global Wind Energy Outlook

Publication | September 20, 2006 at 0:00

The global status of wind power, drivers for wind energy, the world's wind resources and grid integration. the environmental impacts of wind power, the global wind energy outlook scenario and energy policy...

Stern look at global warming

Feature story | October 30, 2006 at 0:00

A report commissioned by the British government reveals that, if we don't act on global warming, it could cost the world $9 trillion and cause a downturn like the Great Depression.

Climate change talk on Heatwave FM

Image | November 3, 2006 at 0:00

Heatwave FM DJs Steve Abel and Bomber Bradbury talk about climate change on the Global Day of Action, November 2006.

Climate rescue radio atop Marsden B

Feature story | November 4, 2006 at 0:00

UPDATE: Due to relentless campaigning by lots of different people, Mighty River Power's Marsden B coal fired power station proposal was abandoned in March 2007.

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