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Backdoor talks to keep coal powering NZ an absolute disgrace

Press release | January 25, 2016 at 13:01

The electricity companies conducting a behind-the-scenes fight to keep New Zealand’s last coal-fired power plant at Huntly alive are an “absolute disgrace”, says Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman.

Global renewable energy growth outstrips dirty alternatives

Press release | June 24, 2011 at 10:28

Auckland, June 24 2011: A new report by Greenpeace International shows that since the 1990s, installations of wind and solar grew faster than any other power plant technology [1]. Together with the rest of the global expansion of sources of...

Get a Use Me More Badge

Page | January 20, 2012 at 23:20

In South Africa, we have some of the best renewable energy resources in the world. Sadly, they have been largely overlooked by government. The Sun and Wind are practically begging to be used more!

Genesis “about to face the climate fight of 2016” following revelations it will keep...

Press release | April 28, 2016 at 10:40

This morning it’s been revealed that Genesis Energy will be keeping the coal burners on at New Zealand’s last coal-fired power station until at least 2022, despite promising to turn them off by 2018.

The Future is Here: New Jobs, New Prosperity and a New Clean Economy

Publication | February 11, 2013 at 4:00

The World is witnessing a historic, global shift in the way we power our homes our businesses and our economies. Climate change is here. How we respond is the only question that remains.

New Zealand Energy Sector Could Power Multi-Billion Dollar Economic Boost and Create...

Press release | February 11, 2013 at 6:53

New Zealand’s energy sector could give the economy a multi-billion dollar boost and create tens of thousands of new jobs, according to a report released today.

The Silent Energy [R]evolution

Publication | June 23, 2011 at 18:54

A new analysis of the global power plant market launched by Greenpeace International shows that since the 1990s, installations of wind and solar grew faster than any other power plant technology. In addition, renewable energy expanded rapidly, to...

Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook

Publication | June 7, 2010 at 0:00

A global energy scenario paints a picture of our common future – the picture depicts how the future could unfold. Energy scenarios send important messages on alternative futures to decision makers in political, financial, industrial sectors as...

AT A GLANCE: Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook

Publication | June 7, 2010 at 0:00

A global energy scenario paints a picture of our common future – the picture depicts how the future could unfold. Energy scenarios send important messages on alternative futures to decision makers in political, financial, industrial sectors as...

BRIEF: Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook

Publication | June 7, 2010 at 0:00

A sustainable world energy outlook - a blueprint for a global renewable energy future.

Greenpeace global energy blueprint shows alternative vision

Press release | June 8, 2010 at 0:00

Governments investing in a greener future have the potential to massively cut global carbon emissions and create millions of jobs but New Zealand risks missing this opportunity, says Greenpeace.

Thank god that’s over; now back to the climate…

Press release | September 10, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace is calling on political parties to outline their future plans for tackling climate change, now the emissions trading scheme (ETS) has been passed into law.

Energy [R]evolution Report FAQ

Publication | June 7, 2010 at 0:00

Frequently Asked Questions for the Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook Report

Everyone’s a winner, except the fossil fuel industry

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | September 17, 2014

Overnight, while most of us were sleeping (and some of us were trying to soothe a teething baby) two new reports were released. One fills me with hope and the other with dismay. The first, a new report " Better Growth, Better Climate...

COP21: shows the end of fossil fuels is near, we must speed its coming

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 13, 2015

The wheel of climate action turns slowly, but in Paris it has turned. There’s much in this deal that frustrates and disappoints me, but it still puts the fossil fuel industry squarely on the wrong side of history. Parts of ...

Billions up in smoke

Feature story | May 21, 2009 at 6:09

Greenpeace beamed messages such as "Billions up in smoke" and "Time to Evolve" onto a cooling tower at Loy Yang A Power Station in Victoria's La Trobe Valley.

Facebook update: Renewable energy now

Feature story | February 21, 2010 at 19:51

Facebook recently announced it will build a massive data centre in Oregon, U.S., packed full of the latest energy efficient computers to serve the hundreds of millions of friends connecting on their near-addictive social networking website. But...

Greenpeace occupies proposed Philippine coal station site (Updated)

Feature story | June 16, 2008 at 1:28

Following the recent Target Climate tour of New Zealand Greenpeace activists from various countries along with crew from the Rainbow Warrior, and members of Responsible Ilonggos for Sustainable Energy (RISE) have established a "climate defenders...

Greenpeace report finds CCS is unproven, risky and expensive

Feature story | May 7, 2008 at 6:24

As the seventh annual Carbon Capture & Sequestration conference gets underway in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Greenpeace has launched 'False Hope' - a report critically examining the status and promise of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

New Zealand’s climate change stance shameful

Feature story | September 3, 2007 at 0:00

After officials from 158 countries meeting in Vienna agreed the next steps for negotiating phase two of Kyoto, the world now turns its gaze southward towards the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Sydney to see if some of the...

The energy [r]evolution starts here

Feature story | January 25, 2007 at 0:00

Tackling dangerous climate change is the biggest challenge facing us all. Fortunately there is an answer to this challenge. Our report: 'energy [r]evolution', details how to halve global CO2 emissions by 2050, using existing technology and still...

Future Investment - Energy

Publication | August 1, 2007 at 23:30

This report shows that investment in renewables pays off quite quickly due to massive savings in fuel costs. In fact, a 'business as usual' mix in the world global power generation sector would result in 10 times higher fuel costs, when compared...

World’s top climate scientists give us hope for a better future IF we act now

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | September 30, 2013

Thirty crew members of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise are  in prison in Russia,  because they took peaceful action against oil drilling in the Arctic, intending to change the grim future we are constructing for ourselves and the...

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...

7 solar wonders of the world

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbajal and Helena Meresman | October 28, 2014

Solar energy is clean, reliable, abundant and an affordable alternative to fossil fuels - but not only that, solar is also cool. Check out our selection of the most amazing solar plants from all around the globe. 1. The sunflower...

Government caught with hidden pollution budget blowout

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 20, 2015

The bean counters at the Treasury have warned government that failing to reduce pollution in New Zealand could cost the taxpayer an eye watering, economy wrecking $52 billion. And John Key’s government want to keep the public in the...

Amazon gets serious on wind power

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | July 17, 2015

Amazon.com  announced  this week that it would purchase its electricity from a new 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina, the largest wind farm in the entire southeastern United States. The deal confirms two things: First, that...

Fossil fuels fall to clean energy

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | August 18, 2015

There are two exciting, important and rapid shifts happening right now in the way our energy is generated. The first shift is away from polluting fossil fuel power stations, and towards renewable energy. The other is a transfer from...

As King coal belches its last breath, it’s time to go solar

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 8, 2015

Today, Solid Energy announced that the closure of Huntly’s dirty coal fired boilers will result in more job losses in the coal industry. As the world moves away from polluting power like coal, the pain of this shift is now being felt...

The insane plan to expand the world’s biggest nuclear plant

Blog entry by Daul Jang | October 14, 2015

Over 3 million people live within 30 km of what is set to become the largest nuclear power plant in South Korea and the world. So why is the government expanding nuclear and locking out safe, clean renewables? Two inflatables...

5 reasons why the world needs a moratorium on new coal mines

Blog entry by Leanne Minshull | April 21, 2016

Only four months ago, the world recognised the need to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees C. The Paris climate agreement signalled the end of the era of fossil fuels, particularly coal, the dirtiest source of power. But...

John Key is the last man standing as another oil rat prepares to jump ship

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | August 23, 2016

The revelation that Shell has advised its investment bank to offload its $1 billion New Zealand portfolio is another big nail in the coffin of the Government’s petroleum agenda. The Prime Minister has been jumping up and down for...

We will win – despite Trump

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | November 21, 2016

I am hopeful and determined today. The first ever truly global agreement to fight climate change, the Paris Agreement, is having its first ever formal meeting. I have been working towards this moment for decades. This is no normal...

Obama and Lula need to bail out the Amazon

Feature story | March 15, 2009 at 20:57

Today President Obama will be meeting President Lula of Brazil for the first time and saving the economy will be at the top of their agenda. But they need to add a new item: Saving the Earth. Twenty percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions...

100 days to save the climate

Feature story | August 29, 2009 at 0:00

There are 100 days remaining until the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, where urgent action is needed by world leaders in order to save our climate.

Doomsday clock inches forward with climate change

Feature story | January 17, 2007 at 22:37

Weather of Mass Destruction has officially joined Weapons of Mass Destruction in threatening to wreak irrevocable damage on the earth.

A rainbow from Machu Picchu to Düsseldorf

Blog entry by Sven Teske | December 2, 2014

Peru! What comes to mind when you think of Peru? Right! The mysterious Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, which attract and inspire so many people from around the world, and still have scientists puzzling over their origin. Last night,...

Bold and beautiful solar projects from around the world

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | July 24, 2015

China is building its largest solar plant covering 6,301 acres in the Gobi desert  and with capacity to provide electricity to 1 million households! This is just another record breaker for China. But there's good reason. In a ...

Could 2016 be the year we break free from coal?

Blog entry by Kelly Mitchell | January 18, 2016

We’ve barely entered 2016, but China and the US –  the world’s largest coal producers –  have already embarked on sweeping changes to cut out coal. Could 2016 be the year we break free from this dirty fossil fuel? It’s...

Solar is changing lives in Brazil. Here’s how.

Blog entry by Rebecca Field | February 9, 2016

Around the world, solar power is transforming communities and changing lives. From India to Canada, this clean and abundant energy source is creating jobs, providing clean water and powering schools. In Brazil, the solar...

Coal is not LOL: 10 Reasons to Shut Huntly Coal

Blog entry by Kamal Sunker | March 23, 2016

New Zealand’s last remaining coal fired power station, Huntly, was due to be shut in 2018. But after colluding with other power companies in closed-door meetings, Huntly’s owner, Genesis Energy, is reconsidering those plans. We say...

How India’s capital switched on the sun

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar and Madhulika Varma | June 13, 2016

Today in Delhi we are celebrating something big! Usually in May and June Delhiites complain of scorching heat and how we are cursed with bad weather, water shortages and power blackouts. The same is true for other big crowded metro...

TedX: The Energy [R]evolution

Video | March 1, 2011 at 8:15

Tzeporah Berman, co-head of the climate and energy campaign at Greenpeace International, gives a TedX talk about the solution to our current and future energy needs.

Happy Birthday, Facebook!

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | February 7, 2011

According to its own page , Facebook is celebrating its 7th birthday today. Seven years-old! Isn't that, like, half the age of Facebook's founder? Just teasing, Mark. Facebook's stats page gives us an idea of just how far the...

A big win for people power

Blog entry by Nick Young | July 20, 2010

Lucy Lawless heads the March Against Mining Today the Government announced a complete u-turn on plans to mine New Zealand's best conservation land. There will be no mining in Schedule 4 land or any national parks now or in the...

Absurdity, urgency and the battle for our future

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | December 7, 2012

My head is in Doha, but my body is not. My inbox is overflowing even more than usual, as rumors picked up in the vast corridors of the Qatar Convention Centre are spread around electronically. The acronyms alone make it easy to make...

Fifty-three reactors down, one to go: Japan may have a nuclear-free summer

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | March 27, 2012

Japan is almost completely free of nuclear power now, after the shutdown on March 26, 2012 of the Number 6 reactor at the country’s Kashiwasaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. No nuclear reactors are now operational on the Japanese...

A Solar Promise

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | July 12, 2011

This week, as the nation batons down the hatches to shield itself from the ravages of winter’s fury, there is a ray of sunshine piercing the grey and blustery vista. And where else but from than the solar capital of Aotearoa – Nelson.

The word is out: The Future of Energy is Renewable

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | May 11, 2011

Listen up, energy sceptics – today’s report from the IPCC has found that not only will renewable energy provide most of the world’s energy needs by 2050, it’s going to have an indispensable role in mitigating catastrophic climate...

Facebook hits 500 million mark

Blog entry by nick | July 23, 2010

It’s official: an eye-watering 500 million people are now using Facebook. But as the social networking site celebrates this latest milestone, another one is in the making: almost half a million of its users have joined one of our...

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