2011 Climate and Energy Press Releases

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Global Head of Greenpeace Kumi Naidoo Faces Jail For Scaling Arctic Oil Rig

Press release | 2011-06-17 at 16:45

The International Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, has entered an exclusion zone to scale a controversial Arctic oil rig 120km off the coast of Greenland. He is now demanding that the rig’s master orders an immediate halt to...

Greenpeace, KFEM call for shutdown of 33-year old Kori nuclear reactor

Press release | 2011-06-17 at 16:39

Greenpeace and the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement (KFEM) today called for the immediate closure of Korea's oldest nuclear reactor, the Kori 1, citing citizen concerns about its safety. The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior sailed...

Statement from Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo at Tokyo Press...

Press release | 2011-06-09 at 16:45

Greenpeace International Executive Director Dr Kumi Naidoo today unveiled a sample of contaminated soil (1) from a Fukushima playground at a Tokyo press conference, criticising the Japanese government’s response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...

Greenpeace Calls for CLP Shareholders to Reject “High Risk, No Gain” Nuclear

Press release | 2011-05-12 at 14:46

Greenpeace set up a ‘gambling table’ with the message “Nuclear Energy: High Risk, No Gain” at the China Light and Power shareholders meeting today at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The group condemns the electricity company’s reckless...

Over 460 citizens joined Greenpeace rally to demand the government drop nuclear...

Press release | 2011-04-25 at 8:00

Around 460 citizens joined a Greenpeace rally today to demand that the Hong Kong SAR government immediately stop their plan to expand nuclear by 2020.

Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior to conduct radiation monitoring of sea life in Japan

Press release | 2011-04-21 at 8:00

Greenpeace today announced that its flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, has departed Taiwan for Japan to conduct contamination tests on seawater and marine life in the area surrounding the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai Exposed to Toxic Coal Ash via Sandstorms

Press release | 2011-04-13 at 8:00

Dust is not the only makeup of China’s infamous sandstorms, which also contain toxic pollutants from coal combustion, according to a new Greenpeace report, The True Cost of Coal – Coal Dust Storms: Toxic Wind. Sandstorms can disperse coal ash –...

Hong Kong holds Candlelight Vigil for Victims in Japan

Press release | 2011-03-21 at 10:00

Over 500 Hong Kong citizens, legislators and social groups joined Greenpeace’s Candlelight Vigil in Central Statue Square tonight to offer condolences and support for the victims of the massive earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan. ...

Greenpeace Welcomes China’s Decision to Suspend Approval for Nuclear Power Plants

Press release | 2011-03-17 at 18:57

After an executive meeting yesterday on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor crisis following Japan’s 9.0-magnitute earthquake and massive tsunami, China’s State Council has announced that it will readjust and amend China’s mid- and long-term...

Greenpeace Responds to Japan Nuclear Radiation Release

Press release | 2011-03-12 at 10:00

Releasing any amount of radiation into the atmosphere risks the health of people in the surrounding area. The fact that the Fukushima nuclear power plant is leaking, or has been forced to deliberately release, contaminated gases from the reactor...

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