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GM oilseed rape setback in Europe

Feature story | February 2, 2004 at 0:00

In a great victory for all of us concerned about the planting of genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe, the Belgian government today refused permission to grow GM oilseed rape (known elsewhere as canola) in Europe. The EU-wide application...

How many windmills does it take to stop a coal power plant?

Feature story | November 7, 2008 at 0:00

More than 80 activists occupied the site of E.ON's proposed coal fired power-plant in Antwerp Harbour – setting up over four thousand tiny windmills and painting the message "Flanders Quit Coal" on the tarmac.

New climate impacts report from IPCC

Feature story | April 6, 2007 at 0:00

The new report was agreed after almost a week of negotiations, at the end of a tense 24-hour marathon session which became increasingly political. The second of a series of four to be released throughout 2007, this report documents the...

Fact not fiction: Renewable energy is safer than nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | May 23, 2013 17 comments

Take a look at what Jan Bens, chief of Belgium's nuclear watchdog FANC, had to say about wind turbines the other day: "The harbour of Antwerp is being filled with windmills, and the chemical industry is next to it. If there is an...

Phasing out, cracking up and shutting down – a bad week for nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | September 14, 2012 27 comments

Historic news that Japan will phase out nuclear power has rounded off yet another terrible week for the global nuclear industry. Japan's decision to end its reliance on nuclear power by the 2030s means it will join countries such...

Greenpeace uses 4000 windmills to call on Belgium and E.ON to quit coal

Press release | November 7, 2008 at 9:41

More than 80 activists placed thousands of windmills with the message to “Quit Coal” at the site of E.ON’s proposed coal fired power-plant in Antwerp Harbour. The action illustrates the choice facing Flemish authorities: authorise the...

IPCC AR4 briefing

Publication | March 31, 2007 at 0:00

In February 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the first of a series of reports which will make up the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). “Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis”, assesses the current...

A north sea electricity grid [R]evolution

Publication | May 6, 2009 at 10:54

Electricity output of interconnected offshore wind power.A vision of offshore wind power integration.

Two more steps towards removing the hazard of nuclear energy from Europe

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | November 4, 2011

(This post is by Lauri Myllyvirta, energy campaigner for Greenpeace International) The movement by European countries to phase out nuclear power just got stronger. Two new, major blows hit the nuclear industry in Europe in the past...

The lengths illegal wood will travel

Blog entry by Danielle Van Oijen | July 2, 2013 1 comment

Look around and check if you see any wood surfacing. It might be a cupboard in your kitchen, your chair, or the desk you are reading this on. Then chances are you see tropical veneer. There is also a chance that the wood for that...

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