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Quit Coal

Topic | 26 February, 2009 at 10:06

Water impacts

Background | 21 March, 2014 at 11:53

Coal is one of the most-water intensive methods of generating electricity. A typical coal plant withdraws enough water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every three and a half minutes. The International Energy Agency says that global water...

Silent Killers

Publication | 11 June, 2013 at 23:00

32,000 life years would be robbed every year if the coal-fired power plants currently under construction or in planning go into operation. This loss of life is entirely unnecessary, as renewable energy and the latest cutting-edge energy-efficient...

Facebook

Topic | 28 April, 2010 at 20:00

After 20 months of mobilizing, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has today announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. This is the campaign timeline.

Greenpeace reveals Chinese state coal company's ruthless water grab

Press release | 23 July, 2013 at 5:00

Beijing, 23 July 2013 – A state-owned Chinese coal company is overexploiting groundwater and illegally dumping toxic industrial wastewater, highlighting the need to curb the country's burgeoning coal industry, Greenpeace East Asia has revealed.

Point of No Return in pictures

Feature story | 22 January, 2013 at 14:00

The world is quickly reaching a point of no return for preventing the worst impacts of climate change. Continuing on the current course will make it difficult, if not impossible, to prevent the widespread and catastrophic impacts of climate...

China coal data indicates consumption fell in 2014, shows peak coal achievable

Press release | 26 January, 2015 at 14:56

Beijing, 26 January 2015 – For the first time this century, China’s coal consumption appears to have fallen in 2014, according to a new projection from China National Coal Association [1] and recent economic and energy related statistics. Coal...

A Brief History of Europe's Energy Troubles

Feature story | 25 June, 2014 at 11:00

The Ukraine crisis currently shows just how dependent Europe is, especially on Russian oil and gas. The EU spent a total of EUR 421 billion on energy imports in 2012.

Exposed: Coal mining at the source of China's Yellow River

Feature story | 7 August, 2014 at 3:00

An investigation by Greenpeace China has revealed opencast coal mining is taking place on a remote alpine plateau in the foothills of China’s Qilian mountains.

Stockholm Water Week 2014: 'energy and water'

Background | 3 September, 2014 at 9:50

Global water consumption by the power sector is growing and is expected to more than double by 2035, with coal projects accounting for 50% of increased water use.

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