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Wind - directly to the consumer

Image | 29 January, 2009 at 12:30

While it might seem less evident for wind than solar, local production of power with wind turbines is also possible. Here, a winery in Australia is powered by a single wind turbine - in fact, it produces 200% of their needs.

Amazon Cattle Footprint, Mato Grosso: State of Destruction

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 9:08

These Greenpeace maps show that cattle ranching is the primary driver of deforestation in the Amazon state of Mato Grosso.

Original Vegetation in the State of Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 0:00

Original vegetation in the state of Mato Grosso. 185, 587km² (an area twice the size of Hungary) of the once lush rainforest in the state of Mato Grosso has so far been destroyed, primarily because of cattle expansion.

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 0:00

This map shows the extent of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.

Nuclear News: UK nuclear plant 'quake ban' lifted

Blog entry by Justin | 28 January, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: BBC News: Nuclear plant 'quake ban' lifted ‘An outright ban on locating new nuclear power stations in areas of the UK which are susceptible to earthquakes has been lifted by the...

Greenpeace condemns Iceland's new whaling quota as a "shameless stunt"

Press release | 28 January, 2009 at 14:09

If the new interim Icelandic government allows the new whaling quota introduced by the outgoing Fisheries Minister to stand, it will mean dire consequences for legitimate trade and tourism that is needed to help Iceland's economy. Whaling...

US, Swiss companies win ‘world's worst’ award at Davos

Press release | 28 January, 2009 at 0:00

Today, on the first day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, US gold mining giant Newmont Mining and Swiss utility Bernische Kraftwerke (BKW) won the Bern Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland’s fifth Public Eye Awards for blatantly...

Ensuring the insuring

Blog entry by Justin | 27 January, 2009

Did you know you can't insure nuclear reactors and their decommissioning processes? The commercial insurance companies just won't touch them. The costs of cleaning up a major nuclear accident are so huge they would bankrupt any company...

Nuclear News for January 27th 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 27 January, 2009

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: International Herald Tribune: Siemens pulls out of nuclear venture with Areva ‘Siemens, the German engineering company, withdrew late Monday from a joint venture...

Save the Planet: NOW stops in Belém

Blog entry by Jess | 27 January, 2009

The Arctic Sunrise arrived in Belém, Brazil as part of the Save the Planet: NOW about a week ago. Our first open boat was a success despite the heavy rain during some parts of Sunday: more than 2,500 supporters visited the ship during...

Obama opens the door for states to cut emissions

Blog entry by Jess | 27 January, 2009 4 comments

Yesterday, President Obama granted California and 13 other states a waiver to set strict vehicle emissions standards on their own. The administration is actually going to let states move forward and pass emission standards that might...

Greenpeace calls for Obama to assert authority and replace officials

Press release | 27 January, 2009 at 16:44

Just days after the inauguration of President Obama, appointees from the Bush administration who are still in place are already attempting to undermine his foreign policy on whaling.

Gordon Brown’s nuclear fantasyland

Blog entry by Justin | 26 January, 2009

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown demonstrated the strength of his green credentials late last week when he took a helicopter to the Sellafield nuclear plant in the north of the country . Because nothing shows you care for the...

Greenpeace Canada: Renewable Power Blocked by Nuclear in Ontario

Blog entry by Justin | 26 January, 2009

Energy Minister George Smitherman is making another good news announcement today on the government’s support for wind power. What Minister Smitherman won’t mention is that he’s capped the development of green energy to make space for...

Nuclear News for January 26th 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 26 January, 2009

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Daily News Online: 20 companies to explore uranium deposits ‘Tanzania: The government has contracted 20 companies to explore uranium deposits that could be used in...

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