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Our weblogs from around the world. Making waves covers general Greenpeace and environmental news. Nuclear reaction spotlights the nuclear industry, Cool IT provides updates from our IT industry climate campaign, and the Climate rescue weblog focuses on all things climate.

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Surprise visit to the World Energy Congress

Blog entry by Andrew | 11 November, 2007 1 comment

[ Copyright: Greenpeace/Michelangelo Gisone ] I work at Greenpeace and even so sometimes I've got to ask, "How did they do that?" This is the stage of the World Energy Conference (held by the World Energy Congress), in Rome. [ Click...

Answering the call about the iPhone protest that never was

Blog entry by tom | 9 November, 2007 1 comment

Now anyone who follows technology news knows the Apple rumour phenomenon well. Sometimes they are true, occasionally they have some basis in fact but more often they are completely made up . This week there was a "Greenpeace to...

Wind power catching up to nukes in Germany

Blog entry by brianfit | 9 November, 2007

Today's mailbag contains a couple of encouraging reports from the field: Last Wednesday we had pretty good wind conditions in Germany. Due to the fact that just 12 out of 17 german nuclear reactors were running (the rest are either...

Palm oil: Cooking the Climate

Blog entry by Andrew | 8 November, 2007

[ A forest is seen through smoke, days after being burnt down along the Kapuas River in Indonesia. (Photographer: Natalie Behring.) ] According to recent estimates Indonesia is the third largest greenhouse gas emitter after China...

Return to Energyville

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 8 November, 2007 2 comments

The more I look at Chevron's Energyville game the more I think it's a fantastic example of oil industry greenwashing. Here are some of the things that really stand out for me. Business as usual In the game no matter how much...

Greening Energyville

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 7 November, 2007 1 comment

I've just settled down to play Chevron's new climate simulation game 'EnergyVille'. It's a bit like Sim City, you get given a city of 3.9 million virtual people, and you have to power it. Join me, as I discover just how far an oil...

State of Independence

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 6 November, 2007 2 comments

Greenpeace doesn't take any government or corporate money. Period. It's something we don't always explain clearly enough, and some of our supporters quite reasonably ask us why we don't just take the money - after all, once it's in our...

Oxfam warns about biofuels

Blog entry by Andrew | 5 November, 2007 5 comments

From the Oxfam website : Biofuels may offer the potential to reduce poverty by increasing jobs and markets for small farmers, and by providing cheap renewable energy for local use, but the huge plantations emerging to supply the EU...

California commissions 300 MW solar plant

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 5 November, 2007 1 comment

Tech journal the Register reports that California has commissioned a 300 MW solar plant. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/03/california_300_megawatt_soloar_facility/ Solar power is one of the most obvious solutions to growing...

Ken Livingstone on Climate Change

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 5 November, 2007

Speaking at the Guardian's summit on Climate Change Ken Livingstone describes what some of the world's biggest cities are doing to combat climate change. It's heartening to see how the leaders of individual cities are going out to...

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