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Our weblogs from around the world. Making Waves covers general Greenpeace and environmental news, Nuclear Reaction spotlights the nuclear industry, and from Greenpeace UK, the Energydesk, reporting on Energy and Climate issues.

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Oil company loses ad ruling

Blog entry by Andrew | 12 November, 2007

Can an oil company really get away with saying something as ridiculous as, "Heating with oil: for more climate protection"? No you can't. Not today anyway. Today we won a ruling against the Swiss Oil Association. We pointed out the...

Accidents will happen

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 12 November, 2007

Last weekend there were two oil spills. One took place in the Black Sea, where a Russian tanker split in two, releasing 2000 tonnes of oil . The other took place in the San Francisco Bay, where 58 000 gallons of oil were spilled ...

Tar Sands

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 12 November, 2007

An excellent piece about what getting oil from tar sands really means. Some highlights "The extraction of the oil requires heat, and thus the burning of vast amounts of natural gas - effectively one barrel of gas to extract two of...

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...

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