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  • Tar Sands

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 12 November, 2007 at 12:02

    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 crude"

    "The oil sands ... Read more >

  • Surprise visit to the World Energy Congress

    Blogpost by Andrew - 11 November, 2007 at 22:51 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 for larger photo.] W... Read more >

  • Answering the call about the iPhone protest that never was

    Blogpost by tom - 9 November, 2007 at 17:18 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 protest at iPhone launch... Read more >

  • Wind power catching up to nukes in Germany

    Blogpost by brianfit - 9 November, 2007 at 10:20

    Today's mailbag contains a couple of encouraging reports from the field: Read more >

    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 broken, under mainte...
  • Palm oil: Cooking the Climate

    Blogpost by Andrew - 8 November, 2007 at 21:47


    [ 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 and the United States... Read more >

  • Return to Energyville

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 8 November, 2007 at 11:17 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 you choose to spend on energ... Read more >

  • Greening Energyville

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 7 November, 2007 at 13:42 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 company simulation c... Read more >

  • State of Independence

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 6 November, 2007 at 18:11 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 hands it's goin... Read more >

  • Oxfam warns about biofuels

    Blogpost by Andrew - 5 November, 2007 at 17:31 5 comments

    From the Oxfam website: Read more >

    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 pose more threats tha...
  • California commissions 300 MW solar plant

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 5 November, 2007 at 16:37 1 comment

    Tech journal the Register reports that California has commissioned a 300 MW solar plant.

    Solar power is one of the most obvious solutions to growing power demands in many o... Read more >

  • Ken Livingstone on Climate Change

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 5 November, 2007 at 15:47

    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 drive these solution... Read more >

  • From the BBC today:

    Most people say they are ready to make personal sacrifices to address climate change, according to a BBC poll of 22,000 people in 21 countries.

    Four out of five people say they are prepared to change their lifestyle, even in the US a... Read more >

  • Swedish petrol giant ditches deforestation bio-diesel

    Blogpost by tom - 31 October, 2007 at 15:28 3 comments

    Protest at OKQ8 headquarters

    Swedish petrol giant OKQ8 has ditched plans to use palm oil in their new biodiesel Eco20. We are opposed to palm oil production, which destroys native rainforest, often by burning, to make way for massive palm plantations.

    OKQ8 was the first oil compan... Read more >

  • Indonesia - save the peat bogs!

    Blogpost by Andrew - 30 October, 2007 at 22:24 2 comments

    In Indonesia, peat swamp forests are being destoryed to make way for palm oil plantations. First the trees are cleared or burned, then the swamp is drained and the peat decomposes. Huge amounts of global warming gas are emitted in the process and th... Read more >

  • Should we be eating Skippy to solve climate change?

    Blogpost by Richard - 30 October, 2007 at 19:37 4 comments

    To eat Skippy or not to eat Skippy, that seems to be the question. But of course, it wasn't the question we were interested in at all. Not sure what i'm talking about? Well, it is a simple story about kangaroos, climate change and what Greenpeace said... Read more >

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