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Japan Announces Nuclear Phase-Out by 2030

Feature story | September 15, 2012 at 9:08

Japan’s announcement that it is committing to phase out nuclear energy by 2030 and increase renewable energy by 30% is very welcome news – and another wake-up call for the South African government.

The True Cost of Coal

Feature story | October 26, 2011 at 12:20

Catastrophic climate change and uncontrollable debt are burdens South Africans will have to bear for their government’s addiction to coal. On top of the escalating construction costs for Kusile, the monstrous coal-fired power plant, the country...

Nuclear Delusions

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | July 8, 2011

Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own. Why nuclear power is not a solution to our energy...

Govt Announces SA Energy Plan for Next 20 Years

Feature story | March 30, 2011 at 9:36

According to the Policy Adjusted Integrated Resource Plan 2010 (IRP2010), just released, the country's energy mix will include 9,600MW of nuclear power, and two of the biggest coal-fired power stations in the world (Medupi and Kusile) -- Not good!

Facebook 'Unfriend' Coal TV ad

Video | March 29, 2011 at 9:59

This is our new TV ad message to Facebook, and this week it will run on TV in Facebook's home town in California, where hundreds of Facebook staff will see your demand for change.

Nuclear Energy isn't Needed

Feature story | March 23, 2011 at 9:11

Greenpeace Executive Director Kumi Naidoo wrote the following opinion piece for the New York Times/International Herald Tribune.

Nuclear is not the Answer: Earthlife Africa Protest outside Eskom Buildings, JHB

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | March 17, 2011

I just got back from a very exciting (and loud) protest outside the Eskom buildings in central Johannesburg. The protest, organised by Earthlife Africa , comes as the South African government is in the process of planning how the...

China Suspends Approval for Nuclear Power Plants

Feature story | March 17, 2011 at 9:56

Following an executive meeting yesterday to discuss the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor crisis, China’s State Council has announced that it will re-adjust and amend China’s mid- and long-term development plan for nuclear power.

Zuma misses opportunity to be visionary

Feature story | February 11, 2011 at 13:14

Although President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address rightly focussed on the urgent need for job creation and energy security in South Africa, he failed to see how renewable energy has an important role to play in fulfilling both goals.

Zuma: Go renewable, create more jobs

Feature story | February 9, 2011 at 15:12

As President Zuma prepares for his State of the Nation Address tomorrow, we urge him to put South Africa on track for a clean and sustainable energy future, thus providing a huge number of new jobs, as part of his move to declare 2011 the year of...

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