Oily activists demand a stop to deep sea drilling

Greenpeace backs EU energy Commissioner’s call for a moratorium on offshore drilling.

Oil-smudged Greenpeace activists await the arrival of 18 CEOs from some of the world’s biggest oil companies for a meeting with the European Commission in Brussels.

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Greenpeace campaigners inside VW's showroom model

Image | January 12, 2012 at 0:00

While VW might make one or two self-styled green cars, these are nothing more than PR for the bigger vehicles it is flooding the market with.

Vulnerable Arctic

Image | January 12, 2012 at 0:00

VW's position will further encourage drilling for oil in fragile environments like the Arctic.

Looking ahead

Image | January 12, 2012 at 0:00

Greenpeace argues carmakers can and should develop car fleets that on average emit no more than 80g/km by 2020. A further target of 60g by 2025 should be set when the EU reviews fuel efficiency laws this year.

Darth greets ACEA boss

Image | January 12, 2012 at 0:00

Darth Vader interrupts a speech by Ivan Hodac, Secretary General of car lobby ACEA, to congratulate him on his hard work on Earth. ACEA opposes better fuel efficiency standards.

Stormtrooper works the crowd

Image | January 12, 2012 at 0:00

A stormtrooper hands out flyers explaining Darth's intervention to a relieved crowd.

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