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Will the “Carbon Monoxide Man” End Finland’s Reliance on Coal?

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 23 October, 2012

In a surprise announcement, the Finnish Minister Jyri Häkämies, in charge of revising the country’s Climate and Energy Strategy, announced an ambition to completely phase out coal-fired energy production by 2025, outdoing Denmark’s...

Eskom is burning South Africa’s water to produce electricity

Blog entry by Melita Steele | 19 October, 2012 2 comments

Water is the foundation of life: we’re unable to survive without it. But the problem is that water is scarce, and this country is running out of it. More than 98% of South Africa’s water has already been allocated, and this...

Deaths and energy technologies

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | 15 April, 2011 22 comments

In the debate about nuclear power, some people argue that the number of fatalities that can be attributed to the coal or gas industry is much higher than fatalities caused by nuclear power – and conclude that this argument successfully...

China’s wind power production increased more than coal power did for first time ever

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 21 March, 2013

Originally posted by  Think Progress  Amid all the news about coal and pollution problems in China you might have missed this one: According to  new statistics  from the China Electricity Council, China’s wind power production...

President Obama, consider this your 'Need-to-Do' list

Blog entry by Swati Jangle | 22 January, 2013 8 comments

US President Barack Obama finally broke his 'climate silence' with strong remarks about the climate change threat during his inauguration speech on Monday. That’s good. And it's about time. For years we have watched the warnings...

Government hypocrisy risks pushing climate past point of no return

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 22 January, 2013 5 comments

Devastating storms and lives lost, houses destroyed, sweltering heat waves, menacing bushfires, plunging winter temperatures, droughts, floods and even snowstorms in the desert: this is the reality of our weather – it's not a forecast...

Absurdity, urgency and the battle for our future

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 6 December, 2012

My head is in Doha, but my body is not. My inbox is overflowing even more than usual, as rumors picked up in the vast corridors of the Qatar Convention Centre are spread around electronically. The acronyms alone make it easy to make...

Greenpeace supporters set world record for most Facebook comments

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 14 April, 2011 5 comments

We just set a world record for the most comments on a single Facebook post in one day! Our supporters posted no less than 80,000 comments in at least eleven languages on our Facebook Unfriend Coal page in the past 24 hours. ...

Massive coal expansion in China means water scarcity for many

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 14 August, 2012 3 comments

China’s huge thirst for energy is going to increase the scarcity of water already threatening people in western China and Inner Mongolia. A planned major expansion of coal mines, coal-fired electricity plants and coal-based chemical...

Coal mining poses threat to India’s Royal Bengal Tiger

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 1 August, 2012 14 comments

Like India's failing electricity grid system, the Royal Bengal Tiger, the national animal of India, is in serious trouble. And it won’t take much trouble to undermine the long-term future of this magnificent, but endangered, species...

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