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Enel trying to silence Greenpeace Italy to hide deadly coal habit

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 28 June, 2012

The biggest coal user in Italy is trying to silence Greenpeace Italy for telling Italians the company’s coal plant emissions kill 366 people a year — about one person every day. This kind of attack isn’t new. Big, rich companies...

We took it direct to their offices

Blog entry by Leila Deen, Greenpeace International | 18 April, 2012 10 comments

Today we took the ‘How Clean is your Cloud’ challenge directly to Apple, Amazon and Microsoft, the three companies which need to switch from dirty coal to clean, renewable power. This challenge follows yesterday’s launch of our 'How...

Quit Coal: clean renewable fuels NOW!

Blog entry by Ruben | 29 April, 2010

Originally posted by Lisa on April 6, 2010 5:17 PM The dirty coal industry keeps trying to convince us that they aren't all that bad but you only have to switch on the news to see the truth... Over the Easter weekend a...

Google shows off its data centers, powered increasingly by clean energy

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 19 October, 2012 2 comments

Ever wondered what the Internet looks like? If so, you’re in luck: Google has drawn back the curtains of its data centers, the facilities that compute and store all of our gmail, youtube videos, and searches. [Photo: Google’s...

Apple wins U.S. EPA award for helping to lead the clean energy revolution in North...

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 26 September, 2013 2 comments

Apple won a Green Power Leadership award today from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its use of renewable energy to power its business, especially its data center in North Carolina, the building where Apple stores your...

Australian coal: a recipe for climate disaster

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 18 September, 2012 4 comments

Everything about the Galilee Basin in Australia is epic. Its name, its size and sparse beauty as well as the enormous amount of coal buried just under the soil and the scale of mining being proposed to dig it up. But eclipsing all...

The hidden water cost of South Africa’s coal addiction

Blog entry by Melita Steele | 26 June, 2012 1 comment

It’s a little known fact that South Africa has some of the best quality water in the world – for those who have access to it, and can afford to pay for it. But the country is facing a looming water conflict, and coal is right in the...

Coal: The Dirty Truth, a view from COP17

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | 30 November, 2011 2 comments

Burning coal is driving climate change – and Africa’s people are on the frontline. So, as the continent’s largest CO2 emitter, and the 12th largest in the world, South Africa is a major player on the global polluter’s stage. More...

Does Apple’s commitment to a 'coal free' iCloud have a passport?

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 18 December, 2012 3 comments

Apple promised in May – thanks in part to pressure from its customers and Greenpeace supporters – that all of its data centres would become “coal-free” and powered by 100% renewable energy. However, rumours are circulating about a...

New York Times shines spotlight on the internet’s impact on the environment

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 24 September, 2012

On Sunday, the New York Times launched a new series called “The Cloud Factories” that examines the massive data centers that store the data that makes up the internet, and the effects they have on the environment. The series kicked...

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