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Financing the energy of the future

Blog entry by JulietteH | 11 August, 2010

This is the second entry in a series about fossil fuels subsidies and renewable energy feed in tariffs ( the first entry is here ). Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner Tobias Boßmann looks at the difference between the two - and...

Ask Facebook to ♥ Renewable Energy! 24 hours left in our photo contest.

Blog entry by Anna Keenan | 15 February, 2011 6 comments

Wow! Only four days since we launched our photo-petition-competition and already we have over 500 creative entries calling on Facebook to Unfriend Coal ! View all the images – and vote by clicking ‘like’ for your favourites – by...

Bright sunshiny day

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 21 October, 2010 3 comments

João Talocchi, Greenpeace International climate campaigner, writes about the global push for an Energy [R]evolution! Talk about a global day for climate action! As the sun light started to shine on the Pacific Ocean this morning,...

Save the Climate - Quit Coal in Iloilo, Philippines

Blog entry by Mareike | 14 June, 2008

Do you remember the movie “The day after tomorrow” ? When I watched it a shudder ran through me and I felt helpless with this dooms day atmosphere in relation to Climate Change. Entering the climate defenders camp this morning here in...

Nuclear News: Iran to start final test run of Bushehr nuclear power plant

Blog entry by Justin | 6 October, 2009 1 comment

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Iran to start final test run of Bushehr nuclear power plant ’MOSCOW, October 5 (RIA Novosti) - The final test run of Iran's first nuclear power plant will begin within the next...

The puppet masters in Czech Republic

Blog entry by Ruben | 29 April, 2010 1 comment

Originally posted by Juliette on April 23, 2010 10:16 AM Or, "Really, who needs a Climate department in an Environment Ministry?" A few weeks ago, I wondered what became of democracy when a utility company becomes powerful...

Happy Birthday, Facebook!

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 4 February, 2011 1 comment

According to its own page , Facebook is celebrating its 7th birthday today. Seven years-old! Isn't that, like, half the age of Facebook's founder? Just teasing, Mark. Facebook's stats page gives us an idea of just how far the...

Facebook hits 500 million mark

Blog entry by dkramb | 22 July, 2010 3 comments

It’s official: an eye-watering 500 million people are now using Facebook. But as the social networking site celebrates this latest milestone, another one is in the making: almost half a million of its users have joined one of our...

Time for Greece to give up its dirty habit

Blog entry by Jess | 2 October, 2008 1 comment

Greenpeace activists used 200 floating crosses to symbolise the threat of the a new coal fired power plant to the already endangered Gulf of Korinth. The protest around the Antikyra Bay village is part of the Quit Coal tour. ...

In coal hell

Blog entry by Mareike | 15 July, 2008 1 comment

I was standing at the bow of the Rainbow Warrior filming. I could hear my heart beating. The first daylight made its way through the clouds and the nose of a tug boat was only meters away from my lens. We will hit it, I thought. ...

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind

Blog entry by Mareike | 7 July, 2008 3 comments

Although this song reminds me of dreamy hippies, here in Southern Thailand it is reality. The Rainbow Warrior has arrived in Thailand and was greeted by traditional Thai dancers. My heart beat faster when the ship came into port. I...

In the eye of the storm – or the effects of burning coal

Blog entry by Mareike | 24 June, 2008 5 comments

What an end to our Quit Coal ship tour in the Philippines… After talking about the effects of Climate Change on the Philippines for several weeks, I experienced them first hand with “Frank” or internationally better known as Typhoon...

From the climate defenders camp to the the funders of coal

Blog entry by Mareike | 18 June, 2008 1 comment

Sorry but my last entry didn’t show up on the website (internet doesn't always work on the ship). So I give you again an overview of the last days. When the sun rose on Monday morning I climbed into one of the inflatables from the...

Facing the pro coal villagers

Blog entry by Mareike | 15 June, 2008 4 comments

Have you ever been surrounded by 20 people shouting at you in a language you don’t understand? Quite scary. Yesterday in the early hours of the evening the pro coal chief of the village next to our camp had organized his relatives to...

Climate activists locked up for weekend

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 12 October, 2007

The world really is a messed up place sometimes. Today, six Greenpeace climate activists in India were denied bail; they are spending the weekend in jail. The ruling happened at pretty much the same time as Al Gore and the IPCC jointly...

Second coal terminal shut down in Australia

Blog entry by Lisa | 5 August, 2009

We've ramped up our action on export coal as leaders meet for the Pacific Islands Forum in Cairns . At 6.30am this morning, Greenpeace activists shut down coal loading at Hay Point Coal Terminal in Mackay, Queensland – one of the...

Carbon capture and the violation of domestic peace

Blog entry by Lisa | 24 November, 2008 3 comments

I have just been released from a police station in Konin after taking part in an action today. I am back at our camp now - inside the dome - trying to make my frozen fingers move so I can tell you about it. This morning, 22 of us...

A day in the life of coal

Blog entry by Lisa | 20 November, 2008

Gene Hashmi, at the Climate Rescue Station, has documented a day in the life of coal in Poland. Some pretty shocking stuff! Click on each image in the slideshow for the story behind it.

Roadkill and breathtaking idiocy

Blog entry by Lisa | 13 November, 2008

The Climate Rescue Station was built by Greenpeace volunteers and activists who worked constantly over 4 days to get it up and running Gene Hashmi is the Communications Director for Greenpeace in India. He is currently at our...

Warme[r] welcome

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 9 December, 2007

By Sven, Renewable Energy campaigner When I arrived at the harbour to join the media boat heading out to watch the Rainbow Warrior flotilla, it was already pretty busy. Journalists registering at our desk, cameramen carrying heavy...

Nuclear News: Moscow Will Fund Bulgarian Power Plant

Blog entry by Justin | 14 December, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Moscow Will Fund Bulgarian Power Plant ‘Moscow is prepared to fund most of the construction of a 4 billion euro ($6 billion) nuclear power plant at Belene in Bulgaria, Energy...

Nuclear News: Toxic waste trickles toward New Mexico's water sources

Blog entry by Justin | 2 November, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Toxic waste trickles toward New Mexico's water sources ‘Radioactive debris has been found in canyons that drain into the Rio Grande, but officials at the Los Alamos National...

Nuclear waste dumping: the historical precedents aren’t good

Blog entry by Justin | 20 October, 2009

The UK government is to allow nuclear reactor operators to dump low level nuclear waste in ordinary refuse landfill sites accessible by the public . The move comes as part of an attempt to reduce the massive costs of decommissioning...

Nuclear News: Environmental campaigners say Scotland turning into the world’s...

Blog entry by Justin | 12 October, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Environmental campaigners have accused the SNP of turning Scotland into the world’s ‘nuclear dustbin’. ’The allegations come as the Sunday Herald today uncovers how more than 600...

Nuclear News: Berlin warns nuclear industry

Blog entry by Justin | 7 October, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Berlin warns nuclear industry ’BERLIN, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The German nuclear industry is expecting a revival for their power source, but not so fast, warns the new German government.

Greenpeace UK: Government knocks the wind out of renewables

Blog entry by Justin | 29 April, 2009 1 comment

Two breaking stories this morning neatly illustrate the flawed logic which still lurks at the heart of UK energy policy. First up is that German energy utility RWE's bid to build a new nuclear plant near Kirksanton in Cumbria will mean...

Nuclear energy news for October 20 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 20 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: AFP: China to help Pakistan build two more nuclear plants ‘Energy-hungry Pakistan said on Saturday that China had agreed to help it build two more nuclear power...

The Cordillera mayors and Bataan: a victory for local opposition?

Blog entry by Justin | 11 August, 2008 1 comment

You might remember us profiling the Philippine nuclear power station in Bataan , which took eight years and $2.3 billion to build, 32 years to pay off, and never produced a single watt of electricity. The Philippine government are...

Fallout from August 8 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 8 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Sify News: NSG to meet twice to decide Indian waiver ‘The 45-member Nuclear Suppliers Group is likely to have two meetings — one on August 21 and another in early...

Fallout from August 6 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 6 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Stuff: NZ heading to nuke clash with India ‘New Zealand's hardline anti-nuclear policy is threatening to create a diplomatic storm with India. Wellington later...

Greenpeace UK: Whitehall farce explodes over nuclear clean-up and clean energy...

Blog entry by Justin | 28 July, 2008

‘Well, what do you know? Another news story has broken which demonstrates that the UK's nuclear industry is not the robust, well-managed machine our ministers would have us believe. The government has sneaked out a report assessing the...

Youth Voice Day inside Bella Center!

Blog entry by nidhi | 6 January, 2010 1 comment

December 10 2009 - Our three brave climate heroes went to China Delegation Office area to invite Chinese climate ambassador to our Climate Rescue Station. However the ambassador wasn’t there, our heroes’ courage has made them...

Climate Rescue Station In Thailand

Blog entry by nidhi | 30 October, 2009

Last weekend, Our Thai Solar Generation youth activists started the first stage of "Climate Rescue Station" at Kangkarjarn Riverside Scout Camp in Petchaburee province, Thailand. The rescue station is part of the international Tck Tck...

Sunset and Success of the Solar Festival

Blog entry by Woon | 4 December, 2007

Sunday 2 Dec 2007 by Woon SG-Thailand The first thing for this morning was registering ourselves at the UNFCCC. In no time we received our identity card for the conference. Outside the registration camp, the giant thermometer was...

The Facebook-Coal Saga Continues

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 12 November, 2010 3 comments

In response to Facebook’s announcement that it is breaking ground on a new data center near Forest City, North Carolina, Greenpeace energy campaigner Gary Cook issued the following statement: “Greenpeace and over half a million...

Journey to the center of the Earth

Blog entry by Andrew | 24 November, 2008

Just found this update from Lisa in my in box. It's her first look at the climate rescue station (perched beside a coal mine in Poland). I have arrived at the Climate Rescue Station! Sadly - Gene went home to India today. He's such a...

When Jozwin met Jharia

Blog entry by Lisa | 20 November, 2008

Gene, at the Climate Rescue Station, compares the coal mining industry in Poland to what he has seen in his home country - India. On the streets of Amsterdam, on the off chance that you're paying any attention to the pavement, you...

The state of debate in Slovakia‘s nuclear paradise

Blog entry by Justin | 6 October, 2009

Slovakia is a country that claims some of the highest popularity for its nuclear power plants in Europe. That‘s certainly true among its political leaders, who are such dedicated fans of nuclear reactors that they are ready to break...

Fallout from August 11 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 11 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Reuters: EDF finalises deal to run two China nuclear plants ‘EDF, the world's biggest single producer of nuclear energy, signed a formal agreement on Sunday to...

The nuclear ‘renaissance’: who benefits?

Blog entry by Justin | 8 August, 2008

We’ve noted before the industry spin that refers to the push for new nuclear power stations as a nuclear ‘renaissance’. The original Renaissance saw a huge transformation in art, philosophy, politics and society as whole. It was the...

Facebook Should Announce Clean Energy Plan

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 5 April, 2011 5 comments

Facebook is rounding up the press for an announcement at its headquarters on Thursday. Vague on the details, the company has invited much speculation about what’s to come. The invitation offers “a behind-the-scenes look at the...

2,500 activists call for clean energy

Blog entry by Jess | 3 March, 2009 1 comment

An estimated 2,500 activists made their voices heard at the Capitol Climate Action, the largest act of civil disobedience about global warming in American history. James Hansen, Vandana Shiva, Wendell Berry, Robert Kennedy, Jr. were...

Community power against coal

Blog entry by Mareike | 10 July, 2008 1 comment

I cannot describe my feeling other than I am absolutely overwhelmed. The Rainbow Warrior sailed to the province of Prachuab Kiri Khan (PKK), home to one of the strongest community oppositions against coal in Thailand. A fleet of over...

Climate killers' conference

Blog entry by MartinB | 4 June, 2007 1 comment

Sureerut Taechusakul (Ning) is a community leader from Thailand’s Prachuap Khiri Khan (PKK) Province. Ning has been spearheading the fight against dirty coal plants in Thailand and is in Bali with a Greenpeace team, to be a thorn in...

Kimono girls make a difference

Blog entry by MartinB | 7 May, 2007

Each 5th of May, Japan celebrates Children’s Day, or more specifically Boy’s Day. But this May 5th, 6 women from different sides of the world braved discomfort and made a stand to make a change. The 6 women were Solar Generation...

ADB - Honour Kyoto!

Blog entry by MartinB | 4 May, 2007

So, back at the Kyoto International Conference Centre. I, Athena, Greenpeace International’s Asia climate campaigner, was here in December 1997. I was one of many, negotiating a historic agreement: The Kyoto Protocol . It still is...

Another deadline, another milestone, another lurch up the curve...

Blog entry by Lisa | 2 February, 2010 6 comments

Another update from our "Post-Copenhagen" climate campaigner - Paul Horsman: It is 21 years since the first scientific assessment of climate change was published; 18 years since the Rio Earth Summit at which the UN Framework...

Act now - Change the future

Blog entry by Juliette | 13 January, 2010 2 comments

In early December, ads showed up in Copenhagen airport warning world leaders about what would happen if they failed in Copenhagen. Back then, we hoped these ads would prove to be completely false and that a great deal would be agreed...

Solar Generation at the Climate Rescue Station

Blog entry by Lisa | 10 December, 2008

Three young delegates in Poznan, from our Solar Generation team, have written about their experiences in Poznan and visiting the Climate Rescue Station in Konin (from left to right in the image above: Andrea, Leah and Asia) By Leah,...

Konin coalition against coal

Blog entry by Lisa | 18 November, 2008

Our team at the Climate Rescue Station joined 400 local people in Konin Poland to protest against a massive open coal mine.

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