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Dispatch from the front-line against dirty coal in Europe

Blog entry by Gregor Kessler | 16 September, 2013 17 comments

Today 40 Greenpeace activists in Germany chained themselves to a railway line to block coal shipments to one of Europe’s most polluting power plants. The plant is run by the Swedish state-owned energy giant, Vattenfall, burning...

Greenpeace occupies Prunerov II Coal Plant labelling it a “Global Shame”

Press release | 22 March, 2010 at 11:33

Twelve Greenpeace activists today climbed the 300 metre high chimney of the Prunerov II coal-fired power station to hang a banner denouncing it as a ‘Global Shame’ today. The action follows the forced resignation of the Czech environment...

Could 2016 be the year we break free from coal?

Blog entry by Kelly Mitchell | 16 January, 2016 2 comments

We've barely entered 2016, but China and the US the world's largest coal producers have already embarked on sweeping changes to cut out coal. Could 2016 be the year we break free from this dirty fossil fuel? It's the centuries...

How coal is deepening the water crisis in India

Blog entry by Subrata Biswas | 22 March, 2016 1 comment

New Greenpeace International  research released today , on World Water Day, finds that coal power plants around the world consume enough freshwater to sustain one billion people. One photographer in India documented the impacts on...

Greedy coal company is forcing farmers to crawl to get to their land

Blog entry by Aghnia Fasza or Tides | 13 May, 2016

In Batang Regency, on the north coast of Central Java, one of Indonesia's largest coal companies have made themselves at home… right in the middle of land owned by local farmers. How are they able to get away with this? Batang...

Thirsty coal poses risk to India's farmers

Feature story | 7 August, 2012 at 12:00

Farmers in India's Vidarbha region are struggling with drought and limited access to irrigation while plans by India's government to build 71 new coal-fired power plants will place an extra strain on water resources.

Poles back renewables and climate action despite Tusk government’s total support of coal

Press release | 12 November, 2013 at 10:12

Warsaw, 12 November 2013 - A poll published today by the Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS) [1] showed that 89% of Polish citizens are in favour of increasing renewable energy production in Poland. As many as 73% want the Polish government to...

Greenpeace activists protest World Coal Summit hosted alongside UN climate talks

Press release | 18 November, 2013 at 7:53

Warsaw, 18 November 2013 – Greenpeace activists from over 20 countries today protested on the roof of the Ministry of Economics against the World Coal Summit, hosted by the Polish Deputy Prime Minister and running concurrently with the UN climate...

Reaction to UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki-Moon and Poland PM Donald Tusk speeches at COP19

Press release | 19 November, 2013 at 17:06

Warsaw, 19 November 2013 – In response to statements made today by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and Polish Prime Minster, Donald Tusk, at the UN Climate Change Negotiations in Warsaw, Maciek Muskat, Director of Greenpeace Poland, addressing...

World’s biggest coal company Shenhua to stop exploiting groundwater in China

Press release | 8 April, 2014 at 11:12

Beijing, 8 April 2014 – The Shenhua Group, the world's biggest coal producer by volume, is to stop extracting groundwater for their flagship coal-to-liquid project in Inner Mongolia’s Ordos - an area struggling with severe water shortages...

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