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A look at the coal plants behind the iCloud

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 8 May, 2012

How does Apple’s $1billion iDataCenter in Maiden, North Carolina draw its power? Apple is sending millions of dollars a year to Duke Energy , one of the few utilities in the US that is still building coal plants.   By making a...

Taking a stand for tigers and against coal mining in India

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 24 November, 2011 6 comments

Our addiction to coal is not only causing a global climate crisis, it has also more direct and local devastating impacts. Greenpeace India recently organized a fact finding mission by Indian wildlife experts Praveen Bhargav (Wildlife...

Apple’s clean energy plans still cloudy despite coal-free pledge

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 12 July, 2012

Apple’s clean energy plans still cloudy despite coal-free pledge Apple’s clean energy policies have significantly improved , but the company still gets low scores for its energy choices when compared with sector leaders, according...

Will Apple bet on renewable energy for its new Nevada data centre?

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 27 June, 2012 2 comments

The iCloud just keeps on growing. Apple announced yesterday that it will build its next data centre in Reno, NV in the United States. This latest facility joins Apple’s initial three data centres in California, North Carolina and...

Apple can be an environmental leader again

Blog entry by Renee Blanchard | 9 May, 2012 1 comment

The very first campaign I worked on when I arrived at Greenpeace in 2006 was the Green My Apple campaign. It was exciting and different, and as someone who has proudly held on to her iMac G3 (Bondi Blue I might add) to this very day, I...

A look at the coal plants behind the iCloud

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 7 May, 2012 1 comment

How does Apple’s $1billion iDataCenter in Maiden, North Carolina draw its power? Apple is sending millions of dollars a year to Duke Energy , one of the few utilities in the US that is still building coal plants.   By making a...

The Dirty Data Triangle of North Carolina

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 28 April, 2011 2 comments

Our new report, How Dirty Is Your Data? , hones in on one U.S. state that is quickly becoming a dirty data epicenter. Facebook, Google, and Apple have all chosen North Carolina as the location for new data center infrastructure...

Taking action against coal in South Africa

Blog entry by dwalsh | 7 November, 2011 8 comments

With the COP17 in Durban coming up later this month, Greenpeace activists took action this morning inside the construction site of South African utility firm ESKOM’s latest colossal coal-fired power plant, Kusile. Kusile, which is near...

Facebook responds to Greenpeace demands

Blog entry by dkessler | 2 September, 2010

Yesterday, Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg about the social network's coal use. The full letter was posted on this blog , and in the blog's comments section a Facebook...

Apple states bold coal-free ambition for iCloud, now must explain how it will get there

Blog entry by Gary Cook | 23 May, 2012 4 comments

Apple has made a bold claim to make all three of its data centres “coal free” and has doubled the amount of solar energy powering its data centre in North Carolina. Apple’s customers certainly appreciate boldness, and will love the...

Frozen in time

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | 22 September, 2011 4 comments

I will never forget Pyramiden , an abandoned Russian mining town on Svalbard that I visited last year. Walking over green grass unheard of in the Arctic and passing by building complexes that could be the homes of hundreds of people.

Nuclear energy on Blog Action Day

Blog entry by Justin | 15 October, 2009 2 comments

Today is Blog Action Day … First and last, the purpose of Blog Action Day is to create a discussion. We ask bloggers to take a single day out of their schedule and focus it on an important issue. This year’s is on the topic of...

A Facebook message from Mark Zuckerberg

Blog entry by Laura K. | 29 September, 2010 6 comments

The week before last Evan from San Francisco watched our ‘Facebook: Unfriend Coal’ video and decided to send a Facebook message to Mark Zuckerberg – CEO and founder of the social network that has now surpassed 500 million users...

Dr. Willie Soon: a Career Fueled by Koch, Big Oil and Coal

Blog entry by Kert Davies | 29 June, 2011 3 comments

When US climate denier and astrophysicist Dr Willie Soon wrote a controversial paper in 2003 that attempted to challenge the historical temperature records, we all raised eyebrows at revelations that the American Petroleum Institute...

We took it direct to their offices

Blog entry by Leila Deen | 18 April, 2012

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...

Apple responds to customers, starts down road to clean energy iCloud

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 18 May, 2012

This week, after hundreds of thousands of Apple customers and Greenpeace supporters asked the company to use clean energy instead of dirty coal, it announced a significant investment in local renewable energy to power its data...

How to quit coal - in 30 seconds!

Blog entry by Dietlind | 26 May, 2011 1 comment

This great 30 second video just in from our US office. Help us in our campaign to quit coal by watching and then sharing it with your friends. The more views it gets in its first 24 hours, the more likely the video is to...

Daily news: On garbage protests and bad advisers

Blog entry by Oriana L | 11 March, 2011

Top news: Earthquake and tsunami threatens Japanese nuclear reactors; Greenpeace gifts Spanish and Austrian Environment Ministries with garbage for their work against the environment; UK appoints former BP man as policy adviser for...

Dear Mark: Be the Earth’s man of the year!

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | 15 December, 2010

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg has been in the news quite a bit in the last few days. Previously portrayed as a reclusive billionaire who shuns the limelight he’s made couple of big gestures recently. With a reported personal...

Mike on climate action

Blog entry by JulietteH | 21 October, 2010 2 comments

The Kingsnorth coal power plant has become something of a climate icon in the UK - representing all that is wrong with the development of new coal powerplants while our planet burns. In this story, Captain Mike Fincken tells us...

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