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How Germany is revolutionising its energy system. And who's standing in the way.

Blog entry by Karsten Smid | 9 April, 2014 6 comments

As the UN climate panel meets in Berlin this week to finalise its report on options for combating climate change, here's how Germany is rising to the challenge. Rapidly reduce your reliance on coal? AND phase out nuclear power at...

Why the world's biggest coal company has backed down

Blog entry by Deng Ping and Harri Lammi | 8 April, 2014 4 comments

Last year, Greenpeace decided to do something we had never done before during our 13 years of work in China: target and confront a state owned coal company. And not just any company. The biggest and boldest, a Chinese government...

From Prirazlomnaya to Warsaw: The Arctic 30, coal and the future of our children

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 10 November, 2013 12 comments

For the last 53 days, every time one of my daughters climbed onto my lap I could not help but think about the children of the  Arctic 30 . About how they must be missing their parents and how my colleagues must be missing them. About...

Greed for coal is threatening the forests of India

Blog entry by Szabina | 11 January, 2012 9 comments

Our addiction to burning coal for energy is leading us into crisis. Since 2007, more than 26,000 hectares of forest land in India has been diverted to coal mining, making coal one of the biggest threats to forests in the country.

Three ways the climate crisis is already being solved

Video | 21 October, 2014 at 17:45

The climate is in crisis and it affects us all. But we can take control of our future. By joining the growing movement for climate action, you and I can choose to be part of the solution.

Illegally Destroyed Olive Grove in Turkey

Image | 9 November, 2014 at 12:30

Local people from Yirca village show evidence of almost 6,000 trees illegally bulldozed to make way for a proposed Kolin Group coal power planet. Kolin’s project initially bypassed a law protecting olive groves restricting industrial development...

Greenpeace ‘likes’ Facebook’s new datacentre, but wants a greener friendship

Press release | 27 October, 2011 at 14:04

Amsterdam, 27 October 2011 -- Greenpeace today welcomed news that Facebook’s new datacentre, to be built in Luleå, Sweden (1), could be fully powered by renewable energy, but called on the company to take its ambitions further by using green...

Threatened Pacific Island Nation makes legal history by challenging European carbon...

Press release | 23 May, 2011 at 14:45

New York, 23 May 2011 -- The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has made legal history by challenging the development of one of Europe’s largest coal-fired power stations, opening the door for climate-stricken nations to use international law...

Greenpeace calls on the Italian government to quit coal and stop blocking Europe's...

Press release | 16 October, 2008 at 0:00

This morning, five Greenpeace activists scaled a crane at the new coal-fired power station in Civitavecchia, near Rome. The protestors unfurled two banners that read: 'Italian government opposes Kyoto' ("Il governo contro Kyoto") and 'No new...

Carbon dioxide reaches levels never seen by humans

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 11 May, 2013 7 comments

The levels of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. The last time levels were this high global average temperatures eventually reached 3 or 4C° higher than now,...

Where a coal addiction has put South Africa - the dirtiest air in the world

Blog entry by Melita Steele | 26 April, 2013 1 comment

Witbank, a town just outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, has some of the world’s most polluted air – that’s according to  new research reported yesterday . The massively high levels of pollution can be directly linked to the...

Coal ship activists return to shore determined to #EndCoal

Blog entry by Jamie Ling | 26 April, 2013 1 comment

This week six Greenpeace activists did something incredibly brave for the future of our planet. In an act of civil disobedience they  boarded a fully-loaded coal ship  as it left the Great Barrier Reef – a daring but necessary...

Australian coal exports are not needed: Greenpeace steps in to halt coal

Blog entry by Georgina Woods | 24 April, 2013 1 comment

Greenpeace has campaigned against the expansion of coal exports from Queensland, through the Great Barrier Reef, using every legitimate means we can to stop them going ahead. We’ve made detailed submissions, we’ve triggered...

Uncertainty and High Economic Risk: The Net Present Value of an investment in nuclear...

Publication | 17 April, 2009 at 0:00

Fact: investing in wind power is far more profitable thaninvesting in nuclear power

Chinese Power Companies called out

Feature story | 28 July, 2009 at 18:19

Activists at one of Beijing’s dirtiest coal fired power plants are the latest to take action in the global call for an Energy [R]evolution, demanding an end to dirty energy and immediate action on climate change from Heads of State and top power...

Pushing dirty energy on developing nations

Feature story | 18 July, 2002 at 0:00

With the Earth Summit on Sustainable Development only a month away, some countries still don't understand what the word "sustainable" means. They are trying to push polluting coal and nuclear technology on developing nations as a solution to...

We can, must and should end the age of coal

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 12 June, 2013

Coal threatens everything we love and treasure and we now have new research to establish this in our report "Silent Killers". We must stand together and bring an end to the age of coal. Our renewed fight will kick off on the 29th of...

Citizen Coal: Australia and its neighbours

Publication | 30 August, 2002 at 0:00

Australia is ‘the king of coal’ and the number one greenhouse gas emitter, per capita, in the world. It is failing to take any action on climate change by rejecting the Kyoto Protocol in order to protect its vested interests – including coal...

Month In Pictures - October

Image gallery | 31 October, 2014

US Corporate polluters should not determine Copenhagen outcome

Press release | 1 October, 2009 at 0:00

In the face of another flawed climate bill, President Obama must step up, take leadership to create a strong international climate treaty in Copenhagen, Greenpeace said today.

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