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Greenwash Guerillas clean coal sponsored climate conference

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 17 July, 2008

Last time I checked coal was definitely still, in the words of top climate scientist James Henson, "the single greatest threat facing our planet." So something was most definitely amiss when UK energy company E.ON, who plan to build...

Nuclear power: rocketing costs, plummeting expectations

Blog entry by Justin | 4 November, 2009 1 comment

Looks like the shockingly poor economics of nuclear energy may have killed two more two more reactor projects, this time in the US… Entergy Corp Chief Executive J. Wayne Leonard said on Tuesday that the company is unlikely to...

Arctic Sunrise in Italy

Image | 16 October, 2008 at 21:26

Arctic Sunrise in Italy

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...

Paying for oil spills

Blog entry by JulietteH | 5 August, 2010

Julien Vincent, who wrote the following blog, is a climate and energy campaigner at Greenpeace International. This blog is the first in a series about energy subsidies and feed-in-tariffs. Scanning the many arguments that...

Israeli activists camp on coal ship's mast

Blog entry by LisaV | 8 July, 2010 2 comments

Greenpeace activists have boarded the 290-meter long coal ship Orient Venus on the high seas. Joanna Jones, Mor Levy and Jense Loewe arrived in inflatable boats and climbed up the side of the huge vessel. They have built a camp on the...

Welcome to the CEZch Republic

Blog entry by LisaV | 6 May, 2010 1 comment

This is an update on the coal-fired power plant in the Czech Republic , which Juliette wrote about a couple of weeks back. This week - our activists in Prague displayed a banner, saying "Welcome to the CEZch Republic" on...

Facebook World Record Attempt Begins NOW

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 13 April, 2011 9 comments

Right now a Guinness World Record attempt is underway, and you too can make your mark on history. For the next 24 hours , the Facebook ‘Unfriend Coal’ Campaign is taking aim at the record for most Facebook comments within a 24...

U.S. Students Pay a Visit to Facebook

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 6 April, 2011 4 comments

Written by Mary Nicol, Student Network Manager, Greenpeace U.S.: I just got back from a trip to North Carolina.  I met up with some rockstar student activists in Forest City, NC – where the construction site of Facebook’s newest...

What Would a Facebook Employee Say?

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 23 February, 2011 1 comment

Ever since we issued a challenge to Facebook to put out a plan by Earth Day showing how it will go coal-free, we have been working on creative ways to crack that nut.  Last week we caught up with Facebook employees on their way to...

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...

In Spain, the three wise men no longer bring coal

Blog entry by Jose Luis Garcia | 18 January, 2011

On January 6, it is traditional that Spanish children receive gifts from the three wise men, a day far more anticipated than the arrival of Santa Claus. The most feared gift used to be coal, a sign that the children had behaved...

Fossil fuels take more than they give

Blog entry by JulietteH | 3 August, 2010 6 comments

Today, Melissa, one of our video producers, showed me this new video sent by Greenpeace China: Watching this disaster, and the clean-up workers digging up oil without gloves or any kind of protection from the...

The energy of the future

Blog entry by JulietteH | 11 June, 2010 1 comment

Make no mistake: the oil spills happening everywhere on this planet, whether in the Gulf of Mexico or in the Niger Delta are symptoms, not the disease. The disease that we're facing is a fossil fuel addiction - an addiction so...

Don't cry for me, Patagonia

Blog entry by Ruben | 29 April, 2010

Originally posted by Jess on April 13, 2010 9:15 AM Recently, Argentinean president Cristina Kirchner decided to give the go ahead to build a coal power plant in Patagonia. Yes, a coal plant in the heart of PATAGONIA. Now I'm...

TV Ad for Facebook to Unfriend Coal

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 29 March, 2011 16 comments

Have you seen our new TV ad message to Facebook? We made it using hundreds of photos which supporters posted on our Facebook Unfriend Coal page . Watch the video below, and share it with your friends! This week, it will run...

Facebook, let's commit to Unfriend Coal by Earth Day

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 3 February, 2011 3 comments

Since we started our campaign in February 2010, over 600,000 Greenpeace supporters like you have called on Facebook to unfriend coal and embrace renewables to power their massive data centres. Thank you. Just last week, I met with...

Facebook's coal problem overshadows green announcements

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 5 November, 2010 4 comments

Facebook launched an official "Green" page yesterday, highlighting what they're doing to be greener - from energy efficiency measures in their data centres, to auto/dual flush toilets in their offices. Those efforts are all good,...

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