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Quit Coal

Topic | 1 July, 2016 at 14:30

The coal industry stands in the way of a safe and healthy future for us all. From destructive mines to polluting stacks and toxic ash dumps, coal lays waste to our environment. Coal threatens our most basic needs: clean water to drink, clean air...

Global Shift

Publication | 18 October, 2017 at 8:00

According to recent news reports, coal power is being squeezed between two trends: the shrinking deployment of new coal plants and the accelerating retirement of old coal plants.

Facebook

Topic | 28 April, 2010 at 22:00

After 20 months of mobilizing, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has today announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. This is the campaign timeline.

Coal's thirst for water

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:59

Essential for all life, water is arguably our planet's most important natural resource. Yet every year, the coal industry's eight thousand power plants around the world use enough fresh water to meet the basic needs of one billion people.

Coal mining impacts

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 15:03

Mining is the first step in the dirty life cycle of coal. When coal mines move in, whole communities are forced off their land by expanding mines, coal fires, subsidence, and overused and contaminated water supplies. Mines are quick to dig up and...

Coal plants pollute the air

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 15:01

For too long the coal industry has used our atmosphere like an open sewer for its airborne pollution. These emissions fuel climate change, but they also pose a serious threat to our health and environment. These threats include smog, acid rain,...

Coal fuels climate change

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:57

Coal, the most polluting way to generate electricity, is a serious threat to our climate. Burning coal is the biggest single source of carbon dioxide emissions from human activity. Coal mining also releases the potent greenhouse gas methane. Yet...

23 countries and states to phase out coal as US$432 billion of capital leaves the...

Press release | 18 October, 2017 at 8:01

Hong Kong, 18 October 2017 - Over a quarter of the 1,675 companies that owned or developed coal-fired power capacity since 2010 have entirely left the coal power business, according to new research from CoalSwarm and Greenpeace. This represents...

Merkel must help break deadlock on pre-2020 climate action at Pacific COP

Press release | 13 November, 2017 at 9:38

Bonn, Germany – 13 November 2017 – Developed countries must break a deadlock at the UN climate talks in Bonn and discuss their pre-2020 climate actions, starting with COP host German Chancellor Merkel who can lead the way, Greenpeace said.

IEA’s energy outlook on renewables “absurdly pessimistic” - Greenpeace

Press release | 14 November, 2017 at 1:33

Hong Kong, 14 November 2017 - The International Energy Agency (IEA) today released its annual World Energy Outlook 2017 - a set of scenarios for global energy consumption and production which has a long history of dramatically underestimating...

Greenpeace activists protest on coal ship calling on Merkel to end coal use

Press release | 15 November, 2017 at 16:00

Bonn, November 15, 2017 – Ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s appearance at the UN climate talks, 14 Greenpeace Germany activists protested on a coal freighter on the Rhine River calling for a coal phase-out in Germany.

The Great Water Grab

Publication | 22 March, 2016 at 2:15

Water is essential for all life on earth and plays a central role in human development: from sanitation and health, to food and energy production, to industrial activities and economic development.

"It's the Devil's excrement" - Where fossil fuels lurk, corruption creeps

Blog entry by Marina Lou | 29 September, 2014 2 comments

When it comes to resource extraction and the political process  — the issue is a global one. Have a look at some of the recent coal- ruption stories that have been breaking all around the world. Australia In the state of New...

Cancelling new coal plants in Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan would save 50,000 lives a year

Press release | 13 January, 2017 at 2:00

Hong Kong, 13 January 2017 - Approximately 50,000 lives a year could saved by 2030 if no new coal-fired power plants are built in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, according to a groundbreaking peer reviewed study from researchers at...

Silent Killers

Publication | 12 June, 2013 at 1:00

32,000 life years would be robbed every year if the coal-fired power plants currently under construction or in planning go into operation. This loss of life is entirely unnecessary, as renewable energy and the latest cutting-edge energy-efficient...

Philippine politicians back Greenpeace Quit Coal call

Feature story | 28 May, 2008 at 19:52

One week into the Philippines leg of our flagship the Rainbow Warrior’s Quit Coal tour and senior politicians are lining up to support our Quit Coal call to protect the climate.

Greenpeace International statement on Executive Order: Trump can’t stop clean energy...

Press release | 28 March, 2017 at 23:15

Amsterdam, 28 March 2017 - Responding to President Trump’s latest Executive Order, which attempts to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, amongst other climate actions, Jennifer Morgan, Greenpeace International Executive Director, said:

Greenpeace activists protest against coal shipment, demand G20 leaders #EndCoal

Press release | 2 July, 2017 at 13:43

Hamburg, 2 July 2017 – Greenpeace activists have protested against the arrival of a coal ship in Hamburg today, demanding that G20 leaders meeting in the German port city next week swiftly end the use of coal and ramp up global climate action.

UNESCO decision exposes Australia’s stunning hypocrisy on the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 5 July, 2017 at 12:38

Krakow, 5 July 2017 - UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee expressed it serious concern for the state of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, just weeks after releasing a study that warned keeping global warming at well below 1.5-2°C above pre-industrial...

Should the European Commission wear green goggles more often?

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | 6 October, 2014

That's the question lawyers were arguing about in Luxembourg last week. It is a case where Greenpeace is challenging the approval of up to €1.6 billion in aid to Spain's coal industry. Spain is a poster child for clean energy. It...

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