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Victory in Greece as the Quit Coal campaign moves to Indonesia

Feature story | 12 February, 2009 at 15:29

Choking children, destroyed crops and a devastated fishing industry. That's the price the local community at Cilacap in Indonesia have had to pay since a coal-fired power plant was constructed in their town. Today 40 Greenpeace activists and...

Greenpeace occupies proposed Philippine coal station site

Feature story | 13 June, 2008 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists from different countries, including the crew of the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior, and members of Responsible Ilonggos for Sustainable Energy (RISE) have established a "climate defenders camp" at the site of a proposed...

Sadness turns to joy as Turkish coal project halted

Blog entry by Deniz Bayram | 12 November, 2014 6 comments

The community of the western Turkish village of Yirca has experienced a rollercoaster of sadness and elation in recent days, winning an important court battle against a coal project but losing 6,000 valuable olive trees. Just...

Assaulted for protecting olive trees

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 21 October, 2014 7 comments

Villagers and activists were assaulted, handcuffed and hospitalized today while protecting olive trees at the site of a proposed coal plant in Turkey. The Kolin Group wants the olive trees cut down to make way for a new coal power...

Activists Block Duke Coal Shipment, link Mountaintop Removal to iCloud

Press release | 4 May, 2012 at 1:22

CHARLOTTE, NC, USA, May 3, 2012 - This morning, seven activists from Greenpeace, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, RAMPS (Radical Action for Mountain People’s Survival), Katuah Earth First! and Mountain Keepers were taken into custody for...

Philippine's leg of Quit Coal tour wraps up

Feature story | 20 June, 2008 at 20:07

“We believe there is no place for coal in a world beset by climate change and certainly there is no place for coal in Albay”That was the statement of Governor Joey Sarte Salceda, setting the tone for our one month Quit Coal tour of the...

Battle of the grids

Publication | 18 January, 2011 at 10:56

Europe’s electricity grid is characterised by big, polluting power stations pumping out constant energy, regardless of consumer need. Climate policy and consumer demand are hurtling us towards a smarter, more efficient Europe-wide grid opening up...

Victory! Italy decides to quit coal by 2025

Blog entry by Giuseppe Onufrio | 31 October, 2017 2 comments

It began in December 2006. It was a foggy day at the Porto Tolle - a large power plant in the Northern Adriatic - which the Italian utility giant, Enel, was planning to convert into a new coal plant. 35 activists from Italy, UK, Poland...

In search of a greener cloud: Google vs. Microsoft

Feature story | 10 October, 2012 at 22:38

Microsoft wants the world to think it has its groove back – that it’s moved beyond the ignominy of the Mac vs. PC Apple ads, Windows 95 and Clippy, the helpful mascot everyone loved so much. Microsoft is looking to the cloud to change its...

Protesters, government call for coal plant shut down

Feature story | 26 October, 2008 at 15:48

A series of protests this morning pressured the energy company Enel to shut down its coal-fired power plant in Genoa, Italy. Enel is keeping the plant open, despite demands by the regional government to shut it down immediately.

Coal blockade brings climate commitment

Feature story | 20 October, 2008 at 2:00

The Quit Coal tour was back in action this weekend in Italy. Activists showed up at the E.ON owned Fiume Santo coal-fired power station to let Sardinia and E.ON know their plan to expand coal capacity in the region wouldn’t go unnoticed.

Greenpeace activists barricade themselves in “iPod” at Apple’s headquarters to...

Press release | 15 May, 2012 at 18:06

Cupertino, CA, US, May 15, 2012 - Two Greenpeace activists barricaded themselves in a giant “iPod” in front of the entrance to Apple’s headquarters this morning, from where they broadcast audio messages from people around the world to Apple’s...

2008: The year in review

Feature story | 5 January, 2009 at 1:00

Here's a look at all the efforts for a green and peaceful future that our supporters made possible in 2008.

Greenpeace supporters set world record for most Facebook comments

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 14 April, 2011 5 comments

We just set a world record for the most comments on a single Facebook post in one day! Our supporters posted no less than 80,000 comments in at least eleven languages on our Facebook Unfriend Coal page in the past 24 hours. ...

The hidden water cost of South Africa’s coal addiction

Blog entry by Melita Steele | 26 June, 2012 1 comment

It’s a little known fact that South Africa has some of the best quality water in the world – for those who have access to it, and can afford to pay for it. But the country is facing a looming water conflict, and coal is right in the...

Join our Facebook petition - competition!

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 11 February, 2011 31 comments

We've just launched a photo petition (or, competition  - see below!) for everyone who wants Facebook to pledge to go green by Earth Day , and it's already chock full of images from supporters! Student climate activists in the...

New York Times shines spotlight on the internet’s impact on the environment

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 24 September, 2012

On Sunday, the New York Times launched a new series called “The Cloud Factories” that examines the massive data centers that store the data that makes up the internet, and the effects they have on the environment. The series kicked...

Amazon failing to admit its dirty cloud problem

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 20 June, 2012 6 comments

Some of the top executives at Amazon are touring the world right now, attending sales conferences and trying to persuade smaller businesses to store their data in Amazon’s massive cloud operations. Those businesses are looking to...

Microsoft should read its own reports on powering data centres

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 14 June, 2012 1 comment

Microsoft has turned up at the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil, unveiling a new website featuring a calculator that it says shows how much energy would be saved if more businesses moved their data to the cloud. Now, there’s some...

Apple: Think Different about your dirty energy

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 25 April, 2012 15 comments

The Internet and social media are extraordinary engines of change helping to drive revolutions and positive social change. They’ve become central tools for how we bring pressure on polluters and governments. But if we are not careful,...

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