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2,500 activists call for clean energy

Blog entry by Jess | 3 March, 2009 1 comment

An estimated 2,500 activists made their voices heard at the Capitol Climate Action, the largest act of civil disobedience about global warming in American history. James Hansen, Vandana Shiva, Wendell Berry, Robert Kennedy, Jr. were...

No to Nuclear Power 101: ‘cheap’

Blog entry by Justin | 9 March, 2009 4 comments

(This series of blog posts examines the false and dangerous claims of the nuclear industry. The introduction to the series can be found here .) If nuclear power is as cheap as the industry and its supporters claim , why is it so...

Nuclear News: Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant to start operating by August 22

Blog entry by Justin | 11 March, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Tehran Times: Bushehr nuclear plant to start operating by Aug 22 ‘The 1,000-megawatt Russian-built plant in the southern port city of Bushehr will first generate around 500 megawatts...

VICTORY! Polish coal mine construction halted

Feature story | 12 March, 2009 at 1:00

We are delighted that the construction of an open-pit coal mine in Poland, where we set up a Climate Rescue Station in December 2008, has been suspended. This is a significant win in our battle against the mine, which would have lead to around 50...

Greenpeace Activist: Jesus, Quit Coal Campaign

Video | 24 March, 2009 at 17:30

Learn more about the Quit Coal tour: http://www.greenpeace.org/quitcoal

Climate negotiators back out again in Bonn

Feature story | 9 April, 2009 at 2:00

Another round of climate talks is over, this time in Bonn, Germany. Once again negotiators are leaving without a plan or having left any money on the table to tackle climate change.

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

Publication | 17 April, 2009 at 2:00

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

Greenpeace UK: Government knocks the wind out of renewables

Blog entry by Justin | 29 April, 2009 1 comment

Two breaking stories this morning neatly illustrate the flawed logic which still lurks at the heart of UK energy policy. First up is that German energy utility RWE's bid to build a new nuclear plant near Kirksanton in Cumbria will mean...

Climate Action at Prunerov Power Plant in Czech Republic

Image | 11 June, 2009 at 2:00

An aerial view of a Greenpeace banner hung on a 300-metre-high smoke stack at the power plant Prunerov II, owned by the CEZ state-run power utility. Greenpeace activists unfold a banner saying “Stop CO2."

Kingsnorth Revisited

Feature story | 22 June, 2009 at 17:31

Greenpeace activists have boarded a bulk freighter carrying coal to the UK's controversial Kingsnorth power station in Kent. Just after midnight, Greenpeace volunteers intercepted the freighter using rigid inflatable speedboats. As the ship...

Greenpeace urges the G8 to 'heal the world'

Feature story | 8 July, 2009 at 2:00

Early this morning, over 100 Greenpeace activists from 15 countries occupied four coal-fired power stations across Italy, demanding that the G8 Heads of State meeting in L'Aquila take decisive leadership on climate change.

Over 100 activists occupy 4 coal plants in

Image | 8 July, 2009 at 2:00

Over 100 activists occupy 4 coal plants in Italy during the G8 summit.

Over 100 activists occupy 4 coal plants in

Image | 8 July, 2009 at 2:00

Over 100 activists occupy 4 coal plants in Italy during the G8 summit.

Action in Venice during G8 Summit in Italy

Image | 8 July, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists occupy the Marghera coal power plant near Venice and unfurl banners reading "Green jobs" and "G8: Climate leaders or losers" as part of a nationwide protest targeting four Italian coal power plants. Greenpeace demands the G8...

Action in Brindisi during G8 Summit in Italy

Image | 8 July, 2009 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists inside the Federico II coal power plant use a welding machine to access the outside of the plant's chimney and paint a message as part of a nationwide protest targeting four coal power plants in Italy. Greenpeace is demanding...

G8 action in Brindisi

Image | 8 July, 2009 at 19:30

08 July - Italy. Activists scale a coal power plant in Brindisi, painting the message ‘G8 ACT’ on the side of the plant’s chimney as part of nationwide actions targeting four coal power plants during the G8 meeting in Italy. Read more

Five coal plants occupied by climate activists during G8 Summit

Feature story | 9 July, 2009 at 2:00

As the G8 limps into its second day our activists have scaled a fifth Italian coal-fired power station, again demanding climate leadership and action from the G8 heads of state.

Climate Action in Venice during G8 Summit in Italy

Image | 9 July, 2009 at 17:53

Greenpeace paints ´G8: LEAD OR LOSE´ on the Marghera coal fired power plant in Venice, Italy, as a last urgent call to the G8 leaders to improve their commitments to combat climate change. The second day Greenpeace activists where occupying the...

Climate Action at Coal Power Plant in Beijing

Image | 28 July, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace volunteers display a big banner in front of a coal fired power plant in western Beijing. The power plant is representative of any number of China's polluting power stations and their heavy reliance on coal that is hindering the...

Chinese Power Companies called out

Feature story | 28 July, 2009 at 20:19

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...

Activists hang banner at coal terminal in Australia

Image | 4 August, 2009 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists occupy the Abbott Point coal export terminal and display a banner reading "Coal or Climate, Kevin?". The action takes place on the eve of the Pacific Islands Forum in Cairns, to demand the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd...

Action at Abbott Point coal export terminal

Image | 4 August, 2009 at 3:00

Activists block a coal terminal in Australia. Greenpeace has maintained actions for three days to highlight the injustice of Australia abandoning our Pacific neighbors while throwing tax payer dollars at dying fossil fueled industries.

Action at Hay Point Coal Terminal in Australia

Image | 5 August, 2009 at 3:00

Activists block a coal terminal in Australia. Greenpeace has maintained actions for three days to highlight the injustice of Australia abandoning our Pacific neighbors while throwing tax payer dollars at dying fossil fueled industries.

Second coal terminal shut down in Australia

Blog entry by Lisa | 5 August, 2009

We've ramped up our action on export coal as leaders meet for the Pacific Islands Forum in Cairns . At 6.30am this morning, Greenpeace activists shut down coal loading at Hay Point Coal Terminal in Mackay, Queensland – one of the...

Activists block Australian coal as leaders abandon the Pacific

Feature story | 6 August, 2009 at 2:00

As activists continue a two day blockade of a coal export terminal in Queensland, Australia, the outcome of the Pacific Islands Forum in nearby Cairns has left Pacific Islanders to fend for themselves against the increasingly devastating effects...

The Esperanza blocks a coal terminal in Australia

Image | 6 August, 2009 at 3:00

The Esperanza blocks a coal terminal in Australia. Greenpeace has maintained actions for three days to highlight the injustice of Australia abandoning our Pacific neighbors while throwing tax payer dollars at dying fossil fueled industries.

Coal and Uranium: Dangerous Liaisons

Blog entry by Aslihan | 31 August, 2009

What is the link between coal power and nuclear power? I mean - apart from the fact that they are both dirty sources of energy proceeding from fossil fuels that exist in limited amounts on the planet. And also apart from the fact...

Quit coal in Jänschwalde

Image | 22 September, 2009 at 11:00

22 September - Germany. Activists climbing onto a cooling tower of the brown coal power plant Jaenschwalde near Cottbus to hang a banner,"Coal destroys the climate, Mrs. Merkel" Read more in German .

US Corporate polluters should not determine Copenhagen outcome

Press release | 1 October, 2009 at 2:00

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.

Climate Action at Svea Coal Mine in Svalbard

Image | 1 October, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists wearing masks of world leaders hold a banner reading "Coal fired Arctic meltdown" and stand in front of the Svea Coal Mine, where they protested by blocking the conveyor belts and prevented Arctic coal from being exported to...

Activists at Svea Coal Mine in Svalbard

Image | 1 October, 2009 at 17:07

Greenpeace activists block the conveyor belts at Svea Coal Mine, hindering Arctic coal from being exported to European coal fired power plants.

World leaders block Arctic coal shipment

Feature story | 2 October, 2009 at 2:00

Angela Merkel, Barack Obama and other world leaders took non-violent direct action today against a coal mine in Svalbard, denouncing the fossil fuel that is powering the meltdown of the Arctic.

World Leaders block shipment of Arctic coal at the top of the world

Press release | 2 October, 2009 at 13:27

Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and other world leaders today finally took action on climate change by preventing a shipment of coal from being loaded onto a transport ship from a mine in Svalbard, 1400 km from the North Pole. The activist heads of...

As UN climate talks in Bangkok progress at snail’s pace, Greenpeace takes action...

Press release | 5 October, 2009 at 18:36

UN climate talks in Bangkok today limp into their second week with little prospect of reaching a climate saving deal in Copenhagen later this year without serious action from the rich countries. Meanwhile, Greenpeace activists have taken action...

Nuclear News: Iran to start final test run of Bushehr nuclear power plant

Blog entry by Justin | 6 October, 2009 1 comment

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Iran to start final test run of Bushehr nuclear power plant ’MOSCOW, October 5 (RIA Novosti) - The final test run of Iran's first nuclear power plant will begin within the next...

The state of debate in Slovakia‘s nuclear paradise

Blog entry by Justin | 6 October, 2009

Slovakia is a country that claims some of the highest popularity for its nuclear power plants in Europe. That‘s certainly true among its political leaders, who are such dedicated fans of nuclear reactors that they are ready to break...

Nuclear News: Berlin warns nuclear industry

Blog entry by Justin | 7 October, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Berlin warns nuclear industry ’BERLIN, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The German nuclear industry is expecting a revival for their power source, but not so fast, warns the new German government.

Nuclear News: Environmental campaigners say Scotland turning into the world’s...

Blog entry by Justin | 12 October, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Environmental campaigners have accused the SNP of turning Scotland into the world’s ‘nuclear dustbin’. ’The allegations come as the Sunday Herald today uncovers how more than 600...

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...

Nuclear waste dumping: the historical precedents aren’t good

Blog entry by Justin | 20 October, 2009

The UK government is to allow nuclear reactor operators to dump low level nuclear waste in ordinary refuse landfill sites accessible by the public . The move comes as part of an attempt to reduce the massive costs of decommissioning...

The nuclear waste buried in democracy’s dust

Blog entry by Aslihan | 26 October, 2009

If you’re fortunate to have a government that records its proceedings online, you can gain access to all kinds of fascinating information. It might sound a little dull but trust us, there’s diamonds to be found amongst the dusty...

Climate actions and EU Summit mark the International Week of 'Quit Coal, already!'

Blog entry by laurak | 29 October, 2009

Friday October 30th With our ship the Rainbow Warrior, Spanish activists boarded a coal ship on its way to the coal fired power plant in Alcudia (Mallorca) and demanded their President Zapatero show climate leadership at the EU...

Climate Rescue Station In Thailand

Blog entry by nidhi | 30 October, 2009

Last weekend, Our Thai Solar Generation youth activists started the first stage of "Climate Rescue Station" at Kangkarjarn Riverside Scout Camp in Petchaburee province, Thailand. The rescue station is part of the international Tck Tck...

Nuclear News: Toxic waste trickles toward New Mexico's water sources

Blog entry by Justin | 2 November, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Toxic waste trickles toward New Mexico's water sources ‘Radioactive debris has been found in canyons that drain into the Rio Grande, but officials at the Los Alamos National...

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...

US Embassy Gets a Wake Up Call from Greenpeace Youth

Blog entry by abi | 2 December, 2009 3 comments

Hi, I'm Jess from the United States, coming to you live from Copenhagen, a city totally abuzz with anticipation, excitement, and lately - ACTION. Courtesy of the 40 plus Greenpeace youth of over a dozen nations assembled here,...

Nuclear News: Moscow Will Fund Bulgarian Power Plant

Blog entry by Justin | 14 December, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Moscow Will Fund Bulgarian Power Plant ‘Moscow is prepared to fund most of the construction of a 4 billion euro ($6 billion) nuclear power plant at Belene in Bulgaria, Energy...

Youth Voice Day inside Bella Center!

Blog entry by nidhi | 6 January, 2010 1 comment

December 10 2009 - Our three brave climate heroes went to China Delegation Office area to invite Chinese climate ambassador to our Climate Rescue Station. However the ambassador wasn’t there, our heroes’ courage has made them...

Act now - Change the future

Blog entry by Juliette | 13 January, 2010 2 comments

In early December, ads showed up in Copenhagen airport warning world leaders about what would happen if they failed in Copenhagen. Back then, we hoped these ads would prove to be completely false and that a great deal would be agreed...

Background: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)/ Czech Republic TEIA

Publication | 17 January, 2010 at 1:00

A legal request by the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) for the initiation of an environmental impact assessment regarding the life-extension of a coal-fired power plant in the Czech Republic, known as Prunerov II.

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