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A Brief History of Europe's Energy Troubles

Feature story | 25 June, 2014 at 13:00

The Ukraine crisis currently shows just how dependent Europe is, especially on Russian oil and gas. The EU spent a total of EUR 421 billion on energy imports in 2012.

The Dirtiest Ark

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 4 July, 2014

People tend to forget that coal’s reach goes far beyond the place where it is mined. How its harmful emissions don’t just reach across the sky, but its product also moves across our oceans and seas. The World Coal Association ...

China's planned coal-to-gas plants to emit over one billion tons of CO2

Blog entry by Christine Ottery | 25 July, 2014

// There is a potential storm on the horizon of China's energy policy: coal-to-gas. There could be 50 coal-to-gas projects operational within the next decade, producing 225 billion cubic metres of synthetic natural gas...

China's planned coal-to-gas plants to emit over one billion tons of CO2

Feature story | 25 July, 2014 at 19:00

There could be 50 coal-to-gas projects operational within the next decade, producing 225 billion cubic metres of synthetic natural gas [SNG] per year, if all of the planned ones go ahead, according to comprehensive new research by Greenpeace China.

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 31 July, 2014 1 comment

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests...

Exposed: Coal mining at the source of China's Yellow River

Feature story | 7 August, 2014 at 5:00

An investigation by Greenpeace China has revealed opencast coal mining is taking place on a remote alpine plateau in the foothills of China’s Qilian mountains.

Greenpeace urges fair and transparent vote on protection of India’s Mahan forest

Press release | 18 August, 2014 at 10:30

Amsterdam, 18 August 2014 – Greenpeace International today joined Greenpeace India’s call for Indian authorities to protect democracy and ensure a fair and transparent village council vote in the Mahan forest, over a proposed coal mine...

Join the human chain to fight an environmental crime

Blog entry by Meri Pukarinen | 20 August, 2014 6 comments

Who wants to dig up entire villages, destroy livelihoods and lock in emissions making climate catastrophe a certainty? Surely some corrupted failed state in the developing world? Think again. This is the aim of the self-proclaimed...

Communities in conflict: Lignite mining on the Poland-Germany border

Blog entry by Helle Abelvik-Lawson | 26 August, 2014

Janina Dziadez's farmhouse in the village of Biecz is surrounded by old red-brick barns and the 79 year old's immaculately-kept garden. She moved here with her husband in 1954 and the farm houses four generations of the matriarch's...

Don't forget about the people

Blog entry by Madalina Preda | 26 August, 2014 2 comments

This past weekend thousands of people joined hands to form an eight-kilometer Human Chain across the border of Germany and Poland to protest against lignite coal mining in the area. 30 different nationalities traveled from cities...

You are footing the bill for coal companies; some are losing a lot of money

Blog entry by Marina Lou | 28 August, 2014

You know that person who is always asking friends or family to help him pay his bills? You know the type, the guy who never seems to have his wallet, and always seems to forget to forget to pay you back? Coal companies like Bumi...

7 reasons to claim water for life, not for coal

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | 1 September, 2014 2 comments

Safe, affordable and accessible water is one of our planet's scarcest natural resources. Many people don't have access to fresh water for sanitation, agriculture, or even to drink. Yet, global water consumption by the power sector...

Stockholm Water Week 2014: 'energy and water'

Background | 3 September, 2014 at 11:50

Global water consumption by the power sector is growing and is expected to more than double by 2035, with coal projects accounting for 50% of increased water use.

Coal: Darkness in the Lignite era

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 24 September, 2014 1 comment

Coal, known as "King coal" or "black gold" for its historic economic influence, is also known as the "dirtiest fuel," the most carbon-intensive and toxic hydrocarbon. The industry has promoted "clean coal," but since they have...

Coal Power Plant Protests in Indonesia

Slideshow | 24 September, 2014

Activists Block Coal Train in the UK

Slideshow | 24 September, 2014

Dirty Coal shown red card by India’s Supreme Court

Press release | 24 September, 2014 at 21:15

Amsterdam, 24 September 2014 – Greenpeace International and Greenpeace India today welcomed the Indian Supreme Court's landmark decision on the country's coal scam following the Court's cancellation of the licenses of 214 coal blocks.

"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...

Month In Pictures - September

Slideshow | 4 October, 2014

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...

Airpocalypse hits Beijing... and breaks devastating new record

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 10 October, 2014 9 comments

Usually it's only locals that have to suffer through Beijing's notorious air pollution. But as records in air quality are smashed, celebrities and sport stars in town this week are forced to power through as well. Mariah Carey, top...

7 inspiring stories of communities taking action for climate

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | 17 October, 2014 7 comments

Stories of communities taking action for the climate and refusing to accept the plans of polluting fossil fuel companies are happening more and more. Here are just a few inspiring climate acts of courage taken by doctors, villagers,...

Steel Cities in China's Hebei Province

Image | 18 October, 2014 at 16:30

Everyday, huge clouds of pollutants including sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, heavy metal ions, and dioxins are belched into the sky from the Qian'an Jiujiang Wire Steel Mill complex in Tangshan. Seen from afar, the sky above the factories shows...

Three ways the climate crisis is already being solved

Video | 21 October, 2014 at 19:45

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.

Villagers met with violence while protecting olive trees

Press release | 21 October, 2014 at 20:55

Soma, Turkey, 21 October 2014 – 11 local villagers and Greenpeace Mediterranean activists were today handcuffed, beaten and hospitalized while peacefully protecting a Yirca village olive grove from being unlawfully razed for a proposed Kolin...

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...

Month In Pictures - October

Slideshow | 31 October, 2014

Illegally Destroyed Olive Grove in Turkey

Image | 9 November, 2014 at 13:30

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...

Coal Mining Site in South Kalimantan

Image | 12 November, 2014 at 14:00

Two Greenpeace investigators by a toxic settling pond used by the coal industry in Asam-asam Coal Mine in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Greenpeace is calling on the provincial and national government to stop the coal industry poisoning the water...

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...

Devastation from coal mining in South Kalimantan, Indonesia

Blog entry by Arif Fiyanto | 3 December, 2014 16 comments

In the five years or so that I have been a climate and energy campaigner with Greenpeace Southeast Asia I have often visited scenes of environmental destruction caused by corporate and human greed. So many beautiful areas of our...

Coal mining causing widespread contamination of Indonesian province's freshwater

Press release | 3 December, 2014 at 15:30

Jakarta, 3 December 2014 - Almost half of all water bodies in the Indonesian province of South Kalimantan are at risk of being contaminated by coal mining waste says a report released today by Greenpeace.

7 Greenpeace victories you made possible in 2014

Blog entry by Greenpeace USA | 27 December, 2014

It's been a great year for Greenpeace and our supporters. Getting toxic chemicals out of our clothes. Putting sustainable seafood in our grocery stores. Giant internet companies breaking away from climate-denying lobbyists. We could go...

What's the cost of standing up for fundamental rights in India?

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | 14 January, 2015 4 comments

Sunday marked yet another black day for fundamental rights in India. Though these charter of rights are enshrined in our constituion, my experience on Sunday morning at the Delhi airport show that these are not equally accessible to...

Priya Pillai speaks to UK MPs despite being barred from travelling to the UK

Blog entry by Pete Speller | 16 January, 2015 5 comments

Undeterred by the government of India trying to halt her speech when she was barred from boarding her flight to London, Greenpeace India campaigner Priya Pillai stuck to her commitment of taking the voices of struggle from Mahan to a...

Clean air doesn't come to those who wait

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 22 January, 2015 7 comments

"One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual," said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air outside in Beijing was a thick, soupy grey.

Smog Journeys

Video | 22 January, 2015 at 9:30

Directed for Greenpeace by renowned Chinese director Jia Zhangke, this poetic film explores the daily realities of people forced to live with severe air pollution in China. The film looks at both large cities and smaller towns, each equally...

The Making of Smog Journeys

Video | 22 January, 2015 at 11:00

Renowned Chinese director Jia Zhangke talks about his film Smog Journeys, made for Greenpeace, exploring the daily realities of people forced to live with severe air pollution in China. The film looks at both large cities and smaller towns, each...

China coal data indicates consumption fell in 2014, shows peak coal achievable

Press release | 26 January, 2015 at 15:56

Beijing, 26 January 2015 – For the first time this century, China’s coal consumption appears to have fallen in 2014, according to a new projection from China National Coal Association [1] and recent economic and energy related statistics. Coal...

Month In Pictures - January

Slideshow | 31 January, 2015

6 reasons the Great Barrier Reef needs you to divest right now

Blog entry by Leanne Minshull | 3 February, 2015 3 comments

1. The plot is cliché It's like something from a James Bond script where an evil villain decides to dig up a massive amount of coal and detonate one of the world's largest carbon bombs in order to make money for a company with a...

Dissenting views not anti-national, High Court tells Indian government in Greenpeace...

Press release | 6 February, 2015 at 13:02

New Delhi, 6 February 2015 - The Indian justice system reinforced its position against a government crackdown on democratic protest today, demanding legal justification for claims made against Greenpeace India activist Priya Pillai, who was...

Fossil Fuel's last stand

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 12 February, 2015 8 comments

The struggle to remain relevant can be a tough one. For the fossil fuel industry, remaining relevant can mean stacks of money and political clout, or, staring into the darkness of very empty pockets. In the face of growing ...

High Court overturns Priya Pillai offloading, declares government move undemocratic

Press release | 12 March, 2015 at 11:07

New Delhi, 12 March 2015 - The Indian government was handed a symbolic legal rebuke today as the Delhi High Court declared the decision to block Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai from travelling to Britain in January 2015 was undemocratic.

European coal pollution limits worse than China – is that the best we can do?

Blog entry by Lawrence Carter | 12 March, 2015 1 comment

New rules that were supposed to help tackle deadly air pollution in Europe could result in weaker rules than are currently in place in China ( notorious for its poor air quality), a Greenpeace investigation has revealed. The new...

Hunt’s proposed dredge waste ban a bandaid, not a cure for threats against Reef

Press release | 16 March, 2015 at 11:55

Sydney, 16 March 2015 – In response to Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s announcement of a draft law to ban the dumping of capital dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Shani Tager at Greenpeace Australia made the following statement:

Victory for Mahan as Indian government pulls disputed forest from auction

Press release | 20 March, 2015 at 13:57

New Delhi, 20 March 2015 – A forest block at the centre of a landmark legal victory for Greenpeace India over the government has been withdrawn from auction after years of campaigning.

World Water Day 2015

Slideshow | 22 March, 2015

Copenhagen to Paris via Mahan

Blog entry by Pushpinder | 7 April, 2015 2 comments

I was in Delhi to witness the spectacular failure of climate COP in Copenhagen in December 2009. I was a small time organizer in the movement and we were running a climate camp in New Delhi. We did a protest outside the US embassy when...

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