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Greenpeace study: cheapest electricity in G20 countries by 2030 will be renewable

Press release | 5 July, 2017 at 9:37

Hamburg, 5 July 2017 – Wind energy and solar power will be the cheapest form of power generation in every G20 country by the year 2030 at the latest, a new Greenpeace Germany report has found.

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

Press release | 13 January, 2017 at 1:00

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...

Westinghouse bankruptcy underscores meltdown of the global nuclear industry - Greenpeace

Press release | 29 March, 2017 at 5:37

Tokyo, 29 March 2017 – The board of Westinghouse’s parent company, Toshiba, today approved the filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy for its drowning U.S. company – a defining moment in the decades-long downward spiral of the global nuclear power industry.

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 South Korea’s plan to build world’s largest nuclear...

Press release | 13 October, 2015 at 7:51

Seoul, 13 October 2015 - Greenpeace East Asia activists today entered the restricted zone of the Kori nuclear power plant (NPP) near Busan, South Korea’s second largest city, to protest the country’s expansion of nuclear and its risk to the...

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...

IEA shows CO2 emissions heading in right direction but rapid reduction is needed -...

Press release | 16 March, 2016 at 9:08

Brussels, 16 March 2016 - Data released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows a stalling of global energy-related CO2 emissions in 2015, for the second year in a row.

Greenpeace statement on the REN21 Global Status Report on Renewable Energy, 2016

Press release | 1 June, 2016 at 11:43

Amsterdam, 1 June 2016 - Responding to the REN21 report which takes a global looks at the renewable energy sector, Greenpeace International global energy strategist, Emily Rochon said:

Samsung, Huawei and Amazon failing Greenpeace’s ‘green’ electronics guide

Press release | 17 October, 2017 at 7:55

San Francisco, 17 October 2017 - Fairphone and Apple are ahead of brands such as Samsung, Huawei and Amazon, which are failing to take responsibility for their environmental footprint, according to Greenpeace USA's latest Guide to Greener...

Energy [R]evolution release

Press release | 7 June, 2010 at 12:06

Berlin, 7 June 2010 – The renewable power industry could support 8.5 million jobs by 2030 (1), if governments seize the opportunity to invest in a greener future, according to one of the most comprehensive plans for future sustainable energy...

Facebook update: Renewable energy now

Feature story | 19 February, 2010 at 0:00

Facebook recently announced it will build a massive data centre in Oregon, U.S., packed full of the latest energy efficient computers to serve the hundreds of millions of friends connecting on their near-addictive social networking website. But...

Solar power could supply more than half of global electricity capacity by 2050, says IEA

Press release | 29 September, 2014 at 15:10

Amsterdam, 29 September 2014 - The International Energy Agency has concluded that the various forms of solar power could provide more than half of the world's electricity capacity by 2050, according to a new publication released today. (1) Solar...

Greenpeace presents message beside the historic Nazca lines calling for a renewable...

Press release | 8 December, 2014 at 16:39

See update below.

Adorable Japanese couple devastated by Fukushima turn lives around with solar

Blog entry by Ai Kashiwagi | 26 February, 2016

For the past 30 years, Shin and Tatsuko Okawara spent their lives working as organic farmers. With their own organic farm, rural work was in their blood - tilling, planting and harvesting crops from the same soil their family worked on...

Bold and beautiful solar projects from around the world

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 24 July, 2015 7 comments

China is building its largest solar plant covering 6,301 acres in the Gobi desert  and with capacity to provide electricity to 1 million households! This is just another record breaker for China. But there's good reason. In a ...

International experts focus on solutions to climate change

Press release | 7 April, 2014 at 0:36

Amsterdam, 7 April 2014 – Greenpeace is urging governments and corporate leaders to accelerate the transition to 100% clean, safe energy as scientists and officials meet in Berlin this week to finalise the UN climate panel’s report on the...

How green is your tech?

Blog entry by Gary Cook | 17 October, 2017

Do you know how this device, the one you are reading on right now, got into your hand or onto your desk? While it probably came out of a pretty box, if you could look through this screen back through the steps involved in making...

COP21: An open letter to Prime Minister Modi

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 4 December, 2015 2 comments

Dear Prime Minister Modi, I write to you from Paris to express my solidarity as India faces devastating floods in Chennai. I am an African, but my ancestors hailed from the region that is suffering. My thoughts – and the thoughts of...

9 incredible feats of people power that happened in 2016

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 30 December, 2016 1 comment

The Indigenous and environmental rights movement was stronger than ever... This year proved that when real life David and Goliath battles happen , word spreads, people listen, the truth eventually comes out, and the ...

Greenpeace occupies proposed Philippine coal station site

Feature story | 13 June, 2008 at 0:00

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...

Wind power to provide a fifth of world’s electricity by 2030

Press release | 12 October, 2010 at 9:23

Beijing, 12 October 2010: Wind could meet 12% of global power demand by 2020, and up to 22% by 2030, according to a study published today by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International.

This is what YOU made happen in 2015...

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 29 December, 2015

It may have been the  warmest year on record , but one thing’s for sure: 2015 signalled hope and change for the enviro-movement. Here are 9 things you helped happen in 2015. A large scale message made by hundreds of people...

UN climate panel says beating climate change is possible and affordable

Press release | 13 April, 2014 at 11:02

Berlin, 13 April 2014 – Fifteen Greenpeace Germany activists demonstrated at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate today urging governments and businesses to deliver “Power to the People – Clean Energy Now” as the world´s leading climate and energy...

Time to power up your future

Blog entry by Cristiana De Lia | 11 August, 2015

Just three weeks ago we asked you to stand with us to protect our Mediterranean from the threat of dirty and dangerous fossil fuels. And to share our vision of a pristine solar paradise. So much has happened since then. Here are a...

Nuclear Delusions

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 7 July, 2011 17 comments

Why nuclear power is not a solution to our energy challenge The heating of Earth remains the most urgent symptom of humanity’s mismanagement of our technological civilization. Desperately seeking answers for a low carbon energy...

Working for the Climate Renewable Energy and the Green Job [R]evolution

Publication | 14 September, 2009 at 0:00

It's not just the economy that's in crisis...In 2009, the world is reeling from a collapse of the financial markets. The effects have been large job losses in the UK, USA and other developed nations, volatile stock markets and millions of...

Greenpeace hails German nuclear plant closures but calls for earlier phase out

Press release | 30 May, 2011 at 14:21

Berlin, 30 May 2011 -– Responding to the German government’s plans for the immediate closure of eight nuclear power plants, Greenpeace hailed the move as a very important step towards ending nuclear power globally. However, the international...

EU leaders agree to repay carbon debt but fail to put cash on the table

Press release | 20 March, 2009 at 14:57

European leaders agreed to raise money for developing countries to tackle climate change at the EU Spring Summit in Brussels today, but failed to put any money on the table to support their plans. Greenpeace believes the lack of concrete...

The Silent Energy [R]evolution

Publication | 23 June, 2011 at 10:54

A new analysis of the global power plant market launched by Greenpeace International shows that since the 1990s, installations of wind and solar grew faster than any other power plant technology. In addition, renewable energy expanded rapidly, to...

Fire Then and Now

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 13 July, 2016

Fire is the fundamental human technology, the foundation of everything that came after in human societies. Controlled fire transformed our diet, physiology, psychology, language, social structure, technologies, and our relationship to...

Solar Generation II

Publication | 18 January, 2005 at 0:00

Climate change is a key challenge that needs to be tackled by competitive eco-technologies. The European Union has played a leading role in defining the Kyoto Protocol. The forthcoming implementation of the emissions trading instrument will pave...

Solar Generation

Publication | 2 July, 2001 at 0:00

Solar electricity for over 1 billion people and 2 million jobs by 2020.

From Tianjin to Cancun:briefing

Publication | 3 October, 2010 at 23:13

In the wake of the Copenhagen failure of last yearʼs climate talks, the worldʼs governments now need to regroup and decide on the future they want for a climate agreement.

Greenpeace response to the 2011 IEA World Energy Outlook

Press release | 9 November, 2011 at 17:39

Amsterdam, 9 November 2011 – Greenpeace responded to today’s publication of the World Energy Outlook by the International Energy Agency, which warns leaders of the need for strong action to reduce greenhouses gases within five years, by calling...

Greenpeace urges G8 to take a safe bet on renewable energy instead of gambling with...

Press release | 25 May, 2011 at 11:36

Deauville, France, 25 May 2011 -- Greenpeace urged heads of state attending this week’s G8 summit to choose public health over private profit by backing a secure future powered by renewable energy. The international environmental organisation is...

Greenpeace - New Improved Ranking criteria explained

Publication | 6 January, 2010 at 0:00

The Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics has new and improved sets of criteria for assessing consumer electronics companies practices on toxics, recycling and climate / energy policy.

The power of the energy transition is spreading fast

Blog entry by Matjaž Dovečar | 5 December, 2014

Greenpeace brought mayors from all over Europe to Bavaria to show them the best practices of German energy transition. First impressions: the 'Energiewende' is contagious! We travelled with eight  mayors from Hungary, Turkey,...

Power drilling: When an oil rig is a political weapon

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 26 May, 2014 1 comment

You may not have heard about the Paracels and the Spratlys. These two island chains, located in the South China Sea, have for years been at the epicentre of a heated controversy between neighbouring countries. Since early May 2014,...

Tired of climate doom and gloom? Read this.

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 7 April, 2014 2 comments

I bet you read the "news" last week. Climate change impacts are now everywhere and it's going to get much worse if we continue polluting our way into the future. It's frustrating. It's infuriating. And it makes you want to switch...

Solar Generation V - 2008

Publication | 1 September, 2008 at 0:00

Solar Electricity for over One Billion People and 2 Million Jobs by 2020

Switching on to Green Electronics

Publication | 31 December, 2009 at 0:00

It's time for the electronics industry to green-up: this report details the problems with toxic components, recycling and energy policies, explaining what the industry needs to do to lessen its increasingly negative environmental and social impacts.

Futu[r]e Investment - energy

Publication | 5 July, 2007 at 0:00

This report shows that investment in renewables pays off quite quickly due to massive savings in fuel costs. In fact, a 'business as usual' mix in the world global power generation sector would result in 10 times higher fuel costs, when compared...

Working for the Climate Renewable Energy and the Green Job [R]evolution Briefing

Publication | 14 September, 2009 at 3:30

The solutions to the economic crisis and the environmental crisis are far from being mutually exclusive. As we head towards the Copenhagen Climate Summit, world leaders have the opportunity to stimulate economic recovery while cutting carbon...

Dear fossil fuel industry - it's over

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler and Kaisa Kosonen | 13 April, 2014 6 comments

It's been a long week here in Berlin, with experts and government officials finalising urgently awaited conclusions from the United Nations climate change panel about the solutions to climate change . Now they’re done and the message...

Solar picnic a taste of Thailand's renewable energy future

Press release | 23 August, 2002 at 0:00

Thailand's electricity generating authority was invited to a solar picnic today, as Greenpeace presented the company with a blueprint for a renewable energy future for Thailand.

Guide to Greener Electronics 14th edition

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 0:00

The 14th Guide to Greener Electronics (January 2010) provides an updated 'green' ranking of 18 consumer electronics producers, based on scores for toxic and climate / energy-related policies.

2013: Boom or bust year for the energy revolution?

Blog entry by Sven Teske | 13 January, 2013 23 comments

For many energy experts around the world, the New Year starts this coming week in Abu Dhabi at the World Future Energy Summit. This year, the summit is coupled with two political conferences dedicated to renewable energy: the...

Deaths and energy technologies

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | 15 April, 2011 22 comments

In the debate about nuclear power, some people argue that the number of fatalities that can be attributed to the coal or gas industry is much higher than fatalities caused by nuclear power – and conclude that this argument successfully...

The Third Degree

Publication | 31 January, 2010 at 0:00

This briefing paper examines the implications of governments' commitments to tackling climate change in terms of overall emission reductions, expected rises in average global temperature (compared to pre-industrial times) and consequent impacts...

Don’t bury the Joburg Earth summit yet!

Press release | 26 August, 2002 at 0:00

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