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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

There’s a lot going on under the sun

Blog entry by Pat C | 12 March, 2013 1 comment

While ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has said the oil sector risks future credit downgrades , the news from the renewables energy market points to a much more promising future for solar and wind . When agencies like S&P reflect...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Are Tech Companies Greenwashers?

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 3 May, 2011

A journalist recently pointed out that if the tech sector were to adopt a color it would be green. He's right: the tech sector has made sustainability one of its main talking points. And you would think that the desire to geek out on...

Daily News: Obama gets Osama, and is your love for Fish n’ Chips responsible for the...

Blog entry by Angela S | 2 May, 2011 1 comment

Top News:  Greenpeace calls for a moratorium on building nuclear reactors in France, a report reveals that corruption threatens global initiatives against climate change and the United Nations to start program for recycling electronic...

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...

Earth Hour in Manila

Image | 26 March, 2011 at 13:26

26 March 2011 - Philippines. Greenpeace volunteers and other members of the public light up a sky lantern with the words "Go Renewable" during the Earth Hour event held at Malate Church in Manila. Read more

Daily News: On nuclear protests and contaminated food

Blog entry by Alexa P | 21 March, 2011

Top news: anti-nuclear protests across the world; tourist trips to Chernobyl; increased radioactivity in milk and spinach near Fukushima; British government proposes cuts to new solar plants. © DigitalGlobe The damaged...

Ask Facebook to ♥ Renewable Energy! 24 hours left in our photo contest.

Blog entry by Anna Keenan | 15 February, 2011 6 comments

Wow! Only four days since we launched our photo-petition-competition and already we have over 500 creative entries calling on Facebook to Unfriend Coal ! View all the images – and vote by clicking ‘like’ for your favourites – by...

Wind turbines at Butterwick Moor

Image | 19 October, 2010 at 12:25

19 October 2010 - UK. Construction of wind turbines at Butterwick Moor, County Durham, UK

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.

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