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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...

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...

Does Apple’s commitment to a 'coal free' iCloud have a passport?

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 18 December, 2012 3 comments

Apple promised in May – thanks in part to pressure from its customers and Greenpeace supporters – that all of its data centres would become “coal-free” and powered by 100% renewable energy. However, rumours are circulating about a...

Clippy’s back with a message for Microsoft: Give us a clean cloud

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 26 October, 2012

Remember Clippy? You know, that little paper clip that always popped up at the most annoying times when you were trying to write something in older versions of Microsoft Word? Well, Clippy’s back, and poised to pop up at Microsoft...

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...

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...

Facebook means business in mission to 'Unfriend Coal'

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 1 August, 2012 1 comment

If you’ve followed the effort by Greenpeace International and hundreds of thousands of Facebook users around the world to get the social networking platform to Unfriend Coal , you’ll be heartened by today’s news. Facebook ...

Facebook means business in mission to 'Unfriend Coal'

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 1 August, 2012 4 comments

Facebook has shown today it is serious about its push to Unfriend Coal. The social networking company published its 2011 energy and carbon footprint data and announced a 2015 goal of powering 25% of the platform with renewable...

Apple’s clean energy plans still cloudy despite coal-free pledge

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 12 July, 2012 20 comments

Apple’s clean energy plans still cloudy despite coal-free pledge Apple’s clean energy policies have significantly improved , but the company still gets low scores for its energy choices when compared with sector leaders, according...

Apple should join North Carolinians and tell Duke to quit coal

Blog entry by Emily Euchner | 12 July, 2012 1 comment

Throughout high school, I swam in Mountain Island Lake and the Catawba River every summer. It was only within the last year, after I graduated just a few miles from there, that I learned what a risk I had been taking with those...

Apple’s clean energy plans still cloudy despite coal-free pledge

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 12 July, 2012

Apple’s clean energy plans still cloudy despite coal-free pledge Apple’s clean energy policies have significantly improved , but the company still gets low scores for its energy choices when compared with sector leaders, according...

Will Apple bet on renewable energy for its new Nevada data centre?

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 27 June, 2012 8 comments

The iCloud just keeps on growing. Apple announced yesterday that it will build its next data centre in Reno, NV in the United States. This latest facility joins Apple’s initial three data centres in California, North Carolina and...

Will Apple bet on renewable energy for its new Nevada data centre?

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 27 June, 2012 2 comments

The iCloud just keeps on growing. Apple announced yesterday that it will build its next data centre in Reno, NV in the United States. This latest facility joins Apple’s initial three data centres in California, North Carolina and...

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...

eBay rightly quits the coal grid for data centre

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 22 June, 2012 1 comment

Ebay, the online auction house known for helping millions to buy and sell their stuff, made a savvy purchase of its own on Thursday: it bought fuel cells from Bloom Energy (like those pictured) to power one of its data centres in the...

eBay rightly quits the coal grid for data centre

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 22 June, 2012

Ebay, the online auction house known for helping millions to buy and sell their stuff, made a savvy purchase of its own on Thursday: it bought fuel cells from Bloom Energy (like those pictured) to power one of its data centres in...

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...

Amazon failing to admit its dirty cloud problem

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 20 June, 2012

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...

Microsoft should read its own reports on powering data centres

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 14 June, 2012

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 states bold coal-free ambition for iCloud, now must explain how it will get there

Blog entry by Gary Cook | 23 May, 2012 4 comments

Apple has made a bold claim to make all three of its data centres “coal free” and has doubled the amount of solar energy powering its data centre in North Carolina. Apple’s customers certainly appreciate boldness, and will love the...

Apple responds to customers, starts down road to clean energy iCloud

Blog entry by Gary Cook | 18 May, 2012 1 comment

This week, after hundreds of thousands of Apple customers and Greenpeace supporters asked the company to use clean energy instead of dirty coal, it announced a significant investment in local renewable energy to power its data centre...

Apple responds to customers, starts down road to clean energy iCloud

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 18 May, 2012

This week, after hundreds of thousands of Apple customers and Greenpeace supporters asked the company to use clean energy instead of dirty coal, it announced a significant investment in local renewable energy to power its data...

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...

Apple can be an environmental leader again

Blog entry by Renee Blanchard | 9 May, 2012 1 comment

The very first campaign I worked on when I arrived at Greenpeace in 2006 was the Green My Apple campaign. It was exciting and different, and as someone who has proudly held on to her iMac G3 (Bondi Blue I might add) to this very day, I...

A look at the coal plants behind the iCloud

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 8 May, 2012

How does Apple’s $1billion iDataCenter in Maiden, North Carolina draw its power? Apple is sending millions of dollars a year to Duke Energy , one of the few utilities in the US that is still building coal plants.   By making a...

A look at the coal plants behind the iCloud

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 7 May, 2012 1 comment

How does Apple’s $1billion iDataCenter in Maiden, North Carolina draw its power? Apple is sending millions of dollars a year to Duke Energy , one of the few utilities in the US that is still building coal plants.   By making a...

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...

Activists block Duke coal shipment, link mountaintop removal to iCloud

Blog entry by Gabe Wisniewski | 3 May, 2012 5 comments

A set of train tracks in rural North Carolina is not the kind of place that brings iPads to mind. But this railroad is part of the chain that links you and me – and anyone who uses the cloud – to the massive destruction caused by the...

Activists block Duke coal shipment, link mountaintop removal to iCloud

Blog entry by Gabe Wisniewski | 3 May, 2012

A set of train tracks in rural North Carolina is not the kind of place that brings iPads to mind. But this railroad is part of the chain that links you and me – and anyone who uses the cloud – to the massive destruction caused by...

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,...

Apple: Think Different about your dirty energy

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 25 April, 2012

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...

Medical and Military Experts agree on climate action

Blog entry by Anna K | 17 October, 2011 3 comments

Medical and military experts agree that when it comes to climate change, just as in their own fields, “Prevention is the best solution”. Today in London, leading doctors, scientists and security experts met to discuss the...

Month in Pictures - June 2011

Image gallery | 1 July, 2011

Daily news: Five tonnes of coal delivered to South African power company, and...

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 27 June, 2011

Top news: Eskom gets big coal delivery; Nuclear should work towards nuclear energy phase-out following Fukushima disaster; new GE edible crop to be sold following three months of animal testing; eco-tourists in the Philippines welcomed...

How to quit coal - in 30 seconds!

Blog entry by Dietlind | 26 May, 2011 1 comment

This great 30 second video just in from our US office. Help us in our campaign to quit coal by watching and then sharing it with your friends. The more views it gets in its first 24 hours, the more likely the video is to...

Airship Flies Over Facebook Headquarters

Image | 14 April, 2011 at 17:34

14 April 2011 - USA. The Greenpeace Airship A.E. Bates flies over Facebook headquarters with a banner reading “Facebook: Join the Energy Revolution.” Greenpeace is calling on the social networking giant to start powering its services with...

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. ...

Thai Coal Plant Protest

Image | 24 February, 2011 at 16:08

24 February 2011 - Thailand. Children join Greenpeace and thousands of other people from Nakhon Si Thammarat to protest plans for a new coal-fired power station to be built in their province by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand...

Shut it Down - Quit Coal!

Image | 17 February, 2011 at 17:00

17 February 2011 - United States. Greenpeace activists hang a banner at the Bridgeport Harbor Generating Station that reads "Shut it Down - Quit Coal." The Bridgeport Harbor Generating Station emits more than a million tons of carbon dioxide per...

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...

Coal Free Future Tour

Image | 3 February, 2011 at 18:03

03 February 2011 - United States. The Greenpeace ship MY Arctic Sunrise passes in front of the Statue of Liberty during the ship's arrival in New York. The ship is visiting New York as part of the "Coal Free Future" tour that travelled up 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...

The Nuclear Reaction Awards 2009: The Blind Eye Award

Blog entry by Aslihan | 30 December, 2009 1 comment

Welcome to the second annual Nuclear Reaction Awards. As the year comes to its close we’d like to recognise those who have help make the nuclear industry the over-subsidised and under-scrutinised joke it is today. Today’s Award:...

Nuclear News: French nuclear sector re-thinks strategy after UAE setback

Blog entry by Aslihan | 30 December, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: French nuclear sector re-thinks strategy after UAE setback The French nuclear power sector is to re-focus its strategy, notably in Britain and the United States, after losing out...

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...

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...

Action at Cilacap coal plant on Central Java’s south coast, Indonesia

Image | 12 February, 2009 at 15:24

Greenpeace takes direct action to expose the true cost of coal at Cilacap coal plant on Central Java’s south coast. 40 Greenpeace activists and local community representatives, wearing white masks to symbolise the health risks to local...

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.

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