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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...

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