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'Quit Coal' - Greenpeace takes action against coal ship in Spain

Press release | 6 October, 2008 at 4:38

At 2am this morning, four Greenpeace activists boarded the Windsor Adventure, a coal cargo ship importing coal from Colombia into Spain. Others painted "Quit Coal" in English and Spanish on the ship. The action was in protest against the Spanish...

English Summary: Coal in Spain - a bleak future

Publication | 6 October, 2008 at 4:38

Coal is the most polluting of all fossil fuels and the single greatest threat to the climate. Producing only 23% of Spain’s electricity, it is responsible for 64% of CO2 emissions from the electricity sector. Despite its disastrous effect on the...

Greenpeace continues protests against coal ship in Denmark

Press release | 3 December, 2008 at 15:21

Greenpeace activists are blocking the ship Hanjin Imabari, carrying coal from Richards Bay, South Africa to the Danish coal plant Enstedværket, in Aabenraa, from offloading its many tonnes of coal. Activists have blocked a crane used to unload...

Greenpeace starts an energy revolution in Sardinia

Press release | 20 October, 2008 at 12:37

Sardinian authorities have promised to revise the region's energy plans to meet EU climate protection targets, following a Greenpeace blockade at the E.ON owned Fiume Santo coal-fired power station to protest planned expansion of climate changing...

After 50 hours Greenpeace activists leave coal stack and head for Poznan

Press release | 4 December, 2008 at 13:52

Having spent two days atop the 150 metre chimney stack of the Pątnów power plant to highlight the catastrophic impact that coal-fired power stations are having on the climate, the 11 Greenpeace climbers came down today and are heading for the UN...

Greenpeace tells Enel to "Quit Coal" in Genoa

Press release | 26 October, 2008 at 13:14

Greenpeace called on the energy company Enel to shut down its coal-fired power plant in Genoa, the capital of the Liguria region of Italy, in a series of actions this morning. Enel is persisting in keeping the plant open, despite demands by the...

Greenpeace calls on the Italian government to quit coal and stop blocking Europe's...

Press release | 16 October, 2008 at 2:00

This morning, five Greenpeace activists scaled a crane at the new coal-fired power station in Civitavecchia, near Rome. The protestors unfurled two banners that read: 'Italian government opposes Kyoto' ("Il governo contro Kyoto") and 'No new...

Greenpeace uses 4000 windmills to call on Belgium and E.ON to quit coal

Press release | 7 November, 2008 at 10:41

More than 80 activists placed thousands of windmills with the message to “Quit Coal” at the site of E.ON’s proposed coal fired power-plant in Antwerp Harbour. The action illustrates the choice facing Flemish authorities: authorise the...

Greenpeace stops giant coal excavator, condemns coal-addicted Czech Republic's role...

Press release | 13 November, 2008 at 11:16

Thirty Greenpeace activists have stopped the operation of a giant excavator in one of the largest lignite mines in the Czech Republic. Greenpeace is demanding the Czech Republic closes the CSA mine by 2012, commits to progressively decreasing its...

"Quit Coal" says Greenpeace from the top of a Polish coal plant

Press release | 2 December, 2008 at 1:00

Early this morning, 11 Greenpeace activists scaled a 150-metre high chimney at the Pątnów power plant in Poland to hang a banner reading "Quit coal, save the climate". Greenpeace is calling on the Polish government to stop undermining the...

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