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The environmental impacts of coal

Publication | May 1, 2005 at 0:00

Coal is the dirtiest of all fuels. From mining to coal cleaning, from transportation to electricity generation to disposal, coal releases numerous toxic pollutants into the air, water and land. These disrupt ecosystems and endanger human health.

Clean coal technology briefing paper

Publication | April 3, 2005 at 0:00

What is clean coal? Coal is a highly polluting energy source. From mine to sky, it contaminates every step of the way. From acid drainage from coal mines polluting rivers and streams, to the release of cancer-causing dioxins and other toxins when...

Marsden B – A bad idea

Publication | April 29, 2005 at 0:00

Mighty River Power, a Government owned power company, has applied to build New Zealand’s first major coal fired power station in over 25 years. If built, it would be only the second station of its kind in the country (the first is Huntly, in the...

Marsden B Myths and Facts

Publication | April 29, 2005 at 0:00

Victory! The Marsden B coal fired power station proposal has been scrapped...read more

Global Wind Energy Outlook

Publication | September 20, 2006 at 0:00

The global status of wind power, drivers for wind energy, the world's wind resources and grid integration. the environmental impacts of wind power, the global wind energy outlook scenario and energy policy...

FACTSHEET: Climate Change

Publication | November 12, 2010 at 13:37

Climate change is Greenpeace’s number one global priority. It’s the greatest environmental threat that humanity has ever faced. Unchecked it will adversely affect human society and the world’s biodiversity on an unprecedented scale.

BRIEFING: Success or Failure in Copenhagen

Publication | December 7, 2009 at 9:46

New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, will now attend the UN climate talks in Copenhagen, and is relying on New Zealand's emissions trading scheme and a highly conditional 10-20% emissions reduction target to show New Zealand is doing its bit.

FACTSHEET: Fonterra and Climate Change

Publication | November 16, 2009 at 21:31

A factsheet outlining Fonterra's climate crimes including the use and importation of palm Kernel (PKE) animal feed and its impact on Indonesian rainforest, intensification and fertiliser use, burning coal and domestic deforestation, and the risk...

New Zealand’s growing contribution to climate change

Publication | March 25, 2008 at 0:00

Man-made climate change is real and happening fast. Experts say it’s the single biggest threat civilisation has ever faced, and the first time a single issue has spanned people, species, countries and continents in this way. While the...

New Zealand's expanding carbon footprint

Publication | March 4, 2008 at 0:00

Analysis of New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme; major flaws and barriers to emission cuts.

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