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"Make it Happen!"

Feature story | December 4, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace today delivered a solar-powered traditional parol (Filipino Christmas lantern) to light up the Philippine Senate this Christmas ahead of the official Global Day of Action for the Climate.

Indonesian Government must get serious about climate action

Feature story | December 1, 2008 at 7:00

Following the opening of the UN climate talks in Poznan, Greenpeace today demanded that governments get serious about taking concrete action to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Greenpeace calls on Western Visayas leaders to lead the 'Energy Revolution'

Feature story | November 21, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace welcomed the declaration signed by Western Visayas governors committing to lead the region toward a 100% renewable energy target. The commitment, the first of its kind in the country, signals that Region VI is ready to lead the...

"Nuclear power a dangerous and expensive distraction"

Feature story | November 18, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace today contested a Senate bill that seeks to re-commission the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), asserting that such a move is extremely dangerous and unwise. The environment group presented their position paper, which will...

Senate ratifies RE bill, Energy [R]evolution is in sight

Feature story | September 29, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace welcomes the passage of the Renewable Energy Bill by the Philippine Senate today. The passage of this bill--which has been pending in Philippine Congress for more than 18 years---represents a major step for the Philippines to ensure...

Take a Bus, Greenpeace urges Bangkokians to combat climate change on Car Free Day

Feature story | September 21, 2008 at 6:00

Thousands of cyclists joined a bike rally for World Car Free Day organized by Greenpeace with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), Thailand Cycling Club and Thai Health Promotion Foundation today to raise awareness on climate change and the...

Olongapo City says "No to coal!"

Feature story | September 2, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the Olongapo City government resolution expressing their objection to harmful coal-fired power plants, and called on other cities and provinces to join the movement to 'quit coal' and go renewable as a solution to stop...

Greenpeace urges ASEAN Energy Ministers to Lead the Energy Revolution;

Feature story | August 6, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today urged the ASEAN Energy Ministers to demonstrate leadership and political will to commit to a future that is powered by clean renewable energy instead of trapping its member countries in the dirty, dangerous and expensive cycle of...

Thai Senate representatives endorse Greenpeace’s Quit Coal demand; Call for...

Feature story | July 16, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior’s peaceful protest yesterday at the controversial new coal plant in Rayong, has encouraged two key representatives of the ‘Natural resource and Environment Commission’ and the ‘Sub-Commission on Good Governance...

Greenpeace, Prachuab communities form human installation against coal

Feature story | July 9, 2008 at 6:00

Hundreds of residents from Prachuab Khirikhan joined Greenpeace activists and the crew of Rainbow Warrior to form a human installation proclaiming ‘Quit Coal’ at Thapsakae beach today. The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is...

G-8 inaction on climate will hit coastal Asians hard. Greenpeace calls for Global...

Feature story | July 7, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace called on G8 countries for decisive action against climate change, pointing that developing countries like Thailand face dire consequences of inaction by the world’s richest countries. Activists from Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior...

Rainbow Warrior ends peaceful protest at Pagbilao

Feature story | May 25, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior today called off its peaceful protest at the Pagbilao coal-fired power station assured that it has initiated strong political movement toward a moratorium on expansion of coal power in the Philippines through a...

Rainbow Warrior blocks coal shipment in Philippines

Feature story | May 23, 2008 at 6:00

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior today blocked coal shipments at the Pagbilao coal-fired power plant in Quezon province, 150 kilometers southwest of Manila to protest the impending expansion of the said plant.

Quit Coal - Save the Climate

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 18, 2008

Hello. My name is Beau and I'm the campaigner on board the Rainbow Warrior for the Philippine leg of the Quit Coal, Save the Climate Tour. Our first day on the Rainbow Warrior began with the crew waking up really early to prepare to...

Revolutionizing a Filipino icon

Feature story | July 4, 2007 at 6:00

Electric-powered jeepneys are set to revolutionize the Philippines’ most recognizable icon. Electric Jeepneys (E-Jeepneys), the first public transport system of its kind in Southeast Asia, were launched today in a historic test drive in Makati...

Anti-coal icon commemorated as specter of climate impacts grip communities

Feature story | June 21, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace raised the specter of global warming and its impacts, at a massive community commemoration of the martyrdom of Charoen Wataksorn, Thailand's most prominent anti-coal activist, who was assassinated by alleged pro-coal mafia at Prachuab...

Greenpeace: coal industry gathering in Bali deepens climate threat

Feature story | May 31, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace slammed CoalTrans, the largest gathering of coal producers and users in Asia starting this Sunday in Bali, for promulgating the myth of ‘clean coal’ and aggressively pushing false ‘end-of-pipe’ solutions that will do little to avert...

The Asian Destruction Bank?

Feature story | May 7, 2007 at 6:00

When one of Asia’s leading institutions says it’s serious about funding the solutions to climate change that makes us happy. But when we discover that this commitment goes no further than a glossy brochure, we can't let that pass.

Don't drown our future!

Feature story | May 1, 2007 at 6:00

On the first day of May, Greenpeace volunteers and SolarGeneration youth went to the coastal community at Khun Samutchine in Samut Prakan Province, Thailand to bear witness to the impacts of sea level rise, erosion and storm surges which...

The message is clear..

Feature story | April 30, 2007 at 6:00

“The message is clear: we must choose clean and safe energy solutions--anything else is a betrayal to the earth’s future generations.” Greenpeace and SolarGeneration youth issued this challenge to world governments today as they presented...

Greenpeace proposes Asian clean energy strategy to avert climate disaster

Feature story | April 26, 2007 at 6:00

In the lead up to the Third Working Group Meeting of the ninth session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Bangkok, Greenpeace today called upon Asian governments to do its share in averting a climate disaster by...

Greenpeace constructs a “coal plant” at ADB Headquarters

Feature story | April 18, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists today constructed a four-meter replica of a (smoke-spewing) coal plant at the main entrance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila.

“Nuclear Energy = Dangerous Energy”

Feature story | April 2, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists today picketed the high-profile’ IndoNuclear 2007’ conference In Jakarta, with banners proclaiming : “Nuclear Energy = Dangerous Energy” to protest against the false and dangerous solutions being discussed at the conference...

Industry Minister must save lives in Map Ta Phut

Feature story | February 5, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists dressed as patients and lying on a hospital bed today gathered in front of Thailand’s Ministry of Industry to demand that the government immediately declare Map Ta Phut a Pollution Control Zone. The activists carried banners...

Strongest Climate warning yet demands action

Feature story | February 3, 2007 at 7:00

With the strongest warnings yet from the international scientific community on the threat of dangerous climate change just published, it's clearly time to match strengths of scientific warnings with determined action to reduce greenhouse gas...

Greenpeace launches “Energy (R)evolution” campaign in Indonesia

Feature story | February 2, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace challenged the Indonesian government to take strong leadership in confronting the global climate crisis by spearheading efforts in the developing world to establish measures that would protect the people and economies of the poorer...

The energy [r]evolution starts here

Feature story | January 26, 2007 at 7:00

Tackling dangerous climate change is the biggest challenge facing us all. Fortunately there is an answer to this challenge. Our report: ‘energy [r]evolution’, details how to halve global CO2 emissions by 2050, using existing technology and still...

Energy [R]evolution

Feature story | January 25, 2007 at 7:00

Renewable energy, combined with efficiencies from the smart use of energy, can deliver half of the world’s energy needs by 2050, according to one of the most comprehensive plans for future sustainable energy provision, launched today.

Pass the RE Bill Now!

Feature story | January 22, 2007 at 7:00

Members of the first all-female Philippine Everest team and pro- renewable energy groups took on the Philippine Senate today in a bid to spur the immediate passage of the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill in the Upper House. Spearheaded by the Renewable...

Will the ADB finally stop funding climate change?

Feature story | December 8, 2006 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists hoisted a balloon bearing the message “Stop Funding Climate Change” at the entrance of the Asian Development Bank headquarters. The group is calling on the ADB, one of Asia’s largest institutional lenders, to stop supporting...

A 'green' carpet screening

Feature story | November 24, 2006 at 7:00

"If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics, and...

Don't amBUSH our future

Feature story | November 19, 2006 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists climbed Jakarta's Tugu Selamat Datang (Welcome Statue) unfurling a banner that says "DON'T AMBUSH OUR FUTURE! STOP NUCLEAR AND CLIMATE CHAOS!" to slam US President George W Bush's inaction on climate change. Bush arrives in...

Greenpeace criticizes non-prioritization of RE Bill

Feature story | November 9, 2006 at 7:00

Greenpeace today criticized the non-prioritization of the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill in Monday’s Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) meeting, saying that the Philippines is playing blind and deaf to the urgency...

Pilipinas: Go Renewable!

Feature story | November 7, 2006 at 7:00

Senate President Manny Villar today formally opened the Greenpeace climate change photo exhibition at the launch of the environmental group’s ‘Pilipinas, Go Renewable’ campaign at the Philippine Senate. The exhibit, entitled ‘Climate in Crisis:...

Apo Island goes renewable

Feature story | October 22, 2006 at 6:00

Apo Island, home to one of the world’s best community-managed marine reserves, goes renewable with the installation of a solar power module in the barangay’s elementary school library.

Philippine wind power potential highest in Southeast Asia

Feature story | September 21, 2006 at 6:00

Greenpeace today called on the Philippine government to fast track the passage of a stronger Renewable Energy (RE) Bill which must contain ambitious, legally-binding targets in order to effectively make a difference in the fight against climate...

Strongest Climate warning yet demands action

Feature story | February 3, 2006 at 7:00

With the strongest warnings yet from the international scientific community on the threat of dangerous climate change just published, it's clearly time to match strengths of scientific warnings with determined action to reduce greenhouse gas...

Solar generation campaigns at Masskara festival

Feature story | June 6, 2005 at 6:00

These kids may have the sun in their eyes. But they definitely aren’t blinded by the light. In fact, they would like nothing more than to shine that light on everyone lest the world be plunged into the darkness, literally.

Black tales from Thailand and Philippines

Feature story | December 2, 2004 at 7:00

Fighting to breath, the dying person utters one last, albeit vain, wish - one, just one, big gulp of clean air. A village where the most precious possessions are two oxygen tanks, purchased with donations from the mostly poor farmers who live...

Answer to China's Energy future is Blowing in the Wind

Feature story | May 15, 2004 at 6:00

The Chinese version of the "Wind Force 12" report was launched today at a press conference in Beijing. The report, together with next week's drafting of China's Renewable Energy Promotion Law, demonstrates both the huge potential for wind energy...

Wind energy flying high in Pulupandan

Feature story | May 4, 2004 at 6:00

Greenpeace today joined the community of Pulupandan in launching the second stage of the proposed Pulupandan Wind Energy Development initiative, a key component of the larger Green Renewable Independent Power Producer project (GRIPP) in the province.

Renewable energy projects on the rise in Southeast Asia

Feature story | August 14, 2003 at 6:00

Southeast Asian nations are racing towards implementation of renewable energy projects in hopes of meeting its energy expansion needs while reducing its dependence on imported fossil fuels and preserve the region's environments.

Solar technology workshop for Bo Nok & Ban Krut villagers

Feature story | May 19, 2003 at 6:00

More than 60 community leaders and villagers from Ban Krut and Bo Nok have completed a workshop on solar technology over the weekend. The workshop, conducted by Greenpeace and Thai Agency Engineering Co. Ltd., explained in details the adverse...

Renewable energy forum puts Negros on global clean energy map

Feature story | March 14, 2003 at 7:00

Environmental group Greenpeace saluted the people of Negros today for taking the lead in the country's shift towards renewable energy development. Environmentalists, government leaders, businessmen and the public gathered at the Mabuhay Renewable...

Government must shift energy policy

Feature story | March 4, 2003 at 7:00

Environmental group Greenpeace called on new Thai Energy Minister Prommin Lertsuridej to review the existing Energy Development Plan, which plots the country's energy strategies and investments, and embrace an energy policy which promotes clean...

Exorcising the demons of the Carbon Club

Feature story | November 12, 2002 at 7:00

One could see this coming. Once the government set in motion hearings on House Resolution 700, filed by Rep. Manuel Zubiri and calls for the immediate phase-out of all operating coal power plants in the Philippines, operators of these dirty,...

Wind Turbines Rise in Ban Krut and Bo Nok

Feature story | October 1, 2002 at 6:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia has completed the installation of wind turbine systems for the communities of Bo Nok and Ban Krut following the campaign by MV Arctic Sunrise, one of Greenpeace's shipping vessels, to promote the use of clean renewable...

US jeered, Summit denounced

Feature story | September 4, 2002 at 6:00

While the Earth Summit has been a disaster in its official conclusions, it's at least rewarding to see that the international community hasn't been fooled by rhetoric. Today was another day of action in protest of inaction. Inside and outside...

Australia playing dirty tricks in pushing Coal on Thailand

Feature story | August 30, 2002 at 6:00

Living up to its name as one of the "Filthy Three" nations trying to block action on climate change, Australia is playing dirty tricks trying to get Thailand and other developing countries locked- into a future based on greenhouse-polluting coal...

Thailand shows Earth Summit delegates how to do the job

Feature story | August 28, 2002 at 6:00

While world leaders at the Johannesburg Earth Summit give excuses for failing to act on climate change, Thailand is doing what Earth Summit delegates say is too hard - rejecting dirty energy in favour of clean renewable energy.

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