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BO NOK AND BAN KRUT SWITCHE ON SOLAR

Feature story | April 11, 2002 at 6:00

Greenpeace helped the villagers of Bo Nok and Ban Krut in the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan install solar power on two public buildings, to illustrate that the community is serious in its desire for renewable energy for Thailand.

Blessing Rain Down for a Solar Future

Feature story | May 2, 2002 at 6:00

Directors of 26 Greenpeace offices from around the world gathered today in the village of Ban Krut, Thailand, and received the blessing of Buddhist monks after personally handing over two working systems of solar panel array to the local...

European energy company Alstom dumping dirty technology on South

Feature story | July 3, 2002 at 6:00

On the day of its annual general meeting in Paris, the French-UK energy company Alstom faced international action from Greenpeace, as activists in Manila protested against the multinational's participation in climate changing coal-fired power...

Climate victory: Philippine province rejects coal for renewable energy

Feature story | August 6, 2002 at 6:00

Philippine government officials confirmed today that the proposed 50 megawatt coal-fired power station for Pulupandan in the province of Negros was officially "dead" and that renewable energy was the solution to the province's power needs. The...

Thais to demand Positive Energy at the World Summit

Feature story | August 8, 2002 at 6:00

Greenpeace and The Body Shop today presented a petition to the government of Thailand urging it to commit to clean energy. This was the conclusion of a three-month campaign to gather signatures for a worldwide petition calling for the provision...

Climate change a ballooning problem for developing world

Feature story | August 21, 2002 at 6:00

As governments from around the world prepare for the Earth Summit next week in Johannesburg, Greenpeace today launched a hot air balloon with the message "Save the Climate - Stop Global Warming" over the biggest coal-fired power station in South...

Solar picnic a taste of Thailand's renewable energy future

Feature story | August 23, 2002 at 6:00

Greenpeace today demanded the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) immediately overturn all approvals for new fossil fuel power stations, and to take up the challenge to support renewables. But the demand came with a sweetener - a...

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.

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 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.

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.

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...

Coal is Climate Crime

Feature story | October 30, 2001 at 7:00

International environmental group, Greenpeace together with local activists and villagers from Bo Nok stormed the headquarters of Gulf Power Inc. today to push for the cancellation of the proposed polluting coal-fired power plant project in...

Coal Kills!

Feature story | August 30, 2001 at 6:00

The environmental group Greenpeace today drew attention to the alarming build-up of toxic heavy metals in the vicinity of coal-fired power plants all over the country, citing the particular experience of a coal power station in Batangas whose...

'Race for the Climate!' A Dragonboat Regatta

Feature story | April 28, 2002 at 6:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia invites you to watch "Race for the Climate!" This rowing event is co-organized by Greenpeace Southeast Asia, The Body Shop and the Amateur Rowing Association of the Philippines to drum up public support for the Choose...

The Body Shop, Greenpeace and Thailand cycling club join forces, organise a bike...

Feature story | April 21, 2002 at 6:00

Bangkok, 21 April 2002 - The Body Shop, Thailand Cycling Club and Greenpeace Southeast Asia co-organize a bike rally in Bangkok prior to the Earth Day campaigning to stop global warming today. The activity involves signatures hunting for the...

Manila gives gigantic welcome to Arctic Sunrise

Feature story | July 18, 2002 at 6:00

A proposal announced yesterday by the European Energy Commissioner, Loyola de Palacio, to push polluting coal and nuclear technology on developing countries via the Johannesburg Earth Summit was met with a Greenpeace protest of gigantic...

Investment board told to stop supporting dirty energy

Feature story | July 29, 2002 at 6:00

The Philippines Board of Investments was urged today provide preferential incentives for renewable energy projects nationally by the Philippines Chairman of the Committee of Foreign Affairs, Congressman Lozada, after Greenpeace held a peaceful...

Negros Renewables Revolution brings Solar Power to Pulupandan School

Feature story | August 4, 2002 at 6:00

"And then there was light." Pupils at the Our Lady of Lourdes Academy (OLLA) in the town of Pulupandan, Negros Occidental will finally be able to read and study in a fully lighted library. Thanks to solar panels installed today by local leaders...

Wind energy powers Negros village as Greenpeace pushes Renewables Revolution

Feature story | August 5, 2002 at 6:00

Greenpeace today installed wind turbines in a Philippine village which had no electricity, to illustrate to the national government that local communities of Negros Occidental are serious in their desire to harness clean energy alternatives in...

Dawn of Renewables Era: Arctic Sunrise arrives, calls for immediate rejection of coal

Feature story | August 15, 2002 at 6:00

Greenpeace today kicked off the Thai leg of its Arctic Sunrise Choose Positive Energy tour by calling on Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to revoke all approvals for the proposed coal fired power stations in Bo Nok and Ban Krut in the province...

Earth and Climate declared winner in Rowing Regatta for Renewable Energy

Feature story | April 28, 2002 at 6:00

Manila Bay, April 28, 2002 - It was undeniably a Race for the Climate. And in the end, everybody made waves. "Unity of purpose, positive energy, the will to win. These were the key elements in today's rowing regatta where the clear winner was our...

Pedaling for Clean Energy

Feature story | June 21, 2001 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists from Asia and Europe led by its new international director, Gerd Leipold, visited Prachuab Khiri Khan today and installed solar powered lighting systems in a local school in Bang Sapan district. Greenpeace showed its...

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...

Warning shot fired against peaceful protesters in Philippines

Feature story | July 21, 2002 at 6:00

The action that Greenpeace took against the Sual coal plant in Pangasinan on Sunday 21 July, brought people from around the world together to demand 'No More Coal.' Activists from Greenpeace UK joined the action to demonstrate the shameful way...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Climate Rescue Station

Feature story | August 28, 2009 at 6:00

As a part of the TckTckTck campaign which is a global movement for a unified voice against climate change, the Solar Generation from all Thailand’s regions built “Climate Rescue Station” at Kangkrajarn Riverside scout camp. The participated...

Solar Generation at Energy Fair

Feature story | June 1, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace with the Southern Non-Governmental Organization network organized Southern Energy Fair at Thaksin University in Pattalung province.

Presidential candidates must come clean on nuclear energy: Greenpeace

Feature story | February 4, 2010 at 7:00

Greenpeace today called upon all presidential candidates and other political aspirants to make public their stand on nuclear energy and declare their plans and policies on energy sourcing, especially with the threat of el niño compounding the...

New report reveals how climate change will severely affect Philippine freshwater...

Feature story | December 21, 2009 at 7:00

A new report launched by Greenpeace today details how climate change will severely affect the country’s freshwater resources in the coming years, aggravating projected water crises, unless effective adaptation measures are urgently put in place.

Tourism industry steps up efforts against climate change

Feature story | December 2, 2009 at 17:51

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has stepped up its “Save the Climate Save Boracay” project which will be rolled out to other popular tourist destinations in the country.

ASEAN: Get serious about climate threat!

Feature story | October 24, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today challenged ASEAN leaders to demonstrate collective leadership to protect Southeast Asia’s 850 million people from the debilitating impacts of climate change by committing to zero deforestation and low carbon development, and to...

Climate Opinion Poll: Asians demand climate deal, want Obama to lead

Feature story | September 17, 2009 at 6:00

People in developing Asia pin their hopes for a new global climate treaty mainly on one man: Barack Obama. According to a new poll, 53% of Asians believe an agreement at the Copenhagen Climate Summit in December depends on leadership by the US...

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