Blog: Climate

Words are never enough

Posted by John Sauven — 16 December 2014 at 1:33pm - Comments

Words are not enough. I know that. But I want to start by saying how deeply disappointed and sorry I am for the activity undertaken in the name of Greenpeace at the Nazca lines in Peru last week during the climate talks.

Greenpeace apologises to the people of Peru for Nazca activity

Posted by Ellen Booth — 11 December 2014 at 11:00am - Comments

Lima, Peru, - Greenpeace releases the following apology about the Nazca Lines protest on 8 December:

Without reservation Greenpeace apologises to the people of Peru for the offence caused by our recent activity laying a message of hope at the site of the historic Nazca Lines. We are deeply sorry for this.

We fully understand that this looks bad. Rather than relay an urgent message of hope and possibility to the leaders gathering at the Lima UN climate talks, we came across as careless and crass.

Shell's Arctic drilling team just pleaded GUILTY

Posted by ben — 9 December 2014 at 11:17am - Comments
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This drill ship is definitely NOT Arctic ready

Shell and its allies cannot be trusted to drill in the Arctic. Their reputation took another hammering last night when Noble Drilling, Shell’s sub-contractor, plead guilty to a staggering eight felony charges relating to environmental and safety violations on board the vessels Noble Discoverer and Kulluk (which it operated on behalf of Shell) in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012. Noble will pay a $12.2m fine, has been placed on probation for four years and must upgrade all of its plans to meet safety and environmental protection requirements.

Night train cuts will de-rail green travel

Posted by Jamie Andrews — 5 December 2014 at 6:22pm - Comments
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CO2 emissions from travelling by train are lower than air travel

This is a guest blog by Jamie Andrews of loco2.com.

This Thursday I will board what may be the last ever night train from Berlin to Paris. After a long history of direct trains between these two iconic capitals stretching back to 1896, the German rail operator Deutsche Bahn has announced the end of the service.

Your ad is in the papers – Shell’s spin exposed

Posted by Danielle Boobyer — 13 November 2014 at 2:07pm - Comments
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Our Shell counter-ad in today's papers

It’s a bad day for Shell! If you opened the Metro, Independent or Telegraph newspaper this morning, you’re one of two million people who saw our counter-ad against the Arctic oil drillers.

In pictures: Let's celebrate World Energy Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 October 2014 at 10:43am - Comments
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Wind turbine in Portland, Australia © Greenpeace / Dean Sewell

Today is World Energy Day which highlights the importance of society's choices regarding energy production and the environment. I love positive solution stories, so had a look in our photo archive to share some of our interesting energy pictures with you and celebrate this day.<--break->

8 amazing renewable energy projects that we love

Posted by Richard Casson — 22 October 2014 at 6:23am - Comments

It's World Energy Day today (woo!). To mark the occasion, here's at a few renewable energy projects from around the world -- ones that we totally love.

Got a question for the man in charge of UK energy policies? Here's your chance to ask

Posted by Richard Casson — 21 October 2014 at 3:09pm - Comments
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Ed Davey MP will take your questions on Twitter and online

Here's your chance to put questions to Ed Davey, the minister in charge of the UK's energy policies.

Without even realising it, I became a campaigner

Posted by Barbara Galassi — 15 October 2014 at 2:14pm - Comments
Greenpeace staff and community campaigners with the Icelandic ambassador to the
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Greenpeace Save the Arctic delegation with the Icelandic Ambassador

One morning last June my computer beeped.

All right, I thought, it is just an email. But it was not ‘just’ an email.

It was a Greenpeace email asking to sign a petition to save the Arctic. I signed it, shared it on Facebook and went on with my day. I thought that that was all I could do about it.

LEGO dumped Shell - here's why it matters to us all

Posted by James Turner — 9 October 2014 at 2:00pm - Comments
Children building LEGO Arctic animals outside Shell HQ
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Children stage a playful protest outside Shell's London HQ

LEGO's decision to break its 50 year partnership with Shell is – as they say in America – kind of a big deal. Despite their best attempts to downplay its significance, this was a multimillion dollar partnership that had delivered real benefits to the oil giant over the years. That LEGO chose to break it in response to a huge wave of public pressure is both a major blow to Shell and the cultural influence of the oil industry itself.

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