Blog: Climate

In pictures: Let's celebrate World Energy Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 October 2014 at 11:43am - Comments
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 7:23am - 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 4:09pm - Comments
by. Credit: Flickr.com / Liberal Democrats
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 3:14pm - 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 3:00pm - 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.

How LEGO got awesome to #SaveTheArctic

Posted by Anonymous — 9 October 2014 at 9:01am - Comments
LEGO characters celebrate Lego dumping Shell
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We did it! LEGO has dropped Shell

Today we got the awesome news: after a three-month campaign supported by more than a million people worldwide, LEGO has announced it will not renew its contract with Arctic destroyer Shell.

This is fantastic news for LEGO fans and Arctic defenders everywhere. And it’s a huge blow to Shell’s strategy of partnering with beloved brands to clean up its dirty image as an Arctic oil driller.

So how did we win this victory for the Arctic? Let’s take a look back at the top five moments of our campaign:

Being part of something bigger: working together to Save the Arctic

Posted by Helen Falconar — 8 October 2014 at 11:53am - Comments
Greenpeace staff and community campaigners in front of the Embassy of Iceland
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Greenpeace Save the Arctic delegation outside the Embassy of Iceland

‘You will take care, won’t you?  You know what these Greenpeace people are like’. With this farewell advice from my partner, I left the quiet and safety of my Somerset home for the hurly-burly of London. I was going on a Greenpeace mission! But what could be more innocuous or respectable than being part of a small team delivering the Arctic Declaration and Save the Arctic petition to the embassies of Arctic states?

Supreme court order kills Essar’s plans

Posted by Akshey Kalra — 25 September 2014 at 1:59pm - Comments
Women peacefully protesting in Mahan
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Peaceful Forest Protest in India

If you haven't heard so far, the Supreme Court of India cancelled 214 coal blocks allocated to private companies since 1993, deeming them illegal. And one of these coal blocks brings us to the story of Mahan, one of the oldest Sal forests in Asia and livelihood to more than 50,000 people.

View from the coal face

Posted by Fran G — 23 September 2014 at 3:18pm - Comments
Greenpeace activist on top of a coal train with power station in the background
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Activist on the coal train

I can see the giant towers of the Cottam coal power plant looming on the horizon from my perch on top of a heap of coal, in the carriage of a coal supply train.

People vs coal

Posted by Lawrence Carter — 23 September 2014 at 2:39pm - Comments
Activist with a bag of coal from the train, with address label to Vladimir Putin
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Coal ready to be returned to sender

BREAKING: More than 50 people have stopped a train carrying coal to Cottam power station and are now unloading its climate-wrecking cargo. The train, transporting around 1,500 tonnes of coal to be burned in the power station’s furnaces, was flagged down safely this afternoon as it approached the power station.

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