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.
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.
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?
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.