Blog: Climate

5 Ways that People Power Helped Defeat Shell

Posted by Trillia Fidei — 5 October 2015 at 1:48pm - Comments
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Shell just announced it’s giving up on drilling for oil in the Alaskan Arctic. This is a huge victory for millions of people all around the world who opposed the oil giant’s controversial plans, which put not only the fragile Arctic ecosystem at risk, but the planet as a whole.

Do you live in north Yorkshire? Here's how to tell the council you oppose fracking

Posted by Richard Casson — 29 September 2015 at 9:49am - Comments
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Fracking firm Third Energy wants to frack for shale gas in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. But before they can go ahead they've got to obtain planning permission -- and right now North Yorkshire County Council is running a consultation on its website, inviting Yorkshire residents to email in with their views.

VICTORY: 3 Years of People vs Shell

Posted by India Thorogood — 28 September 2015 at 2:23pm - Comments
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UK can be almost entirely powered by renewable energy by 2030, new study shows

Posted by Richard Casson — 21 September 2015 at 10:37am - Comments
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"Can the UK run on renewable energy, and how long will it take us to get there?"

Here at Greenpeace those are two questions we get asked a lot, so today we're pleased to say we took a big step toward answering them.

Ode to Aurora - an Arctic Roar poem

Posted by Claire Donner — 3 September 2015 at 10:01am - Comments

Yesterday, 64 activists, Emma Thompson and First Nations activists and artist Audrey Siegl were outside Shell's London HQ with Aurora, the giant polar bear puppet, to protest Shell's Artcic oil drilling. You can find out more at

Want to show your opposition to fracking? Get started with these materials and resources

Posted by Richard Casson — 25 August 2015 at 6:51pm - Comments

Have you ever wanted to show your opposition to fracking by putting up a poster in your window at home? Or need some tips on explaining the risks of fracking to a friend? The resources on this page will help you get started. Click the links below to download each one, or you can share other useful links in the comments section below.


'I'm not backing fracking' poster (download PDF 358 Kb)

The Requiem for Arctic Ice just got louder

Posted by Holly Dove — 24 August 2015 at 4:10pm - Comments
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On a quiet Tuesday morning in August, as Shell's Goliath-like London headquarters was waking up and getting ready for another day of climate heisting and destructive oil drilling, the building and the workers in it were startled by a strange yet haunting sound, more familiar to the Scottish highlands than downtown London.

Local power to the local people

Posted by Graham Thompson — 13 August 2015 at 11:58am - Comments
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There's nothing for you here.

Greenpeace think that energy policy the world over should be localised and democratised. Not only is it more efficient to generate power near where it’s going to be used, but giving communities some control over their power supply has numerous other advantages, many of which are being smugly illustrated on a daily basis by Germany.

Why climate change drove me to break the law

Posted by James Cracknell — 12 August 2015 at 10:39am - Comments
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Greenpeace volunteers on top of the coal train

In September 2014, a group of greenpeace activists and volunteers stopped a coal train in Cottom, Nottingham. Here, James Cracknell explains why increasing concern about climate change drove him to take direct action.

Big win for the Reef: Standard Chartered choses coral over coal!

Posted by sebastianbock — 11 August 2015 at 5:52pm - Comments

What a week! Writing this feels a bit like a deja-vu. Why? Because that’s exactly what we said last week when news broke that Australia’s Federal Court had overturned the approval of one of the world’s biggest coal mining projects. Only to be followed by Australia’s biggest bank calling it quits on the project on the same day.

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