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How we fundraise

Last edited 9 July 2015 at 3:10pm

In light of recent coverage in the media, we want to be completely transparent about our approach to asking people for support.

People-power is our not-so-secret weapon in making companies and governments do the right things for nature and the environment. We ask people to add their voices, their actions and their money to give our campaigns the biggest possible impact.

Breaking the link between transport and oil

Posted by petespeller — 24 October 2011 at 3:43pm - Comments
Traffic in London
All rights reserved. Credit: Will Rose / Greenpeace

A new report by the Institute for Public Policy Research argues that breaking the link between road transport and oil is not only possible, it would benefit the economy, create jobs and reduce carbon emissions.

Our seas are in crisis - we need to fix the Common Fisheries Policy
Abdou, Issa, John Sauven, Willie Bain and Celestino discuss DEFRA policy

First intern

Posted by tracy — 27 April 2009 at 5:08pm - Comments

Jess, our first intern, is first up this week in the blog relay - a whistle-stop tour of Greenpeace staff here in the UK. Click here to catch up on the other entries.

Like many of you exploring the Greenpeace website, I have been concerned about environmental issues from a fairly young age. I have my parents to thank for that. But I've never been 100% sure exactly what I want to do about it. So when I graduated last year I decided as good a place as any to start was to look for some internships, to get an idea of what kind of jobs are out there. So here I am - an intern at Greenpeace. Their first one in the UK no less.

Awards - on the web and in Parliament

Posted by bex — 7 November 2008 at 10:44am - Comments

Our very own Benet Northcote (right) joins the 'Coal vs Rebewables' debate at the 2008 Lib Dems Party Conference

Greenpeace at the Climate Clinic for a debate on coal vs renewables.

We've just found out we're up for another web award: The People's Choice Website of the Year Award. If you like what we do here in cyberspace, please tootle over and vote!

Strangely, we've won two other awards in the past few weeks. EfficienCity, our virtual town showcasing decentralised energy, has won the W3 Best in Show for animation. (The W3 or World Wide Web Consortium are the folks who decide the standards for the web. The criteria they judge include creativity, usability, navigation, functionality, visual design, and ease of use, so all credit to our friends at BiroCreative who built EfficienCity.)

How to fix the UK's renewables strategy

Posted by bex — 3 October 2008 at 10:18am - Comments

Samsoe

Given that we have the best renewable resources in the European Union, the fact that Britain languishes near the bottom of the European renewables league table is pretty humiliating.

On Monday though, the International Energy Agency added insult to injury. Britain's renewables strategy, it said, is 'ineffective' and 'very expensive'. The agency's new report (published here, but you have to pay) ranks Britain 31st out of 35 countries - "including all the major industrial nations such as the US, Germany and China" - in its green energy cost league. And our 'renewables effectiveness', it says, is a paltry three per cent.

Calling planners, businesses and councillors: an invitation from Greenpeace

Posted by bex — 24 September 2007 at 3:23pm - Comments

Manchester was at the heart of the industrial revolution. Now it could take the lead in the next energy revolution. While national energy policy flounders, towns and local authorities can do an enormous amount to achieve the emissions reductions we so urgently need.

So, as part of a series of nationwide events, we're hosting an evening of discussion (and the regional launch of our film, The Convenient Solution) at Manchester City FC – soon to be the first UK sports stadium to be powered by its own 85m wind turbine.

Ditch the dodgy nukes!

Posted by bex — 8 November 2005 at 9:00am - Comments
Solar panels beside Sizewell B Nuclear Plant

Solar panels beside Sizewell B Nuclear Plant

Briefing on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Last edited 1 September 2005 at 8:00am
Publication date: 
1 September, 2005

Summary

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) was established on 1st April 2005. It has taken over ownership all of British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) sites, as well as those of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA). The original focus for the NDA, as written in the White Paper 2002 in which it was first proposed, was that it should be "squarely on [dealing with] the nuclear legacy" .

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