March 13th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan
Some days it is quite nice to read the good news, providing a buoyant sigh in the midst of everything else. This week, the good news is that 31 US Greenpeace activists are now free of felony charges that they faced after a peaceful protest in Texas last year
December 15th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
As some act to stall progress, the forward motion provided by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and all she represents is a remarkable step forward. Presenting a Green Deal plan for Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, she and her colleagues took a seed from US progressives and gave it the watering and care it needed in the fertile ground of Europe
December 10th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
A 4-year investigation by the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines concludes that the world's largest oil companies may be guilty of criminal intent in their efforts to conceal their role in anthropogenic climate change.
October 21st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
While the major oil companies are saying pretty words about reducing emissions that promote a warming climate, in practice they are actually adding more pollution to the atmosphere than ever.
October 17th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Banks have provided trillions of dollars in financing for fossil fuel projects in recent years. Those investments endanger us all.
September 24th, 2019 | by The Beam
Commitment to sustainability has required untiring efforts from corporates. The race does not stop at 100% renewables. For taking up the sustainability reins, an attack is the best form of defense. At the beginning of this process, pragmatism was important. Corporate renewable energy pioneers were mainly focusing on standard corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) and guarantees of origin (GOs). Now, sustainability leaders mainly focus on three areas: Location, supply chain, and synchronization of consumption and renewable energy supply
March 6th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Finland has brought forward its coal phase-out date by one year, according to reports, with the new deadline set for May 1, 2029, after which coal will be banned from use as an energy source except in an emergency.
February 27th, 2019 | by Robyn Purchia
While companies are working to lower their data centers' environmental impacts, it's often done in a piecemeal manner. Companies' data centers are rarely completely green -- running on renewable energy, incorporating efficiency measures and reusing the waste heat.
February 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Global non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace and internet giant Amazon are trading blows over a report published earlier this week by Greenpeace, which claims that Amazon Web Services is only meeting 12% of its renewable energy commitment in Virginia's "data center alley."
January 31st, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Why are so many corporations pledging to reduce single-use plastics instead of eliminating them altogether now
December 9th, 2018 | by Daryl Elliott
This is the part two of a multi-article series on the connection between animal agriculture and various societal and environmental problems. This article covers animal agriculture's connection to freshwater use, freshwater quality, water pollution violations, fishes and other sea animals, ocean hypoxia, and declining phytoplankton in the oceans
November 27th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Germany electric utility Greenpeace Energy has proposed a takeover bid for the lignite open-cast mines and power plants currently belonging to German electric utilities company RWE, to shut them down by 2025, and replace them with renewable energy projects such as wind and solar boasting a total output of 8.2 gigawatts.
November 21st, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The UK's Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry announced in the House of Commons on Tuesday that the UK government will set aside £60 million ($77 million) for the next clean energy contract auction due for spring of 2019 and that the government and the offshore wind industry are close to reaching a specific Sector Deal
October 29th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Three farmers and Greenpeace have sued the German government, alleging it is not doing enough to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals it set in 2007. Will German courts do what US courts refuse to do?
July 31st, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
A federal judge has dismissed a racketeering lawsuit against Dutch group BankTrack alleging it engaged in eco-terrorism by daring to urge banks to fund Energy Transfer Partners and the Dakota Access pipeline. A similar dismissal order could be next for Greenpeace.
July 13th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Apple, one of the world's most recognizable and beloved (and reviled) technology companies, has this week launched a new "first-of-its-kind" clean energy investment fund intended to connect its Chinese suppliers with renewable energy sources.
June 14th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
After months of global protests and campaigning, global electronics manufacturing giant Samsung has announced this week that it intends to transition by 2020 to source 100% of its electricity needs from renewable energy sources across all its sites in the United States, Europe, and China.
May 14th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Russia intends to bring two nuclear power plants floating on a barge to the Arctic to power oil exploration efforts. What could possibly go wrong?
April 10th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Nestlé, one of the world's largest providers of single use plastic bottles, says it is launching a new campaign to reduce the amount of plastic it contributes to the environment every year. Greenpeace says the new policy amounts to nothing more than greenwashing.
March 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The development of coal-fired power plants fell significantly for the second year in a row in 2017, with new construction down by 73% between 2015 and 2017, thanks in large part to tighter restrictions in China and a lack of private financing in India.
January 30th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan
Everyone needs to more determinedly limit or do away with all plastic choices — especially those that go ridiculously far and cross an ocean to be recycled (polluting on the way). The UK is facing an immediate crisis of excess plastic waste. The Chinese said there is to be a halt in taking plastic trash from the UK, which has shipped 2.7 tonnes of plastic scrap for recycling in the past few years to China
January 9th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The UK government plans to retire the last of its coal fired generating stations by 2025. Is that soon enough? And what will replace them?
December 7th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
A federal judge has ordered stepped-up monitoring of the Dakota Access pipeline following an oil spill from the Keystone XL pipeline last month