November 23rd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Courts are poorly equipped to deal with public policy considerations like climate change. But at a time when the executive and legislative branches of American government are bought and paid for by fossil fuel interests, they may be the last, best option for climate activists. That's the opinion of climate scientist James Hansen, who has been sounding the alarm about climate change for more than 30 years
October 17th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Fairphone and Apple lead the way on Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics which is published this week, with big-name companies like Amazon, Samsung, and Huawei receiving failing grades.
August 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre
The pipeline operator Energy Transfer has filed a lawsuit against Greenpeace, Earth First, and a number of other organizations, alleging that attempts to solicit donations and interfere with construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline constituted "eco-terrorism."
July 7th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Renewable energy sources like wind and solar are already as cheap or cheaper than traditional fuels in about half of G20 countries, and are soon to be the cheapest form of electricity in every G20 country, according to a new report from Greenpeace in advance of the upcoming G20 Summit in Hamburg.
June 13th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Wind and solar energy, as well as energy efficiency measures, are serving to replace the overwhelming majority of power which in the UK had previously been supplied by coal power, according to a new analysis conducted by Greenpeace's Energydesk.
April 25th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
The highest court in the UK has rejected a request from the government to delay revealing its plan to implement clean air rules in the country until after the next election.
April 19th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Environmental organizations such as Greenpeace, WWF, and Friends of the Earth have signed a joint letter to the UK Prime Minister warning the UK government against watering down its climate change and environmental policy commitments, following the release of photographed documents suggesting the Government would "scale down" environmental measures in an effort to smooth post-Brexit trade deals.
April 13th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report published this week has shown that China's wind and solar PV industries could grow to such a point that they are able to replace fossil fuel energy sources by up to 300 million tonnes of standard coal per year by 2030, clearly demonstrating and confirming China's rapid transition to a clean energy economy.
March 24th, 2017 | by Rogier van Rooij
The small Dutch energy company Vandebron, which allows consumers to buy their renewable energy directly from local producers on an online marketplace, has offered utility Nuon €1 million for its coal-fired power plant in Amsterdam. After the purchase, the energy startup wants to shut the plant down and turn it into a theme park
March 23rd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
The global total number of coal-fired power plants under development plummeted in 2016, including a 48% decline in overall pre-construction activity, a 62% decline in new construction starts, and a massive 85% decline in new Chinese coal plant permits.
March 20th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
A food production coop in southern Lebanon composed of 23 women has installed 12 solar panels with a combined power of 3 kilowatts thanks to the efforts of Greenpeace and local volunteers. The installation provides power to the machines and empowerment to the women in the group.
March 6th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
In its annual ranking of world businesses based on their environmental policies, Greenpeace gave Amazon a so-so rating. Greenpeace said Amazon lags behind Apple, Facebook, and Google in terms of its renewable energy promises and projects. Not happy about being slapped around in public, Amazon has decided to ramp up its commitment to rooftop solar at its more than 50 worldwide operations centers
February 28th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
Solar power growth was more dramatic than almost anyone expected during the Obama administration. That was largely due to global factors — incentives in other countries that ramped up demand in those countries, a subsequent burst in manufacturing capacity (especially in China), and the dramatic drop in solar panel costs that resulted (globally)
January 10th, 2017 | by Derek Markham
According to the newest Greenpeace Click Clean report, Apple, Google, and Facebook, along with the data center company Switch, are spearheading the greening of the IT sector, at least when it comes to their energy sources.
December 14th, 2016 | by The Beam
This week, Anne-Sophie Garrigou, journalist at The Beam, interviewed Mike Hudema, a fervent opponent to the development of the Alberta tar sands in Canada, working with advocacy organizations, including Greenpeace
October 25th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
The Chinese authorities have halted construction on 30 large coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 17 GW -- a figure that is greater than the entire coal fleet of the United Kingdom -- underscoring the country's desires to minimize its reliance upon coal-generated electricity
October 4th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
Despite having just ratified the Paris climate agreement, India is nevertheless pushing on with plans to build over 300 GW [&hellip
September 30th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report investigating the role of European citizen-owned renewable energy projects has concluded that over half of EU citizens [&hellip
September 19th, 2016 | by James Ayre
As most of you reading this are probably aware, despite the UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, ordering of a review of [&hellip
September 6th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
A group of 10 leading European environmental NGOs have penned another open letter to key European leaders outlining their priorities [&hellip