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Greenpeace activists arrested at gunpoint in the Russian Arctic

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30 Greenpeace activists, who had been part of a peaceful protest against energy giant Gazprom, are currently being held at gunpoint by Russian security officers who stormed the group’s ship on international waters. We still don't have any contact with our people onboard.

Q&A With Greenpeace Campaigner Raefah Makki

Green Prophet

We speak to Greenpeace campaigner Raefah Makki about nuclear power, the Arab Spring and what she would do if she were president for the day. As well as a presence in Turkey , Israel and Lebanon, Greenpeace campaigners have also sprung up in Jordan to fight the country’s nuclear plans.

Greenpeace activists could face terrorism or piracy charges, Russian official say

Green Blog

It’s been more than 48 hours since armed Russian security officers boarded the Arctic Sunrise and arrested around 30 Greenpeace activists following a protest against oil drilling in Arctic waters. Business & Politics Arctic drilling Gazprom Greenpeace greenpeacebuzz Russia SaveTheArctic

Greenpeace Raises More Questions Over Jordan’s Nuclear Plans

Green Prophet

From overstretched contractors exposed by Wikileaks to Japanese criticism over the poor selection of the reactor site, Greenpeace is raising serious questions over Jordan’s nuclear plans. However, a local branch of Greenpeace has been raising serious questions about these plans.

MENA must push – NOW! – for 100% renewable energy

Green Prophet

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) must keep pace with the rest of the world and push for a future fully powered by renewable energy, says IndyACT, the leading Arab non-governmental organization working on climate change policy.

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The Fukushima Disaster One Year On

Green Prophet

The Fukushima disaster forced 150,000 people to flee their homes – a year later, radioactive contamination is still keeping them away. In the lead up to the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident , Greenpeace have published a report looking back at the incident.

Greenpeace Backs FuturEnergy to Power 'World'

Green (Living) Review

Lighting up the World – clean renewable energy generated by three FuturEnergy micro-wind turbines together with a bank of solar panels, provided all the power to illuminate and run the latest Greenpeace earth-shape Climate Research Station in Poland.

Lego ditches deal with Shell over Greenpeace oil spill video

Green Prophet

Lego announced a break in its 50-year partnership with Royal Dutch Shell, a split sparked by an anti-Arctic drilling video produced by environmental activists Greenpeace. They are also striving to use only renewable energy in all Lego offices and factories.

‘Our Jordan is Not Nuclear’ Say Greenpeace Activists

Green Prophet

Greenpeace campaigners in Jordan have urged the government to consider “the dire risks” the proposed nuclear project will have on current and future generations. That is the reality,” said Safa’ Jayoussi, Greenpeace Climate and Energy Campaigner in Jordan. “It

Political Green: The Climate is Mum

Green Home Blog

Unfortunately, when the earth turns on its head not many people will be able to eat their money to stay alive. It all may sound grim but the people still have the upper hand. Political Green: The Climate is Mum.

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Fracking will not get economy growing

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In response to the announcement the British Geological Survey on the quantity of shale gas underneath Lancashire on Thursday, June 27, 2013 Greenpeace said, and rightly so, that it could lead to a surge in exploration activity across the UK, bringing increased traffic, noise and flaring to communities, while threatening house prices. Even the company with the biggest stake in Lancashire shale gas, Cuadrilla, privately admits that it won’t reduce energy prices.

Jordan Pushes On With Its Nuclear Plans

Green Prophet

According to the local press, the government is expected to announce the name of the winning bid in November as the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission is currently assessing offers from three shortlisted companies. Image via Mohammed Asfour/ Greenpeace Jordan on Facebook. :: Jordan Times.

Campaign to end fossil fuel subsidies tops Twitter ahead of Rio+20

Green Blog

The campaign which was launched yesterday by 350.org , Avaaz , Greenpeace , and other environmental organizations called on people to flood the popular social network site Twitter, using the #EndFossilFuelSubsidies hashtag, with demands for an end to unnecessary and climate killing subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. Fossil fuels are subsidised 12 times as much as renewable energy. And so the 24-hour Twitterstorm against fossil fuel subsidies is over.

Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director of Greenpeace, answered questions on Reddit

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Kumi Naidoo, who is the current International Executive Director of Greenpeace , answered questions on Reddit yesterday. Naidoo has worked for Greenpeace for several years. Naidoo became Greenpeace International Executive Director in 2009.

Heavy anti-nuclear protests in Germany

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Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo addresses protesters at the anti-nuclear demonstration, Dannenberg, Germany. 50.000 people protest against nuclear energy in Germany.

Greenpeace activists penetrates French nuclear plant, everyone relieved they weren’t terrorists

Green Blog

The other day nine activists from Greenpeace managed to breach the security, infiltrate and hang a banner on one of the reactor buildings at a French nuclear site. Greenpeace activists secretly entered a French nuclear site before dawn and draped a banner reading “Coucou” and “Facile”, (meaning “Hey” and “Easy”) on its reactor containment building, to expose the vulnerability of atomic sites in the country,” AJE reports.

Greenpeace Lebanon’s “Generation C”: Young, Connected, and Making a Difference

Green Prophet

Fresh out of college, Campaigner Rayan Makarem has his tasks set: complete the programs launched by the founders of Greenpeace Lebanon while coordinating with the global and regional offices to initiate new Pan Arab campaigns from the only official Greenpeace office in the Arab world.

Channeling Churchill on Climate Change

Sightline Daily

It makes for a fight that’s tough to rally people around. Inspired by a conversation with Paul Gilding , author of The Great Disruption and former director of Greenpeace International, Juniper, pulls quotes from Churchill that readily apply to the climate fight we face today.

Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

The Green Changemakers

Sustainable energy future My presentation for the ERM Alumni Conference on Energy and Natural Resources Policy, Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus, Germany, 6-10.10.2008 Abstract: The world of fossil fuel – based economy is eventually coming into crisis as these fuels go exhausted.

Jordanians Hold Vigil for Fukushima

Green Prophet

On the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Greenpeace volunteers gathered in Amman to hold a vigil. The Jordanian government wants to build a 1,000 megawatt nuclear reactor to help end its heavy dependence on energy imports.

Obama defends new carbon emission rules in face of growing criticism

Green Blog

Pollution reduction targets will vary based on what is best for each state ; for example, the Rust Belt relies heavily on coal-fired plants, but some states, like Iowa, now generate over 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources.

Massive Twitterstorm demanding an end to fossil fuel subsidies underway

Green Blog

A 24-hour “storm” against fossil fuel subsidies was launched today by 350.org , Avaaz , Greenpeace , and other environmental organizations on the popular social network site Twitter. The event is expected to involve hundreds of thousands of people from around the world who will join forces in demanding an end to subsidies to the fossil fuel industry by tweeting under the same #EndFossilFuelSubsidies hashtag.

What is Solnarnia? It Sounds Like a Fairy Tale, but It’s More Than That…

Eco Chic

It’s an idea that Greenpeace has put together to turn the Mediterranean areas that receive the most sunlight into totally solar-powered paradises. This place is called Solarnia, a Mediterranean paradise completely powered by clean and safe energy.

US unveils historic plan to cut carbon emissions with 30 percent by 2030

Green Blog

By leveraging cleaner energy sources and cutting energy waste, this plan will clean the air we breathe while helping slow climate change so we can leave a safe and healthy future for our kids.” But experts say that investments in renewable energy, an industry that already employs 6.5

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Vermont shuts down Fukushima-type nuclear power plant

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Greenpeace noted , "The world is still running more than 400 inherently dangerous nuclear reactors. Millions of people are at risk. Nuclear energy is not a necessary evil, because affordable, safer, and cleaner energy solutions exist.

Armed guards are ready to search people at Dungeness

Green (Living) Review

Almost a fifth of this, according to the sources, is provided by British Energy, the operator of the Dungeness plant, which is owned by EDF (Energie de France), the company that took over much of the British electricity (and gas) network after the privatisation under Thatcher. There is no reason that people visiting Dungeness should alter their behaviour.”

Solar-powered radio station to spread the light in forest of Oshwe

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Around 22,000 people call the forest area of Oshwe their home and this remote area accessible only through a special flight from Kinshasa does not even enjoy a standard electricity supply. Via: Greenpeace

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Q&A with Andy Revkin: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

The lack of progress is mainly due to inertia in developed countries – a transportation analyst once told me it took a century to invent suburbia and will take a similar span to un-invent it – and eagerness for cheap energy as a path out of poverty in developing countries.

Field Notes: Spain Still Big on Green

Green Prophet

European countries, especially Spain are becoming stronger on green projects like renewable energy and recycling. But as a tourist, I was more interested to see what private citizens are doing there to both conserve energy and resources, as well as create energy from renewable sources.

Basel Burgan: A Force Behind Jordan’s Anti-Nuke Movement

Green Prophet

Our interview with activist Basel Burgan, a leading figure against nuclear proliferation for energy, in Jordan. . The Jordan Times reports that energy officials have expanded their search for a nuclear reactor site in Mafraq despite growing resistance from city residents and anti-nuclear supporters throughout the Kingdom. The average Jordanian isn’t interested in knowing about the dangers of nuclear energy. Top photo via Greenpeace Jordan; Town meeting by Basel Burgan.

How Japan replaced half its nuclear capacity through energy efficiency

Sierra Club Compass

Three years after the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake, Japan’s energy capacity was rapidly reaching its peak going in to the high-energy summer months. So how did a country on the brink of blackout suddenly meet their country’s energy needs without forcing people back to the stone age?

Lucy Lawless Fights Deep Sea Drilling

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The actress is urging people to sign a Greenpeace petition to fight deep sea oil drilling off the coast of New Zealand (where Lawless is from). The petition, which calls for using clean energy and ending coal industry expansion, already [.]. When it comes to fighting for the environment, Lucy Lawless is a real-life warrior princess. Causes Environment lucy lawless

Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable U.S.A. Energy Outlook

The Green Changemakers

The newly released Greenpeace report, Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable U.S.A. Energy Outlook , details how the United States can cut greenhouse gas emissions to the levels we must reach in order to prevent the worst effects of global warming and simultaneously build a sustainable economy. The Energy [R]evolution U.S. can use energy more efficiently and increase renewable energy generating capacity to cut current C02 emissions levels some 23% by 2020 and 85% by 2050.

It’s Accountability Time for Seattle Port Commissioners

Sightline Daily

Virtually every environmental organization in the region is vehemently opposed to the Port’s move: already on record are Washington Environmental Council, Climate Solutions, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Earthjustice, the Audubon Society, 350.org, and practically every other group you can name.

Naomi Klein: "Only mass social movements can save us"

Green Blog

Green energy programs – the strong ones that are needed to lower global emissions fast – [are] increasingly being challenged under international trade agreements,” Klein says. The people of Ontario fell victim to such an attack, Klein notes.

10,000 Turks Gather To Protest Coal-Fired Power Plant

Green Prophet

k (also in Sinop province) by beating peaceful activists with truncheons, injuring twenty-five people and spraying so much tear gas into the air that a nearby forest caught on fire. Peaceful protesters propose green energy solutions.

Take the Greener Cellular Call

Eco Friendly Daily

It seems as though everyone has a cell phone these days, and some people have a difficult time putting them down. People talk and send text messages while they are shopping, working and even driving. Greenpeace ranked them on their policies regarding chemicals, waste and energy.

The greatest Astroturf of all time – Ethical oil

Green Blog

Much of the fossil fuels consumed in America (oil, gas and coal) comes from North of the border, as Canada compete with Venezuela for the title of America’s leading source of energy imports (and thus the primary source of America’s carbon addiction). I would also note that energy consumption of the average Canadian is actually higher than that of the average American (7.4 And how many jobs could be created if Canada exploited instead its vast renewable energy potential ?

Facebook’s New Logo–Which One’s a No-Go?

Wend Magazine

Back in February 2010, Greenpeace called on Facebook to unfriend coal and embrace renewables to power their massive data centers, giving them a deadline of April 22 (Earth Day) of this year.

After record levels last year, world wind power is set to break new records in 2013

Green Blog

At the European level of consumption, the world’s operating wind turbines could satisfy the residential electricity needs of 450 million people. China installed some 13,000 megawatts of wind in 2012, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).