Clean Energy

Standard Chartered feels the heat over threat to Great Barrier Reef

Posted by Greenpeace UK — 7 May 2015 at 4:56pm - Comments
Hong Kong Greenpeace activists unfurl a huge stair-riser banner outside the HQ
by. Credit: Clement Tang/Greenpeace
Hong Kong: Greenpeace activists unfurl a stair-riser banner in front of the Standard Chartered’s headquarters

As a contracted advisor to the planned Carmichael mega-mine, UK-based international bank Standard Chartered must be feeling rather exposed at the moment following a Hong Kong protest and then questions from Greenpeace at its annual general meeting in London.

New Greenpeace report digs up the dirt on Internet data centres

Posted by jamess — 21 April 2011 at 12:52pm - Comments
by. Credit: Greenpeace

For most of us, when we think about our environmental footprint, the first things that spring to mind are how to commute to work, the kind of bags we use for food shopping, or the detergents we wash our clothes with. But how often do we consider the energy we use when surfing the web? Or, how much polluting, dirty energy our Facebook profile generates?

Which party will deliver the 'Green New Deal' the country, and climate, needs?

Posted by Louise Edge — 26 April 2010 at 4:45pm - Comments
Offshore wind farm © Ian Bramham

Ever since the economy, and public sector investment, hit the buffers in late 2008, our call for government to invest heavily in new clean energy industries has become more important. What's needed is a Green New Deal - a strong green stimulus combined with an active industrial strategy - to create thousands of skilled jobs, secure energy supplies and secure Britain's place in the global clean energy race.

And it's an idea that's very popular with the electorate. A new poll by YouGov for Greenpeace shows a 65% of people demanding increased government investment in new clean energy industries. That figure rises to over 70% in the North East, where many of the jobs would be based.

But will we get it?


Darling's budget: green shoots but only a little green growth

Posted by jossc — 25 March 2010 at 4:06pm - Comments

The chancellor promises £1bn for clean energy projects, but much more will be needed

Although heavily trailed by the chancellor’s supporters as an environmental budget, in the end it turned out to be a lot less than a comprehensive green win.

Despite Mr Darling’s assurances that he gets the need for tougher carbon reduction targets, he backed away from raising fuel duty and found more money for motorways under pressure from road lobbyists.

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