VIDEO: Why we shut Centrica's office

Posted by petespeller — 30 April 2012 at 5:12pm - Comments

Today 50 Greenpeace activists locked themselves to the doors of the headquarters of British Gas owner Centrica, used the world's biggest energy bill to block the road leading to the car park and occupied an office inside.

New report shows how Big Six energy utilities are spending your money

Posted by Lawrence Carter — 22 April 2012 at 5:53pm - Comments
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Across the UK millions of families and businesses are feeling the economic squeeze.

As anybody who has recently received their bill for last winter will be painfully aware, soaring costs of energy are a huge reason for this.

Shocking new analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance for Greenpeace, shows that most of the Big Six energy utilities haven’t been investing money from customer bills in a way that brings energy prices under control and secures a clean energy supply for the UK.

Denmark to go 100% renewables by 2050

Posted by petespeller — 29 March 2012 at 1:24pm - Comments
Middelgrunden offshore windfarm in Denmark
All rights reserved. Credit: Paul Langrock / Zenit / Greenpeace
Middelgrunden offshore windfarm in Denmark

Hot on the heels of Germany’s ambitious renewable energy plans, the Danish government went even further and announced last week that they plan to get half of their country’s total electricity requirement from renewable sources by 2020 and 100% of total energy, including electricity, heating, industry and transport, by 2050.

Energy price reductions won't cut it

Posted by petespeller — 17 January 2012 at 4:35pm - Comments
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Over the last two weeks all of the Big Six energy companies - E.On, RWE, nPower, British Gas, EDF, Scottish Power, and Scottish and Southern Energy - have announced reduction in their prices for gas or electricity. However, our analysis of the reductions in wholesale prices compared to the retail prices show that the Big Six are not passing on the fulls savings to their customers.

Panorama provides a narrow view of rising fuel bills

Posted by Lawrence Carter — 8 November 2011 at 2:50pm - Comments

Last night Panorama attempted to answer the question what is fuelling rising energy bills, instead viewers were treated to a steady stream of arguments against renewable energy that went more or less unchallenged.

BP wins coveted 'Emerald Paintbrush' award for worst greenwash of 2008

Posted by jossc — 22 December 2008 at 10:23am - Comments

BP - energy mix or PR fix?

The tension built as the judges deliberated. Then at last the results were were all in and - ta-da! It was time to announce the winner of the first annual Greenpeace 'Emerald Paintbrush' award for greenwashing above and beyond the call of duty. Cue a quick roll on the drums, and step forward into the spotlight - BP!

The energy corporation with an income larger than most of the world's nation states has spent a lot of time and money restyling itself as being 'Beyond Petroleum' in recent years, but a trawl through their accounts quickly reveals just how empty that assertion really is - 'Back to Petroleum', more like it.

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