Greenpeace

On its website, Apple says 100 percent of its U.S. operations and data centers run on renewable energy, as does 87 percent of its global operations. Pictured is an Apple solar farm in Hongyuan, China.

It was just three years ago that Greenpeace was rallying the troops to put pressure on Apple to  stop “powering their growing 21st-century clouds with dirty, 19th-century coal energy.” Whether it was the pressure that did it or not, Apple stands as a shining star in Greenpeace’s new update on the clean energy efforts of Internet-related… Keep reading →

A large excavator loads a truck with oil

Oil sands producers have been through oil price declines before and some are hoping economies of scale, along with innovation, can reduce costs enough to make it through the current market cycle. “Syncrude forecasts operating costs at C$45.69 ($38.07) per barrel in 2015. Oil sands crude trades at a discount to the West Texas Intermediate… Keep reading →

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

Under pressure from greens, Amazon Web Services – the online retail giant’s market-leading cloud business – is moving to clean up its carbon act. AWS on Tuesday announced it would buy power under a 13-year contract from a wind farm that Pattern Energy will build in Indiana. The way some companies pay to get stadiums… Keep reading →

Greenpeace Ship Esperanza Conducts Water Sampling In Manila Bay

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Greenpeace Ship Esperanza Conducts Water Sampling In Manila Bay

Greenpeace is known for staging elaborate stunts aimed at bringing attention to their causes, but they made a major boo boo when demanding action on climate change by defacing an ancient archeological site in Peru. A group of environmental activist tramped into a protected area that features the famous Nazca lines, a UNESCO World Heritage… Keep reading →

Severe smog and air pollution in Beijing

Some predict that China will start dismantling coal by 2030. Others aren’t so sure.  Last year, renewable energy made up nearly 70 percent of new electric generation capacity additions in China. That figure would be more impressive if coal wasn’t the reigning supreme leader of China’s energy landscape. It currently accounts for about 65 percent… Keep reading →

Schwarzenegger Tours Solar Panel Roof Of A Sam's Club

Spain’s recent history with solar power has been nothing if not tumultuous. Generous subsidies created a booming market in 2008, but the economic crisis brought a quick end to that. And now the country is pulling the rug out from under thousands of solar producers, many of them small, whose financing depended on the promise… Keep reading →

Grangemouth Petrochemical Plant  Saved From Closure

Scotland will vote on a referendum to secede from the UK this September. A major component of that decision involves the future of the massive Grangemouth refining and petrochemical complex and oil reserves located in the Scottish portion of the North Sea. “Mr. Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, is banking on North Sea oil to underpin… Keep reading →

Greenpeace Blockades Faslane Naval Base

Activists across the world rally to support 30 Greenpeace protesters detained in Russia after sailing toward a Barents Sea oil drilling operation. The incident blew up into a geopolitical game of chicken between Moscow and several Western countries native to the jailed activists. [Agence France Presse] Energy Intelligence ranked the world’s top 100 greenest utilities… Keep reading →

Denver Broncos v Oakland Raiders

Russia has charged Greenpeace activists with piracy for trying to climb onto a Gazprom drilling platform in the Arctic. The charges “carry a potential prison sentence of up to 15 years and a fine of 500,000 rubles (about $15,500)”. [Fuel Fix] China’s National Development and Reform Commission has said that both consumers and refiners will need… Keep reading →

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