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Global spotlight on Europe as villages fight against dirty coal

  The international fight against dirty energy will reach a crescendo this weekend, as thousands of people join together in an unprecedented stand against coal expansion. Hidden away in the rural Lausitz region, stretching across the German-Polish border, a huge environmental disaster is unfolding. On the German side of the border, Swedish energy company Vattenfall... (More...)
Europe Fossil Fuels

Fracking activists “Reclaim the Power” around UK

Early this morning, campaigners from the Reclaim the Power camp at Blackpool  unleashed a series of coordinated direct actions against fracking targets around the United Kingdom. Targets range from government departments to universities building new fracking research facilities and a fracking site in East Yorkshire. “What’s to hide, DEFRA?” Protestors occupied the Department of Environment,... (More...)
Europe Fossil Fuels Fracking Uncategorized

Hundred-year Balkan floods: a report from the ground

Guest blog by Rastko Šejić from Obrenovac, Serbia, 350.org Global Power Shift participant Obrenovac, Serbia It’s 6:00 on 16th May when an SMS from my little sister Rastislava wakes me up to a gloomy morning. It’s been raining heavily for three days. My sister’s message reads, “Our neighbourhood is under water”. I call her immediately.... (More...)
Climate Impacts Eastern Europe Europe Extreme Weather Fossil Fuels

Rise of climate-hostile parties threatens EU carbon cuts

Cartoon courtesy of Dave Walker The anti-climate threat at the upcoming European Parliament election Between 22-25 May millions of EU citizens are called to cast their vote on who should represent them in the European Parliament for the next 5 years. The 751 MEPs elected will have enormous power to approve crucial climate policies and... (More...)
Climate Denial Europe

8,000 people urge chairman of Green Cross to quit funding environmental wreckage

Today, the Stop Elektrownia Północ campaign delivered a petition with more than 8,200 signatures calling on Dr Jan Kulczyk, chairman of the Green Cross International, to stop investing in Europe’s biggest new coal power plant. To highlight Dr Kulczyk’s double dealings, the petition was handed over by Pinocchio together with a banner that displayed some... (More...)
Actions/Demonstrations Europe Fossil Fuels

Europe: Climate Impacts Have Never Hit Closer to Home

Read this article in Russian     I’ve seen all the hard data, digested all the scary graphs, seen all the heartbreaking photos from the Arctic. I’ve heard reports from other people across the world [on] what impact climate change is having on their lives and there’s nothing that I haven’t believed. But up until... (More...)
Climate Impacts Europe

Poles want energy transition to renewables = no new coal!

Guest blog from Diana Maciąga, Global Power Shift participant and organiser for the Association Workshop for All Beings/ StopEP campaign The vast majority of Poles want their country to take strong action on climate change and shift to renewable energy. This is the result of a representative nationwide poll by TNS Polska in March 2014... (More...)
Actions/Demonstrations Eastern Europe Europe Fossil Fuels Renewable Energy

Stop Europe's biggest new climate wrecker

Investors are putting big money into Elektrownia Północ, the largest coal plant planned in Europe. Tell them to abandon this dirty project!

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Société Genérale: kick your coal habit

With  banks publicly stating they will reduce their investments in coal, it is now time for private banks such as Société Générale to make this pledge as well.

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Frack Free UK

Prime Minister David Cameron promised his would be the “greenest government ever”. Yet through supporting hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – he is recklessly pursuing new sources of fossil fuels. Join our call for a Frack Free UK.

 

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Fossil Free

The Fossil Free campaign is building a global movement to divest from fossil fuels. If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.

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