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How Japan Replaced Half its Nuclear Capacity with Conservation and Efficiency

Co-Authored by Lauri Myllyvirta, Greenpeace After the Tohoku earthquake three years ago in March 2011, Japan was in a seemingly impossible situation. A tremendous amount of conventional generation capacity, including the entire nuclear fleet, was...

Posted April 10, 2014    

Modi, Energy, and the Indian Elections

Photo Credit: Joe Athialy On the coast of India's Gulf of Kutch in Western Gujarat, near a small town called Mundra, an iconic fight against Tata Power's Mundra coal plant is brewing. This fight has become the epicenter of a 'rousing struggle'...

Posted April 9, 2014    

Norway's Investment Can Help End Energy Poverty

Against the fervent protests of global coal lobbyists, Norway is considering divesting from coal while doubling down on investments in renewable energy and sustainable development internationally. These unprecedented initiatives could unleash...

Posted March 27, 2014    

Coal Exports Are Dragging Down Indonesia's Economy, Is the US Next?

Greenpeace released a mountain of evidence highlighting how coal mining is destabilizing the Indonesian economy. From restricting the country's market growth and capital investment, to diminishing livelihoods, to exacerbating poverty, coal is...

Posted March 22, 2014    

Solar Power in a Bottle

Co-Authored by Vrinda ManglikThere is no more innovative market than off-grid solar. From pay-as-you-go solutions to M2M technology, entrepreneurs are developing solutions tailored to the energy needs of the 1.3 billion people living in energy...

Posted March 20, 2014    

What d.light's $11 Million Investment Means for Off Grid Solar Energy

From sub-Saharan Africa to Bangladesh the off grid solar market is posting eye popping growth rates. But despite that impressive performance access to finance has choked the sector's ability to truly scale. That's why a new Series C investment in...

Posted March 6, 2014    

Electrify Africa Act Needs To Change Course

The direction Power Africa, President Obama's signature initiative to address energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, is headed is worrying. Worse, the Electrify Africa Act which supports this initiative, and is working its way through congress, is...

Posted February 21, 2014    

US Challenges India's Solar Energy Industry, Again

On February 10, the United States filed a World Trade Organization (WTO) complaint against India. The allegation? That India may be unfairly supporting the development of its solar manufacturing industry. This misguided complaint will only further...

Posted February 20, 2014    

Will Japan End its International Isolation on Overseas Coal Lending?

Co-Authored by Bob Burton, CoalSwarmAs an ever-expanding number of international financial institutions restrict their support for new coal plants overseas the worlds policymakers are now turning their attention to the one nation that...

Posted February 17, 2014    

Coal India Abandons Share Offer Amongst Growing Investor Skepticism

Co-Authored by Ashish Fernandes GreenpeaceThree years can be an eternity for a coal company. In October 2010, Coal India, then the world's largest coal miner, was seen as one of the most valuable equity investments in the emerging economies....

Posted February 13, 2014    

Meet India's New Environment Minister - 'Oily Moily'

'Oily Moily, have you any coal? Essar Essar three mines full. One for your power plant, one that you stole. And one for the other folks who'll help us win the polls!'There is a new tune being sung by Indian environmentalists these days. After the...

Posted February 12, 2014    

A Lesson For Dr. Kim And The World Bank As It Ponders The Kosovo Coal Project

Co-authored by Bob Burton, Coalswarm & Sven Haertig, Bankwatch When Dr. Kim, President of the World Bank, and leaders of other international financial institutions ponder funding new coal power projects this year - like the one in Kosovo -...

Posted January 28, 2014