Greenpeace solar truck supplies power to resident in Rockaway neighborhood in New York
Yesterday, here in storm ravaged New York, I witnessed a healthy, versatile and vibrant movement coming together to help fellow citizens at their time of greatest need. In fact, what I saw was proof positive of one of the maxims often associated with the often-proclaimed dead Occupy movement – another world is possible.
It’s Day 4 since Sandy hit, and the Greenpeace solar truck the Rolling Sunlight is out in affected communities providing small creature comforts like powering cell phones, and working with Occupy Sandy, the burgeoning relief arm of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Continue reading
Greenpeace airship flies over a Duke coal plant in North Carolina
Duke Energy has revamped its logo. With swooping green and blue bands, the new corporate brand seems intended to invoke thoughts of sustainability. But sadly, Duke Energy has done nothing to change its energy mix. Set to become the largest coal fired utility in the country, Duke relies heavily on a dirty energy cocktail of coal and nuclear energy.
Following it’s controversial merger with Progress Energy earlier this year, Duke clearly felt the need to innovate. But innovation doesn’t come naturally to Duke – its most recent annual report shows a plan for a mere 3% renewable energy by 2032. Continue reading