by Kate Melges
The Rainbow Warrior is in St. Petersburg, Florida welcoming nearly a thousand people to tour the ship and learn about our new campaign to change Duke Energy and Progress Energy. As these two companies seek a merger to create the largest electric utility in the country, they have a responsibility to lead the way and become the clean energy company the United States deserves. Although both companies claim to care about addressing global warming and moving toward clean energy, in reality Progress Energy and Duke Energy are still stuck on dangerous and dirty coal and nuclear power plants. Continue reading
by Shea Schachameyer
While I have been an organizer and an activist for years now, my love of water came first. From my earliest days spending time on inland lakes in Wisconsin holding onto the back of my mom’s windsurfer as we sped across the water to when I was strong enough to windsurf on my own, to kayaking and canoeing to jumping into water on hot summers days and now sailing, I am drawn to water. As such, the opportunity to work on a Greenpeace ship has long been a dream of mine, seeming like the perfect marriage of my loves. Continue reading
Right now, Greenpeace’s new Rainbow Warrior, our flagship, is docked in Southport, NC -smack in the center of Duke Energy’s domain.
Our activists have just descended from the 400-ft smokestack of Progress’s Asheville Generating Station and been arrested. Progress Energy and Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) are pursuing a merger that will make them the nation’s largest utility, with the power to either lead us forward with high-tech clean energy investments or throw us back to the industrial age. Continue reading