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  • 2 November 2015

    A 155m long bulk carrier, Alppila, transporting coal to a power plant in central Helsinki, Finland, was prevented from entering the Port of Helsinki and steamed away from the port accompanied by a Finnish coast guard vessel, following a protest from Greenpeace activists, the environmental organization said. The activists from Finland, Denmark, Austria and Spain set out in […]

  • 29 July 2015

    Shell’s Arctic drilling plans have hit yet another obstacle as the Greenpeace activists have suspended themselves from St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon to block Shell’s vessel from leaving port for Alaskan waters.  According to Greenpeace, the climbers have enough supplies to last several days, and are prepared to stay in Shell’s way as long as […]

  • 26 May 2015

    Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou proposed a joint peace initiative to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea and ease the tensions arising from China’s land reclamation project in the disputed areas, Focus Taiwan reports. President Ma proposed the South China Sea Peace Initiative during a forum in Taipei on Tuesday, saying that all sides should […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Exploration & Production

    Six Greenpeace activists disembarked from Shell’s Arctic-bound oil rig in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, April 11, 2015, after spending six days camping on the structure to protest against Arctic drilling.  The multi-national team of six people, Greenpeace activists, climbed aboard the Polar Pioneer drilling rig on Monday, April 6, 2015. The rig is being transported on a […]

  • 8 April 2015
    Exploration & Production

    Royal Dutch Shell has filed a complaint to a federal court in Alaska asking for an order to remove six Greenpeace activists who climbed aboard the Polar Pioneer drilling rig on Monday. Namely, the activists boarded the semi-submersible drilling rig Polar Pioneer which is being transported across the Pacific Ocean on Dockwise’s heavy-lift vessel Blue Marlin. […]

  • 8 April 2015

    Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots look set to resume peace talks, cancelled in October last year, after Nicos Anastasiades, the president of Cyprus said he would not take part in any negotiations with the Turkish side, as long as Turkey violates sovereign rights of Cyprus. He was referring to Turkey’s deployment of the Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Exploration & Production

      Greenpeace activists have boarded a semi-submersible oil drilling rig destined to drill for Shell, in the Chukchi sea, offshore Alaska. Six activists from around the world boarded the Polar Pioneer drilling rig yesterday in order to protest against Arctic drilling. The Polar Pioneer, which is being transported across the Pacific Ocean on a 217 meters long […]

  • 6 January 2015

    Nicos Anastasiades, the president of Cyprus has said he will not take part in any negotiations with Turkey, as long as Turkey violates sovereign rights of Cyprus. He was referring to the Turkish seismic vessel, Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa conducting surveys in Cypriot waters. To remind, Anastasiades in October accused Turkey of trying to undermine the ethnically divided […]

  • 19 November 2014

    The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise was detained yesterday by Spanish authorities in the port of Arrecife, Lanzarote, following last Saturday’s protest by Greenpeace against oil drilling by Repsol, in the Canary Islands. Mario Rodriguez, director of Greenpeace Spain, said: “The detention of the Arctic Sunrise violates the rights of all people who strive to defend the […]

  • 19 November 2014

    The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has been detained by Spanish authorities in the port of Arrecife, Lanzarote, following last Saturday’s protest against oil drilling by Repsol in the Canary Islands. On November 15, inflatable boats from the Arctic Sunrise approached the oil drilling ship Rowan Renaissance to protest against plans by Repsol to drill for […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Research & Development

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International have released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook in Beijing. The report shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity, creating over 2 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than […]

  • 15 October 2014

    Activists from the Greenpeace’s ship Rainbow Warrior have peacefully occupied the ‘Prezioso’ offshore oil rig in the Sicilian Channel, operated by the Italian oil company ENI. The activists unfurled a 120 meter square banner yesterday, depicting the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi with a satirical message promising more offshore drilling for Italy and Greenpeace’s demand STOP FOSSIL, […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Exploration & Production

    Activists from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior have boarded the Prezioso offshore oil platform operated by the Italian oil company ENI in the Sicilian Channel. The activists yesterday morning unfurled a 120 meter square banner depicting the Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, with a message saying: More Offshore Drilling For Italy and Greenpeace’s demand of: STOP […]

  • 8 October 2014

    The ongoing ethnic conflict between Greek and Turkish Cypriots has deepened as the peace talks have stumbled over the Turkish side’s plans to deploy a seismic vessel into Cypriot waters. Greek Cypriots are accusing Turkey of trying to undermine the ethnically divided island’s sovereign offshore gas exploration plans. In a statement issued last night, Cyprus’ […]

  • 3 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Russia has released the Greenpeace icebreaker, the Arctic Sunrise, ten months after its seizure during a protest against Arctic oil drilling, according to Greenpeace.   Russian authorities detained the vessel with 30 activists and journalists on board in September 2013 after the protest at the Gazprom-owned Prirazlomnaya oil rig. The detained group, which was later […]

  • 8 July 2014

    Greenpeace, an international environmentalist group, is continuing with its campaign against a co-promotion deal between Shell and LEGO.

  • 20 June 2014

    “The threat  to nearby nature reserve Bear Island is still not over”, Greenpeace has warned today, after it has been announced that Statoil failed to find oil at the Apollo well in the Barents Sea. “Although the Apollo well is dry, the threat that Statoil poses to Bear Island and the rest of the Arctic […]

  • 11 June 2014

    Only two weeks after boarding the Transocean Spitsbergen rig on its way to drill a well in the Barents Sea, Greenpeace has a new target. This time it is the West Alpha semi-submersible rig. In a statement issued on their website, the environmental organisation said that their ship Esperanza has entered the fjord in Olen near Haugesund, […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Project & Tenders

    Norwegian authorities have today rejected an appeal from Greenpeace, thereby giving Statoil final permission to begin exploration activities on the Apollo prospect in the Barents Sea.

  • 30 May 2014

    Late last night Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum informed the Greenpeace ship Esperanza of the creation of ‘safety zone’ around a drilling site in the Barents sea.

  • 29 May 2014

    The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is blocking the arrival of Statoil’s Transocean Spitsbergen oil rig in the Arctic by occupying the exact location where the company plans to drill the world’s northernmost well.

  • 29 May 2014

    After 48 hours, the last seven Greenpeace International activists have been removed from Statoil’s oil rig Transocean Spitsbergen in the Barents Sea.

  • 28 May 2014

    Some of the Greenpeace activist who boarded the Statoil-operated Transocean Spitsbergen drilling rig in Norway yesterday, have withdrawn from the rig. While ten activists spent the night on the rig, five were flown to land by a helicopter, late Tuesday night, after deciding to cease their demonstration. Greenpeace said they are “now safe and in good spirits in […]

  • 27 May 2014

    Greenpeace activists from 12 countries blocked two separate oil rigs destined to drill in the Arctic ocean in the early hours of Tuesday morning. A group of 30 activists in the Dutch port of IJmuiden occupied the GSP Saturn, a rig contracted by Russia’s state owned energy company Gazprom on its way to the remote […]

  • 27 May 2014

    On the morning of 27 May Greenpeace activists boarded the drilling rig Transocean Spitsbergen. The rig was en route to the Hoop area in the Barents Sea.