Emissions

URGENT: is Cameron doing a dangerous last-minute U-turn on cars?

Posted by jamess — 27 June 2013 at 10:50am - Comments
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You want it? You got it..

We've heard from an inside source that Angela Merkel the German Chancellor called Prime Minister David Cameron last night in a bid to block a critical law to make cleaner European cars. Ministers were supposed to agree the law today.

24 hours to get cleaner cars

Posted by Hugh Mouser — 23 April 2013 at 6:17pm - Comments

Who'd have thought it? Just days before MEPs vote on what future cars should look like, UK oil companies, together with the RAC, have just come forward and said we're asking for the right amount of car fuel efficiency.

Lost en route?

Posted by petespeller — 26 September 2012 at 12:42pm - Comments

Are we nearly there yet? When it comes to cleaning up car emissions, VW’s answer always seems to be no.

European Commission lacks ambition in reducing emissions from cars

Posted by sara_a — 13 July 2012 at 12:19pm - Comments
Stormtrooper outside Acea car lobby meeting in Brussels
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Over half a million people have made it impossible for VW to openly oppose targets

This week the European Commission published a new draft proposal on car efficiency for 2020. They agreed to stick with their original target but have missed a chance to go further towards getting us off our oil addiction.

Why we're supporting high-speed rail done right

Posted by jamie — 17 January 2012 at 1:18pm - Comments
Speeding train
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HS2 is great in principle, but the plan has plenty of holes

Last week, the government gave the thumbs-up to the first phase of the new high-speed rail network (aka HS2). Since then, debate between those for and against has filled the media including a piece in the Mail claiming Greenpeace is opposed to the project. We're not of course, but it does need correcting.

Tory conference: can Osborne be brought to his senses?

Posted by ruthdavis — 3 October 2011 at 6:07pm - Comments
There was no 'green government' in Osborne's speech today. None at all.

George Osborne's speech to the Conservative Party Conference today hit a lot of bases.

It was childishly boastful, claiming victory for his department earlier in the year in a row over higher UK climate targets, when in fact he and his officials were very publicly overruled by David Cameron.

VW film competition: classic Greenpeace films - A Time Comes

Posted by Richardg — 30 August 2011 at 1:51pm - Comments
The Greenpeace activists who closed down Kingsnorth coal-fired power station
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Watch this classic film about our action against Kingsnorth coal power station

In just under three weeks we'll be rolling out the red carpets and challenging film makers to turn the cameras on Volkswagen. If you're in London, why not join us at the Curzon Soho at 10am, Saturday 17 September for the launch?

VW film competition: classic Greenpeace films - Nestle

Posted by Richardg — 19 August 2011 at 11:15am - Comments

Picture the scene: you're revving up to enter our Volkswagen film competition, to expose its dirty lobbying against strong climate change laws. But you need some inspiration to get the creative juices flowing. So how about reviewing some of our classic films for campaigns gone by?

After last week's ancient forests epic, we’re sticking with the forests theme with Give The Orang-utan A Break.

Volkswagen's Dark Side: Stormtroopers invade the UK's Silicon Roundabout

Posted by Gemma Freeman — 28 June 2011 at 4:09pm - Comments

What a day: hijacking London's largest ad space, stormtroopers in Old Street trending on Twitter, blanket coverage in the PR press, called "masters of the PR stunt" and more than 2000 new people like us on Facebook in 12 hours, it's fair to say our latest campaign launch went well.

Join the rebellion and turn VW away from the dark side

Posted by jamie — 28 June 2011 at 6:18am - Comments
VW The Dark Side
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VW has joined the Dark Side. Join the rebellion to bring the company back

It’s not every day you’re called to step up in defence of your planet – but today is one of those days. A few moments ago we launched a new global campaign to change Volkswagen by turning them away from the Dark Side, and we need your help.

Despite the green image it likes to portray, VW is at the heart of a group of companies lobbying against new laws which we need to cut CO2 emissions, reduce our oil use and protect places like the Arctic from climate change.

Only a rebellion can stop them – a mass of people from all across the globe –demanding that they change. We need you to be part of that rebellion.

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