Last updated on: 4/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Greenpeace International Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Our position on the question ‘Can alternative energy effectively replace fossil fuels?’ is clear.

Renewable energy, can and indeed must replace both fossil fuel and nuclear power as quickly as possible if the world is to avoid the catastrophic effects of runaway climate change. Page 12 of the summary report of the 2nd edition of the Energy Revolution contains this statement: ‘The amount of energy that can be accessed with current technologies supplies a total of 5.9 times the global demand for energy.’

The remainder of the report spells out how we believe the world can set off down the path to a clean energy future, within the current political and economic constraints.”

Email to ProCon.org, Feb. 23, 2009

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“‘Greenpeace’ is a global environmental organisation, consisting of Greenpeace International (Stichting Greenpeace Council) in Amsterdam, and 28 national and regional offices around the world, providing a presence in over 40 countries. These national/regional offices are largely autonomous in carrying out jointly agreed global campaign strategies within the local context they operate within, and in seeking the necessary financial support from donors to fund this work.”

“How Is Greenpeace Structured?,” www.greenpeace.org (accessed Dec. 8, 2008)

Mission:

“Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organisation which uses nonviolent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace’s goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.”

“Questions about Greenpeace in General,” www.greenpeace.org (accessed Dec. 8, 2008)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?
  2. Is Expanding Nuclear Energy Production Necessary to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
  3. Should Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Technology Be Developed?