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Energy Revolution Tour 2005

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International Greenpeace actions


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Scoresbysund, Greenland, 4. 7.2005

“Save me,” it says on the banner, which is a polar bear

holds up to the camera. But because polar bears don't

Hold banners, a costumed activist does it

on a melting ice floe under a

Greenpeace tour. In fact, the polar bears belong

among the first victims of climate change. Through the

prolonged summer in the Arctic shortens theirs

Hunting season, they are proven to be thinner, and the

The number of boys is decreasing.

Photo: GP / Steve Morgan

Neurath, Germany, 5.7.2005

While the leaders of the leading

Industrial nations (G8) meet in England

Greenpeace with numerous actions on the need

of global climate protection measures

attentive. In Neurath, near Cologne, project

Activists shared the message “Climate change - made

in Germany “on the cooling towers of a lignite power plant.

Burning coal

belongs to the due to the high CO 2 emissions

Main causes of climate change.

Photo: Bernd Arnold / GP

Charleroi, Belgium, 11. 7.2005

A power plant is also the target of an action in Belgium.

The coal-fired power station is owned by Electrabel, one of the

leading power producer in Europe. The producer

of electricity from nuclear power and coal does not show any

Interest in renewable energies. Greenpeace

requests from the Belgian government with this

Climbing action and a hot air balloon action

to save energy to the coal power plants

to be able to close.

Photo: GP / Layla Aerts

Cape Arctichesky, Russia, summer 2005

One last joke, a final greeting,

then the men say goodbye for over 100

Days to cross the Arctic in canoes.

With the expedition “One

World "teamed up to show that the

Crossing from Russia to Canada via the North Pole

first time is possible without being stopped by the ice

become. Who then still on climate change

doubts, the earth may as well be for one

Hold disk.

Photo: GP / Mark Warford

Editorial content

Poster: Natalie Berger


The question of guilt

Floods in Austria, Romania and

Bulgaria, forest fires, drought wave and swarms of locusts

in southern Europe, hurricanes in the US and

Asia, dangerous tropical algae in the Mediterranean; each

These phenomena can be coincidence in themselves, but the

The sum gives a clear picture: We are witnesses

a dramatic change in the world's climate.

According to a recently published survey by the Infoscreen monitor

people give themselves there too

no illusions. 61 percent of Austrians

name climate change as the cause of this

Natural disasters.

Interesting is

the question of

the guilt.

Not because of it

about punishment and

Atonement would go


because with it

answered at the same time


who most likely


must to prevent worse from happening.

And here, of course, everyone points to the other. In said

In the survey, 68 percent name the economy because

she is only interested in maximizing profits, and politics,

because it does not set any clear boundaries. Only 18 percent of the

Respondents see the greatest guilt with the consumers,

because they consume and buy everything without criticism.

Of course, see politicians and businesspeople

that is different, they like to paint the picture of mature people

Consumers who with their consumption and purchasing behavior

determine the offer.

The answer, how could it be otherwise, lies in that

Center. The consumers mean every day

Eat meat and drive every distance

have to contribute to climate change as much as they do

Entrepreneurs in front of environmental protection measures

press, and how the politicians who fear

in front of voters fail to set the framework for

to create a sustainable society.

Would the different groups use the energies that

they spend to blame others in

Action against climate change would be stuck

already gained a lot.

Dr. Bernhard Drumel

Managing Director of Greenpeace in Central and Eastern Europe

Photo: GP / C. Wurnig

ACT intro





The Greenpeace ship "Anna" brings a message

from Poland to the Black Sea:

An energy revolution is possible.



In conversation with Captain Heiner Kucz on board

of the Greenpeace ship "Anna"



Take the climate quiz and say goodbye

from the illusion that Austria is an environmental model country.



The number of electrical devices is increasing rapidly.

And with it, what is usually only brief after

Lifespan of which remains: electronic scrap.



Diamonds are coveted objects. But what sparkles

also casts shadows. In Brazil these are particularly long.



For 15 years the magazine "Adbusters" and the

Culture Jammer movement for “spiritual environmental protection”.



INTERVIEW with Kalle Lasn, founder of Adbusters

Media Foundation


ACT comment

20 GIVE US A SECOND EARTH Global problems

need institutions that also have global responsibility

take. But they are currently not in sight.


22 INFORMING ABOUT the film "We feed the world"

HELP THROUGH A testament for a living world!


young ACT


24 CARTOON by Gerhard Haderer


Energy Revolution Tour 2005

A ship. Influence. A message.

The Greenpeace ship

"Anna" drives from Poland to

Egypt to a radical

Turn in the European

To demand energy policy.

"Anna" is 95 years old.

There are quite a few nautical elements to be found here

Experiences and maritime

Impressions together. But what the 25

Meter long ship in the past

Months, is probably unique.

After it was launched in Gdansk at the end of May

ran, it came across the Rhine

Main-Danube Canal to Passau and further

through the seven Danube countries Austria,

Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia,

Bulgaria and Romania to the black

Sea. The tour then leads over the

Bosphorus and the Mediterranean to Cairo to the

Pyramids of Giza. If you have this booklet

read, "Anna" is probably still on the way.

The ship's name is emblazoned on the bow

shining rainbow as well as the lettering

from Greenpeace, and also a look at

and below deck you can quickly see: This one

Ship is laden with strange things.

Transparent, inflatable boats, the equipment

for a mobile exhibition, a poster with

Hundreds of drawings and signatures

and a good dozen activists.

Greenpeace is on the way and is wearing one

Message through Europe: We need one

Energy revolution! The more and more obvious

Climate change and the resurgence

of the nuclear industry in Eastern Europe make one

Reorientation in energy production

necessary that are not in the establishment

exhausted from a couple of lonely windmills

can. Greenpeace calls for expansion

of solar energy, wind power and biomass systems

and the closure of coal and

Nuclear power plants.

Wherever “Anna” docks, the activists provide

a climate exhibition on that at

Hand of display boards, solar panels

and a small wind turbine shows where it is going

Trip must go. Thousands of visitors use it

the opportunity to discuss energy issues

or a real Greenpeace ship

to enter. No matter where the "Anna" docks, she

is a media event and helps get the message across

of the necessary energy revolution

to bring to the public. Read

excerpts from the

Ship's diary.

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to the boat tour


on climate change


on energy issues


to nuclear power


“Yesterday evening the“ Anna ”started in

Linz towards Dürnstein. Travel time: 13

Hours. So that the ship is on time

arrived, the dinghy had to be next to the

"Anna" come here, something for the boat driver

Wind and cold all night

meant. After the exhibition was dismantled

Most of the activists fell first

around one o'clock at night in the crowded

Beds below deck. At least

today the sun is shining, and the big one

Interest of the people of Dürnstein and the tourists

compensated at the climate exhibition

for the hardships of the last few days. Also

tonight we drive through again.

Destination: The marina at Handelskai in


Franko Petri, July 6th

Durnstein, Austria, July 6th 2005 Vienna, Austria, 7. July 2005 Vienna, 7. July 2005 in conversation with Environment Minister Pröll


“Thursday at the marina port in

Vienna was a long day for the crew and

Greenpeace as a whole. In the morning

a press conference was held that afternoon

visited numerous visitors

the exhibition after several radio stations,

Newspapers and television

announced the exhibition. At the

In the evening there were numerous Greenpeace sponsors

invited to the ship and the exhibition

and had the opportunity to meet one

Driving Greenpeace inflatable boat.

The Austrian also met towards evening

and the Swiss Environment Minister

as well as many celebrities from business and politics

and media one. They all could

in the climate exhibition a picture of the

The urgency of an energy revolution

do. Many stayed on the subsequent

"Energy Revolution Party" up to

the early hours of the morning. The whole

Day was overshadowed by the terrible

Attacks in London. "

Franko Petri, 7. July

“We have to go to the exhibition around 5 p.m.

dismantle. Hard work. A few ... ago

I was at a festival for weeks. As

the tents were dismantled and everyone left,

what remained was a desolate garbage dump.

Not this time. Are Greenpeacers

also different in practice! "

Corinna Windisch, July 10th

Donauinsel towards Hainburg, Austria, July 8th 2005

“At river kilometer 1868 it is now blowing

Slovak flag on the mast. We fill

the ship's belly with large quantities

Groceries, and I'm coming for the first time

in contact with the strict rules

Board. Everything has one carefully labeled

Place, the bread belongs in the moment

empty box with the inscription

"Juice" because the drinks are under the table

are stowed away and the bread box until

Edge is filled with pasta. "

Ann Katrin Schneider, July 11th

“Storm victims drift every few minutes

from Austria past us: uprooted people

Trees and entire archipelagos

Undergrowth and indefinable floating debris

have made their way to black

Sea made. The water level rises

and rises, and the Danube is momentary

partly closed to shipping.

In the afternoon, a whole kindergarten excursion storms

the exhibition tent and the

Maltisch, finally found a large area

Paint is applied to the white sail,

that is painted with bright colors at the end of the tour

should be hoisted. "

Ann Katrin Schneider, July 12th


“In the afternoon the green bus rumbles

the jetty too. Inside is no

Cubic centimeters wasted

Material boxes, tent bags, solar collectors

and car batteries for the photovoltaic system

pile up to the ceiling. The

logistical masterpiece complete the

two small inflatables that go together

with folding benches and tables

are lashed to the roof. "

Ann Katrin Schneider, July 14th

“There is a broadcast twice today

over the boat tour from the speakers

in the streets of the town

Stúrovo. Martin did the local radio station

for that the equivalent of two euros fifty

paid and they turn out to be very

good investment because have in the evening

we have the biggest rush of visitors to date.

A man from Levice says he's over

20 years in the nearby nuclear power plant

worked, but now with his

Sister running a company together,

which sells solar collectors. "

Ann Katrin Schneider, 1st5. July

Photos: Pages 4-5: (top from left) 1-2: GP / Ingrid Fankhauser •

3: GP / Christine Wurning • (bottom from left)

1: GP / Ingrid Fankhauser • 2-4: GP / Christine Wurning •

5: GP / Rudi Froese • 6: GP / Ratislav Prochazka

Voitsberg / Graz, Austria, July 12th 2005 Bratislava, Slovakia, July 11th 2005


"I want a picture of Anna in front of the pyramids"

In conversation with Captain Heiner Kucz on board the "Anna"

ACT: What do you do when you're not a captain

are on a Greenpeace ship?

Heiner Kucz: I usually drive container ships,

or I'll go sailing.

ACT: Is this your first time for Greenpeace

on road?

H. K .: No, I've done that several times.

I've also sailed "Anna" before,

from the East Frisian Islands to Bochum

and back.

ACT: Will you from Poland to Egypt

be on board at all times?

H. K .: No, I have to go every two months

a week out. Always in such a small space

one cannot bear to live.

ACT: You are used to the high seas: what is

different for rivers?

H. K .: Rivers are one-dimensional, seas two-dimensional.

The conditions are natural

others: At the sea you have to deal with winds, here

for doing with currents. The maneuvering

That's fun. Last night, however, we are

hung up because the water level was about one

Meter has fallen. That is much more unpredictable

as ebb and flow. But today I did

I heard the water should rise again.

ACT: What kind of ship is the "Anna"?

H. K .: A cozy one. It was built in 1910,

is 95 years old. When we were in Belgium

we celebrated her birthday. she has

also made us a gift - constipated

Swords. But she is quite well cared for.

"Anna" is a museum ship. The owner, a

Hotelier, made the ship available to us free of charge


ACT: So it's chartered and has to go

Hamburg back?

H. K .: Sure. When we come back this year

are we good. What happens to egypt

is still open. It would be best if that


Weather plays along to some extent, over Italy

and come back to France. Then would have

we a real round trip on Europe

Made rivers.

ACT: There are fixed dates along the route:

Are they always to be observed?

H. K .: The locks are sometimes difficult

predictable. It happens that you have four hours

lie in front of it, then you think you're coming

with, but then somehow it works out

No reason, and you'll be stuck for four hours again

there. So it can happen that day almost

is over and you have just 20 kilometers


ACT: How do the people react on the bank,

when they see the Greenpeace ship?

H. K .: Only positive. Cyclists ring the bell and

are happy that we are coming. Not grim


ACT: Downhill the Danube will be the adventure

increase. Is everything legally clear?

H. K .: Yes, now it's getting more exciting. There's of course

not just a plan A, but always

also plans B and C.

ACT: How is that there where the Danube one

Border river is, for example between Romania and


H. K .: There is a law that allows free passage

granted. But if you are from a country

change to the other, then you have to declare again.

ACT: How many people are staying on board?

H. K .: Sometimes up to 15 people. This is

a lot, but also cozy, then you have to cuddle.

ACT: Anything else Greenpeace-

Could be of interest to supporters?

H. K .: My account number, maybe. (Laughs.)

No, normally I drive, as I said,

Container ships, that's what I live on. After four

Months ago I have enough money to do something else

to do. Driving with Greenpeace is fun.

It's a challenge, I see it like that

an expedition. And I want a personal one

Have picture: Anna in front of the pyramids.

If we get there by then, you know

not, we can still be confiscated somewhere

be or whatever.

Interview: Roman Kellner

Energy Revolution

trip 2005

“Exchange of blows: the Slovaks drive

today back to Bratislava and in

Esztergom comes Hungarian as a new one

Language on board.

Maybe we're wearing a poltergeist

Board. One of the Slovak activists

was alone below deck and late at night

swears she suddenly got in the dark one

white single leg walking around the mess


Ann Katrin Schneider, July 16

“The sails are hoisted on the“ Anna ”.

The team is in their element

and Judy, Dönci and Lukasz drive in parallel

ashore next to the river stretch,

to document the event. The

Ship looks twice like this with sails

big, the appearance in Vác is accordingly


Ann Katrin Schneider, 1st7. July

"I'm sitting in an internet café in Budapest,

there is a program coming

about the Greenpeace tour on the radio and

a friendly Hungarian from the next table

translates everything. Will be ten minutes long

talked about alternative energy generation

and no pop music played. "

Ann Katrin Schneider, July 19

Budapest, Hungary, July 18 2005

“Anna” is anchored in the company of a few

rotten barges that open

halfway between Budapest and

Paks bob up and down on the banks of the Danube.

They look like they are hers

come to rest here. The something

melancholy mood reminds you of you

Elephant cemetery, all the more amazing

it is that half of the scrap tires

rusted wrecks two hours later

Have disappeared. Somebody has to

still consider fit to drive. "

Ann Katrin Schneider, July 21

“We are still in Baja on river kilometers

1478. On the Petofi-sziget, one

opposite small island,

has an international canoe group her

Set up camp for the night. Your next one

Halt is also Mohacs and their final destination is called

“Fekete Tengere” (Black Sea). We

you will probably meet more often. "

Ann Katrin Schneider, July 24th

“Mohàcs is the last station before the

Croatian border. The Hungarians stay

in Hungary, the Croatian activists

are still in Croatia, and at one time is

there is a lot of space on board. But not for long.

In the evening folk sounds come from everywhere

Music across. At the campsite of the

Canoeist fiddles a chapel until shortly

Before twelve a dashing accordion band is playing

in the nearby garden.

Then there will be the last guests before

the door set. Silence."

Ann Katrin Schneider, 2nd5. July

Budapest, Hungary, July 18 2005

“The press conference in Osijek on board

"Anna" was very well attended and so was I.

think an extraordinary one for the journalists too

Event. (...) After we

the news from our friends of the

Osijeker environmental group received, Croatia

going to be from the World Bank with a total

5.5 million euros for the expansion of the

Supports the generation of renewable energy,

we can be satisfied this day

and the gels result in an excellent

Our captain's goulash

Lock Heiner. "

Willi Swoboda, 27. July

“After only a few hours we lay in

Novi Sad. The crew seems to have confidence

to have won in me and me

get into the mystery of putting it up

of the two masts inaugurated - extremely

sweaty, but given the

old ship a very interesting insight

into the old sailing technique. "

Willi Swoboda, July 29th

“With the departure from Belgrade early

Monday morning begins one of the scenic

most delightful stages of the trip.

At kilometer 962 we pass the last one

High voltage line and balancing Annas

Masts back up. She glides proudly

across the broad green Danube, starboard

(right) is Serbia and on the port side

Romania. This is Winnetou

in the Karl May films by the

ridden rugged rocks! "

Christiane Schindler, August 1st

“The cataract gorge is impressive.

The best part of the trip, say those who do

have been on board for a long time. The depth of the water

fluctuates between 30 and 60 meters

- in the middle of the gorge is the deepest

Point at 103 meters. In the local national park

Djerdap live over 50 different

Types of mammals - among others

Wolves, lynxes and jackals - and over

130 different bird species. In the 100

km long and more than 6 km wide park

are also archaeological

Excavation sites. One of them, Lepinski

Vir, however, had to be in the 70s

because of the construction of a huge hydroelectric power station

be relocated. The dam construction

has made the Danube ecosystem sustainable

changed: Several species of fish have there

no more chance of survival - among other things

the sturgeon, a huge fish and

"Supplier" of the black caviar. "

Christiane Schindler, August 2nd

Photos: Page 6-7: (top from left) 1: GP / Ratislav Prochazka •

2-3: GP / Ingrid Fankhauser • 4: Greenpeace

(bottom from left) 1: GP / Thorsten Rueben • 2-4: Greenpeace

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“We have been in Vidin for a few hours

Bulgaria. The coast is flatter than before

very green and with small sandy beaches

hemmed; but you only see a few there

People - especially guys, the stones

throw in the water. Our place in Vidin is

rather sober; a gray one rises above everything

Concrete block in which all port authorities

are housed. The paperwork will

getting wilder. Dimitri rushes with a plump

plastic bag filled with documents

between port authorities and ship

back and forth. We need save now

the usual crew lists too

Provisions and a customs list and determined

a few more. "

Christiane Schindler, August 3

"It's raining!! After two weeks more humid

Heat rains and thunderstorms.

(...) Since the second attack on Albena

we have even more reason to be vigilant

to be - no matter what the weather is.

Albena is Bulgarian, environmental activist and

Winner of numerous environmental awards, among

including the Nobel Prize for the Environment. you

lives in a village near Nikopol,

about 40 km north of Pleven, and

operates one of the largest organic farms there

of the country. Besides, she is

the figurehead of resistance to

the planned nuclear power plant in the near

Belene. The construction of Belene began in 1987

started and mainly thanks to Albenas

Initiative discontinued in 1994.

The victory of the environmentalists is for

Albena, however, at serious risk

become, because representative of the in many

Kozloduji, Bugaria, 5. August 2005

Industries intertwined company

TIM have been doing this ever since

Life hard. Because Albena's activities

the economic interests of the empire

thwarted, she must be harassed

and threats live. In February

this year she received after numerous

anonymous the first personal death threat;

since then she has a bodyguard,

of the two attacks on her life

but could not prevent it either.

Almost two weeks ago she got more open

Road hit by a car.

Despite the testimony of 34 witnesses it was

the matter dropped by the local prosecutor

- just like all previous ones

Complaints Albenas. Then yesterday resolved

someone on their car the wheel nuts,

and she narrowly escaped a serious one

Accident. Hats off to this woman who does the

Intimidation, disability and

Resists threats from this mafia. "

Christiane Schindler, August 4th

“Still rain. Nikopol. A pier

in front of steep cliffs, around the corner to the left

a few houses, no curtains, stray

Dogs, begging children. Lost here

hardly anyone. Still will

the exhibition is set up, after all

das Albenas place. From the Romanian

There are a few on the opposite side

Visitors who are happy about any kind of support

in the fight against Belene. Albena

is here - with her two children and two

Bodyguards who fascinate me because they are

so in every aspect of my stereotype

of bodyguards. "

Christiane Schindler, August 6th

“Today is a great day. Action against

the nuclear power plant under construction

Belene. We cast off in Svishtov in the morning

and drive - sometimes accompanied by

Police - the Danube a bit upstream.

The construction site comes after about one and a half

Hours in our field of vision. Cranes,

Scaffolding, a cement mixer and one

Loading station on a huge area.

So this is supposed to be a nuclear power plant

- if it comes to that. We are anyway

here to protest against it. To us

two more rubber dinghies come across. The activists

try the one on land

to get there to a "Stop Belene"

Put up banners, something from the security guards

is interrupted after a short time.

Meanwhile, the colleagues climb on the

Land side the watchtower. On the way back

let's parade once more in front of the

Svishtover pontoon on which the press

has gathered. "

Christiane Schindler, August 10th

Unfortunately, the reporting is

from the last leg of the journey from

The editorial deadline was interrupted.

But the "Anna" continues.

Of their arrival at the black

Read in the coming sea

ACT output.

Photos: Page 8: (top from left)

GP / Ingrid Fankhauser • GP / Christiane Schindler

(bottom from left) GP / Ratislav Prohazka • GP / Anna Rizman •

Greenpeace • GP / Ratislav Prohazka

Belene, Bugaria, August 8th 2005

1. By 2010 Austria must have 13 percent of its

Save CO2 emissions based on

Base year 1990. We are currently at ...

a) minus 9 percent

b) minus 2 percent

c) plus 17 percent

2. Under which minister was the increase in

Greenhouse gas emissions highest?

a) Josef Pröll

b) Marilies Flemming

c) Wilhelm Molterer

3. In which sector are the CO2 emissions?

strongest to?

a) traffic

b) coal-fired power plants

c) Industry

4. Which area of ​​traffic has the

to record the highest increase?

a) truck

b) cars

c) freight trains

5. In which of the following countries is the

percentage increase in CO2 emissions

highest since 1990?

a) Austria

b) USA

c) Italy

6. Which head of government spoke in

March against EU-wide binding climate protection targets


a) Chirac

b) bowl

c) Blair

7. As part of the Austrian climate strategy

are greenhouse gas emissions

industry and the electricity sector ...

a) increase

b) stay the same

c) sink

8. Which greenhouse gas is the third most powerful

in Austria and is supported by the Kyoto Climate Protection Protocol

still not recorded?

a) nitrous oxide

b) methane

c) ground level ozone

Poster campaign subjects: Natalie Berger

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CLIMATE QUIZ: Answer the following questions and say goodbye to

the illusion that Austria is an environmental model country. by Jurrien Westerhof and Erwin Mayer

9. Which mode of transport is from the

Greenhouse gas reduction commitment


a) subway

b) electric cars

c) Air traffic

10. How many wind turbines can after the

planned amendment of the green electricity law by

Minister Bartenstein in Austria still

be built?

a) 7

b) 70

c) 700

11. The share of renewable energy sources

in the Austrian electricity mix ...

a) increases

b) remains the same

c) decreases

Correct answers:

1c: Austria is actually around 16.6

Percent or 13 million tons over that

Emissions from 1990 and thus 23.2 million

Tons above the Kyoto target.

2a: 2003, the first year since taking office

by Environment Minister Josef Pröll, they are

Greenhouse gas emissions rose like

never. The figures for 2004 are still there

not before, but let the developments

suspect the increase in this too

Year will be enormous.

3a: The greenhouse gas emissions from the

Transport sectors are strong because of the

increasing fuel consumption since 1990

increased by 82 percent. The proportion of the

Traffic to the total greenhouse gas emissions

has increased from 16 percent (1990)

increased to 25 percent (2003) during the

Share of all other sectors, with the exception

the energy application, has decreased.

4a: Since 1990, CO 2 emissions have increased

tripled from truck traffic,

thus the increase was significantly greater than

in car traffic (also considerable

41 percent).

5a: In the US are greenhouse gas emissions

between 1990 and 2003 by 13.4 percent

increased in Austria in the same period

by 16.6 percent.

6b: At the EU summit in March, the Federal Chancellor

Wolfgang Schüssel as the only head of government

voted against binding climate protection targets

and take the position that even more

Research is necessary. With that he lies up