Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell is the Energy Campaign Director for Greenpeace, based in Chicago. Since 2006, she has worked with activists and organizations across the country to confront corporate polluters and transform U.S. energy policy. She currently leads Greenpeace's campaign for an economy powered by 100 percent renewable energy, pushing some of the largest companies in the world to embrace wind and solar and working alongside communities to develop a just and democratic energy system.

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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Exxon Shareholders are Resisting — Here’s Why It Matters
ExxonMobil held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for shareholders in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday. This event draws attention from activists each year, and Greenpeace certainly wasn’t going to miss the party. In the days leading up to Exxon’s investor prom, we put up billboards and flew our airship...
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Thursday, May 12, 2016
A Victory for Indigenous Rights Over Fossil Fuel Greed
This is a big deal. Gateway Pacific was the largest proposed coal export terminal in the United States. If built, coal companies like Peabody Energy and Cloud Peak would have been able to ship up to 48 million tons of coal out of the U.S each year. Once burned, that coal would emit more than 80...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
4 Things to Know About the Peabody Energy Bankruptcy
For 133 years, Peabody has been the bedrock of the U.S. coal mining industry. While coal CEOs have tried to downplay the emerging clean energy economy and the power of grassroots activists globally, the fall of a coal titan speaks for itself. Here’s what you need to know. Why did Peabody declare...
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Saturday, April 02, 2016
Why It Matters if Candidates Like Hillary Clinton Take Fossil Fuel Money
By now, you’ve probably seen the video of Secretary Clinton losing her patience when confronted about campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry . Eva, the Greenpeace activist on the rope line, was one of tens of thousands of Americans who have called on Secretary Clinton and all...
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