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Over 1 trillion rmb could be wasted on redundant coal power in China – Greenpeace report

Press release | 2016-07-13 at 12:00

Beijing, 13 July, 2016 – Beijing, 13 July, 2016 – Despite government attempts to reign in China’s coal power overcapacity crisis, Greenpeace research finds that a total of over 1 trillion rmb could be wasted on excess capacity by 2020. Despite a...

Burning Money

Publication | 2016-07-13 at 12:00

After two decades of breakneck growth in coal-fired power generation, power generation from coal finally slowed down in 2011 and turned into a decline in 2013, as a result of booming clean energy and slowing power demand growth. While this...

Friday Five: Deadly floods in central China and water quality rankings

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-07-08

Friday roundup highlighting environmental news and commentary of the week  China flooding: Wuhan on red alert for further rain  [BBC] Record levels of rainfall have wrecked havoc in central China, causing widespread flooding...

Which fashion brands are going toxic-free?

Blog entry by Kirsten Brodde | 2016-07-05

It was a massive step when Adidas, Puma and Nike promised to go toxic-free by 2020. But when we turned our attention to other companies, the rest of the industry put up resistance. “It’s not feasible what Greenpeace wants us to do...

Friday Five: Return of the Milu deer and toxic pork

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-07-01

Image: Creative Commons/ Peter O'Connor  China’s smog knocks 2 years off life expectancy [SCMP] A IEA released report on global health implications of air pollution has estimated that smog in China reduces life...

Greenpeace releases Hong Kong and Taiwan consumer report

Press release | 2016-06-28 at 20:18

HONG KONG, 22 Jun 2016 ¬– A Greenpeace study has found that Hong Kong residents seldom or never wear an estimated HKD 3.9 billion worth of clothing that they have purchased. The study was conducted by TNS, an independent global research agency,...

Greenpeace Urges Hong Kong Residents to ‘Buy Smart, Buy Less’

Press release | 2016-06-28 at 19:40

HONG KONG, 23 June 2016 – Today in Causeway Bay, Greenpeace visualized Hong Kongers’ shopping habits in the form of a 2.5m tall ‘Giant Girl’ that wore a dress upcycled from dozens of articles of used clothing and held shopping bags that featured...

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