2005 Climate and Energy Feature Stories

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Stop CLP-sponsored coal plants in Thailand

Feature Story | 2005-12-07 at 10:00

With our flagship the Rainbow Warrior looking on, our activists climbed the loading crane of the BLCP coal plant at Map Ta Phut in Thailand and unfurled banners demanding the plant's immediate closure, calling on the Thai government to phase out...

Activists attacked in Philippines global warming protest

Feature Story | 2005-11-10 at 10:00

One of our activists participating in a peaceful protest against a coal power plant outside Manila has been horrendously beaten by local plant security, who drew weapons and fired warning shots at people armed with nothing but a banner. Four...

A regrettable accident

Feature Story | 2005-11-02 at 12:07

We ran aground on a coral reef we were trying to protect.

Finance clean energy not climate change in Asia

Feature Story | 2005-10-20 at 20:31

Today we raised a symbol of Asia’s wish for a cleaner energy future. We set up a symbolic wind turbine in front of Castle Peak, one of the Asia’s biggest coal power stations, as a call to governments, banks and industry to invest in clean...

China could become the world leader in wind power

Feature Story | 2005-10-17 at 19:45

China is in a position to become the world leader in wind power. By 2020 alone, the southern China region could feasibly produce enough energy from wind turbines to meet the equivalent of Hong Kong’s total current electricity supply.

Rainbow Warrior will open to public on 23 Oct

Feature Story | 2005-10-14 at 20:37

This morning the Hong Kong SAR Government officially authorised Greenpeace to use the Eastern Berth of Central Pier No.2. The Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace’s flagship that launched “Sure Wind – Rainbow Warrior Asia Energy Revolution Tour”, docks...

Roof of the world melting away?

Feature Story | 2005-10-10 at 8:00

When you live off the land any change in climate can have profound effects. This Tibetan woman used to have a healthy herd of animals to support her family. Now due to the lack of rain and spreading deserts on the Tibetan plateau her income has...

Rainbow Warrior brings Asia a win-win scenario

Feature Story | 2005-10-09 at 8:00

Greenpeace’s flagship, Rainbow Warrior, entered the Victoria Harbour today. It was led by a traditional Chinese style yacht “Duk Ling”, which is also a symbol of Hong Kong. Its entrance kick-started the Sure Wind – Rainbow Warrior Asia Clean...

Heavy metals and toxics found in CLP’s fly ash

Feature Story | 2005-10-03 at 8:00

Greenpeace found toxic heavy metals, namely mercury and arsenic, in the fly ash produced by China Light and Power (CLP). Both mercury and arsenic have not been completely captured by the existing pollution control devices, a prolonged exposure to...

Buck-passing on Hong Kong Air Pollution must stop!

Feature Story | 2005-09-29 at 21:00

Greenpeace volunteers performed a social satire involving two clowns passing a black ball between them, ahead of a special Legislative Council (Legco) Environmental Affairs Panel, to expose the buck-passing between the SAR government and the two...

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