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Pipe Dreams

Publication | 2016-01-21 at 15:16

In this report, Greenpeace explores the development of China’s coal-to-chemical sector and environmental problems of the industry. We look at the efforts of one such SOE, the Datang group, one of China’s top 5 state-owned power sector giants,...

Greenpeace City Rankings 2015 Summary

Publication | 2016-01-20 at 13:00

Greenpeace East Asia’s 2015 annual city rankings show that average PM2.5 concentration in 189 cities around China fell by 10% compared to 2014 levels. However, 80% of a set of 366 cities in China still fail to meet the national standard on air...

The end of China's coal boom

Publication | 2014-04-11 at 0:00 2 comments

China’s coal control measures, driven by severe air pollution across the country, could help the world avoid catastrophic climate change, according to a new analysis.

China’s coal rush faces conundrum

Publication | 2013-12-02 at 15:30

China is highly dependent on coal as the primary source of energy and accounts for around 70% of the country’s total primary energy consumption. According to the ‘China Energy Statistical Yearbook 2012’, China consumed over 3.43 billion tons of...

Tracing back the smog

Publication | 2013-12-02 at 15:30

Greenpeace has been co-operating with a team from the University of Leeds, UK, led by Dr. Dabo Guan, with the aim to study PM2.5 sources and control strategies in Jingjinji, since the end of 2012. This project report is the first of its kind to...

Dangerous Breathing

Publication | 2012-12-18 at 10:30 6 comments

This is a summary of a report that studies the health risks and economic loss linked to PM2.5 in four major Chinese cities, and assesses the potential public health and economic benefits given effective improvement of PM2.5 pollution control...

China Wind Power Outlook 2012

Publication | 2012-09-18 at 13:30 1 comment

Wind power is globally recognized as an effective way to mitigate climate change, improve energy security, and support low-carbon industrial and economic growth. China, currently one of the world’s biggest energy consumers, has been the world...

Thirsty Coal

Publication | 2012-08-14 at 7:30

As China’s economy grows, its thirst for energy - nearly 70% of which now comes from coal - worsens. The world’s second largest economy will construct 16 large-scale coal power bases, predominantly in western areas of the country over the...

Ranking Eastern Chinese cities by their "clean air" actions

Publication | 2012-05-25 at 9:00

Greenpeace selected 28 National Environmental Protection Priority Cities as defined by Ministry of Environmental Protection in three key regions and ranked them based on their current air quality, "clean air" action plans and targets committed to...

Cool IT Leaderboard (version 5)

Publication | 2012-02-09 at 13:00

The tussle for the top of our Cool IT Leaderboard has taken its latest twist, with Google grabbing the top spot ahead of 20 other tech companies, including Cisco and Ericsson. Pitching global IT companies against each other to find who comes out...

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