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Why the world's biggest coal company has backed down

Blog entry by Deng Ping and Harri Lammi | 2014-04-08

Last year, Greenpeace decided to do something we had never done before during our 13 years of work in China: target and confront a state owned coal company. And not just any company. The biggest and boldest, a Chinese government...

World’s biggest coal company Shenhua to stop exploiting groundwater in China

Press release | 2014-04-08 at 0:00

Beijing – The Shenhua Group, the world's biggest coal producer by volume, is to stop extracting groundwater for their flagship coal-to-liquid project in Inner Mongolia’s Ordos - an area struggling with severe water shortages affecting farmers and...

Want to reduce China's smog? The answer lies in controlling coal use

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2014-03-15

More than 10 percent of China's land area has been shrouded in thick smog in recent days, with the level of PM2.5 (particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers or less and very harmful to humans) frequently exceeding danger...

Fukushima: we must not forget!

Blog entry by Dr. Rianne Teule | 2014-03-12

“Forgetting Fukushima makes it more likely that such a nuclear disaster could happen elsewhere,” said Mrs Tatsuko Okawara, one of the hundreds of thousands of victims of the Fukushima accident that began on 11 March 2011. Though...

The growth of China's coal demand is drying up

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2014-03-07

With new policies on air pollution and the economy, China’s coal consumption has been projected to cool down for a while, and the first evidence of the trend is starting to show up in statistics. Recent ambitious policy announcements...

Coal Cap: Walk the Talk

Feature Story | 2014-03-07 at 0:00

China’s coal consumption growth has been the dominant factor in global CO2 emission growth over the past decade, contributing over half of the increase from 2002 to 2012. The expected major slowdown in China’s coal consumption growth opens up a...

Bad to worse: ranking 74 Chinese cities by air pollution

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2014-02-19

We've mined the data and produced a ranking of 74 Chinese cities by levels of PM2.5 air pollution . The figures were taken from official data published by the Ministry of Environmental Protection for the year of 2013, but we've...

Sun rises in the east: China beats global record for solar panel installations

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2014-02-04 1 comment

If 2012 was China’s year of wind power - when it increased its power output more than coal did , what shone in 2013 is solar. Data from the China Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) and Chinese media reports suggest...

China's coal to gas plans: old wine in new bottles

Blog entry by Justin Guay and Li Shuo | 2014-01-19

The Chinese coal industry has a plan to solve the nations air pollution crisis -- consume more coal. Last week the Chinese chief energy planning agency, the National Energy Administration (NEA) concluded its annual work session with a...

To save the Arctic, we have to act today

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-12-24

A new Arctic oil rush is starting. Shell, BP, Exxon, Gazprom, Rosneft and others want to risk a devastating Arctic oil spill for only three years’ worth of oil. The same dirty energy companies that caused the Arctic to melt in the...

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