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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...

5 things Beijing needs to do to bring back blue skies

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-12-10

The following is an excerpt from our report: Tracking back the smog . In China, as clear and concrete pollution reduction goals at the central and local government levels are being set, public concern for a deteriorating living...

Study points to coal burning as origin of northern China airpocalypse

Press release | 2013-12-02 at 15:30

Beijing - Coal burning is the biggest contributor of air pollution in Beijing and surrounding area, according to a University of Leeds study sponsored by Greenpeace East Asia. Previous studies have linked outdoor air pollution to premature deaths...

Making a run for it: Zhong Yu's journey from North to South

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-11-27

“I run to be healthy, but I never know whether I’m actually getting healthier by running or whether I’m just breathing in more harmful particles”, Zhong Yu. Last Saturday was the second ever Guangzhou Marathon. The theme of this...

How do we translate China's policy shift on air pollution into progressive climate...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-11-19

Air pollution presents an opportunity to revisit China’s high emission growth path. During the Warsaw Climate Change Conference, delegates need to prepare ground for further action from China. Over the last year, air pollution has...

The Arctic 30, coal and the future of our children

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 2013-11-13

Every time one of my daughters climbed onto my lap I could not help but think about the children of the  Arctic 30 . About how they must be missing their parents and how my colleagues must be missing them. About the fear some feel that...

Coal is killing China: the startling figures

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-10-31 1 comment

Last month, the Chinese government  announced their plan to improve air quality in the Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong regions, and that will significantly slow down China's coal consumption growth. It sets an important precedent that...

Battling extreme weather on Mt Everest to join the call to #FreeTheArctic30

Blog entry by Zhong Yu | 2013-10-24

I've been to Mount Everest thirteen times, mostly to climb, but twice to investigate glacial evidence of climate change. This year I thought I came back to ride. My friend Nancy and I rode 1,500 kilometres on bicycles over the course...

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