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Greenpeace court case seeks to end suppression of anti-nuclear voices in Korea

Press release | 2013-05-01 at 13:48

Seoul, 1 May 2013 – Greenpeace East Asia and Greenpeace International today sought to reverse a decision by Korea's Ministry of Justice (MOJ) during the Lee Myung Bak administration to deny entry to six of the organisations’ staff into the...

As China addresses its 'airpocalypse', coal exporters fear loss of another market

Blog entry by Lifeng Fang | 2013-04-30

China’s air pollution crisis is more evident than ever. A new research report, conducted under the World Health Organization’s Global Burden of Disease project , shows that over 1.2 million premature deaths were caused by PM2.5...

When it comes to environmental talks, don't give up on China

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-04-25

The major impact that international summits and treaties have had on China’s environmental governance is often overlooked. Environmental protection first emerged as an issue in China in 1972, after the country dispatched a delegation...

China's leaders want "revolution" in small-scale solar power

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-04-23

For most observers of China’s renewable energy sector, flashy numbers are par for the course: China installed 15.9 gigawatts of wind power in 2012, bringing accumulated, grid-connected capacity to 61 gigawatts, and ranking the...

Beijing won't meet WHO air pollution standards until 2030s

Blog entry by Li Shuo and Lauri Myllyvirta | 2013-04-11

Beijing has finally decided to do something about its air pollution. Last week, the city announced a multibillion yuan campaign to tackle its environmental problems, an urgent follow up to last month's parliamentary sessions, where...

Greenpeace joins solar panel owner pioneers in China

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-04-09 3 comments

In October of last year China's State Grid Company released a new policy encouraging solar grid connections for individual households. With a new warehouse in Shunyi, on the outskirts of Beijing, we here at Greenpeace East Asia decided...

For China's new leaders what comes first: GDP or people's basic health and survival?

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-03-21

For China's growing number of environmentalists, the crux of China’s annual “Two Sessions” lies in the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) press conference, scheduled near the end of the sessions. Many of us had high hopes...

Solutions to put an end to China's air pollution crisis

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-03-14

We all know China has a severe air pollution problem, particularly in big cities such as Beijing. But what can - or dare we say, must - be done about it? The most basic solution for air pollution is to end its root causes: quit coal...

Electricity subsidies are jeopardizing Hong Kong's green future

Blog entry by Yeung Man-yau | 2013-03-12

While the Hong Kong people celebrate another electricity subsidy as part of the budget handouts, they might not notice that the real winners are the two big power companies. This so-called "one-off" subsidy has been given out four...

Push to export US coal to China: "Motivated by a desperate industry, not sound economics"

Press release | 2013-03-07 at 8:30 1 comment

Washington DC - February 27, 2013 - The Chinese market for US coal exports may dry up before major new US coal shipments ever reach its ports, according to a new Greenpeace report. The report, "The Myth of China's Endless Coal Demand: A missing...

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