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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...

Coal vs cars: in China's power regions

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-02-21

Every year, over the Chinese New Year holiday, Beijing gets a reprieve from the smoggy days pictured above. Now is the perfect time to clear one's head and think seriously about how to tackle the city's ongoing pollution problem. ...

8 must-know facts about China's air pollution crisis

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-02-07 2 comments

1.  In 2009 China burned nearly half of the world's coal , and coal accounts for nearly 70% of China's energy mix. 2. Cities in China’s Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta, and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region suffered over 100 hazy...

China's clinging to coal an unnecessary contradiction

Feature Story | 2013-02-06 at 6:00

The biggest dirty-energy project on the planet is the planned 20% expansion of China’s coal mining and production operations in five semi-arid western and northern provinces, where most of China’s remaining reserves of the dirty fuel are to be...

Empowering the public to end China's air pollution crisis

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-01-17 2 comments

Air pollution in China's capital city of Beijing reached record levels over the weekend. According to the U.S. Embassy twitter @ BeijingAir , at 8pm on Saturday PM 2.5 readings surged to 886 µg/m3, exceeding the Environmental...

The real driver behind China’s push to curb coal consumption

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 2013-01-10

This piece was originally published on Greenpeace International, December 20, 2012. Can you imagine wearing an industrial filter mask for the next 20 years, every time you walk out the door to protect you from air pollution ? ...

A Greenpeace activist at Doha, UN climate conference

Blog entry by Amalie Obusan | 2013-01-09

Image: Philippine National police unload boxes of water bottles, at the port of Sasa, in Davao City. © Steve De Neef / Greenpeace This piece was originally published on Greenpeace International, December 10, 2012. Doha was my...

Study on premature deaths reveals health impact of PM2.5 in China

Press release | 2012-12-18 at 10:30

December 18, Beijing – An estimated 8,572 premature deaths occurred in four major Chinese cities in 2012, due to high levels of PM2.5 pollution, a joint study by Greenpeace East Asia and Peking University’s School of Public Health has concluded.

'Blowing in the wind?': China's energy future

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-12-13

As the trade war over solar panels between the United States and China continues to heat up – with Europe also none too happy – Greenpeace East Asia has released a report examining the state of the other important renewable energy...

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