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Pushing from the grassroots up

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-08-11

This group of residents came together to bring solar to Shanghai’s rooftops  Another phase of China’s energy revolution is building. Quieter than the headline-grabbing super projects of the northwest, it is nonetheless just as...

Meet the self-styled ‘PV Doctor’ who brought solar to his hometown

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-07-25

For eight years, Luo Yufei has had a big dream: to establish solar projects in his hometown in Guangdong Province.   It was Luo Yufei’s university professor who sparked his interest and passion for solar. “He told us to...

A Coal Merchant and his son

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-07-13

How a failing family-run coal operation found new opportunities in the solar industry. Another phase of China’s energy revolution is building. Quieter than the headline-grabbing super projects of the northwest, it is nonetheless...

Cutting China’s redundant coal power capacity would provide enough water for 27...

Press release | 2017-07-05 at 10:00

Beijing, 5 July 2017 - Tackling China’s coal power overcapacity problem could save enough water to meet the basic needs of 27 million people in water stressed areas, a new report from Greenpeace East Asia shows. Despite a reduction in coal...

Belt and Road participants call for full implementation of Paris Agreement

Press release | 2017-05-15 at 19:21

Beijing, 15 May 2017 -- Participants in China’s Belt and Road initiative have called on all parties that ratified the Paris Agreement to implement it in full, as part of a communique to be released following China’s Belt and Road forum. The...

CO2 emissions from China’s coal-to-chemical industry could increase by more than 400%...

Press release | 2017-04-25 at 3:00

Beijing, 25 April, 2017 - China’s coal-to-chemical industry is projected to emit 409 million tonnes of CO2 annually by 2020 if all projects currently under construction go into operation, according to a new report released by Greenpeace East Asia...

By 2030 China's wind and solar industry could replace fossil energy sources to the...

Press release | 2017-04-11 at 15:00

Beijing, 11 April, 2017 - A new report on the co-benefits of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) power in China by Greenpeace East Asia and partner organisations finds that by 2030, China’s wind and solar power generation could replace fossil energy...

Cancelling new coal plants in Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan would save 50,000 lives a year

Press release | 2017-01-19 at 16:50

Hong Kong, 13 January 2017 - Approximately 50,000 lives a year could saved by 2030 if no new coal-fired power plants are built in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, according to a groundbreaking peer reviewed study from researchers at...

5 Chinese “artivists” that took on China’s air pollution

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-01-12

With avenues of protest and online discussion strictly controlled, artists in China are finding increasingly creative ways to voice their frustration at their cities’ appalling air pollution. It's easy to see why: at the end of...

460 million people in China are choking on dirty air

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2016-12-20

460 million people in China are currently choking under a cloud of smog larger than North America. China needs to speed up its renewables revolution! North China...has looked better. Tis the season to be smoggy..

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