2013 Climate and Energy Press Releases

 

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Beijing air: a heavy metal cocktail

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-06-12

The following is an excerpt from our report: Exposing the Heavy Metal Concentration of PM2.5 in Beijing. From December 3, 2012 to January 18, 2013, Beijing experienced the most severe episode of air pollution since PM2.5...

South Korea's faked safety certificates: just another nuclear scandal

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 2013-06-11

This originally appeared on Greenpeace International, May 28, 2013. One of the defining factors of the nuclear industry is its refusal to learn the lessons of the past. It's built a lousy reputation for trust and transparency and...

A new wind is blowing through China

Image | 2013-06-10 at 8:00

Guazhou wind farm near Yumen in Gansu province. China installed 15.9 gigawatts of wind power in 2012, bringing accumulated, grid-connected capacity to 61 gigawatts, and ranking the country the largest wind market in the world for the fourth...

Meet Yang, our fearless action hero

Image | 2013-06-03 at 8:30

Yang is a Greenpeace East Asia campaigner from our Beijing office. He was recently on board the Rainbow Warrior to raise awareness and support for Australia's 'Save the Reef' campaign. Activities include an action against the 'MV Meister', a ship...

The Chinese coal industry responds to weakening demand and a flood of imported coal

Blog entry by Lifeng Fang | 2013-05-30

The Chinese coal mining industry has been hit by slowing coal consumption growth and simultaneously, a flood of cheaper imported coal. To stem the decline in profits, Chinese coal producers are pursuing a variety of strategies,...

Taiwan has never, will never, forget Fukushima

Image | 2013-05-27 at 8:00

Earlier this year Greenpeace activists joined an anti-nuclear rally in Taipei, to mark the second anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. With more than 220,000 participants in Taipei and other cities in Taiwan, the rally marked the...

Rainbow Warrior "Save Energy for Our Future" Tour: Hong Kong Stop

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-05-23

Come on board and experience the spirit of Greenpeace's new Rainbow Warrior when she makes her first-ever journey to Hong Kong in June. The new Rainbow Warrior, built entirely from Greenpeace supporter donations, will host two open...

It's time the MEP walked its talk

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-05-21

For residents in Beijing and many other eastern parts of China, this spring means another choking season of air pollution and a few more months of waiting for real cleanup action. Earlier in March, at a press conference of the...

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