2016 Climate and Energy Press Releases

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Estimating Carbon Emissions from China’s Coal-to-Chemical Industry during the “13th...

Publication | 2017-04-25 at 3:00

China’s coal-and-chemical industry has long been controversial for its high level of carbon emissions. In the recently released “13th Five-year Plan for Energy”, the coal-to-chemical industry was set a number of key construction regions.

Three things Rex Tillerson should learn from his China visit (but probably won’t)

Blog entry by Erin Newport | 2017-03-18 1 comment

Rex Tillerson  landed  in Beijing today, for the first time in his capacity as U.S. secretary of state.  Is the oil-exec-turned-statesman visiting China to study the nation’s response to climate change? Unlikely. But as China...

Powering up: meet the women electrifying China’s energy transition

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-03-08 1 comment

The world’s biggest polluter is now the global renewables leader, and these women are helping to lead the charge. China’s solar industry has been on an incredible journey in the past half decade. Solar capacity doubled in...

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..

Red alert: What's happening with Beijing's air pollution?

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2016-12-16

As Beijingers wait to be engulfed by a slow-moving cloud of smog, data shows that air pollution progress is stalling. Beijing is about to enter its 3rd ever pollution red alert , almost exactly a year to the day after the...

Nuclear Scars

Publication | 2016-11-17 at 17:36

It is 30 years since the beginning of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It is also five years since the Fukushima disaster began. To mark these anniversaries, Greenpeace has commissioned substantial reviews of scientific studies examining the...

From Student Environmentalist to Solar Pioneer

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-11-17

Miao Xin gives a presentation on his solar financing platform at PowerLab in Shanghai, 4 November 2016. From eccentric student environmentalist, to distributed solar pioneer, Miao Xin is one of a young generation of Chinese who are...

The startup heroes of China’s household solar revolution

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-11-09

China has seen enormous growth in renewable energy over the last few years. It now has both the largest and the fastest growing wind and solar sectors in the world. In fact, last year all of China’s increase in energy demand was met...

G20 is over, now it's time for action

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2016-09-07

Good news as all signals point to the Paris Agreement coming into force by the end of the year, but a frustrating lack of progress on phasing out fossil fuel subsidies demonstrates that Paris is still only the starting point. G20...

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