2016 Climate and Energy Press Releases

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Is China doubling down on its coal power bubble?

Publication | 2015-11-11 at 10:54

A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has found that a total of 155 coal fired power plants, or four per week, have received environmental permits in the first nine months of this year. With power generation from coal falling, and an already...

Friday Top Five: the environmental stories lighting up China this week

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2015-09-25

Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bali 2013, photo from APEC 2013 China to have world’s largest carbon trading system China will launch the world’s largest carbon trading system in 2017, President Xi Jinping announced in his...

Taking the Law Lightly: possible illegal construction of coal chemical plants in...

Blog entry by Li Yan | 2015-09-16

With its dusty Loess plateau, vast stretches of desert and bone-dry plains, China’s northwest is a harsh and arid environment. And as desertification makes its force felt and economic development and urbanisation spread, pressure on...

Searching for Everyday Blue: An Opportunity Missed

Blog entry by Dong Liansai | 2015-09-02

As Beijing experiences the glory of a double, back-to-back round of temporary blue skies – “Athletics World Championship Blue” and “Parade Blue” – the Chinese government has revised the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the...

Falling Fast: It wasn’t just stock prices that dropped in China recently

Blog entry by Dong Liansai | 2015-07-22

As stocks in China’s bull market suddenly slipped last month, another downward trend gives us slightly more cause for optimism.   Greenpeace East Asia revealed the results of its quarterly air quality rankings today. By province,...

Naver is blazing a trail towards a cleaner future. It’s time for other companies to...

Blog entry by Jude Lee | 2015-07-02

Life without the internet has become unimaginable: we exist in a whirlpool of information, Tweets, Facebook posts, blogs and emails. But as life before the internet fades into a distant memory, have we really thought about the cost of...

China begins the long march to Paris

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2015-07-01

In the politics of climate change, it doesn't get much bigger than this. The world’s biggest emitter last night announced how it intends to reduce its carbon emission beyond 2020.  China has  joined 41 other nations to unveil  its...

INDC- Four letters that will shape the future of the planet

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-06-25

China has dominated climate and energy news these past few weeks. But soon, four letters are going to top the headlines: INDC. So what's it all about? What are INDCs? Understanding INDCs requires a brief struggle with UN...

Clean air doesn't come to those who wait

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2015-01-22

"One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual," said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air outside in Beijing was a thick, soupy grey.

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