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The True Cost of Coal

Press release | 2005-04-28 at 6:00

Shareholders in the billion dollar China Light and Power (CLP) company were today confronted with the real cost of burning fossil fuels. Greenpeace activists and people from communities suffering the devastating impacts from coal fired power...

Greenpeace halts coal plant project owned by China Light and Power

Press release | 2005-04-21 at 6:00

Greenpeace today disrupted the construction of the internationally-funded BLCP coal power plant and demanded that the project be stopped immediately. Activists from Thailand, Philippines and Germany occupied the main crane of the coal power plant...

CLP’s dirty coal power costs the public 30 billion yearly

Press release | 2005-04-20 at 6:00

Greenpeace today charged China Light and Power (CLP), Hong Kong’s biggest utility, with causing massive damage to the global climate, environment and human health across Asia. Greenpeace has calculated that the harmful impacts of CLP’s coal...

Response to EPD criticism of Greenpeace API

Press release | 2005-03-02 at 7:00

Hong Kong's Environmental Protection Department (EPD) reacted angrily to the public launch yesterday of Greenpeace's AIr Pollution Index (API), calling the index "unscientific and misleading [for] the public". The Greenpeace API, which is...

Greenpeace says China's New Renewable Energy Promotion Law Could Be Turning Point For...

Press release | 2005-02-28 at 7:00

Greenpeace today welcomed China's continuing commitment to clean renewable energy. The Standing Committee of China People's Congress has voted to pass China's first renewable energy law.

Hongkongers demand accurate API

Press release | 2005-02-24 at 7:00

A Greenpeace commissioned opinion poll released today on Hong Kong's chronic air pollution shows that the majority of Hong Kong people think that the city's daily Air Pollution Index (API) is inaccurate. The survey also finds that over 80 per...

Global celebrations as Kyoto Protocol comes into force

Press release | 2005-02-16 at 7:00

Young Greenpeace volunteers in Beijing helped launch a series of events around the world today, welcoming the dawn of a new era for climate protection. The Kyoto Protocol - the global agreement that lays the ground for the international community...

Greenpeace backs Chinese Environment Bureau crackdown on Environmentally...

Press release | 2005-01-26 at 7:00

Greenpeace China today welcomed the Chinese government State Environment Protection Administration's (SEPA) announcement that thirty large scale infrastructure projects across the nation would be halted with those responsible fined for violating...

Greenpeace marks CLP's 'unhappy' birthday for the climate.

Press release | 2005-01-25 at 7:00

Greenpeace descended on the Kowloon headquarters of China Light & Power (CLP) today, to mark its 104th anniversary and over a century of environmental pollution. The green group declared the occasion an "unhappy birthday" for Earth's climate...

Response to Policy Address 2005

Press release | 2005-01-12 at 7:00

Greenpeace described the environmental protection policies anounced in the Chief Executive's 2005 Policy Address as "weak and conservative" and called into question the motivation of the SAR government in tackling Hong Kong's environmental problems.

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