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Greenpeace Responds to Japan Nuclear Radiation Release

Press release | 2011-03-12 at 10:00

Releasing any amount of radiation into the atmosphere risks the health of people in the surrounding area. The fact that the Fukushima nuclear power plant is leaking, or has been forced to deliberately release, contaminated gases from the reactor...

Rainbow Warrior Protests CLP-Government Alliance to Promote Energy Waste

Press release | 2011-02-25 at 10:00

Today Greenpeace’s flagship the Rainbow Warrior sailed to China Light & Power’s Castle Peak Power Station to protest the electricity company’s cozy relationship with the government and its unfair tariffs that encourage large commercial clients to...

Rainbow Warrior Protests Victoria Harbor’s Energy-Hogging Light Show

Press release | 2011-02-14 at 10:00

Tonight during the Symphony of Lights – the world’s largest electricity-hogging light show – and on Valentines’ Day, the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is projecting the message of “Forget Nuclear, Love Energy Efficiency – It’s Destiny!’...

China Becomes World’s Number 1 in Wind Installation

Press release | 2011-01-12 at 20:23

China installed 16 GW of new wind power capacity in 2010, bringing its total capacity to 41.8 GW – thus making it the largest wind-installation country in the world. However, Greenpeace points out that to translate these installations into...

Two Nuclear Protests Greet Chief Executive at C40 Opening Greenpeace Warns Against...

Press release | 2010-11-05 at 10:00

Two successive Greenpeace demonstrations greeted Chief Executive Donald Tsang at C40 Climate Leaders workshop, which aim at exposing the SAR government’s intentions to drastically increase dirty nuclear power as a share of Hong Kong’s energy mix.

Greenpeace Stages “Sudden Death” to Oppose Expansion of Nuclear Power in Hong Kong

Press release | 2010-10-31 at 9:00

In response to the Environmental Protection Department’s proposal to increase nuclear power to 50% of Hong Kong’s energy mix by 2020, Greenpeace organized a 10-minute ‘die-in’ action today at the Mong Kok Pedestrian Precinct. Thirty activists...

China’s Wind Power Projected to Equal 13 Three Gorges Dams by 2020

Press release | 2010-10-13 at 9:00

Beijing, 13 Oct 2010. China’s wind power can reach 230 GW of installed capacity by 2020, which is equal to 13 times the current capacity of the Three Gorges Dam; its annual electricity output of 464.9 TWh could replace 200 coal fire power plants,...

Greenpeace urges the Chief Executive to “take the right route” against the climate...

Press release | 2010-09-22 at 8:00

On the World Carfree Day, Greenpeace presents to the Chief Executive Donald Tsang a certificate that reads ‘Carfree Everyday’ to honor his support by walking the 300m from the Government House to the Central Government Office. Greenpeace urges...

Toxic Coal Ash is China’s Single Largest Source of Solid Waste

Press release | 2010-09-15 at 8:00

Beijing, 15 Sept 2010 – China’s coal-fired power plants dump enough toxic coal ash to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every two and a half minutes, Greenpeace says in its latest report The True Cost of Coal: An Investigation into Coal Ash in...

Greenpeace condemns Hong Kong’s nuclear expansion the wrong track

Press release | 2010-09-10 at 22:05

Greenpeace condemns Government’s newly launched climate change strategy as “the most irresponsible and dangerous path” to tackle climate change, which put our next generation at great risk by substantially increasing nuclear energy to 50% of the...

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