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The True Cost of Coal: An Investigation into Coal Ash in China

Publication | 2010-09-15 at 8:00

This report, following in the footsteps of The True Cost of Coal, focuses on a long-ignored type of coal pollution. In 2009 alone, China generated at least 375 million tons of coal ash – more than twice the amount of urban domestic waste produced...

The True Cost of Coal: Air Pollution and Public Health (Summary)

Publication | 2010-08-27 at 14:59

Coal combustion emissions pose a significant threat to public health, causing an estimated 500,000 premature deaths in 2008. Its related diseases include respiratory disease, cancer, and birth defects, all of which are very much part of the real...

The True Cost of Coal

Publication | 2010-01-21 at 10:00

China is the world’s biggest producer and consumer of coal. The country’s rocketing economic growth is heavily dependent on it, with more than 70 per cent of its energy needs coming from coal (the global average is around 30 per cent). However...

Give Donald a Dollar: audit report

Publication | 2010-01-18 at 10:00

Independent auditor's report on our Give Donald a Dollar fund raising activity.

Letter to Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper

Publication | 2009-12-04 at 10:00

Just three days before the UN Copenhagen climate change summit opens, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Beijing. Greenpeace China delivered a letter to Mr. Harper urging him to stop the tar sands, one of the most destructive and...

Copenhagen Climate Summit: Greenpeace Demands

Publication | 2009-08-14 at 13:50

The UN climate meeting in Copenhagen must deliver a global deal for the planet's future. Climate change is a global problem that demands cooperation and action from the world's heads of government. All countries at December's UN climate talks in...

Polluting power: ranking China's power companies

Publication | 2009-07-28 at 8:00

China’s electricity sector is dominated by large-scale power companies.This report ranks these power companies according to their greenhouse polluting power and recommends that China's electricity sector needs to radically improve energy...

The Climate Change Bill

Publication | 2009-06-19 at 8:00

Last June Hong Kong was hit by its heaviest rain on record. The Hong Kong Observatory issued a black rainstorm warning, and on June 7 some 145.5 mm of rain fell in one hour. The region had never seen anything like it. This report calculates the...

Climate Change and Food Security in China 【summary】

Publication | 2008-10-14 at 9:00

Climate change has become one of the greatestchallenges faced by the human race. It affects almost all aspects of our society, including food supply. Agriculture has long been the foundation of China’s social and economic development. With a...

China after the Olympics: Lessons from Beijing

Publication | 2008-07-28 at 8:00

In this report, Greenpeace recognizes Beijing’s increased use of energy efficiency technologies and renewable energy. Examples include the use of geothermal heating systems and the introduction of wind and solar power. Beijing has expanded its...

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