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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.

Burning Money

Publication | 2016-07-13 at 10:00

After two decades of breakneck growth in coal-fired power generation, power generation from coal finally slowed down in 2011 and turned into a decline in 2013, as a result of booming clean energy and slowing power demand growth. While this...

Study on Economics of Coal-fired Power Generation Projects in China Report

Publication | 2016-04-28 at 16:51

After analyzing the thermal-power (coal-power) related phemonenon and data of the power sector in 2015, the mismatching of use and resources remains complex. With a 2.3% annual drop in thermal power generation and only 0.5% growth in total...

Boom and Bust 2016

Publication | 2016-04-06 at 11:40

The world has too many coal-fired power plants, yet the power industry continues to build more. While the amount of electricity generated from coal has declined for two years in a row, the industry has ignored this trend and continues to build...

How the Coal Industry is Aggravating the Global Water Crisis

Publication | 2016-03-23 at 17:28

In its Global Risks Report 2015, the World Economic Forum stated “water security is one of the most tangible and fastest-growing social, political and economic challenges faced today.”1 Out of all industrial production, the coal industry...

UPDATE: Is China doubling down on its coal power bubble?

Publication | 2016-03-02 at 11:24

In January-December 2015, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection and provincial Environmental Protection Bureaus gave at least one positive permitting decision to a total of 210 coal-fired power plants with a total capacity of 169 gigawatts...

Clean Air Action Plan: The Way Forward

Publication | 2016-02-22 at 16:00

Greenpeace analysis of satellite-based particulate matter measurements over the past decade shows that China’s systematic efforts to combat air pollution have achieved an impressive improvement in average air quality in the country in the past...

Pipe Dreams

Publication | 2016-01-21 at 12:16

In this report, Greenpeace explores the development of China’s coal-to-chemical sector and environmental problems of the industry. We look at the efforts of one such SOE, the Datang group, one of China’s top 5 state-owned power sector giants,...

Greenpeace City Rankings 2015 Summary

Publication | 2016-01-20 at 10:00

Greenpeace East Asia’s 2015 annual city rankings show that average PM2.5 concentration in 189 cities around China fell by 10% compared to 2014 levels. However, 80% of a set of 366 cities in China still fail to meet the national standard on air...

The end of China's coal boom

Publication | 2014-04-10 at 22:00 2 comments

China’s coal control measures, driven by severe air pollution across the country, could help the world avoid catastrophic climate change, according to a new analysis.

China’s coal rush faces conundrum

Publication | 2013-12-02 at 12:30

China is highly dependent on coal as the primary source of energy and accounts for around 70% of the country’s total primary energy consumption. According to the ‘China Energy Statistical Yearbook 2012’, China consumed over 3.43 billion tons of...

Tracing back the smog

Publication | 2013-12-02 at 12:30

Greenpeace has been co-operating with a team from the University of Leeds, UK, led by Dr. Dabo Guan, with the aim to study PM2.5 sources and control strategies in Jingjinji, since the end of 2012. This project report is the first of its kind to...

Dangerous Breathing

Publication | 2012-12-18 at 7:30 6 comments

This is a summary of a report that studies the health risks and economic loss linked to PM2.5 in four major Chinese cities, and assesses the potential public health and economic benefits given effective improvement of PM2.5 pollution control...

China Wind Power Outlook 2012

Publication | 2012-09-18 at 11:30 1 comment

Wind power is globally recognized as an effective way to mitigate climate change, improve energy security, and support low-carbon industrial and economic growth. China, currently one of the world’s biggest energy consumers, has been the world...

Thirsty Coal

Publication | 2012-08-14 at 5:30

As China’s economy grows, its thirst for energy - nearly 70% of which now comes from coal - worsens. The world’s second largest economy will construct 16 large-scale coal power bases, predominantly in western areas of the country over the...

Ranking Eastern Chinese cities by their "clean air" actions

Publication | 2012-05-25 at 7:00

Greenpeace selected 28 National Environmental Protection Priority Cities as defined by Ministry of Environmental Protection in three key regions and ranked them based on their current air quality, "clean air" action plans and targets committed to...

Unraveling the puzzle that is solar PV pollution

Publication | 2012-03-28 at 16:00

As its name implies, clean energy, including the use of and conversion of solar power, should be clean. This is a fair demand put to the solar PV industry. Unfortunately clean production has yet to come to fruition. Greenpeace has reviewed...

Cool IT Leaderboard (version 5)

Publication | 2012-02-09 at 10:00

The tussle for the top of our Cool IT Leaderboard has taken its latest twist, with Google grabbing the top spot ahead of 20 other tech companies, including Cisco and Ericsson. Pitching global IT companies against each other to find who comes out...

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Publication | 2011-11-09 at 17:04

We just released a new version of the Guide to Greener Electronics. This time ranking 15 gadget and electronics companies on energy, greener products and sustainable operations. HP takes the lead at 5.9 out of a possible 10 points, followed by...

China Wind Power Outlook 2011

Publication | 2011-06-16 at 0:00

A summary of the China Wind Power Outlook 2011, a report that analyses the prospects and obstacles facing both the wind and solar power sectors.

The True Cost of Coal: Coal Dust Storms: Toxic Wind

Publication | 2011-04-14 at 10:24

Dust is not the only makeup of China’s infamous sandstorms, which also contain toxic pollutants from coal combustion. Sandstorms can disperse coal ash – containing arsenic, selenium and lead – far from their origin in coal-industry areas to...

Response to Hong Kong’s Climate Change Strategy and Action Agenda

Publication | 2010-10-20 at 6:00

Greenpeace welcomes the release on the 10 September of the Environmental Protection Department’s (EPD) three-month consultation paper, ‘Join Hands for a Low Carbon Future,’ which seeks public feedback on ‘Hong Kong’s Climate Strategy and Action...

2010 China Wind Power Outlook (Summary)

Publication | 2010-10-15 at 6:00

A summary of the 2010 China Wind Power Outlook report, which details the current state and future potential of China's rapidly growing wind power industry.

2010 China Wind Power Outlook

Publication | 2010-10-12 at 6:00

This comprehensive report on China's wind power offers an ambitious yet clear-headed survey of the present state and future potential of wind power in China. Should the country overcome the various challenges surrounding the development of wind...

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

Publication | 2010-09-15 at 6:00

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 12:59

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 7:00

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 7:00

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 7:00

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 11:50

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 6:00

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 6:00

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 6:00

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 6:00

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...

Enlightening a New Direction for Hong Kong: Metropolitan Ways to Fight Global Warming

Publication | 2007-11-26 at 7:00

Toyko, London and New York,like Hong Kong, are the world's top financial hubs. As such, they are in leading positions to tackle global warming regionally as well as internationally. This report provide a summary analysis of action these cities...

China Wind Power Report 2007

Publication | 2007-11-01 at 7:00

China could lead the world in wind energy development and play a larger role in combating climate change, according to China Wind Power Report 2007, the report also predicts that China’s installed wind power capacity could reach 122 GW by 2020,...

China Solar PV Report

Publication | 2007-09-19 at 6:00

China’s installed capacity of solar PV will reach 10GWp, generating 130 TWh electricity annually, which is equal to electricity generation of 26 large-scaled coal power stations, according to China Solar PV Report, released by China Renewable...

Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable China Energy Outlook

Publication | 2007-04-24 at 6:00

The report "Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable China Energy Outlook" is part of the global study "Energy [R]evolution" , produced by Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC). According to this report, China can achieve rapid...

Sharing Knowledge, Creating Solutions: Lessons Learned from U.S. Action on Climate Change

Publication | 2006-11-07 at 7:00

The aim of this report is to share information about what strategies have worked in U.S. localities which are similar to Hong Kong. The report does not suggest that Hong Kong has been historically responsible for an amount of pollution similar to...

“A Study on the Pricing Policy of Wind Power in China”

Publication | 2006-10-26 at 6:00

Wind power is the leader in the electricity supply sector and will almost certainly play an iimportant role in our energy future. So what is the best way for the government to support and regulate the industry so that it reaches its maximum...

Appendix 3: A list of global climate change and its consequences

Publication | 2006-09-11 at 6:00

Appendix 3: A list of global climate change and its consequences

Appendix 2 Trend of carbon dioxide emission in Hong Kong

Publication | 2006-09-11 at 6:00

Appendix 2 Trend of carbon dioxide emission in Hong Kong

Appendix 1: Summary of Survey Findings

Publication | 2006-09-11 at 6:00

Appendix 1: Summary of Survey Findings

Hong Kong's Roadmap of Replacing Coal with Wind Energy by 2020

Publication | 2006-03-16 at 7:00

Greenpeace’s Response to “Future Development of the Electricity Market in Hong Kong: Stage II Consultation”

Wind Guangdong

Publication | 2005-10-17 at 13:10

Wind Guangdong is a groundbreaking new report commissioned by Greenpeace from respected international wind energy consultants Garrad Hassan. It bases its analysis on a range of the best available wind resource data as well as worldwide knowledge...

Chapter 13 Conclusions and Analysis

Publication | 2005-10-17 at 12:48

Chapter 13 Conclusions and Analysis

Chapter 12 Electricity Grid

Publication | 2005-10-17 at 12:48

Chapter 12 Electricity Grid

Chapter 11 Costs

Publication | 2005-10-17 at 12:48

Chapter 11 Costs

Chapter 10 Investment Climate

Publication | 2005-10-17 at 12:47

Chapter 10 Investment Climate

Chapter 9 Research and Development

Publication | 2005-10-17 at 12:47

Chapter 9 Research and Development

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