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China’s planned coal-to-gas plants could emit over 1 billion tons of CO2

Press release | 2014-07-24 at 14:17

London/Beijing - In a threat to its prospects of environmental improvement, China may build almost 50 coal-to-gas projects - potentially jeopardising its efforts to cut coal use, tackle pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions according to a...

The U.S. Experiences in Coal-based Synthetic Natural Gas and Its Lessons for China

Publication | 2014-08-11 at 16:44

Recently, the Chinese government is including coal-based synthetic natural gas (‘SNG”) in its policy agenda to mitigate smog problems in eastern Chinese cities. In 2013, China’s National Energy Administration suddenly accelerated the approval of...

Chinese director Jia Zhangke challenges end to air pollution in new short film

Press release | 2015-01-22 at 12:00

Beijing, 22 January 2015 -  One of China’s most celebrated filmmakers, Jia Zhangke, today released a short film commissioned by Greenpeace East Asia tackling the health effects of air pollution on Chinese families. The film challenges China to...

China’s ‘airmageddon’ could cause over 250,000 premature deaths

Press release | 2015-02-05 at 10:43

4 February 2015, Beijing - Over a quarter of a million people in some of China’s major cities could have their lives cut short because of high levels of air pollution, unless authorities get to grip with the country’s smog crisis, a new study warns.

85% of heavy industry in Hebei, Jiangsu exceeding emissions cap - Greenpeace

Press release | 2015-04-24 at 10:00

Beijing, 24 April 2015 - Up to 85% of heavy industry in two of China’s most polluted provinces, Jiangsu and Hebei, are illegally exceeding emissions caps set out in the central government’s first Air Pollution Action Plan, according to analysis...

China submits post-2020 climate targets

Press release | 2015-06-30 at 21:27

Paris/Beijing, 30 June, 2015 – China submitted a carbon intensity reduction target of 60-65% by 2030, based on 2005 levels, to the UN as part of its climate plan (INDC), according to media reports. The announcement came as Chinese premier Li...

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...

Greenpeace report estimates 13th Five Year Plan period could see 700 billion RMB...

Press release | 2015-11-18 at 12:19

Beijing, November 18, 2015 – A collaborative report by Greenpeace East Asia and North China Electric Power University reveals that up to 700 billion RMB could be invested in the coal power industry over the 13th five year plan period, in spite of...

Coal Power Overcapacity and the Investment Bubble in China

Publication | 2015-11-18 at 12:30

A collaborative report by Greenpeace East Asia and North China Electric Power University reveals that up to 700 billion RMB could be invested in the coal power industry over the 13th five year plan period, in spite of an already serious...

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,...

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