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Renewable energy is the future

Standard Page | 2012-02-20 at 14:16

Renewable energy is a viable option for replacing the world's dirty, dangerous and terribly expensive nuclear reactors. The nuclear disaster at Fukushima in March 2011 again exposed the inherent dangers of nuclear reactors. In Japan, the triple...

What is radiation?

Standard Page | 2012-02-20 at 14:10 1 comment

Radiation is a form of energy. There are several types of radiation: heat, light, microwave and nuclear. The common characteristic of nuclear radiation is that it is so energetic that it can destroy molecules. Heat and sunlight are unable to do...

Nuclear power: dirty, dangerous and expensive

Standard Page | 2012-02-20 at 14:04

Nuclear reactors are inherently unsafe. As happened after Chernobyl in 1986, the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011 again exposed the fundamental flaws of reactors and highlighted the serious institutional failures in the oversight of...

Fukushima nuclear crisis timeline

Standard Page | 2012-02-20 at 14:00

March 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake strikes off the east coast of Japan. A large tsunami follows. External power is lost at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant; back-up generators also go down. Find out how the Fukushima nuclear disaster...

Fukushima nuclear crisis

Standard Page | 2012-02-20 at 13:36

On 11 March 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, followed by a tsunami that slammed the country’s eastern coast, destroying communities and taking the lives of tens of thousands of people. The event led to the biggest...

Remembering the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-02-09

It's hard to believe that it's almost been one year since an earthquake rocked Japan and caused the Fukushima nuclear crisis. A crisis that is, by no means, resolved. Readers in Hong Kong can get themselves to the Fringe Club where,...

2013

Hub | 2012-02-09 at 12:36

2013 Climate and Energy Feature Stories

2012

Hub | 2012-02-09 at 12:36

2012 Climate and Energy Feature Stories

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...

2012

Hub | 2012-02-08 at 10:42

2012 Climate & Energy Reports

A funeral ceremony in Shanxi, China

Image | 2012-02-06 at 10:30

A funeral for a village woman nicknamed Chen in Mayi village, near Shentou Number 2 Power Plant in Shanxi province. Chen, who married into the Jia family, died peacefully on the 27th day of the 6th month of the lunar calendar. She was 92 years...

Energy future? The answer is blowin' in the wind

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-27

After five years of rapid development, the global wind power sector began to slow its growth for the first time in 2010, under the influence of the world's slow economic recovery and unclear U.S. policy. The growth rate fell to 3.1%,...

Wind Turbines at Nan Wind Farm

Image | 2012-01-16 at 11:30

Wind turbines at the Nan wind farm in Nan'ao taken in 2005. Guangdong Province has one of the best wind resources in China and is already home to several industrial scale wind farms. Massive investment in Wind power will help China overcome its...

Understanding the disastrous feed-in loop that's destroying the Arctic ice

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-13

Hong Kong Campaigns Manager, Gloria Chang: Glaciers are retreating. Ice caps are melting. Oceans are acidifying. The Arctic is under threat from both climate change and increased oil drilling. At the end of this summer , Hong...

Greenpeace East Asia's top woman in climate and energy talks China's future

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-20

Li Yan is the head of Greenpeace East Asia's climate and energy team. She recently attended the Durban climate change talks , and in returning to Beijing spoke to The Diplomat about China's climate change policy and the direction...

Four new year resolutions technology companies should adopt for 2012

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-16

After 20 months of mobilising, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. Facebook's message to energy producers is clear: invest now in renewable energy,...

While the world waits climate change already impacting China's rural poor

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-14

The issue of climate change is more pertinent than ever, and yet the recent Durban climate change talks hardly gave us the decisive action required. In fact what was "achieved" was a ten-year delay in global greenhouse pollution...

Durban result: A ten-year delay in global greenhouse pollution reductions

Feature Story | 2011-12-12 at 17:20

The agreement finalized at U.N. climate talks in Durban means that China still has almost a decade before it will significantly slow its rate of greenhouse pollution.

Tweaking electricity prices is not enough to break China's coal addiction

Blog entry by Ang Li | 2011-12-07

What with the heaters going full blast, the winter season in China always puts a stress on the electrical grid. On November 30 China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released a price adjustment plan for electricity.

The three types of masks that protect you from air pollution PM2.5

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-06 1 comment

Air pollution in Beijing recently has been absolutely shocking, as the above photo can attest. At too many points in the day levels have been exceeding the testing limits of the US Embassy readings (as seen at their Twitter ). When...

PM2.5 Infographic

Standard Page | 2011-12-06 at 12:26

PM2.5 is a measurement of small particulate matter in the air. Here's everything you need to know about PM2.5, such as what it is, why it's important, and how to protect yourself from them.

From Durban: "It's time for our governments to listen to the people"

Feature Story | 2011-11-29 at 11:37

On the eve of the latest round of climate talks in Durban, Greenpeace declares that it is time for our governments to listen to the people, and not the polluters.

Wind Turbine of Hope

Video | 2011-11-29 at 11:31

Marking the start of this year's UN climate negotiations, activists from environmental organisation Greenpeace raise a symbolic wind turbine on a Durban beach.

Durban climate talks: last chance for the big emitters

Press release | 2011-11-27 at 15:30

Durban - On the eve of the opening of the latest round of UN climate talks in Durban Greenpeace today declared that it is time for our Governments to stop listening to the carbon-intensive polluting corporations and start listening to the people...

Signup to attend "The Climate Reality"

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-11-17

Welcome to the Greenpeace Beijing office for a live presentation on the climate crisis and what the public can do to solve it. In 2006 an earlier version of this presentation was turned into a documentary called 'An Inconvenient Truth'...

Five soccer fields of solar cells installed in China per day, for 2011

Feature Story | 2011-11-11 at 14:16

1.8 GW of solar electricity (PV) is expected to be installed this year in China. The area of solar cells installed will equal five soccer fields a day, more than tripling from last year. Feed-in tariffs for this year's installations are 130...

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...

How LGE scored in our Greener Electronics Guide

Feature Story | 2011-11-08 at 18:07

Do you own any LGE products, or planning to buy any? The company recently landed themselves on Greenpeace's 'Greener Electronics Guide'. Greenpeace's Guide ranks electronics companies on their environmental performance in three areas: use of...

How Acer scored in our Greener Electronics Guide

Feature Story | 2011-11-08 at 18:03

Do you own any Acer products, or planning to buy any? The company recently landed themselves on Greenpeace's 'Greener Electronics Guide'. Greenpeace's Guide ranks electronics companies on their environmental performance in three areas: use of...

How Lenovo scored in our Greener Electronics Guide

Feature Story | 2011-11-08 at 18:59 2 comments

Do you own any Lenovo products, or planning to buy any? The company recently landed themselves on Greenpeace's 'Greener Electronics Guide'. Greenpeace's Guide ranks electronics companies on their environmental performance in three areas: use of...

How Samsung scored in our Greener Electronics Guide

Feature Story | 2011-11-08 at 16:47

Do you own any Samsung products, or planning to buy any? The company recently landed themselves on Greenpeace's 'Greener Electronics Guide'. Greenpeace's Guide ranks electronics companies on their environmental performance in three areas: use of...

Buying gadgets in China? Make them green!

Feature Story | 2011-11-08 at 16:15

Shoppers are increasingly concerned about the impact of what they buy, and they're getting better at spotting corporate greenwash and spin too. After many of the world's leading electronics companies rose to the challenge of phasing out the worst...

Meet Beijing's 12-year-old air pollution inspector

Feature Story | 2011-11-07 at 14:18

A recent news report on CCTV covered China's PM2.5 air pollution debate, featuring our climate and energy campaigner Zhou Rong, as well as a very cute 12-year-old volunteer air inspector in Beijing.

Local governments face non-renewable energy consumption ceilings

Feature Story | 2011-11-04 at 17:41 2 comments

Jiang Bing, Director of the Development and Planning Department of the National Energy Administration (NEA), said on October 23 that on top of the provincial energy cap that will be released soon, the central government is also setting a...

Cutting through the haze in China's air pollution debate

Feature Story | 2011-11-04 at 12:57

PM2.5 is a measurement of small particulate matter in the air, and until now its omission from official air quality readings has been a major hurdle in solving China's air pollution crisis. After all, how can you solve a crisis when according to...

Mercury rising: China takes part in mercury control talks

Feature Story | 2011-11-03 at 17:23

This week government representatives from all parts of the world, including China, are finishing talks in Nairobi for decreasing the use of mercury. China has a rather large stake in the talks; seeing that coal-burning power plants – the...

Rainbow Warrior reminds China: to get clean is glorious

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-26 1 comment

Pictured above is the third incarnation of our beloved vessel the Rainbow Warrior. She had her first public action today, at the building site of the RWE/Essent coal plant, soon to be the largest in the Netherlands. The plant is under...

Gloria Chang: "Sea ice melt is like our global air conditioner breaking down"

Video | 2011-10-19 at 13:20

Hong Kong campaigns manager Gloria Chang recently ended a one week trip on Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise which traversed Norway's Warbah Islands. The expedition included leading independent ice scientists from the University of Cambridge who were...

Coal + Ice: Photo exhibit links coal mining to glacier ice melt

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-18

Photo by Geng Yunsheng, From series, Zhenxiong, YiLeung and Zhaotong, Yunnan Province, 1995, 2001 – 2005. Image courtesy of Geng Yunsheng. Showing at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing, "Coal + Ice" is a moving...

2011

Hub | 2011-06-27 at 11:43

2011 Climate and Energy Feature Stories

Global Head of Greenpeace Kumi Naidoo Faces Jail For Scaling Arctic Oil Rig

Press release | 2011-06-17 at 14:45

The International Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, has entered an exclusion zone to scale a controversial Arctic oil rig 120km off the coast of Greenland. He is now demanding that the rig’s master orders an immediate halt to...

Greenpeace, KFEM call for shutdown of 33-year old Kori nuclear reactor

Press release | 2011-06-17 at 14:39

Greenpeace and the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement (KFEM) today called for the immediate closure of Korea's oldest nuclear reactor, the Kori 1, citing citizen concerns about its safety. The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior sailed...

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.

2011

Hub | 2011-06-13 at 9:45

2011 Climate & Energy Reports

Statement from Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo at Tokyo Press...

Press release | 2011-06-09 at 14:45

Greenpeace International Executive Director Dr Kumi Naidoo today unveiled a sample of contaminated soil (1) from a Fukushima playground at a Tokyo press conference, criticising the Japanese government’s response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...

Defending the Arctic against Oil Exploitation

Feature Story | 2011-06-07 at 13:18

While most people in East Asia enjoyed a long weekend holiday to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, Greenpeace has been fighting a battle to protect the high Arctic from oil exploitation.

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