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Building our green future with green buildings

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-05-14

2013 is proving to be a critical year in the shaping of a future electricity market for Hong Kong. While the Government will soon review the "scheme of control" agreements (SOC) with the city's two power companies, an inter-departmental...

We're now the biggest rooftop solar power producer in Beijing

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 2013-05-08 2 comments

At 10:48 am on 17 April in Beijing, Greenpeace made a bit of history: we joined the first batch of around 50 rooftop solar PV projects that connected to the grid in China. And to our surprise, we learned that our modest...

Hazardous air: What goes into your lungs on a bad day in Beijing

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 2013-05-07

Image: One of the 16 volunteers with the sampler simulating human breathing.  © Greenpeace This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on April 23, 2013. You have seen air pollution before, but not in...

As China addresses its 'airpocalypse', coal exporters fear loss of another market

Blog entry by Lifeng Fang | 2013-04-30

China’s air pollution crisis is more evident than ever. A new research report, conducted under the World Health Organization’s Global Burden of Disease project , shows that over 1.2 million premature deaths were caused by PM2.5...

When it comes to environmental talks, don't give up on China

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-04-25

The major impact that international summits and treaties have had on China’s environmental governance is often overlooked. Environmental protection first emerged as an issue in China in 1972, after the country dispatched a delegation...

China's leaders want "revolution" in small-scale solar power

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-04-23

For most observers of China’s renewable energy sector, flashy numbers are par for the course: China installed 15.9 gigawatts of wind power in 2012, bringing accumulated, grid-connected capacity to 61 gigawatts, and ranking the...

Beijing won't meet WHO air pollution standards until 2030s

Blog entry by Li Shuo and Lauri Myllyvirta | 2013-04-11

Beijing has finally decided to do something about its air pollution. Last week, the city announced a multibillion yuan campaign to tackle its environmental problems, an urgent follow up to last month's parliamentary sessions, where...

Greenpeace joins solar panel owner pioneers in China

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-04-09 5 comments

In October of last year China's State Grid Company released a new policy encouraging solar grid connections for individual households. With a new warehouse in Shunyi, on the outskirts of Beijing, we here at Greenpeace East Asia decided...

For China's new leaders what comes first: GDP or people's basic health and survival?

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-03-21

For China's growing number of environmentalists, the crux of China’s annual “Two Sessions” lies in the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) press conference, scheduled near the end of the sessions. Many of us had high hopes...

Solutions to put an end to China's air pollution crisis

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-03-14 1 comment

We all know China has a severe air pollution problem, particularly in big cities such as Beijing. But what can - or dare we say, must - be done about it? The most basic solution for air pollution is to end its root causes: quit coal...

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