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The health impacts of coal power plants located in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei

Publication | 2013-07-16 at 3:00 1 comment

Beijing and the Jingjinji region have a major air pollution problem that reached emergency proportions in winter 2012-2013. One of the key contributors to the problem is the very large amount of coal burning in the region, and power generation is...

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,...

Study on premature deaths reveals health impact of PM2.5 in China

Press release | 2012-12-18 at 7:30

December 18, Beijing – An estimated 8,572 premature deaths occurred in four major Chinese cities in 2012, due to high levels of PM2.5 pollution, a joint study by Greenpeace East Asia and Peking University’s School of Public Health has concluded.

Greenpeace: In spite of China’s overcapacity crisis, 210 new coal fired power plants...

Press release | 2016-03-02 at 11:00

Beijing, 2 March, 2016 – An updated Greenpeace East Asia report has found that in 2015 a total of 210 new coal fired power plants were granted environmental permits, in spite of the sector’s severe overcapacity problem. Moreover, the rate at...

Coal

Standard Page | 2010-07-15 at 10:44

Coal-fired power plants are the biggest source of human-made carbon dioxide emissions. This makes burning coal the single greatest threat facing our climate. A huge portion of China's carbon dioxide emissions come from burning coal. If we are to...

The Problems

Standard Page | 2010-04-14 at 6:00

Climate change is the greatest environmental threat humanity has ever faced and the biggest challenge. Climate change is caused by the build-up of greenhouse gases, which are released from burning fossil fuels and the destruction of ancient...

Analysis of coal ash from the CLP’s power generation

Publication | 2005-10-03 at 6:00

In August 2005, Greenpeace East Asia continued our air pollution monitoring mission in the coal-fired power plants in Hong Kong. We collected coal fly ash samples from the ash lagoons and a cement plant, and obtained an analysis report from an...

Greenpeace marks CLP's 'unhappy' birthday for the climate.

Press release | 2005-01-25 at 7:00

Greenpeace descended on the Kowloon headquarters of China Light & Power (CLP) today, to mark its 104th anniversary and over a century of environmental pollution. The green group declared the occasion an "unhappy birthday" for Earth's climate...

Just Do It! Mr. Ip

Press release | 2006-02-15 at 7:00

Today, members of Greenpeace and five marathon runners suffocated by polluted air protest outside Legislative Council during a motion debate on the “Scheme of Control” (SOC). They present to Mr. Stephen Ip, Secretary for Economic Development and...

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...

George Monbiot on China and climate change

Feature Story | 2009-10-26 at 11:11

China would be a lot more proactive on climate change if the West stepped up and took their share of the burden, British journalist and environmentalist George Monbiot tells Greenpeace China.

Coal Ash: China's Forgotten Pollutant

Feature Story | 2010-09-19 at 6:00

When people think of dirty coal, air pollution usually comes first to mind. But coal ash, the solid byproduct of burning coal, has many devastating impacts – after all, this is China's largest source of solid waste. Read on for a photo essay on...

Happy Earth Day China!

Feature Story | 2010-04-22 at 6:00

To mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day Greenpeace China has released a special China coal cartoon. Don’t worry. It’s not boring. It’s got music and it’s short. Check it out.

Paying the price of coal

Feature Story | 2008-11-28 at 7:00

The global cost of coal reached a staggering €360 billion (around US$460 billion) last year, according to a new report by Greenpeace and independent Dutch Institute CE Delft.

Environmentalism with Chinese characteristics

Feature Story | 2008-11-17 at 7:00

What do you get when you combine a giant man-made planet, a vast open coal pit in Poland and four 20-somethings from China’s so-called post-80’s generation? A new Chinese youth movement whose ideological battle isn’t political revolution but...

Move Away from Coal to Protect China’s Children

Feature Story | 2008-06-15 at 6:00

With the help of 71 primary school children from Beijing Fangcaodi Primary School, Greenpeace today highlighted the role of coal in worsening air pollution and climate change in China.

New Zealand coal shipment blockaded

Feature Story | 2008-03-27 at 16:42

Today the Rainbow Warrior blocked a shipment of export coal from leaving the Port of Lyttelton, New Zealand.

Countdown to Clean Air - Act Now!

Feature Story | 2006-03-17 at 7:00

The Hong Kong government is currently conducting the second phase consultation for the “Future development of Hong Kong’s electricity market”, which serves as an essential step towards change. The 15-year long agreement could either give us...

The True Cost of Coal

Feature Story | 2005-04-28 at 6:00

China Light and Power (CLP) recently gained recognition as one of the listed companies with the highest level of transparency in Hong Kong, for releasing senior staff remuneration figures to the public. The environmental and health impacts of...

It's time: China must kick-start its green transition in 2012

Press release | 2012-03-01 at 12:30

Greenpeace has urged China's lawmakers and political advisers to place the issue of coal high on the agendas for the upcoming NPC and CPPCC annual plenary sessions. The environmental group says China must make up for lost time and act quickly and...

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