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Korean Internet giant Naver commits to 100% renewable energy - Greenpeace

Press release | 2015-06-03 at 14:24

Seoul, 3 June, 2015 – Naver, the Korean internet search giant and parent company of social media platform Line, has promised to power its data center in Korea with 100% renewable energy, following the global trend set by Google, Apple, Facebook...

Suspected Illegal Construction of Coal Chemical Plants in northwest China

Press release | 2016-01-26 at 11:33

Greenpeace, Beijing 14 Sept 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has revealed evidence that 15% of all modern coal chemical projects currently under construction, or 8 out of 53, are likely proceeding without the required permission from...

China’s CO2 emissions continued to fall in 2015 – Greenpeace response

Press release | 2016-02-29 at 12:18

Beijing, 29 February, 2016 – Statistics released today by the National Bureau of Statistics show that a fall in China’s coal consumption and CO2 emissions continued for a second year in a row 2015. The fall in coal use over past two years was...

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...

China begins to suspend coal-fired power plant approvals, Greenpeace response

Press release | 2016-03-24 at 16:20

Beijing, 24 March, 2016 - Chinese media today reported that the country’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has ordered 13 provincial governments to suspend approvals of new coal-fired power plant projects until the end of 2017. [1] Another...

Data shows China’s economy is breaking free from coal - Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-04-15 at 11:11

Beijing, 15 April, 2016 - A trove of data on economic performance in the first quarter of 2016, released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics this morning, shows that while China’s overall economy saw some improvement, coal use and CO2...

Over 1 trillion rmb could be wasted on redundant coal power in China – Greenpeace report

Press release | 2016-07-13 at 10:00

Beijing, 13 July, 2016 – Beijing, 13 July, 2016 – Despite government attempts to reign in China’s coal power overcapacity crisis, Greenpeace research finds that a total of over 1 trillion rmb could be wasted on excess capacity by 2020. Despite a...

By 2030 China's wind and solar industry could replace fossil energy sources to the...

Press release | 2017-04-11 at 15:00

Beijing, 11 April, 2017 - A new report on the co-benefits of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) power in China by Greenpeace East Asia and partner organisations finds that by 2030, China’s wind and solar power generation could replace fossil energy...

Appendix 1: Survey on the Impacts of Climate Change to Elderly

Press release | 2006-10-10 at 14:51

1) Introduction Neighbourhood and Workers’ Service Centre (NWSC) and Greenpeace conducted a survey during 30 Aug 2006 and 30 September 2006 through telephone interview and street survey. 500 questionnaires have been distributed to public...

Greenpeace Welcomes China’s Decision to Suspend Approval for Nuclear Power Plants

Press release | 2011-03-17 at 15:57

After an executive meeting yesterday on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor crisis following Japan’s 9.0-magnitute earthquake and massive tsunami, China’s State Council has announced that it will readjust and amend China’s mid- and long-term...

Embrace beauty of seasonal change

Press release | 2006-11-15 at 17:41

Greenpeace members greet Dr. Sarah Liao, Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works, with peach blossom and Chinese New Year couplets today, implying that the climate and order of four seasons will be disrupted if global warming continues. It...

Chief Executive prattles climate change

Press release | 2007-02-02 at 7:00

The latest climate change report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), concludes that global average temperature is likely to increase between 1.1°C to 6.4°C above 1980-1999 levels by 2095, leading to...

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...

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.

Super Greenhouse Gases: F-gases

Standard Page | 2009-04-24 at 11:13

Created to cool our drinks, food, houses and cars, F-gases are actually helping to heat up the globe and cause climate change.

Scientific Consensus

Standard Page | 2006-01-06 at 14:19

There is a broad and overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is occurring, is caused in large part by human activities, and if left unchecked will likely have disastrous consequences. Furthermore, there is solid scientific evidence...

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...

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: 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...

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...

As eastern China’s air quality improves rapidly, 69 cities in central and western...

Press release | 2016-04-20 at 9:11

Beijing, 20 April, 2016 – Greenpeace East Asia’s city rankings for the first quarter of 2016 show significant improvements in average air quality in 362 cities across the country. The improvements are particularly rapid in eastern China’s three...

A Response to the “Future Development of the Electricity Market in Hong Kong Stage"

Publication | 2005-04-29 at 6:00

A Response to the “Future Development of the Electricity Market in Hong Kong Stage"

External Cost Calculation

Publication | 2005-04-20 at 12:10

European Commission conducted the cross-national study on the socio-environmental damages due to electricity generation over 10 years. The study concludes a set of “external cost” reference brought by different fuel sources. The study has been...

Why China Light & Power (CLP) matters to Climate Change?

Publication | 2005-04-20 at 12:10

“3 largest” – CLP is the largest power company (owns the generation, transmission and distribution facilities) in Hong Kong, the largest external investor in mainland China and one of the largest international private sector power companies in...

China Climate Impacts Overview

Publication | 2005-04-20 at 12:10

China Climate Impacts Overview

Climate Change

Publication | 2005-02-14 at 7:00

Climate Change

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...

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.

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...

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...

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

Greenpeace activists arrested for peaceful protest against coal power plant in the...

Press release | 2005-11-10 at 7:00

Twelve Greenpeace activists and volunteers from New Zealand, Australia, China and the Philippines were arrested and charged today for trespassing on the Masinloc coal power plant in Zambales, Philippines. The 12 were released without any bail...

Greenpeace activists attacked in Philippine coal plant protest against climate change...

Press release | 2005-11-10 at 7:00

A German Greenpeace activist participating in a peaceful protest against the Masinloc coal power plant outside Manila was horrendously beaten by local plant personnel and three other Greenpeace activists from New Zealand and the Philippines had...

Greenpeace blesses for better air quality and a wonderful 2008 Olympics

Press release | 2005-07-08 at 6:00

On 8th July 2005, to celebrate Hong Kong’s success in winning the hosting of equestrian event for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, our activists went to Murray Building, in Central, where the long-awaited announcement was made, and performed a...

Global celebrations as Kyoto Protocol comes into force

Press release | 2005-02-16 at 7:00

Young Greenpeace volunteers in Beijing helped launch a series of events around the world today, welcoming the dawn of a new era for climate protection. The Kyoto Protocol - the global agreement that lays the ground for the international community...

Buck-passing on Hong Kong Air Pollution must stop!

Press release | 2005-09-29 at 18:38

Greenpeace today took action to expose the buck-passing between the SAR government and the two power companies over action to mitigate the city’s atrocious air pollution. Greenpeace volunteers performed a social satire involving two clowns...

Baikal – New Hope

Press release | 2006-04-26 at 6:00

Greenpeace Russia hails the president’s statement about necessity to remove the oil pipeline (East Siberia – Pacific Ocean) outside the borders of the Baikal’s drainage area and hopes that real steps will be taken to fulfill the recommendation.

The Wind Pricing Policy in China is yet to be improved

Press release | 2006-10-26 at 6:00

The Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched “A Study on the Pricing Policy of Wind Power in China” at the Great Wall Renewable Energy Forum today. The report concludes...

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