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Polar Bears on Thin Ice

Feature Story | 2007-01-10 at 7:00

The good news is the polar bear is likely to given extra protection under US law. The bad news is its home is disappearing faster than ever. With 2007 predicted to be the warmest year on record it looks like they'll need all the protection they...

Hong Kong needs a sustainable energy vision

Feature Story | 2006-10-10 at 6:00

Air pollution plagues Hong Kong’s environment and the quality of life for long time. Meanwhile, we are also witnessing the impact of climate change, such as longer hot period, and more droughts and floods. There is a consensus all over the...

Activists halt Australian coal export to Thailand

Feature Story | 2006-09-07 at 6:00

Facing down stick-wielding personnel, water-canon-spraying marine police, and gun-wielding navy seals, five Greenpeace activists in Thailand have delayed a shipment of Australian coal from being unloaded at a controversial coal plant in Maptaphut...

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...

Award winning pictures from Greenland

Feature Story | 2006-03-08 at 12:21

Nick Cobbing won second prize in "Picture of the Year" for his work during the Greenpeace expedition to Greenland in the summer of 2005, in the category "Science and Natural History".

Stop CLP-sponsored coal plants in Thailand

Feature Story | 2005-12-07 at 7:00

With our flagship the Rainbow Warrior looking on, our activists climbed the loading crane of the BLCP coal plant at Map Ta Phut in Thailand and unfurled banners demanding the plant's immediate closure, calling on the Thai government to phase out...

China could become the world leader in wind power

Feature Story | 2005-10-17 at 17:45

China is in a position to become the world leader in wind power. By 2020 alone, the southern China region could feasibly produce enough energy from wind turbines to meet the equivalent of Hong Kong’s total current electricity supply.

Roof of the world melting away?

Feature Story | 2005-10-10 at 6:00

When you live off the land any change in climate can have profound effects. This Tibetan woman used to have a healthy herd of animals to support her family. Now due to the lack of rain and spreading deserts on the Tibetan plateau her income has...

Rainbow Warrior brings Asia a win-win scenario

Feature Story | 2005-10-09 at 6:00

Greenpeace’s flagship, Rainbow Warrior, entered the Victoria Harbour today. It was led by a traditional Chinese style yacht “Duk Ling”, which is also a symbol of Hong Kong. Its entrance kick-started the Sure Wind – Rainbow Warrior Asia Clean...

Celebrities advocate more rapid wind energy development

Feature Story | 2005-09-19 at 6:00

Hong Kong’s first-ever wind turbine has recently been erected in Lamma Island. While we welcome this move, celebrities including Shih Wing Ching, Leung Man To, Audrey Eu, Cyd Ho and Chung Kin Man”, together with a group of young people, set up a...

Katrina - A Greenpeace Perspective

Feature Story | 2005-09-09 at 6:00

Greenpeace extends its sympathies to the people of New Orleans, southern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama who have lost so much in the wake of Katrina.

Global industry blueprint describes wind power accounts for 12% of world's electricity

Feature Story | 2005-06-30 at 6:00

Less than a week before the G8 Summit from 7th to 8th July, Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched “Windforce 12”, a global industry blueprint that describes how wind power can supply 12 % of the world’s electricity by 2020...

Greenpeace response to CLP letter in SCMP letters Friday 10th June

Feature Story | 2005-07-22 at 13:00

In response to the letter “Inaccuracy sets back talks on pollution” (June 10), Greenpeace refutes CLP’s charge of giving misleading information about for their energy mix. In all of our communications Greenpeace refers to the figures quoted in...

Into the Heart of Guangdong's Drought

Feature Story | 2005-06-03 at 6:00

Southern China has been experiencing its worst drought in over 50 years. One of the worst hit provinces was Guangdong, with its northern areas bearing the brunt. The drought may have been temporarily relieved by recent torrential rains but many...

China Light and Power’s debt to Asia's environment and peoples

Feature Story | 2005-04-20 at 6:00

Latest update: On 21 April, Greenpeace disrupted the construction of the internationally-funded BLCP coal power plant in Rayong Province of Thailand and demanded that the project be stopped immediately. Activists from Thailand, Philippines and...

The 'Solar Generation' welcome the dawn of a new era for climate protection

Feature Story | 2005-02-16 at 7:00

Young Greenpeace volunteers in Beijing helped launch a series of events around the world on February 16th, welcoming the dawn of a new era for climate protection. The Kyoto Protocol – the global agreement that lays the ground for the...

Kyoto Protocol becomes law

Feature Story | 2005-02-16 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists, supporters, and volunteers around the world celebrate the coming into force of the Kyoto Protocol today. After more than ten years of protracted - sometimes exhausting, often frustrating - negotiations, thirty five...

Extreme weather warnings

Feature Story | 2004-09-09 at 6:00

Hurricane devastation in the US, flash floods in Japan and a UK village washed into the sea. As climate change gathers pace, devastation caused by extreme weather is becoming more common. Take a visual tour of storm and flood destruction.

Putin gives Kyoto green light

Feature Story | 2004-09-30 at 6:00

George Bush's government is out in the cold over Kyoto - and it's that old Cold War enemy, Russia, that's put it there. The Russian government has moved closer towards ratifying the crucial Kyoto climate change treaty. But while Bush hangs out in...

Eastern Promise

Feature Story | 2004-04-07 at 6:00

Take a minute to consider the following. What if the world's most populous nation had the necessity-driven willpower to develop the massive uptake of renewable energy like wind and solar power to offset the catastrophic effects of climate change...

Great leap forward in Bonn as global energy revolution gets Chinese boost

Feature Story | 2004-06-03 at 6:00

The global energy revolution received a huge boost today as the Chinese government unveiled its ambition to become a global wind power within the next decade. Greenpeace was quick to laud the Chinese government's announcement and called on...

Korean Government deports another Greenpeace campaigner

Press release | 2012-04-20 at 16:02

20th April 2012. On the day after Greenpeace released a renewable energy scenario for Korea that would see nuclear energy phased out by 2030 (1), the South Korean Government has deported yet another key staff member from the country.

Fukushima must be a lesson to Korea's nuclear industry – Greenpeace report

Press release | 2012-04-26 at 11:48

Busan, Korea, 26 April 2012 -- While Japan is still investigating the Fukushima accident and has halted all but one of its 54 nuclear reactors out of safety concerns, Korea is further extending its nuclear fleet, Greenpeace said today.

Greenpeace activists occupy HK Apple store with 'dark cloud'

Press release | 2012-04-25 at 15:00

25 April 2012 – Today 10 Greenpeace activists visited the Apple flagship store in Central with 4 gigantic “black clouds’ with the text ‘iClean?’ as part of the global campaign to get the company to power its massive data centers with renewable...

Greenpeace activists turned back at Daya Bay Nuclear Emergency Drill

Press release | 2012-04-26 at 17:45

April 26, 2012, Hong Kong - Today is the 26th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It's also a day in which the Hong Kong SAR Government is holding a two-day inter-departmental nuclear plant drill at Tung Ping Chau. 17 Greenpeace...

Customers join Greenpeace to call for clean-energy iCloud at Apple stores

Press release | 2012-05-05 at 11:30

5 May 2012 – Apple customers joined Greenpeace’s activities around the world today to ask Apple for a cleaner cloud as part of a campaign to get the company to power its massive data centres with renewable energy instead of coal. In Hong Kong...

Ranking Eastern Chinese cities by their "clean air" actions

Publication | 2012-05-25 at 7:00

Greenpeace selected 28 National Environmental Protection Priority Cities as defined by Ministry of Environmental Protection in three key regions and ranked them based on their current air quality, "clean air" action plans and targets committed to...

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...

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...

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...

Unraveling the puzzle that is solar PV pollution

Publication | 2012-03-28 at 16:00

As its name implies, clean energy, including the use of and conversion of solar power, should be clean. This is a fair demand put to the solar PV industry. Unfortunately clean production has yet to come to fruition. Greenpeace has reviewed...

China’s Wind Power Market Remained the World No. 1, with Developing Pattern...

Press release | 2012-09-18 at 11:30

September 18, 2012, Beijing – China continued to be the world’s leader in installed wind power capacity in 2011 with an increasingly diversified wind power market, according to the report China Wind Power Outlook 2012. The report was jointly...

Energy Efficiency

Standard Page | 2006-01-17 at 13:54

Energy efficiency is a very broad term referring to the many different ways we can get the same amount of work (light, heat, motion, etc.) done with less energy. It covers efficient cars, energy-saving lights, improved industrial practices,...

What You Can Do

Standard Page | 2010-07-14 at 16:05

Positive change through action is our motto, and we believe that each individual has the ability to make a difference. Learn more about what you can do for the climate today.

Glacier Retreat in the Third Pole

Standard Page | 2006-01-06 at 14:50

Climate change is causing glaciers to melt throughout China, especially in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, with devastating consequences for the billions of people who depend on them.

Habitat Loss and Species Extinction

Standard Page | 2006-01-06 at 14:56

Each species evolves to thrive in its own particular ecological niche – to live in a particular "home" with specific living conditions (including temperatures ranges and other plant and animal species). Some species are more adaptable than others...

The Solutions

Standard Page | 2005-08-26 at 15:31

Renewable energy, energy efficiency and new environmentally sound technologies – already exist.

Wind Energy

Standard Page | 2006-01-17 at 14:05

China is now at the forefront of wind technology, and its capacity continues to grow by leaps and bounds. At the end of 2010, China surpassed the US to become the world leader in installed wind power capacity, with a total of 44.7 GW.

Solar Energy

Standard Page | 2006-01-17 at 14:18

In China, solar energy lags behind wind energy in installed capacity, but the country’s solar energy potential is massive and untapped. According to Xinhua, the country receives more than 2,000 hours of sunlight annually, including in the desert...

Appendix 1: Survey on the introduction of break for outdoor works

Press release | 2006-09-14 at 19:31

Conducted by: Government Mod 1 Staff General Union Survey period: August, 2006 Interviewees: Workman II grade workers of Food and Environmental Hygiene Department Total number of Interviewees: 201

Chapter 13 Conclusions and Analysis

Publication | 2005-10-17 at 12:48

Chapter 13 Conclusions and Analysis

Chapter 11 Costs

Publication | 2005-10-17 at 12:48

Chapter 11 Costs

Chapter 9 Research and Development

Publication | 2005-10-17 at 12:47

Chapter 9 Research and Development

Chapter 7 Technology

Publication | 2005-10-17 at 12:46

Chapter 7 Technology

Chapter 6 Hong Kong Resource

Publication | 2005-10-17 at 12:45

Chapter 6 Hong Kong Resource

Chapter 4 From Now to 2020

Publication | 2005-10-17 at 12:45

Chapter 4 From Now to 2020

Chapter 2 China Context

Publication | 2005-10-17 at 12:44

Chapter 2 China Context

Wind Force 12

Publication | 2005-06-30 at 9:59

The global energy challenge of our time is to tackle the threat of climate change, meet the rising demand for energy and to safeguard security of energy supplies. Wind energy is one of the most effective power technologies that is ready today for...

Enlightening a New Direction for Hong Kong: Metropolitan Ways to Fight Global Warming

Publication | 2007-11-26 at 7:00

Toyko, London and New York,like Hong Kong, are the world's top financial hubs. As such, they are in leading positions to tackle global warming regionally as well as internationally. This report provide a summary analysis of action these cities...

China after the Olympics: Lessons from Beijing

Publication | 2008-07-28 at 6:00

In this report, Greenpeace recognizes Beijing’s increased use of energy efficiency technologies and renewable energy. Examples include the use of geothermal heating systems and the introduction of wind and solar power. Beijing has expanded its...

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