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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Hong Kong's Roadmap of Replacing Coal with Wind Energy by 2020

Publication | 2006-03-16 at 7:00

Greenpeace’s Response to “Future Development of the Electricity Market in Hong Kong: Stage II Consultation”

Yellow River at Risk

Publication | 2005-10-10 at 17:55

The Yellow River source region, about 45,000 km2 in area, is generally defined as the riverhead area above the Darlag hydrological station and covering Madoi County, Darlag County, Maqen county and part of Gade county in Qinghai province. As the...

The True Cost of Coal: Air Pollution and Public Health (Summary)

Publication | 2010-08-27 at 12:59

Coal combustion emissions pose a significant threat to public health, causing an estimated 500,000 premature deaths in 2008. Its related diseases include respiratory disease, cancer, and birth defects, all of which are very much part of the real...

CLP project in Thailand slammed by Greenpeace at Asian Development Bank meeting

Press release | 2005-05-05 at 6:00

Greenpeace today released a report at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) AGM showing the massive disparity between financial support for coal and Renewable Energy. The report singled out CLP's BLCP coal plant project in Rayong Province, Thailand...

City's Largest Polluter's Annual General Meeting

Press release | 2006-04-25 at 6:00

Greenpeace today redecorated the venue of CLP’s Annual General Meeting to be a meeting of the “City’s Largest Polluter”. The power company was satirized for self-celebrating their “environmental measures” while turning a blind eye on problems of...

Toxic Coal Ash is China’s Single Largest Source of Solid Waste

Press release | 2010-09-15 at 6:00

Beijing, 15 Sept 2010 – China’s coal-fired power plants dump enough toxic coal ash to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every two and a half minutes, Greenpeace says in its latest report The True Cost of Coal: An Investigation into Coal Ash in...

Obama’s granny goes solar

Feature Story | 2009-08-21 at 6:00

There’s more than one way to tell a president he should get serious about climate change.

Decide against coal, say CLP shareholders

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

This is an open letter to CLP chairman Michael Kadoorie. On April 28, we attended CLP's annual meeting. We were present not only as shareholders, but because we represent communities from Asia and beyond that are experiencing damage from...

Wind Force 12 in China: Summary of Highlights

Press release | 2005-11-07 at 14:31

Wind Force 12 in China is a groundbreaking new report; the first comprehensive study of the state of wind power in China to be produced by the Chinese renewable energy industry itself. With support from the European Wind Energy Association and...

Briefing Paper - 'All Emission, No Solution: Energy Hypocrisy and the Asian...

Publication | 2005-05-05 at 6:00

All Emission, No Solution: Energy Hypocrisy and the Asian Development Bank in Southeast Asia. This is the poverty of the Asian Development Bank - to be an institution so abundant in resources and rhetoric and yet having so little to show in terms...

2010 China Wind Power Outlook (Summary)

Publication | 2010-10-15 at 6:00

A summary of the 2010 China Wind Power Outlook report, which details the current state and future potential of China's rapidly growing wind power industry.

Copenhagen Climate Summit: Greenpeace Demands

Publication | 2009-08-14 at 11:50

The UN climate meeting in Copenhagen must deliver a global deal for the planet's future. Climate change is a global problem that demands cooperation and action from the world's heads of government. All countries at December's UN climate talks in...

Rainbow Warrior Protests CLP-Government Alliance to Promote Energy Waste

Press release | 2011-02-25 at 7:00

Today Greenpeace’s flagship the Rainbow Warrior sailed to China Light & Power’s Castle Peak Power Station to protest the electricity company’s cozy relationship with the government and its unfair tariffs that encourage large commercial clients to...

Greenpeace halts coal plant project owned by China Light and Power

Press release | 2005-04-21 at 6:00

Greenpeace today disrupted the construction of the internationally-funded BLCP coal power plant and demanded that the project be stopped immediately. Activists from Thailand, Philippines and Germany occupied the main crane of the coal power plant...

Greenpeace backs Chinese Environment Bureau crackdown on Environmentally...

Press release | 2005-01-26 at 7:00

Greenpeace China today welcomed the Chinese government State Environment Protection Administration's (SEPA) announcement that thirty large scale infrastructure projects across the nation would be halted with those responsible fined for violating...

Finance clean energy not climate change in Asia says Greenpeace

Press release | 2005-10-20 at 16:33

A group of Greenpeace activists today set up a symbolic wind turbine in front of Castle Peak, one of the Asia’s biggest coal power stations, as a call to governments, banks and industry to invest in clean renewable energy instead of using public...

Rainbow Warrior brings up win-win scenario in Sure Wind Tour

Press release | 2005-10-09 at 18:00

Greenpeace’s flagship, Rainbow Warrior, entered the Victoria Harbor today being led by a traditional Chinese style yacht “Duk Ling”, which represents Hong Kong, kick-started the Sure Wind – Rainbow Warrior Asia Clean Energy Revolution Tour.

Greenpeace calls on CLP to commit a phasing out coal timetable

Press release | 2006-03-26 at 15:28

Around 25 Greenpeace activists barged in the coal ash lagoon of the CLP located in Nim Wan, Lung Kwu Tan and hammered 106 crosses in the lagoon to symbolize CLP’s 106-year coal burning operation poisoning Hong Kong people’s health and air quality...

Greenpeace sends Edward Yau ‘radioactive waste’ To protest against expansion of...

Press release | 2010-06-28 at 6:00

Four Greenpeace activists, equipped with safety clothing and helmet, delivered simulative ‘radioactive waste’ to Edward Yau, Secretary for the Environment this morning. They unfold a banner with the message 'Nuclear is not the solution', to...

Greenpeace reactive to report of Daya Bay Incident

Press release | 2010-06-15 at 6:00

Greenpeace urges the government to drop all plans to enlarge any nuclear capacity, after a suspicious leakage of radioactive iodine from the Daya Bay nuclear plant in late May, reported by the media yesterday.

Urgent drumbeat for climate change

Press release | 2009-12-12 at 7:00

As crucial UN climate talks at Copenhagen enter their second week, Greenpeace joined 20 Chinese traditional drummers at an ancient gate in Beijing to remind world leaders they have just six days left to ensure a strong and fair climate deal

Asia’s future melts away as climate talks stall

Press release | 2009-08-28 at 6:00

Greenpeace has placed ice sculptures of 100 children at the Temple of Earth in Beijing today, symbolizing the disappearing future of the more than 1 billion people in Asia who are threatened with water shortages by the changing climate. [1]

Greenpeace warns: Serious Air Pollution Aggravates Existing Respiratory and Heart...

Press release | 2009-06-01 at 6:00

According to Greenpeace's Real Air Pollution Index, the air pollution in Hong Kong was so serious that a number of air pollutants at various air quality monitoring stations have exceeded the World Health Organization (WHO) standards at 11am today...

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