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7 reasons to claim water for life, not for coal

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | 2014-09-03

Safe, affordable and accessible water is one of our planet's scarcest natural resources. Many people don't have access to fresh water for sanitation, agriculture, or even to drink. Yet, global water consumption by the power sector...

Exposed: Coal mining at the source of China's Yellow River

Blog entry by Christine Ottery | 2014-08-27

An investigation by Greenpeace China has revealed opencast coal mining is taking place on a remote alpine plateau in the foothills of China’s Quilian mountains. As Beijing moves to ban the use or sale of coal to limit air...

A scar on the plateau

Standard Page | 2014-08-18 at 19:19

The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is one of China's pristine alpine grasslands, and it was supposed to be a beautiful paradise for wild animals. However, Greenpeace's latest investigation has revealed that it is being scarred by a giant coal mine,...

The U.S. Experiences Report

Publication | 2014-08-11 at 18:44

Recently, the Chinese government is including coal-based synthetic natural gas (‘SNG”) in its policy agenda to mitigate smog problems in eastern Chinese cities. In 2013, China’s National Energy Administration suddenly accelerated the approval of...

China’s coal use might just have dropped first time this century - what’s going on?

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 2014-08-07

China’s coal use doubled in the past 10 years, causing more than half of rapid global CO2 growth over the period, bringing the country’s per capita emissions at par with the EU and culminating in the current air pollution crisis. As...

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 2014-08-05

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests...

Giant coal mine in violation of laws uncovered at the source of China’s mother river

Press release | 2014-08-04 at 13:00

Beijing, August 7, 2014: The existence of a giant coal mine illegally encroaching on a nature reserve at the source of the iconic Yellow River, China’s second longest, has been brought to light by a Greenpeace investigation published today.

Red wall palace in Qinghai

Image gallery | 2014-08-01

China’s planned coal-to-gas plants could emit over 1 billion tons of CO2

Press release | 2014-07-24 at 16:17

London/Beijing - In a threat to its prospects of environmental improvement, China may build almost 50 coal-to-gas projects - potentially jeopardising its efforts to cut coal use, tackle pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions according to a...

China’s planned coal-to-gas plants to emit over one billion tons of CO2

Blog entry by Christine Ottery | 2014-07-24

There is a potential storm on the horizon of China’s energy policy: coal-to-gas. There could be 50 coal-to-gas projects operational within the next decade, producing 225 billion cubic metres of synthetic natural gas [SNG] per year,...

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