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Green Groups Demand Government to Regulate CO2 from Power Plants

Press release | 2007-11-27 at 7:00

Green group representatives from Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Greeners Action, Green Sense, WWF Hong Kong and Clear the Air, along with “Carbon Dioxide Foundlings” protest to the Environment Bureau today over the government’s negligence to...

Eight Greenpeace Trees Enter Government's House, Demand "Climate Policy Address"

Press release | 2007-10-02 at 6:00

Eight Greenpeace activists dress up in trees and attempt to enter the Government House and request to meet Chief Executive Donald Tsang for a master plan against global warming in his upcoming Policy Address. The move also taunts the CE’s earlier...

Greenpeace urges legal phase out of Incandescent light bulbs against climate change

Press release | 2007-05-10 at 6:00

Greenpeace urges the SAR Administration to legislate for a phase-out of incandescent light bulbs as a kick-off to curb global warming. A survey by Greenpeace shows that 42% of the interviewees continue to use incandescent light bulbs at home,...

A Bright Outlook: Photos of wind power around China

Feature Story | 2010-10-15 at 6:00

What's not to love about wind?

Can football save the planet?

Feature Story | 2010-06-22 at 6:00

Love it or hate it, there's no escaping the huge football tournament that's taking place in South Africa at the moment.

China after the Olympics: Lessons from Beijing

Feature Story | 2008-07-28 at 6:00

China made big promises to clean up Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games. How well did they do? Greenpeace’s new Olympic report has the answers.

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...

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.

Heavy metals and toxics found in CLP’s fly ash

Feature Story | 2005-10-03 at 6:00

Greenpeace found toxic heavy metals, namely mercury and arsenic, in the fly ash produced by China Light and Power (CLP). Both mercury and arsenic have not been completely captured by the existing pollution control devices, a prolonged exposure to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Answer to China’s Energy future is Blowing in the Wind

Feature Story | 2004-05-15 at 6:00

The Chinese version of the "Wind Force 12'" report was launched on May 15 at a press conference in Beijing. The report, together with next week's drafting of China's Renewable Energy Promotion Law, demonstrates both the huge potential for wind...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Greenpeace response to 18th June, 2005 CLP letter

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

I refer to the letter from CLP’s Jane Lau, headlined ' Greenpeace used misleading figures to accuse CLP' (June 18) in which CLP continue to try to hide their heavy reliance on coal fired power generation. It is clear from CLP’s recent letters...

Geothermal

Standard Page | 2006-01-17 at 14:25

Geo (earth) thermal (heat) energy means harnessing heat from inside the Earth. Our planet's core is incredibly hot – 5,500° C (9,932° F) by recent estimates – so it's no surprise that even the top three metres of Earth's surface stay a nearly...

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...

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...

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 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.

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.

Shameless CLP continues coal-burning pollution

Feature Story | 2005-07-25 at 6:00

Today our activists exposed the “Five Environmental Sins” committed by China Light and Power (CLP), and protested outside the Legislative Council (Legco) together with their members, Emily Lau, Kwong Chi Kin, Li Wah Ming and Leung Kwok Hung,...

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...

Response to Hong Kong’s Climate Change Strategy and Action Agenda

Publication | 2010-10-20 at 6:00

Greenpeace welcomes the release on the 10 September of the Environmental Protection Department’s (EPD) three-month consultation paper, ‘Join Hands for a Low Carbon Future,’ which seeks public feedback on ‘Hong Kong’s Climate Strategy and Action...

Shameless CLP continues coal-burning pollution

Press release | 2005-07-25 at 6:00

Today our activists exposed the “Five Environmental Sins” committed by China Light and Power, and protested outside the Legislative Council (Legco) together with their members, Emily Lau, Kwong Chi Kin, Li Wah Ming and Leung Kwok Hung, during the...

Rainbow Warrior successfully promoted wind energy in Hong Kong

Press release | 2005-10-24 at 6:00

Greenpeace’s flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, completed the first stop of the “Sure Wind – Rainbow Warrior Asia Clean Energy Tour” in Hong Kong, departing at 7 pm on 23rd October 2005, and set sail to the Philippines, the second stop of the tour. ...

Greenpeace condemns Hong Kong’s nuclear expansion the wrong track

Press release | 2010-09-10 at 20:05

Greenpeace condemns Government’s newly launched climate change strategy as “the most irresponsible and dangerous path” to tackle climate change, which put our next generation at great risk by substantially increasing nuclear energy to 50% of the...

Letters of exchange with CLP posted on SCMP

Feature Story | 2005-06-24 at 6:00

Greenpeace Insights & Commentary: China's 12th Five-Year Plan

Publication | 2011-03-03 at 7:00

On the eve of the National People’s Congress, Greenpeace calls for China to strengthen and improve the 12th Five-Year Plan’s language and data on energy, environment taxation, industrial and agricultural pollution, and other environmental issues.

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”

Private housing estates guzzling energy and Refuse to disclose electricity bill,...

Press release | 2010-06-10 at 6:00

A Greenpeace research reveals that most private housing in West Kowloon refuses to disclose the energy consumption of their public facilities (1). Among the little pool which unveils the data, the level of energy consumption exceeds the average...

Greenpeace Brings 7,000 Signatures to Environment Bureau, Demand CO2 Caps on Power Plants

Press release | 2008-05-06 at 6:00

Two Greenpeace activists dressed up in eyeball costume today bring 7,000 signatures collected earlier to the Environment Bureau and covered the EB door with “surveillance eyes”. The act is to present public voices to urge the Bureau to cap carbon...

APCO Amendment Goes against Public Opinion to Cap Power Plants CO2, says Greenpeace...

Press release | 2008-04-06 at 6:00

While the Hong Kong Observatory warns that winter will disappear in two decades, the government shows no sign to cap carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in its latest amendment to the Air Pollution Control Ordinance (APCO). Yet a...

Act Now to Help us protect Asia's World City!

Feature Story | 2004-11-22 at 7:00

Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited decides to demolish the newly built Hunghom Peninsula development. At the same time they are jointly bidding, with Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, to develop the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD).

Greenpeace: The 12th Five-Year Plan Must Drive a Green Transformation

Press release | 2011-03-03 at 7:00

On the eve of the National People’s Congress, Greenpeace calls for China to strengthen and improve the 12th Five-Year Plan’s language and data on energy, environment taxation, industrial and agricultural pollution, and other environmental issues.

“Climate Fugitive” Donald Tsang criticised for daydreaming on fighting climate change

Press release | 2009-07-07 at 6:00

Greenpeace criticizes Chief Executive Donald Tsang for 'daydreaming' to surpass the Mainland government on climate work. The green group urges him to open his eyes wide and start working against global warming as the Beijing government does.

Greenpeace urges Chief Executive Tsang to attend the UN Global Climate Conference...

Press release | 2009-03-24 at 7:00

Greenpeace urged Chief Executive Donald Tsang to attend a key United Nations conference on climate change by projecting the words “Chief Executive: See you in Copenhagen” on the wall of Government House today.

China Wind Power Outlook 2011

Publication | 2011-06-16 at 0:00

A summary of the China Wind Power Outlook 2011, a report that analyses the prospects and obstacles facing both the wind and solar power sectors.

It is simple: It is People Power

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbajal | 2014-11-20

A shift to a cleaner and brighter energy future is not just a matter of technology or economics anymore. It is also a matter of political will. And although our leaders don't seem to get it, people do. The recent   boom   of...

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