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The Solutions

Standard Page | 2011-06-23 at 20:51

The solutions to air pollution are straightforward but they require action: quit coal, establish clear, strict air quality standards and ensure that cities which fail to meet national air quality targets provide plans stating when and how they...

Chinese government demand coal companies begin to pay for bad air

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | 2011-09-26

For years Greenpeace has been campaigning for Chinese coal powers to pay the true cost of its environmental and health effects . September 21 of this year saw a step towards that direction as the People's Republic of China's Ministry...

Coal + Ice: Photo exhibit links coal mining to glacier ice melt

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-18

Photo by Geng Yunsheng, From series, Zhenxiong, YiLeung and Zhaotong, Yunnan Province, 1995, 2001 – 2005. Image courtesy of Geng Yunsheng. Showing at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing, "Coal + Ice" is a moving...

Rainbow Warrior reminds China: to get clean is glorious

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-26 1 comment

Pictured above is the third incarnation of our beloved vessel the Rainbow Warrior. She had her first public action today, at the building site of the RWE/Essent coal plant, soon to be the largest in the Netherlands. The plant is under...

Cutting through the haze in China's air pollution debate

Feature Story | 2011-11-04 at 12:57

PM2.5 is a measurement of small particulate matter in the air, and until now its omission from official air quality readings has been a major hurdle in solving China's air pollution crisis. After all, how can you solve a crisis when according to...

Local governments face non-renewable energy consumption ceilings

Feature Story | 2011-11-04 at 17:41 2 comments

Jiang Bing, Director of the Development and Planning Department of the National Energy Administration (NEA), said on October 23 that on top of the provincial energy cap that will be released soon, the central government is also setting a...

Meet Beijing's 12-year-old air pollution inspector

Feature Story | 2011-11-07 at 14:18

A recent news report on CCTV covered China's PM2.5 air pollution debate, featuring our climate and energy campaigner Zhou Rong, as well as a very cute 12-year-old volunteer air inspector in Beijing.

PM2.5 Infographic

Standard Page | 2011-12-06 at 12:26

PM2.5 is a measurement of small particulate matter in the air. Here's everything you need to know about PM2.5, such as what it is, why it's important, and how to protect yourself from them.

Tweaking electricity prices is not enough to break China's coal addiction

Blog entry by Ang Li | 2011-12-07

What with the heaters going full blast, the winter season in China always puts a stress on the electrical grid. On November 30 China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released a price adjustment plan for electricity.

While the world waits climate change already impacting China's rural poor

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-14

The issue of climate change is more pertinent than ever, and yet the recent Durban climate change talks hardly gave us the decisive action required. In fact what was "achieved" was a ten-year delay in global greenhouse pollution...

Greenpeace East Asia's top woman in climate and energy talks China's future

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-20

Li Yan is the head of Greenpeace East Asia's climate and energy team. She recently attended the Durban climate change talks , and in returning to Beijing spoke to The Diplomat about China's climate change policy and the direction...

China must look to the EU energy roadmap which shows a clear path for renewables

Blog entry by Harri Lammi & Li Ang | 2011-12-20

The European Commission has published a roadmap exploring different energy pathways over the next 40 years. The calculations show that an energy system based largely on renewables and efficiency will cost taxpayers no more than a...

A funeral ceremony in Shanxi, China

Image | 2012-02-06 at 10:30

A funeral for a village woman nicknamed Chen in Mayi village, near Shentou Number 2 Power Plant in Shanxi province. Chen, who married into the Jia family, died peacefully on the 27th day of the 6th month of the lunar calendar. She was 92 years...

China's top dog Premier Wen Jiabao agrees to regional control of country's air pollution

Blog entry by Zhou Rong | 2012-03-01

Premier Wen Jiabao has agreed to release a revised Environmental Air Quality Standard in a State Council meeting yesterday, as part of efforts to strengthen overall air pollution control. The release of this new standard sends a...

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...

New air pollution standards pressures local Chinese governments to act

Blog entry by Zhou Rong | 2012-03-06

Last Friday the state council had a press conference , introducing the revised Ambient Air Quality Standard, as part of efforts to strengthen overall  air pollution control. The challenge to clean up the air is huge and urgent.

China to restrict coal demand, but is it enough?

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | 2012-03-28

China is set to limit their domestic output and consumption of coal over the next five years in an effort to reduce pollution and curb the nation's reliance on this dirty energy. However there are serious question marks over the ...

Coal takes more than it gives

Video | 2012-03-28 at 12:38

Coal might be cheap, but it's a dirty form of energy that's causing a host of problems in China. In the short term, there's the air pollution that plagues the entire nation. In the long term, coal is contributing to devastating climate change...

Dirty data letter simple

Action | 2012-04-18 at 9:00

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