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The True Cost of Coal

Feature Story | 2005-04-28 at 6:00

China Light and Power (CLP) recently gained recognition as one of the listed companies with the highest level of transparency in Hong Kong, for releasing senior staff remuneration figures to the public. The environmental and health impacts of...

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...

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...

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 We Do

Standard Page | 2010-07-14 at 16:00

Greenpeace exists because this fragile Earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action!

Bring the Arctic 30 home and end Arctic oil drilling

Action | 2013-09-27 at 10:38

Send a letter to the Russian Embassy to bring the Arctic 30 home and end Arctic oil drilling.

The True Cost of Coal: Coal Dust Storms: Toxic Wind

Publication | 2011-04-14 at 10:24

Dust is not the only makeup of China’s infamous sandstorms, which also contain toxic pollutants from coal combustion. Sandstorms can disperse coal ash – containing arsenic, selenium and lead – far from their origin in coal-industry areas to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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]

No Show at UN Climate Change Conference Greenpeace couriers Edward Yau, Secretary for...

Press release | 2008-12-11 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists assembled outside the Revenue Tower where the Environment Bureau is situated to protest against Edward Yau, Secretary for the Environment, for skipping the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland.

Global Head of Greenpeace Kumi Naidoo Faces Jail For Scaling Arctic Oil Rig

Press release | 2011-06-17 at 14:45

The International Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, has entered an exclusion zone to scale a controversial Arctic oil rig 120km off the coast of Greenland. He is now demanding that the rig’s master orders an immediate halt to...

Statement from Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo at Tokyo Press...

Press release | 2011-06-09 at 14:45

Greenpeace International Executive Director Dr Kumi Naidoo today unveiled a sample of contaminated soil (1) from a Fukushima playground at a Tokyo press conference, criticising the Japanese government’s response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...

Climate change threatens one billion with drought

Feature Story | 2009-08-28 at 6:00

One hundred ice children melting in the sun of a Beijing summer.

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,...

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...

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...

Greenpeace Photographer wins World Press Photo Award

Feature Story | 2011-02-12 at 7:00

Greenpeace is delighted to congratulate Lu Guang on his World Press Photo award, won for a series of photographs shot for Greenpeace East Asia’s coverage of the Dalian Oil Spill. We are happy for Lu to receive the worldwide recognition and honor...

Motley Crew Arctic tour 2012

Feature Story | 2012-07-04 at 11:46 1 comment

You don’t have to be from Russia or Norway to have a stake in what happens to the Arctic – we’re all affected. That is why we've set sail on the Arctic Sunrise with a truly international crew to demand a truly international response to the...

Documenting Climate Change

Standard Page | 2011-06-04 at 13:51

To awaken China and the world to the reality of climate change, Greenpeace is documenting the very real impacts that climate change has for people and the landscape. We are also investigating and exposing the causes of manmade climate change.

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 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...

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.

Climate change blamed as ice bridge snaps

Feature Story | 2009-04-07 at 6:00

For 10,000 years the Wilkins Ice Shelf has likely floated unchanged in the Antarctic Peninsula. But this massive slab of ice, 16 times the size of Hong Kong, is no match for climate change.

Would YOU pay more for clean energy?

Feature Story | 2009-02-17 at 10:14

Well, the Chinese public would. According to a new Greenpeace survey, they are willing to pay an average 19 percent more for cleaner energy such as solar and wind.

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.

An Open Letter to CLP

Press release | 2006-04-25 at 9:25

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...

Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai Exposed to Toxic Coal Ash via Sandstorms

Press release | 2011-04-13 at 6:00

Dust is not the only makeup of China’s infamous sandstorms, which also contain toxic pollutants from coal combustion, according to a new Greenpeace report, The True Cost of Coal – Coal Dust Storms: Toxic Wind. Sandstorms can disperse coal ash –...

Rainbow Warrior Protests Victoria Harbor’s Energy-Hogging Light Show

Press release | 2011-02-14 at 7:00

Tonight during the Symphony of Lights – the world’s largest electricity-hogging light show – and on Valentines’ Day, the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is projecting the message of “Forget Nuclear, Love Energy Efficiency – It’s Destiny!’...

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...

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