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Climate & Energy

Hub | 2010-07-14 at 15:50

Climate change is of critical concern to China: it is the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter, and many of its people are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, from glacial melting to droughts and flooding.

The Pollutants

Standard Page | 2011-06-22 at 20:36

Originating from coal-fired power plants, vehicle exhaust, factories and construction, air pollution is made up of chemicals and components that are hazardous to human health. Here's a quick summary of the major components of concern in air...

Coal Cap: Walk the Talk

Feature Story | 2014-03-06 at 21:00

China’s coal consumption growth has been the dominant factor in global CO2 emission growth over the past decade, contributing over half of the increase from 2002 to 2012. The expected major slowdown in China’s coal consumption growth opens up a...

China’s coal rush faces conundrum

Publication | 2013-12-02 at 12:30

China is highly dependent on coal as the primary source of energy and accounts for around 70% of the country’s total primary energy consumption. According to the ‘China Energy Statistical Yearbook 2012’, China consumed over 3.43 billion tons of...

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.

Air Pollution in China

Standard Page | 2010-08-20 at 16:03

Coal is the leading culprit of air pollution in China. Coal supplies 80% of the country’s electricity and 70% of its energy – as well as the lion's share of its air pollutants.

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...

The Problem and Impacts of Air Pollution in China

Standard Page | 2011-06-22 at 20:29

Millions of people in China are breathing a hazardous cocktail of chemicals every day. These chemicals are caused by coal-fired power plants, heavy industry, factories and vehicles, and are responsible for heart disease, stroke, respiratory...

Pollution from coal power plants in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region causes nearly 10...

Press release | 2013-06-17 at 23:00

A research project co-authored by Greenpeace on the health impacts of coal power plants shows that PM2.5 pollution from the 196 coal-fired power plants in the capital region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei caused 9,900 premature deaths and nearly 70,000...

Coal power in China's key coal consuming provinces led to 83,500 premature deaths in...

Press release | 2013-07-10 at 22:29

Greenpeace released a study today on the health impacts of coal power plants in three of China’s key coal consuming provinces, Shandong, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia. The results show that PM2.5 pollution from the 637 power plants in these provinces...

Quit Coal

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

Greenpeace is campaigning for China to end its reliance on coal-burning, and instead transition to a green development pathway powered by green energy.

China clean air plan to slow coal consumption, curb coal imports

Press release | 2013-09-12 at 10:33

Beijing – The Chinese government's plan to improve air quality in the Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong regions will significantly slow down China’s coal consumption growth, setting an important precedent that should be broadened in China, and that...

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

Press release | 2014-08-04 at 11:00

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.

Greenpeace activists protest Standard Chartered’s role in Reef wrecking coal mine

Press release | 2015-05-06 at 14:55

6 May 2015, Hong Kong – Twenty Greenpeace Hong Kong activists took action at Standard Chartered’s Hong Kong headquarters today, just hours before the company’s annual general meeting in London, urging the bank to end its association with one of...

What We Do

Standard Page | 2011-06-23 at 20:42

Greenpeace is one of the leading NGOs working on campaigns to reduce sources of air pollution in China and to change Hong Kong’s air pollution standards.

Say no to coal for good

Feature Story | 2009-05-04 at 6:00

There’s only one answer to stopping climate change says research just out. And that’s just say no to coal for good.

The Myth of China's Endless Coal Demand

Publication | 2013-03-06 at 5:00

The US coal industry - reeling from sagging domestic demand, plummeting profits, and tanking stock prices - is desperate for a new market for its wares, and it thinks it has found one in China. But in reality, the Chinese market for US coal...

China's clinging to coal an unnecessary contradiction

Feature Story | 2013-02-06 at 3:00

The biggest dirty-energy project on the planet is the planned 20% expansion of China’s coal mining and production operations in five semi-arid western and northern provinces, where most of China’s remaining reserves of the dirty fuel are to be...

The end of China's coal boom

Publication | 2014-04-10 at 22:00 2 comments

China’s coal control measures, driven by severe air pollution across the country, could help the world avoid catastrophic climate change, according to a new analysis.

Is China doubling down on its coal power bubble?

Publication | 2015-11-11 at 10:54

A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has found that a total of 155 coal fired power plants, or four per week, have received environmental permits in the first nine months of this year. With power generation from coal falling, and an already...

Greenpeace research estimates new coal power projects would cause 16,000 premature...

Press release | 2013-08-27 at 5:00

Guangdong – Joint research conducted by Greenpeace and American air pollution expert Dr. H. Andrew Gray estimates that PM2.5 air pollution from 96 power plants in operation in both Guangdong and Hong Kong caused nearly 3,600 premature deaths as...

Study points to coal burning as origin of northern China airpocalypse

Press release | 2013-12-02 at 12:30

Beijing - Coal burning is the biggest contributor of air pollution in Beijing and surrounding area, according to a University of Leeds study sponsored by Greenpeace East Asia. Previous studies have linked outdoor air pollution to premature deaths...

World’s biggest coal company Shenhua to stop exploiting groundwater in China

Press release | 2014-04-07 at 22:00

Beijing – The Shenhua Group, the world's biggest coal producer by volume, is to stop extracting groundwater for their flagship coal-to-liquid project in Inner Mongolia’s Ordos - an area struggling with severe water shortages affecting farmers and...

Tracing back the smog

Publication | 2013-12-02 at 12:30

Greenpeace has been co-operating with a team from the University of Leeds, UK, led by Dr. Dabo Guan, with the aim to study PM2.5 sources and control strategies in Jingjinji, since the end of 2012. This project report is the first of its kind to...

Greenpeace activists demand end to record breaking Beijing pollution

Press release | 2014-10-11 at 11:41

Beijing, 10 October 2014 - Air pollution in Beijing today broke a new record, with “hazardous levels” lasting more than 50 hours for the first time this year. Fine particulate matter, known as PM2.5 measured over 15 times safe levels set by the...

Thirsty Coal

Publication | 2012-08-14 at 5:30

As China’s economy grows, its thirst for energy - nearly 70% of which now comes from coal - worsens. The world’s second largest economy will construct 16 large-scale coal power bases, predominantly in western areas of the country over the...

Push to export US coal to China: "Motivated by a desperate industry, not sound economics"

Press release | 2013-03-07 at 5:30 1 comment

Washington DC - February 27, 2013 - The Chinese market for US coal exports may dry up before major new US coal shipments ever reach its ports, according to a new Greenpeace report. The report, "The Myth of China's Endless Coal Demand: A missing...

China Wind Power Outlook 2012

Publication | 2012-09-18 at 11:30 1 comment

Wind power is globally recognized as an effective way to mitigate climate change, improve energy security, and support low-carbon industrial and economic growth. China, currently one of the world’s biggest energy consumers, has been the world...

Thirsty Coal 2

Publication | 2013-07-23 at 1:00

Our investigation has revealed that Shenhua’s Coal-to-Liquid Project went to extraordinary lengths to secure water supply for its operations, and has found alarming evidence of widespread ecological and social damage, resulting from the short...

The health impacts of coal power plants located in Shandong, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia

Publication | 2013-07-16 at 6:00 1 comment

In June, Greenpeace released modeling results of an investigation into health impacts from coal power plants in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei. Now we are expanding this work by releasing data for Shandong, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia. Greenpeace has...

China begins to suspend coal-fired power plant approvals, Greenpeace response

Press release | 2016-03-24 at 16:20

Beijing, 24 March, 2016 - Chinese media today reported that the country’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has ordered 13 provincial governments to suspend approvals of new coal-fired power plant projects until the end of 2017. [1] Another...

Greenpeace reveals Chinese state coal company's ruthless water grab

Press release | 2013-07-24 at 0:00

A state-owned Chinese coal company is overexploiting groundwater and illegally dumping toxic industrial wastewater, highlighting the need to curb the country's burgeoning coal industry, Greenpeace East Asia has revealed.

Hong Kong listed company conference questioned by Greenpeace demanding the end of...

Press release | 2013-08-26 at 19:00

Hong Kong - Today, the Shenhua Group (HKG 1088) 2013 Interim Results Conference was questioned by activists from Greenpeace, an international environmental NGO, who submitted to company board members an open letter and report titled Thirsty Coal...

Shenhua admits to illegally discharging water in response to Greenpeace water grab...

Press release | 2013-08-23 at 3:30

Beijing - China's largest coal conglomerate - the Shenhua Group - has admitted to illegally discharging wastewater in direct response to Greenpeace East Asia’s 'Thirsty Coal 2' report. Released in July, the environmental NGO’s investigation...

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.

A letter to Obama

Feature Story | 2009-10-30 at 7:00

Greenpeace China's Yang Ailun calls on the President of the United States to show leadership for the sake of the whole world.

Expedition launch: Arctic Under Pressure

Feature Story | 2010-07-07 at 6:00

We are returning to the Arctic Ocean with our ship the Esperanza this month to reinforce the urgent need to protect one of the most pristine and fragile environments on Earth.

China's coal crisis

Feature Story | 2008-10-27 at 7:00

China is the king of coal. It is the world's biggest producer and consumer but this reliance on coal is costing the country dear. For the first time top Chinese economists have calculated just how much this love affair with coal is costing the...

Activists attacked in Philippines global warming protest

Feature Story | 2005-11-10 at 7:00

One of our activists participating in a peaceful protest against a coal power plant outside Manila has been horrendously beaten by local plant security, who drew weapons and fired warning shots at people armed with nothing but a banner. Four...

PM2.5 in Beijing down 54%, but nationwide air quality improvements slow as coal use...

Press release | 2018-01-11 at 10:00

Beijing, 11 January, 2018 -- Levels of toxic PM2.5 in Beijing, Tianjin and 26 surrounding cities declined 33.1% year on year in the fourth quarter of 2017, new analysis from Greenpeace East Asia shows. However, average PM2.5 concentration fell...

The health impacts of coal power plants located in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei

Publication | 2013-07-16 at 3:00 1 comment

Beijing and the Jingjinji region have a major air pollution problem that reached emergency proportions in winter 2012-2013. One of the key contributors to the problem is the very large amount of coal burning in the region, and power generation is...

Pipe Dreams

Publication | 2016-01-21 at 12:16

In this report, Greenpeace explores the development of China’s coal-to-chemical sector and environmental problems of the industry. We look at the efforts of one such SOE, the Datang group, one of China’s top 5 state-owned power sector giants,...

Dirty data letter simple

Action | 2012-04-18 at 9:00

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Study on premature deaths reveals health impact of PM2.5 in China

Press release | 2012-12-18 at 7:30

December 18, Beijing – An estimated 8,572 premature deaths occurred in four major Chinese cities in 2012, due to high levels of PM2.5 pollution, a joint study by Greenpeace East Asia and Peking University’s School of Public Health has concluded.

Coal Power Overcapacity and the Investment Bubble in China

Publication | 2015-11-18 at 12:30

A collaborative report by Greenpeace East Asia and North China Electric Power University reveals that up to 700 billion RMB could be invested in the coal power industry over the 13th five year plan period, in spite of an already serious...

Greenpeace: In spite of China’s overcapacity crisis, 210 new coal fired power plants...

Press release | 2016-03-02 at 11:00

Beijing, 2 March, 2016 – An updated Greenpeace East Asia report has found that in 2015 a total of 210 new coal fired power plants were granted environmental permits, in spite of the sector’s severe overcapacity problem. Moreover, the rate at...

Coal

Standard Page | 2010-07-15 at 10:44

Coal-fired power plants are the biggest source of human-made carbon dioxide emissions. This makes burning coal the single greatest threat facing our climate. A huge portion of China's carbon dioxide emissions come from burning coal. If we are to...

The Problems

Standard Page | 2010-04-14 at 6:00

Climate change is the greatest environmental threat humanity has ever faced and the biggest challenge. It is caused by the build-up of greenhouse gases, which are released from burning fossil fuels and the destruction of ancient forests and...

Greenpeace marks CLP's 'unhappy' birthday for the climate.

Press release | 2005-01-25 at 7:00

Greenpeace descended on the Kowloon headquarters of China Light & Power (CLP) today, to mark its 104th anniversary and over a century of environmental pollution. The green group declared the occasion an "unhappy birthday" for Earth's climate...

Just Do It! Mr. Ip

Press release | 2006-02-15 at 7:00

Today, members of Greenpeace and five marathon runners suffocated by polluted air protest outside Legislative Council during a motion debate on the “Scheme of Control” (SOC). They present to Mr. Stephen Ip, Secretary for Economic Development and...

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