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You did it! Samsung chooses renewable energy!

Blog entry by Insung Lee | 2018-06-14 2 comments

Remember the time we gave Samsung stores a makeover... Protest in Berlin for Samsung to Commit to Clean Energy   Or when we did this…   Greenpeace activists in Berlin and Taipei called out Samsung...

By 2030 China's wind and solar industry could replace fossil energy sources to the...

Press release | 2017-04-11 at 15:00

Beijing, 11 April, 2017 - A new report on the co-benefits of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) power in China by Greenpeace East Asia and partner organisations finds that by 2030, China’s wind and solar power generation could replace fossil energy...

Naver is blazing a trail towards a cleaner future. It’s time for other companies to...

Blog entry by Jude Lee | 2015-07-02

Life without the internet has become unimaginable: we exist in a whirlpool of information, Tweets, Facebook posts, blogs and emails. But as life before the internet fades into a distant memory, have we really thought about the cost of...

Korean Internet giant Naver commits to 100% renewable energy - Greenpeace

Press release | 2015-06-03 at 14:24

Seoul, 3 June, 2015 – Naver, the Korean internet search giant and parent company of social media platform Line, has promised to power its data center in Korea with 100% renewable energy, following the global trend set by Google, Apple, Facebook...

Clean air doesn't come to those who wait

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2015-01-22

"One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual," said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air outside in Beijing was a thick, soupy grey.

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...

7 solar wonders of the world

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbajal and Helena Meresman | 2014-10-28 1 comment

Solar energy is clean, reliable, abundant and an affordable alternative to fossil fuels - but not only that, solar is also cool. Check out our selection of the most amazing solar plants from all around the globe. 1. The sunflower...

Airpocalypse hits Beijing... and breaks devastating new records

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2014-10-11 2 comments

Usually it's only locals that have to suffer through Beijing's notorious air pollution. But as records in air quality are smashed, celebrities and sport stars in town this week are forced to power through as well.  Mariah Carey, top...

Sun rises in the east: China beats global record for solar panel installations

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2014-02-04 1 comment

If 2012 was China’s year of wind power - when it increased its power output more than coal did , what shone in 2013 is solar. Data from the China Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) and Chinese media reports suggest...

It's time China join the global rally against coal

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-08-07

All around the globe, a series of punches are being thrown at coal this summer. The international winds are shifting and the dirty black rock is becoming increasingly unpopular worldwide. Washington fired the first shots. On June...

People power: unlocking China's domestic solar market

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-08-01

China is working extensively to unlock its domestic solar potential by pushing small-scale distributed projects . The State Council's detailed guideline to facilitate the development of the solar products' industry, issued on July 15,...

Chinese government needs to push clean energy agenda as hard as it addresses coal...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-07-17

On June 14, the State Council held a regular work session whose focus surprised nobody - controlling air pollution and facilitating the healthy development of China's solar sector. What was significant and symbolic though, was the...

A new wind is blowing through China

Image | 2013-06-10 at 6:00

Guazhou wind farm near Yumen in Gansu province. China installed 15.9 gigawatts of wind power in 2012, bringing accumulated, grid-connected capacity to 61 gigawatts, and ranking the country the largest wind market in the world for the fourth...

We're now the biggest rooftop solar power producer in Beijing

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 2013-05-08 2 comments

At 10:48 am on 17 April in Beijing, Greenpeace made a bit of history: we joined the first batch of around 50 rooftop solar PV projects that connected to the grid in China. And to our surprise, we learned that our modest...

China's leaders want "revolution" in small-scale solar power

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-04-23

For most observers of China’s renewable energy sector, flashy numbers are par for the course: China installed 15.9 gigawatts of wind power in 2012, bringing accumulated, grid-connected capacity to 61 gigawatts, and ranking the...

China's wind power production increased more than coal power did for the first time...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-03-27

Amid all the news about coal and pollution problems in China you might have missed this one: According to new statistics from the China Electricity Council, China’s wind power production actually increased more than coal power...

'Blowing in the wind?': China's energy future

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-12-13

As the trade war over solar panels between the United States and China continues to heat up – with Europe also none too happy – Greenpeace East Asia has released a report examining the state of the other important renewable energy...

A Chinese environmentalist rediscovers Siem Reap

Blog entry by Tom Wang | 2012-12-03

I woke up this morning in a nice little hotel in Siem Reap. It was six-thirty in the morning but it was already quite hot. It was going to be such an exciting day, I thought to myself, already going through in my mind the whole list of...

Last year wind generated 1.5% of China's total electricity output

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2012-10-04

The following is taken from the latest " China Wind Power Outlook 2012 ". Wind power is globally recognized as an effective way to mitigate climate change, improve energy security, and support low-carbon industrial and economic...

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...

Apple responds to customers, starts down road to clean energy iCloud

Blog entry by Gary Cook | 2012-05-21

Last week, after hundreds of thousands of Apple customers and Greenpeace supporters asked the company to use clean energy instead of dirty coal, it announced a significant investment in local renewable energy to power its data center...

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...

Greenpeace report gives choice to Korea: choose renewables - or get left behind

Press release | 2012-04-19 at 12:30

Seoul - 19 April 2012 -- South Korea's energy supply could switch to nearly 60% renewable by 2050, phasing out nuclear power by 2030, creating jobs, reducing the cost of energy and generating massive savings in electricity supply, according to a...

Renewable energy is the future

Standard Page | 2012-02-20 at 14:16

Renewable energy is a viable option for replacing the world's dirty, dangerous and terribly expensive nuclear reactors. The nuclear disaster at Fukushima in March 2011 again exposed the inherent dangers of nuclear reactors. In Japan, the triple...

Best of the rest: what we clicked on this week around the web

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-02-17

Every Friday we round-up the links that picked up buzz on the internet. Most of them we also shared throughout the week on Facebook and Twitter . Pictures: A rare look inside China's energy machine . (National Geographic) ...

Energy future? The answer is blowin' in the wind

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-27

After five years of rapid development, the global wind power sector began to slow its growth for the first time in 2010, under the influence of the world's slow economic recovery and unclear U.S. policy. The growth rate fell to 3.1%,...

Wind Turbines at Nan Wind Farm

Image | 2012-01-16 at 11:30

Wind turbines at the Nan wind farm in Nan'ao taken in 2005. Guangdong Province has one of the best wind resources in China and is already home to several industrial scale wind farms. Massive investment in Wind power will help China overcome its...

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...

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...

Wind Turbine of Hope

Video | 2011-11-29 at 11:31

Marking the start of this year's UN climate negotiations, activists from environmental organisation Greenpeace raise a symbolic wind turbine on a Durban beach.

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...

China’s new solar tariffs address export addiction

Blog entry by Li Ang - Climate & Energy Campaigner | 2011-08-12

China’s introduction earlier this month of a national feed-in-tariff for installing solar panels is a long-awaited move expected to boost domestic demand and address an export imbalance. China has been the world’s number one...

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.

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.

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.

China Becomes World’s Number 1 in Wind Installation

Press release | 2011-01-12 at 17:23

China installed 16 GW of new wind power capacity in 2010, bringing its total capacity to 41.8 GW – thus making it the largest wind-installation country in the world. However, Greenpeace points out that to translate these installations into...

Datang Wind Farm

Image | 2011-01-12 at 11:57

Datang Wind Farm, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia. August 10, 2010

Chicheng Huanghua Wind Farm

Image | 2011-01-12 at 11:52

Chicheng Huanghua Wind Farm, Chicheng, Hebei province. August 6, 2010

Datang Wind Field

Image | 2011-01-12 at 11:45

Datang Wind Field, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia. August 10, 2010

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...

The Datang wind farm in Chifeng

Image | 2010-10-19 at 10:47

The Datang wind farm in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia. (August 10, 2010)

A Bright Outlook: Photos of wind power around China

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

What's not to love about wind?

China’s Wind Power Projected to Equal 13 Three Gorges Dams by 2020

Press release | 2010-10-13 at 6:00

Beijing, 13 Oct 2010. China’s wind power can reach 230 GW of installed capacity by 2020, which is equal to 13 times the current capacity of the Three Gorges Dam; its annual electricity output of 464.9 TWh could replace 200 coal fire power plants,...

the 2010 China Wind Power Outlook report

Image | 2010-10-13 at 6:00

the 2010 China Wind Power Outlook report highlights China's potential to become a world leader in renewable energy and advocates for policies to support the development of wind power.

China Wind Power Outlook 2010 - Cover

Image | 2010-10-12 at 17:48

China Wind Power Outlook 2010 - Cover

2010 China Wind Power Outlook

Publication | 2010-10-12 at 6:00

This comprehensive report on China's wind power offers an ambitious yet clear-headed survey of the present state and future potential of wind power in China. Should the country overcome the various challenges surrounding the development of wind...

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...

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!

The simulative ‘radioactive waste’

Image | 2010-06-28 at 6:00

The simulative ‘radioactive waste’, in the form of two metal drums, is to remind the Government that nuclear power is dangerous and definitely not the answer to green energy.

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.

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