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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.

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...

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...

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%,...

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) ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

'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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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