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Nationalism has no place in climate change

Feature Story | 2009-12-16 at 18:48

Greenpeace China's Yang Ailun is in Copenhagen lobbying delegates at the climate change conference to make a strong and fair deal to stop climate change. This is her take on why loving your country means wanting the best possible climate change...

Our plan to stop the oil: 95% renewables by 2050

Feature Story | 2010-06-09 at 6:00

Want a way to stop the corruption and pollution that the fossil fuel industry is wreaking on our planet? We've seen a better future, and here's our plan to get there: the Energy [R]evolution.

Finance clean energy not climate change in Asia

Feature Story | 2005-10-20 at 18:31

Today we raised a symbol of Asia’s wish for a cleaner energy future. We 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...

A Bright Outlook: Photos of wind power around China

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

What's not to love about wind?

Celebrities advocate more rapid wind energy development

Feature Story | 2005-09-19 at 6:00

Hong Kong’s first-ever wind turbine has recently been erected in Lamma Island. While we welcome this move, celebrities including Shih Wing Ching, Leung Man To, Audrey Eu, Cyd Ho and Chung Kin Man”, together with a group of young people, set up a...

Greenpeace response to CLP letter in SCMP letters Friday 10th June

Feature Story | 2005-07-22 at 13:00

In response to the letter “Inaccuracy sets back talks on pollution” (June 10), Greenpeace refutes CLP’s charge of giving misleading information about for their energy mix. In all of our communications Greenpeace refers to the figures quoted in...

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...

Answer to China’s Energy future is Blowing in the Wind

Feature Story | 2004-05-15 at 6:00

The Chinese version of the "Wind Force 12'" report was launched on May 15 at a press conference in Beijing. The report, together with next week's drafting of China's Renewable Energy Promotion Law, demonstrates both the huge potential for wind...

Hong Kong needs a sustainable energy vision

Feature Story | 2006-10-10 at 6:00

Air pollution plagues Hong Kong’s environment and the quality of life for long time. Meanwhile, we are also witnessing the impact of climate change, such as longer hot period, and more droughts and floods. There is a consensus all over the...

Countdown to Clean Air - Act Now!

Feature Story | 2006-03-17 at 7:00

The Hong Kong government is currently conducting the second phase consultation for the “Future development of Hong Kong’s electricity market”, which serves as an essential step towards change. The 15-year long agreement could either give us...

China could become the world leader in wind power

Feature Story | 2005-10-17 at 17:45

China is in a position to become the world leader in wind power. By 2020 alone, the southern China region could feasibly produce enough energy from wind turbines to meet the equivalent of Hong Kong’s total current electricity supply.

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.

China after the Olympics: Lessons from Beijing

Feature Story | 2008-07-28 at 6:00

China made big promises to clean up Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games. How well did they do? Greenpeace’s new Olympic report has the answers.

Activists halt Australian coal export to Thailand

Feature Story | 2006-09-07 at 6:00

Facing down stick-wielding personnel, water-canon-spraying marine police, and gun-wielding navy seals, five Greenpeace activists in Thailand have delayed a shipment of Australian coal from being unloaded at a controversial coal plant in Maptaphut...

Heavy metals and toxics found in CLP’s fly ash

Feature Story | 2005-10-03 at 6:00

Greenpeace found toxic heavy metals, namely mercury and arsenic, in the fly ash produced by China Light and Power (CLP). Both mercury and arsenic have not been completely captured by the existing pollution control devices, a prolonged exposure to...

Global industry blueprint describes wind power accounts for 12% of world's electricity

Feature Story | 2005-06-30 at 6:00

Less than a week before the G8 Summit from 7th to 8th July, Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched “Windforce 12”, a global industry blueprint that describes how wind power can supply 12 % of the world’s electricity by 2020...

The 'Solar Generation' welcome the dawn of a new era for climate protection

Feature Story | 2005-02-16 at 7:00

Young Greenpeace volunteers in Beijing helped launch a series of events around the world on February 16th, welcoming the dawn of a new era for climate protection. The Kyoto Protocol – the global agreement that lays the ground for the...

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...

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.

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,...

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...

Letters of exchange with CLP posted on SCMP

Feature Story | 2005-06-24 at 6:00

2007 review

Feature Story | 2008-01-09 at 21:55

Like many of you around the world, we also like to take time at the beginning of the new year to look back at the one just passed, to toast its high points and to regret its lows, to take stock and to look forward to the possibilities and...

Act Now to Help us protect Asia's World City!

Feature Story | 2004-11-22 at 7:00

Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited decides to demolish the newly built Hunghom Peninsula development. At the same time they are jointly bidding, with Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, to develop the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD).

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

'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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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) ...

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...

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...

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...

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%,...

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...

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’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...

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...

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