Yingli Green Energy Joins WWF's Climate Savers Program

Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:00am EST

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First Chinese company and first PV manufacturer in the Climate Savers family

BAODING,  China,  Jan. 29, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding
Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company") is a
leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically
integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the
brand "Yingli Solar". In a statement released jointly with World Wide Fund for
Nature ("WWF"), the Company today announced that it had become the first Chinese
company and the first PV manufacturer to join the Climate Savers program
initiated by WWF.

Climate Savers is a global leadership platform which positions multinational
corporations at the forefront of the low-carbon economy. The member companies
set sector-leading targets for greenhouse gas ("GHG") reduction in their own
emissions and work with other companies, suppliers and partners to implement
innovative solutions for a clean, low carbon economy. Initiated by WWF in 1999,
the Climate Savers program now counts 30 member companies, including Johnson &
Johnson, IBM, Nike, Hewlett Packard, The Collins Companies, Xanterra Parks and
Resorts, Sagawa, Sony, Tetra Pak, Lafarge, Catalyst, Novo Nordisk, and Nokia
Siemens Networks. All of these companies have pledged to reduce their GHG
emissions considerably.

Yingli Green Energy's major Climate Savers commitments include:

By the end of 2015,

* to reduce GHG emissions per MW of PV module production by 13% compared with
that in 2010, including direct emissions and indirect emissions from the
consumption of electricity and heat  
* to reduce GHG emissions from purchased goods and services per MW of PV module
production by 7% compared with that in 2010  
* to reduce GHG emissions from upstream transportation by 10% compared with that
in 2010

"At Yingli, we work on the mission of providing affordable green energy to the
world every day," said Mr.  Liansheng Miao, Chairman and CEO of Yingli Green
Energy. "We have also been dedicatedly carrying out our corporate social and
environmental responsibilities through constantly reducing our energy
consumption and GHG emissions in our production and operations. In addition, we
aspire to leverage our industry leadership to lead the PV industry's transition
to low-carbon production. By 2015, we hope to launch a Global Green Solar PV
Manufacturing Standard, which aims at promoting energy consumption reduction,
increasing utilization percentage of renewable energy and reducing GHG
emissions. We look forward to working more broadly with WWF and joining hands
with other Climate Savers to lead the world's transition to a low carbon

"As an industry leader, Yingli has been committed to transforming cutting-edge
technologies into high-performance products," said Mr.  Jingfeng Xiong, Vice
President and Chief Climate Officer of Yingli Green Energy. "While pursuing this
target, we have been constantly reducing energy consumption and GHG emissions in
our production and operation in order to provide greener and cleaner PV products
to our customers. We know that cutting carbon emissions and spurring economic
growth can go hand in hand. Through conducting a series of activities to
accomplish our Climate Savers commitments, we will also be able to effectively
reduce our energy consumption and further enhance our cost advantage."

By the end of 2012, Yingli Green Energy has provided nearly 6,000 MW of
high-quality PV modules to customers worldwide, powering approximately 800,000
households with green electricity every year. Compared with conventional thermal
power generation, these modules can reduce approximately 200 million tons of GHG
emissions during the 25-year life cycle.

"The Climate Savers program is a very exclusive club," said  Peter Beaudoin, CEO
of WWF-China. "Only companies agreeing to be industry leaders in cutting CO2
emissions and supporting growth of clean, renewable energy are accepted as
members.  China  has global manufacturing leaders, is beginning to have global
innovation leaders, and now is beginning to have global leaders in the fight
against climate change as well."

About Yingli Green Energy

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), which markets its
products under the brand "Yingli Solar", is a leading solar energy company and
one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers.
Yingli Green Energy's manufacturing covers the entire photovoltaic value chain,
from the production of polysilicon through ingot casting and wafering, to solar
cell production and module assembly. In  August 2012, Yingli Green Energy
reached a balanced vertically integrated production capacity of 2,450 MW per
year, from facilities located in Baoding,  Haikou,  Tianjin  and Hengshui,
respectively. Yingli Green Energy distributes its photovoltaic modules to a wide
range of markets, including  Germany,  Spain,  Italy,  Greece,  France,  South
Korea,  China,  Japan  and  the United States. Headquartered in Baoding,  China,
Yingli Green Energy has more than 20 subsidiaries and branch offices worldwide.
Yingli Green Energy is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:
YGE). For more information, please visit  www.yinglisolar.com.

About WWF

WWF is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation
organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in
over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth's
natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with
nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of
renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of
pollution and wasteful consumption.  www.panda.org

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements
constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can
be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future,"
"intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "target" and similar statements.
Such statements are based upon management's current expectations and current
market and operating conditions, and relate to events that involve known or
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, all of which are difficult to
predict and many of which are beyond Yingli Green Energy's control, which may
cause Yingli Green Energy's actual results, performance or achievements to
differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further
information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is
included in Yingli Green Energy's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission. Yingli Green Energy does not undertake any obligation to update any
forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

For further information, please contact:

Yingli Green Energy

In  China:

Qing Miao
Vice President of Corporate Communications
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited
Tel: +86-312-8929787

In the Americas:

Helena Kimball
Head of Marketing  
Yingli Green Energy Americas Inc.
Tel: +1-603-5915812
Email:  helena.kimball@yingliamericas.com

In  Europe:

Rebecca Jarschel
Marketing Communications Manager
Yingli Green Energy Europe GmbH
Tel: +49-89-540303412
Email:  rebecca.jarschel@ygee.eu

SOURCE  Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited

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