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  1. Comment - Letters

    Advanced pollution control systems at sludge treatment plant

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... Advanced pollution control systems at sludge treatment plant I wish to correct what was stated in Peter Reid's letter (" Incinerator for sewage sludge generating a lot of air ... and control systems coupled with continuous emission monitoring to ensure the flue gas emissions comply with stringent European Union emission standards. The statutory environmental impact assessment ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Floating storage unit could supply natural gas to Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:26am by LETTERS

    ... cent of the fuel mix and strengthen its energy security by diversifying gas sources. It would also suit this land-constrained city. It could be moored at the jetty of a power plant ... Floating storage unit could supply natural gas to Hong Kong Regarding the future fuel mix in Hong Kong, I would suggest the SAR does not import all its gas from the mainland but tries ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Local generation offers flexibility of future electricity supply

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by LETTERS

    ... document. In this respect, the local generation option allows for more flexibility when scaling up future electricity supply because natural gas plants can be deployed in smaller incremental steps, ... to increase natural gas for local generation to 60 per cent in 2023. Local generation with natural gas at a higher percentage is a favourable option, but we question whether the 60 per cent proposed ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Increased dependence on electricity from mainland China not wise

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by LETTERS

    ... plants in Hong Kong are located either in the far west or south. Most urban areas are shielded from them by high hills. The health hazard they represent is obviously very different from ... the Pearl River Delta's bad air pollution. There are many huge petrochemical and fossil-fuel power plants along the coast east of Shenzhen and northeast of Hong Kong which are rapidly ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean energy takes stage in China as national interests evolve

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 01:25pm by David Fullbrook

    ... energy helps solve security and pollution problems, while creating jobs. Moreover, solar and wind, unlike thirsty coal and gas power plants, do not threaten tenuous water security in China's ... month, President Xi Jinping placed energy efficiency and switching from conventional coal to cleaner coal, oil, gas and new energy at the top of the energy agenda. Xi highlighted two policy ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Public still needs to be convinced on right power option for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... if people remained unclear about the pros and cons of the two choices: building more gas-fired generators locally, or importing about 30 per cent of power from the mainland by 2023 under ... the city will become too dependent on mainland supplies for food, water and energy. The truth is that about a quarter of our electricity currently comes from the nuclear power plant in Daya Bay ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Power squeeze

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 12:32am by Howard Winn

    ... the same indignity some years ago when the previous administration without any warning announced a gas deal with the mainland which meant that rather than having the option of buying gas at world ... and gas, and 11 per cent on renewable sources such as wind. Under the scheme of control that expired in 2008, the permitted rate of return on its depreciated net assets was between 13.5 per cent ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Incinerator proposal goes to Legco for funding

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:39am by Howard Winn

    ... In addition, it is estimated that it will cost HK$402 million a year to operate. These estimates will inevitably spiral upwards. We have written before about a planned anaerobic digestion plant that is to cost HK$1.5 billion, which is about eight times the price of a similar plant in Britain. Assistant director of environmental protection Elvis Au disputes this comparison. Lai See along ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to honour its real heroes, not government yes-men

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:08pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... and identifying 185,000 species; she had dedicated her life to researching the health benefits of plants to improve the lives of the world's people. Charles Kao Kuen was given a GBM in 2010, the year ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lawmakers must back Hong Kong's own plant for recycling e-waste

    Posted May 20th 2014, 06:45pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau says it will ease pressure on landfills and protect public health Lawmakers must back recycling plant for e-waste Four years after the end of public consultations ... large-scale plant in Hong Kong to dismantle and recycle locally generated electronic waste. According to the government, Hong Kong produces 70,000 tonnes of electronic waste a year, 80 per cent ...




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