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  1. CLP plant can flout pollution cap

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Limits on the amount of pollution CLP Power's gas-fired power station may emit have been renewed, but with the proviso that the company may breach them if it reduces pollution from its coal-fired turbines. The Environmental Protection Department said the proviso was intended to encourage the company to use more gas. 'This offsetting arrangement will ensure ...

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    1,200 coal-fired power plants planned

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in London

    ... 1,200 in planning across 59 countries, with about three-quarters in China and India. The capacity of the new plants adds up to 1,400GW to global greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent ... The Guardian in London Climate fear as coal-fired power surges More than 1,000 coal-fired power plants are being planned worldwide, research has revealed. The huge planned expansion comes ...

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    Shale oil and gas boom puts global warming issue on the back burner

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by PETER SCHWARTZ

    ... buses, delivery vans and a variety of commercial and fleet vehicles all can easily be converted to natural gas. The third impact will be on climate change. Most new power plants will now be natural gas-based. While natural gas is cleaner than coal, it is obviously dirtier than nuclear, wind and solar. While some ageing coal plants will be replaced, decreasing overall carbon dioxide ...

  4. HK's greenhouse gas proposals will be ineffective and expensive

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Kong's officials are feeling pretty smug. The city's government came out with its own plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions back in September. It is proposing to cut Hong Kong's ... The reduction will be achieved mainly by phasing out Hong Kong's existing coal-fired power plants and buying in more nuclear-generated electricity from the mainland. This plan is so flawed ...

  5. World leader in green tech, world beater in greenhouse gas

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... chart). China's emissions from cement plants alone are now greater than the total greenhouse gas emissions of Germany, the world's fourth-largest economy. Beijing has traditionally ... technologies doesn't seem to be having much of an impact where it's really needed: in limiting greenhouse gas emissions. BYD's sales of electric cars are negligible. And while generous ...

  6. HK must play its part in greenhouse gas fight

    Posted Feb 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bellwethers of the impact of climate change are already to be found close to home. Today's reports on the changing behaviour of animals and plants found in Hong Kong, including a blossom ... will impact on both our plants and animals, but not necessarily in ways that cancel each other out. As local scientists have found, to escape the worst of higher temperatures, both may be expected ...

  7. Power plant emissions cap to boost air quality

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... polluters to adopt cleaner ways to generate power, including increased use of natural gas and cleaner coal. Under existing regulations, power plants are free to emit unlimited amounts of pollutants ... to be introduced and said its new natural-gas-fired plant, which will start operating next year, would reduce the use of coal. Concessions will be offered to recycling operators that move to the 20-hectare ...

  8. CLP gas emissions reach 13-year high

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... supplier to celebrate its slight progress, saying extra efforts were desperately needed to cut air pollution from its power plants. Emissions of sulphur dioxide, particulates and nitrogen oxides ... in these pollutants recorded in 2003, when less gas and more coal was consumed. Emissions of carbon dioxide, a key contributor to global warming, also rose to 17,643ppm last year, up 4.5 per cent from 2004 ...

  9. Carbon trading yields wind energy plants

    Posted Jun 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... greenhouse-gas emissions, Professor Liu said. 'The [market] environment is much better and will continue to improve.' He estimated the wind energy plants would cost about 2.7 billion yuan ... Stephen Chen Three giant wind energy plants will be built in rural areas on the mainland in a multimillion-tonne carbon-trading deal between a major mainland company and a French energy ...

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    Arctic thaw boosts bottom line for Russian energy firm

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... Novatek spokesman Mikhail Lozovoi. Novatek, in partnership with the French energy company Total and the China National Petroleum Corp, is building a US$20 billion liquefied natural gas plant ... The New York Times in Yurkharovskoye Gas Field, Russia Arctic thaw boosts the bottom line The polar ice cap is melting, and if executives at the Russian energy company Novatek feel guilty ...




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