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  1. 37,000 dams at risk of collapsing, warns water resources chief

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hard this year because of the weather and the condition of our dams.' More tropical storms would hit China this summer and would be powerful enough to affect areas north of the Yangtze ... Stephen Chen A particularly wet spring is threatening nearly half of the dams in China because they are already 'quite sick', according to the mainland's water chief. ...

  2. Clean power not always green power

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... into safe and reliable sources of clean energy, he said. 'Wind power is not stable, it is fairly expensive and China's low electricity tariff, high wind turbine cost and its access to the power grid have become bottlenecks hampering further development,' Pan said. The World Resources Institute (WRI) said the mainland produces about 30 per cent to 45 per cent ...

  3. Power-hungry militarists must not squander China's wealth

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on a worldwide scale. Chinese scientists and all scientists around the world should be devoted to saving life, not destroying it. China can greatly benefit humanity by using its resources not to seek ... media routinely focuses on the heroic rescue efforts following these 'unpredictable'' disasters. But this not the case with earthquakes in China. In fact, we can safely predict ...

  4. Green policy to take its toll on power producers

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... as it had the largest number of projects that needed retrofitting with scrubbers for handling sulphur, he said. Red-chip listing candidate China Resources Power will also be affected; brokerage CLSA ... legislation, but we note that none of the operational plants uses desulphurisation units and at some point China Resources Power will have to make this capex [capital expenditure],' CLSA said. ...

  5. Hongkong Electric invests in mainland wind farm projects

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... the biggest potential in developing wind power in the Asia-Pacific. 'In terms of wind resources and governmental support, the two countries offer a lot of opportunities,' Mr Lee said. 'However, because of their short history of wind power development, investment risks are higher, too.' On the mainland, coastal or highland regions may be rich in wind resources, but wind data ...

  6. Plan to use more nuclear power will meet practical obstacles

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... process. The construction of the nuclear power station also produces a lot of greenhouse gas and pollutants. This hidden environmental impact of nuclear energy is often overlooked. China produces only 2 per cent of the world's uranium, which is not enough to meet the increased demand for nuclear power. This could only mean more reliance on foreign import of resources. The world ...

  7. Power company allocates $1m to renewable energy projects

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI CLP Power has allocated $1 million to promote renewable energycampaign, this year. Over the past two years, a total of $2 million had been awarded by the company to 19 community projects which aimed to raise public awareness of renewable energy. New elements- energy efficiency and conservation- have been added to this year's theme. CLP Power has emphasised ...

  8. Time to bring rising powers into G8 fold

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have evolved with the changing world, it is time to consider updating its membership by bringing in new, rising global powers. The most obvious candidate is China. India is another. ... The basic premise for creating the G8 was to assemble the countries with real power to make a real difference. In the mid-1970s, this meant that a small coterie of western nations- Britain, Canada, ...

  9. Straw houses bale out builders looking for cheap resources

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Mike Raath

    ... Limited materials and the need for sustainability mean an old technology is taking off in China, writes Mike Raath The challenges of meeting the most basic human needs for food and shelter ... The scheme initially covered coastal provinces, and this year is being extended to encompass key cities in the west. According to a China Daily report, the mainland has saved about 60,000 hectares ...

  10. CLP must switch its focus from coal to wind power

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investments in coal power on the mainland. Coal is an outdated and dirty resource and there are easily exploitable alternatives in the form of renewable energy. CLP can make no more excuses. ... energy sources like wind power seriously. CLP's renewable energy investments across the region account for only 0.6 per cent of its investments in coal power. Abundant wind energy resources ...




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