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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong power companies told to meet tighter emission limits by 2017

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Tighter 2017 emission limits for power companies The city's two electricity producers will need to cut prevailing emissions of key pollutants by up to 60 ... the companies will be capped, from 2017, at 10,399 tonnes of sulphur dioxide, 25,950 tonnes of nitrogen oxides and 750 tonnes of respirable suspended particulates. This will see emissions of the three ...

  2. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Singapore company uses DNA tests to fight global trade in illegal timber

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singaporean technology company can pinpoint the species and origin of a piece of wood DNA detectives fight globaltrade in illegal timber Call it CSI: Singapore. Unlike ... Technologies, the Singaporean company that has developed and commercialised DNA testing for wood, the only firm in the world to do so. Until now, the battle against the US$30 billion annual global trade ...

  3. Green light for companies

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... within their companies. One of the consistent aims is to offer opportunities for companies and employees to work together in practical ways to improve their living and working environments. ... has developed a list of 12 green deeds as practical guidelines for participants to follow. Participating companies are encouraged to support at least three green deeds throughout the 12-month ...

  4. Power companies turn to coal to stem losses

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... over power prices. Now the companies are going 'upstream' to almost double their coal output by 2015 in an attempt to improve profits, according to Liu Xiangdong of the China ... producers' combined profits tripled to almost 300 billion yuan between 2007 and 2010. But the profits of power companies fell from around 200 billion yuan in 2007 to between 50 billion and 80 billion ...

  5. Companies blamed for power surge

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... programme at WWF Hong Kong. Companies should turn down the air conditioning when only a few people are around, he said, while office workers should switch off their computers after work. Families ... million people. 'All the glowing advertisements along Victoria Harbour waterfront switched off one by one last year... even companies based outside Hong Kong joined the campaign,' he ...

  6. Energy company seeks 6b yuan from share sale

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... projects of Huadian, as well as some coal-fired and hydropower plants in Fujian province. Huadian is one of five central government-owned national power generation groups. The company plans ... The company also has 37.7MW of solar projects and 25MW of biomass projects. Huadian Fuxin plans to spend 1.57 billion yuan on 21 wind power projects and 181 million yuan on four solar projects ...

  7. Farm overseas to help nation, companies told

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... resources present a growing challenge to provide food for the nation's expanding population. The government is 'building up platforms for companies to expand international co-operation and exchanges in agriculture', according to a Five-Year Plan issued by the Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday. Although Chinese companies have aroused accusations of land-grabs and even ...

  8. Oil company must apologise for Bohai spill

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the company of taking advantage of lenient regulations. The State Oceanic Administration (SOA), the central government agency overseeing mainland maritime affairs, also demanded the energy company ... on Wednesday. The company must also explain how it has disposed of the spilt oil it has collected. The company missed an August 7 deadline to clean up all oil-contaminated mud from sea floor near its ...

  9. Taking on oil companies

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... drilling. Every moment matters.' Cairn Energy is a small company based in Britain. It specialises in exploring oil resources. Greenpeace says the company runs on a low budget, which makes it prone to possible oil leakage. The oil rig's operation in Arctic waters near the North Atlantic islands has been approved by Greenland's government, but Greenpeace says the company ...

  10. US company reveals scale of oil spill

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bay. The figure was released yesterday by ConocoPhillips, the US-based operator of the oilfield's two production platforms, crippled by seepage and leaks last month. The company is working with independent experts to validate the number. Mainland authorities ordered the company on Wednesday to cease production at the two platforms on the Penglai oil field, run in partnership ...




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