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  1. Brave new Dutch power trip

    Posted Aug 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Johannes Out's new house in the Dutch town of Leusden looks no different from the other red-brick homes in the neighbourhood, but there is a big difference. It produces ... and live in it to show them'. The project has already caught the attention of the Dutch government, which has made sustainable construction a key part of its green stimulus package, under ...

  2. News - World - NETHERLANDS

    Nigerian farmers sue Shell in Dutch court

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 08:46pm by Associated Press in The Hague

    ... Associated Press in The Hague Nigerian farmers began a landmark compensation case against Shell in a Dutch court on Thursday, asking judges to order the oil multinational to clean up environmental damage they claim is caused by leaking pipes. The case at The Hague Civil Court marks the first time a Dutch company has been sued for alleged environmental mismanagement caused ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Tax probe places Deutsche Bank’s ethics in spotlight

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 11:58am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Frankfurt As Germany’s biggest lender, Deutsche Bank has for many people long symbolised everything that is wrong and immoral about the banking sector and its perceived culture of limitless greed. However, under the new dual leadership of Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen, who took over in June, the bank has been making every effort to clean up that image. ...

  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Nigerian farmers lose key Shell case at The Hague

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague Nigerian farmers lose key Shell case A Dutch court rejected a bid by Nigerian farmers to hold Shell responsible for oil damage to their villages, in a case that environmental groups had hoped would set a precedent for global corporate responsibility. Instead, The Hague district court ruled that Anglo-Dutch Shell's parent company could ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New ferry promises 20pc cut in fuel use, carbon emissions

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Dutch company's seagoing hybrid vessel gives new hope to city's shipping operators New ferry promises 20pc cut in fuel use, emissions A Dutch company has presented Hong Kong with the world's first diesel electric seagoing ferry that promises to cut fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by at least 20 per cent. ...

  6. Shell to raise lubricant capacity by 50pc with giant Guangdong plant

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Energy giant Royal Dutch/Shell plans to increase its lubricant production capacity on the mainland by 50 per cent by building in Guangdong one of its three largest lubricant blending plants globally. The plant in Zhuhai will have a capacity in the first phase of development to make 200,000 tonnes annually of consumer, transport, industrial and marine lubricants ...

  7. News - World - ENERGY

    World Bank urges end to polluting gas flaring

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Practice among oil giants contributes as much to climate change as a major economy like Italy World Bank urges end to polluting gas flaring Gas flaring by oil and gas drillers contributes as much to climate change as the entire economy of Italy, according to data released by the World Bank, which called for an end to the practice. While flaring to burn off excess gas ...

  8. Fast facts

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Head of State Queen Beatrix Prime Minister Mark Rutte Population: 16.61 million (2010) Capital The Hague Official language Dutch Ethnic groups (2008) Dutch (80.7%), EU varieties (5%), others (14.3%) Religions (2006) Roman Catholic (30%), Protestant (20%), Muslim (5.8%), other (2.2%), none (42%) Currency euro GDP US$858.3 billion (2011) Climate Temperate maritime Natural ...

  9. Business Digest

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shell, CNOOC link up in offshore oil and gas deal European energy major Royal Dutch Shell said it had signed an agreement to explore for oil and gas in the Yinggehai Basin off China's south coast. Shell will pay exploration costs, and would be entitled to 49 per cent of output if reserves are found, with China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) taking the rest. CNOOC said ...

  10. Titan banking on green dream

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Genomic titan Dr J. Craig Venter told a Hong Kong audience last week that he had no intention to recreate extinct species, instead, he only wished to help protect the environment with synthetic genomics. Venter, whose creati ...




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