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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Failure to pay for electricity leaves Pakistani towns in the dark

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:37am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in Islamabad Power cuts have hit impoverished areas of Pakistan, bringing threat of riots in the summer Failure to pay for electricity leaves towns in the dark The miseries ... in the impoverished provinces have been hit by power cuts weeks before soaring temperatures traditionally push demand far beyond supply. "The electricity has disappeared," said Sheraz Khan, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Dreaming of a future utopia

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Jonathan Power imagines a utopia four generations hence, where hunger, poverty and war will be nothing but faded bad memories Dream future In 1776, Adam Smith published his ... The "limits of growth" will no longer be discussed. The world will have abundant energy, food and minerals because science will have brought us fusion power feeding on sea water, crops ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Hongkong Electric close to powered spin-off

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:19am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com HK Electric close to powered spin-off Power Assets is nearing its HK$40 billion spin-off of Hongkong Electric, which will hold all its power assets in the city. The market knows the initial public offering is near because Hongkong Electric is close to finalising a HK$37.5 billion club loan, which is essential for leveraging ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong to consider increasing electricity imports in energy mix consultation

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 06:34pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... will start later this month. Under that option, Hong Kong might in the long-term extend its connection to the Guangdong power grid or build dedicated power lines for direct electricity imports to reduce its reliance on coal burning. Depending on the extent of reduction in coal burning in power generation and the availability of more nuclear energy, the electricity-import option could ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong plans to get mainland electricity without counting cost in carbon emissions

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Ernest Kao

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Ernest Kao Power to HK, without the carbon nuisance As the city ponders drawing a third of its electricity from the mainland power grid, it also plans to disassociate ... executive Dr William Yu Yuen-ping said that if the city decided to obtain electricity substantially from the mainland, it should pay attention to storing enough back-up power in case the supply ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    CLP Power and Hongkong Electric in last-ditch talks over tariff increases

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 04:28am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Last-ditch talks over power bill increases The Environment Bureau and the city's two electricity suppliers are locked in last-ditch talks ... forecast for this year. The firm increased tariffs by 5.9 per cent this year. Hongkong Electric, which supplies power to Lamma and Hong Kong Island, is likely to set a lower tariff rise. One ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China deserves credit for sending island dispute to UN

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power applauds China's move to send the Diaoyu Islands dispute with Japan to the UN, and says history is on the Chinese side At last someone has done something sensible ... of Japan's history. China is not an aggressive power and has been more put-upon than most countries. Professor Odd Arne Westad of the London School of Economics writes in his new incisive book, ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Power Assets seeks HK$37.5b loan facility

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Li Ka-shing firm has approached banks for financing to back the electricity spin-off Power Assets seeks HK$37.5b loan facility Power Assets, controlled by Li Ka-shing, has ... billion. A Hong Kong-based spokeswoman for Power Assets declined to comment on the loan financing yesterday. Hongkong Electric, which started operations in 1890, provides electricity to about ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Energy-saving measures by CLP Power, Hongkong Electric may be in the works

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 06:42am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com CLP and HK Electric are likely to help promote more efficient energy use, possibly in buildings Power-saving measures may be in the works ... environmentalists and sources close to the matter say. The rules governing CLP Power and Hongkong Electric, including the profits they are allowed to make, are being reviewed by the Environment Bureau. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must warm to the benefits of solar power in future energy mix

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:54pm by ANTHONY DIXON, LU LIN

    ... Anthony Dixon and Lu Lin Anthony Dixon and Lu Lin say economic and environmental advantages cannot be ignored Hong Kong must warm to the benefits of solar power in future energy mix There is a persistent and almost universal misperception in Hong Kong that solar energy is an insignificant, costly and unreliable potential source of electricity for the city. The latest manifestations ...




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