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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's buildings should be generating electricity, not using it

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by Ian Brownlee

    ... water-heating panels are on the roofs of many buildings in mainland China and Taiwan- multi-storey residential buildings similar to ours. Many also have solar panels which generate electricity ... buildings, which now dominate Hong Kong. If a building was clad in a combination of solar panels and energy-generating windows, it would become a producer of electricity, rather than just a user, ...

  2. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Harley-Davidson generates a buzz with prototype electric motorcycle

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:02pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters US motorcycle maker unveils battery-powered prototype, but some riders wonder if it has enough juice to really get out on the highway Electric Harley generates a buzz Howie Barokas had just ridden his Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited on Highway 50 across the searing Nevada desert when he heard about the company's new electric motorcycle. He wasn't impressed. ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Local generation offers flexibility of future electricity supply

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by LETTERS

    ... Local generation offers flexibility of futurepower supply In March 2014, the Environment Bureau issued a consultation document on Hong Kong's future fuel mix for electricity generation. The consultation document proposes two options for public consideration: one option is to import 30 per cent of electricity through purchase from the mainland grid, and the other ...

  4. The power of electricity to distort the growth picture

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... some scepticism was understandable. But economists took comfort from data showing that electricity generation was up 4.7 per cent last month compared with a year earlier. Analysts doubtful about the accuracy of official economic data have long looked towards electricity generation figures as a more reliable indicator of output. They reason that electricity use is closely ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Star Ferry to test new, green electric drive

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by CHI-FAI CHEUNG

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com In a local first, clean modern generators would replace old motors to power the iconic vessels Star Ferry to test new, green electric drive The iconic ... Protection Department's pilot green transport fund, will replace the ancient diesel combustion engine in one of the vessels with a modern diesel-powered generator driving an electric motor ...

  6. News - World - ENERGY

    Google-backed plant in US generates electricity with nearly 350,000 mirrors

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Primm, Nevada Hundreds of thousandsof mirrors generate enough electricity for 140,000 homes in what is the world's largest plant of its type Sunburnt west home ... nearly 400 megawatts- enough power for 140,000 homes. It began generating electricity last year. Larger projects are on the way, but, for now, Ivanpah is being described as a marker ...

  7. Signs of revival in power surge

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... domestic product. The 25.9 per cent year-on-year jump in electricity generation- the strongest growth in a non-holiday month in 12 years- indicates Beijing's 4 trillion yuan (HK$4.54 trillion) stimulus programme has lifted the mainland from the trough of the global downturn. More than 70 per cent of the electricity the mainland generates is used by industry, primarily in the steel, ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONSERVATION

    Sino Land boss Daryl Ng trials mini-turbines in taps to generate electricity

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:49am by Peggy Sito

    ... boss hopes green energy will soon be on tap Sino Land executive director Daryl Ng Win Kong wants to harness the energy on tap in the water supply to generate electricity. Ng, the 35-year-old ... will turn the turbines and generate electricity. That would produce "green" power, and, if it could be done on a big enough scale, it would reduce the amount of coal burned to generate ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Something new: Electric avenues

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:09am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... while in college. In 2012, Hill blazed his own trail with the Electric Run, aimed at the Go-Pro generation, who care more about posting pictures of and checking-in to an event on Facebook than ... Olivia Rosenman Olivia Rosenman Electric avenues Exercise isn't most people's idea of a top night out- how often do you go partying dressed in your sports gear, dripping ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - MOTORSPORT

    After Formula E debut in Beijing, Hong Kong woos electric-car series

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Alvin Sallay, AFP

    ... that we can bring the series to Hong Kong. "It will be hugely beneficial, as we will have a race which will generate no air pollution or noise pollution and show everyone that electric cars ... Alvin Sallay and Agence France-Presse HK ready to plug into Formula E race schedule Formula E, a Formula One-like motor-racing series that uses electric cars, came to the streets ...




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