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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Power generation pushed up greenhouse gas emissions by 5pc

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by FANNY FUNG

    ... as the previous year. The major source of the increase was electricity generation, which produced greenhouse gas levels equivalent to 29.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, 8 per cent higher than in 2010. ... Fanny Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Power generation pushes emissions up 5pc Greenhouse gas emissions in Hong Kong went up by 5 per cent between 2010 and 2011, mainly due to power generation ...

  8. News - World - NATURE

    How electric eels got their power: DNA map reveals creature’s secrets

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 09:51pm by Reuters

    ... reached into the same "genetic toolbox" to fashion their electricity-generating organ. The new study found that various electric fish rely on the same genes and biological pathways ... Reuters in Washington Scientists plug into the secrets of electric eels Scientists have discovered the secrets behind electric fish, using genetic studies to reveal how the creatures ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    HK Electric may be right about idea of importing power from mainland China

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:30am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp HK Electric has most powerful reasoning in electricity debate The government is currently seeking public opinion on options for the future of the city's power supply. It boils down to a choice between importing about 30 per cent of power from the mainland grid or upgrading local power generation. South China Morning Post, June 6   It is not only ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong business groups give thumbs down to electricity imports from mainland

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:38pm by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... of electricity demand- equal to 15 billion kilowatt-hours by 2023- or to triple gas-fired local generation to 60 per cent. The general chamber favours local generation, according to two members familiar ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Business groups oppose proposal to buy 30pc of Hong Kong's electricity from across the border, citing concerns over reliability of mainland grid ...




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