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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Rail freight and electricity data can be misleading

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... as "man-made". To get a more accurate picture of what was going on in his province, he said he preferred to look at real world indicators, including electricity consumption and rail freight volumes. Ever since, analysts have been poring over the amount of electricity the mainland uses each month and the tonnage of cargo shifted on the country's railways in an attempt to work out how fast ...

  2. Training programme gives workers power to change

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their first opportunity to get a professional certification thanks to a new training programme offered by Hongkong Electric. The utility, which is working in collaboration with the Vocational Training ... or install a box, the resulting malfunction could disrupt power and affect residents and businesses alike. 'Their work is very important,' said Dr Ip Pak-nin, Hongkong Electric ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    CLP Power, HongKong Electric to raise tariffs

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 07:39pm by Cheung Chi-fai and Lai Ying-kit

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Lai Ying-kit Power users on both sides of Hong Kong harbour will face moderate increases in their electricity bills next year, lawmakers were told on Tuesday.  CLP ... from 98.7 cents to 104.5 cents, passing the one-dollar mark. Meanwhile, Hongkong Electric, which provides power to Hong Kong Island and Lamma, will increase power prices by 2.9 per cent ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hongkong Electric fails to meet energy-saving target

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Hongkong Electric helped users on HK Island and Lamma cut 1.7 million kilowatt-hours in three years instead of 3 million a year Power firm fails to meet target Hongkong Electric has failed by a big margin to reach an annual energy savings target set four years ago in its agreement with the government, bringing calls by a green group ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COST OF LIVING

    Power bill rebates for some as electricity costs set to rise

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Cost of electricity likely to rise between 3 and 6 per cent for most residents, while heavy domestic users may face penalties Power bill rebates for low-use homes Electricity consumers will face higher bills next year, despite some users with low consumption being offered a discount in the latest tariffs proposed by the city's power ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should review the profit scheme of its two electricity companies

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Review power company profits No one likes a tariff increase. In the case of electricity bills, public sentiment is even stronger. For decades, an archaic business agreement with the government guaranteed the two power companies a maximum return on their investment. Despite efforts to reduce the profit, CLP Power and Hongkong Electric are still allowed profits of up to nearly 10 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Opening up electricity market may not lower power prices

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the electricity market to more competition might not help bring power prices down, and such a move should be weighed carefully, the environment minister told lawmakers yesterday. After a row over tariff increases last year, some lawmakers hoped that breaking the duopoly of CLP Power and Hongkong Electric would help to bring about lower tariffs. But Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said ...

  8. Business - China Business - VEHICLES

    BYD wins order for 50 electric cabs in London in push for global expansion

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Mainland carmaker's e6 model will join the fleet of Greentomatocars next year in its global push BYD wins order for 50 electric cabs in London Mainland carmaker BYD, which is backed by Warren Buffett, won a preliminary order to supply 50 electric cabs to a London-based minicab company, gaining its first foothold in the international ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for HK to get serious about electric buses

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Electric buses need a good jolt Greatly reducing the pollution of Hong Kong's roadside air is as easy as replacing the fleet of ageing diesel buses with electric ones. ... is crucial to making the air on our streets less harmful. Putting electric buses on our roads is not as simple as buying them. There has to be investment and careful planning to put in place ...

  10. News - World

    New York marathon canceled after storm backlash; electricity returns to chunk of Manhattan

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 05:49am by AFP

    ... on track.” In Manhattan, Electric power returned to 65,000 customers on Friday in a big boost for New Yorkers living in the dark since superstorm Sandy damaged networks, ConEdison power company said. ... power in the wake of Sandy. Officials say that all of Manhattan should get back electricity by the end of Saturday. However, widespread outages will continue in other parts of the city, as well ...




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