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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    HK Electric appeals against HK$4,500 fine over Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com HK Electric appeals Lamma IV fine The owner of a vessel involved in the National Day ferry collision that killed 39 passengers almost two years ago has appealed against a magistrate's ruling that the vessel was short of crew at the time of the accident. Lamma IV owner HK Electric, represented by barrister Peter Duncan SC, argued ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China plans more perks to drive up demand for electric cars

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06pm by Teddy Ng

    ... the use of electric vehicles – especially among private consumers – as it seeks to cut down on pollution. Minister of Sciences and Technology Wan Gang announced preferential policies that could be expected, just a day after the State Council said the government would exempt purchase tax for new-energy vehicles. These include all electric cars, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles. China ...

  3. News - World - NATURE

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

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

    ... 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 developed an organ that can unleash a wicked jolt. They unveiled a genetic blueprint of the South American electric eel- which can zap humans with up to 600 volts- as well as detailed genetic data ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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

    ... 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 Thumbs down for power imports Elite business groups have come out against a government proposal to import 30 per cent of Hong Kong's electricity from the mainland, favouring the present high ...

  6. News - World - CHILE

    Chile rejects plan to dam Patagonia rivers for hydro-electric scheme

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Santiago Chilean ministers bow to community pressure and reject European-led firm's bid to build huge hydro-power plants on wilderness rivers Victory for greens as Patagonia dams axed Chile has rejected an US$8 billion proposal to ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POWER

    HK Electric in frame over 'misleading' data

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 04:06am by Cheung Chi-fai and Ernest Kao

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Ernest Kao Environment Bureau chiefs hit out at biased information 'from a power company' about plan to import a third of city's electricity HK Electric ... misleading information about a plan to import electricity from the mainland. The government is currently seeking public opinion on options for the future of the city's power supply. It boils ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Public to be consulted on liberalising Hong Kong's electricity market

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to have say on power market The public will be consulted on whether to open up the market for Hong Kong's electricity supply within the year, the Environment Bureau said yesterday. At present the market is limited to two firms- CLP Power and HK Electric- and the government must inform them if it intends to open the market by 2016. The current regulatory regime expires in 2018. The two ...

  9. News - World - ENERGY

    Russia's Inter RAO considers building power plant to sell electricity to China

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:48am by Reuters

    ... electricity to China in a sign of strengthening economic and political ties between the two countries. Boris Kovalchuk, head of the Russian power monopoly, said it would examine the cost and timetable ... already supplies China with electricity. A subsidiary, East Energy Company, last year increased electricity exports to China by 33 per cent to 3.5 billion kilowatt-hours. Kovalchuk, whose father ...

  10. News - China

    Woman illegally detained in mental hospital and given electric shock treatment wins lawsuit

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:24pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Wu Chunxia, from Zhoukou, Henan, said she was subjected to horrific electric shock treatment three times a week. She now suffers from a series of health problems. Wu had first been ... forced me to take pills and put steel needles on my head, which were charged with electricity, three times a week.” She went on: “The harder I tried to prove I was normal, the more they said ...




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