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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Families to save HK$300m a year on electricity with new efficiency ratings

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:25am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... HK$300 million a year on electricity, officials say. The changes affect air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines- which account for about half of household energy consumption- ... in some fridges and washing machines. Frank Chan Fan, director of the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Department, said the more efficient products were about 10 per cent more expensive than ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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

    ... 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 ... of 225km/h, are powered solely by electricity, and Formula E organisers say it has received high-level support on the back of its green credentials. After watching the race, Yu said he was going ...

  4. News - World - NORWAY

    Popularity of electric cars creating problems for Norwegian officials

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:44am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Oslo Popularity of electric cars 'has become a problem' Ministers in Norway, a rich oil-producing country, are under increasing public pressure to reduce perks and tax breaks for booming electric car sales. "It's become a problem," said Erik Haugstad, a bus driver in the Oslo region who complains about the numerous electric cars ...

  5. News - World - WEATHER

    New York’s Electric Zoo finale closed down by thunderstorm

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:06pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Electric Zoo music festival shut down by storms New York's Electric Zoo music festival was shut down in the face of powerful thunderstorms, forcing ... to board ferries or shuttle buses to get off the island. Electric Zoo, which was in its fifth year, has become a popular stop on the circuit for fans of electronic dance music, a growing presence ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Tensions rise as Myanmar turns to dams for power

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 10:25pm by AFP

    ... US$10,000 to plug into an electricity grid, families put themselves in debt to find the cash. Ten months later children there are still squinting over their homework by candlelight and dinners ... to power, so the once pariah state, which already relies on hydropower to generate half of its electricity, is again turning to its rivers in new plans to harness energy from dams. But as it rushes ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    CLP says power rate rise won't be as bad as forecast

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 06:05am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Utility says power rate rise won't be that bad Electricity supplier CLP Power has confirmed that the rate of increase in power tariffs will be "far ... increase can be far lower," Poon said. HK Electric, which serves Hong Kong Island and Lamma, has pledged to freeze tariffs for five years until 2018. But Poon said fuel cost pressures, mainly ...

  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Kandahar could fall into darkness when US stops paying for its electricity

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:54am by Reuters

    ... of Kandahar next year, lights will flicker out and factories will fall idle, playing into the hands of Taliban insurgents in the area. Bringing a stable source of electricity to Kandahar, the cradle ... years away. When the United States finally ends subsidies- now running at just over US$1 million a month- in September 2015, Kandahar could lose about half its severely limited electricity ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Electric car drivers get 100 new chargers to plug into

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Electric car drivers get 100 new chargers to plug into Electric vehicle owners will be able to juice up their cars at 100 new medium-charge stations from ... can charge newer car models up to 60 per cent faster and older models 20 to 30 per cent faster than standard chargers, said Lo Chun-kong, an engineer with the Electrical and Mechanical ...

  10. 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 ...




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