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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1028370/rail-freight-and-electricity-data-can-be-misleading
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Increases in Hong Kong's electricity tariffs must be kept at reasonable level

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 03:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Power price rises must be fair The tariff adjustments announced by the two power companies have drawn mixed feelings in the community. Unlike the steep rises in past years, China Light and Power (CLP) is charging 3.9 per cent more in the new year, while Hongkong Electric is imposing a freeze- a pleasant surprise for a public utility. Although the increases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1387740/increases-hong-kongs-electricity-tariffs-must-be-kept
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must warm to the benefits of solar power in future energy mix

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:54pm by ANTHONY DIXON, LU LIN

    ... There is a persistent and almost universal misperception in Hong Kong that solar energy is an insignificant, costly and unreliable potential source of electricity for the city. The latest manifestations of this appear throughout the Environment Bureau's recent consultation document on the future fuel mix for electricity generation, in which solar energy and renewable energy in general ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1462342/hong-kong-must-warm-benefits-solar-power-future-energy-mix
  4. Business - Companies - WHITE COLLAR

    Big chunk of compensation to Gome could end up back in Wongs' pocket

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 11:10am by Enoch Yiu

    ... shareholders of Gome Electrical Appliances, with 35.55 per cent. If the retailer decides to pay the HK$420 million out as a special dividend, the couple would be able to put nearly HK$150 million back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1456040/big-chunk-compensation-gome-could-end-back-wongs-pocket
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Supply more details for better debate on Hong Kong’s future energy mix

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 06:24pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... natural gas and nuclear energy to lower the city's carbon intensity by 50 to 60 per cent by 2020 compared with 2005 levels. One option is to import 30 per cent of our electricity supply from ... given by the administration at the time. Now the Environment Bureau has raised the issue again. One option is to import 30 per cent of our electricity supply from across the border; another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1467014/supply-more-details-better-debate-hong-kongs-future-energy-mix
  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Government power demand forecast much too high

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... actually shows you a year-over-year percentage change record of monthly electricity consumption in Hong Kong. It tells you only that if you want to know anything about trends in electricity ... between electricity use and economic growth no longer applies. For the past 10 years, there has been a steadily enlarged gap between the two. Growth of electricity use is increasingly less than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1456457/government-power-demand-forecast-much-too-high
  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 14, 2014

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by LETTERS

    ... aged two to six, the opportunity of studying at this popular kindergarten. W. K. Leung, Yuen Long   Electric taxis plug into plans for greener city The Ching Ming festival is a special ... something very encouraging, in terms of future environmental protection- an all-electric taxi. The Hong Kong government's decision to introduce Shenzhen-based BYD Auto's e6 cars onto our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1481346/letters-editor-april-14-2014
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:29am by STAFF

    ... Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycling Association. The group has been involved in managing programmes for computer equipment, fluorescent lamps and rechargeable batteries in a bid to raise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1474512/talking-points
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Reality behind the election rhetoric in India

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... 5 per cent, far below what is needed to create jobs for a young population. The corruption of politicians and officials has robbed billions of dollars from the economy. India needs electricity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1472225/reality-behind-election-rhetoric-india
  10. Comment - Letters

    Unfair to compare one-stage UK example with Hong Kong waste plant

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:54am by LETTERS

    ... to treat and recycle food waste. Phase 1 of the organic waste treatment facility (OWTF) at Siu Ho Wan in North Lantau will recycle food waste into biogas for electricity generation and compost. ... a single-stage process using anaerobic digestion to produce electricity only. OWTF phase 1 is a two-staged process using anaerobic digestion and composting to produce electricity and good quality compost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1458785/unfair-compare-one-stage-uk-example-hong-kong-waste-plant

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