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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong needs reserves of natural gas and more energy sources: lawmaker

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 11:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ordinance to ensure stable supply in periods of shortages or price volatility. “In such a small city with such high electricity consumption, we will need a reserve and we cannot just have one source ... Islands, it was shelved by CLP Power – one of the two local electricity suppliers – due to cost and concerns from environmental groups. A 25-year gas deal with the mainland was signed instead. ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Don't kid yourself that electric taxis are green

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland The new vehicles on HK roads are as red as ever if the energy used and gas emissions produced in making them are taken into consideration Don't kid yourself that electric taxis are green Yesterday, the first of a new fleet of electric taxis rolled out onto Hong Kong's crowded streets. Encouraged by the prospect of generous subsidies from ...

  3. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    China electricity meter market ranks high for Echelon joint venture

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Mainland market for advanced electricity readers attracts as governments slash buying Echelon smart meter joint venture sets sights high The mainland's advanced electricity meter market is the world's largest and most attractive, as austerity-induced delays plague tenders in many parts of the world, according to the chief of Echelon, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Public demands more information about energy plans from government

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:39pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... electricity demand. Both plans are undergoing public consultation until mid-June. Critics of the import option have questioned how reliable the supply would be and what impact it would have ... convincing evidence of the reliability of the mainland’s power supply. Doubts remained over whether there would be enough supply to Hong Kong during the mainland’s peak electricity demand, he said. ...

  5. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Harbin Electric orders strong despite bleakness

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Higher gross profit margin and trading gains help first-half net earnings climb 21.4 per cent Harbin Electric orders strong despite bleakness Harbin Electric ... margin rose 4.7 per cent year on year to 21.7 per cent, Harbin Electric said. "Competition in the power generation equipment market has been intense since last year and demand has been ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Greenpeace calls for freeze on power bills

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHIFAI

    ... a freeze on power bills Greenpeace is calling for electricity bills to be frozen for small businesses and residential users who consume less energy. The demand came after it studied public ... for electricity bills, while ordinary citizens need to pay more." The group's call comes as the government is scrutinising the tariff adjustment proposals of CLP Power and Hongkong Electric ...

  7. Focus on variable electricity tariffs

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip and Martin Wong The public is being given a say on whether to bring in variable electricity tariffs as a means to reduce carbon emissions. The Council for Sustainable Development, ... energy consumption- such as for air conditioning, ventilation and lighting- phasing out energy-inefficient electric appliances and making companies perform carbon audits. Green groups hailed ...

  8. Business - Commodities - EARNINGS

    Offshore operations boost earnings for Power Assets

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Turnover grew 2 per cent to HK$10.42 billion, thanks to a 1 per cent increase in the average basic tariff and a 1 per cent gain in unit sales of electricity in Hong Kong, the company said. Net ... the firm's profits and unit sales of electricity declined last year, mainly due to low demand for coal-fired electricity, Fok said. "Our operations in Canada, Thailand and New Zealand delivered ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    More want powerhouses to face tighter regulations: Greenpeace poll

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... A phone poll by Greenpeace last month found that 80 per cent of its 1,031 respondents believe the government should tighten its regulations on CLP Power and Hongkong Electric. About 70 per cent believe electricity tariffs should be controlled. Compared with a survey by the Census and Statistics Department 10 years ago, the percentage of those who want the city's administration ...

  10. KMB to test electric bus that recharges itself at each stop

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam An electric bus that recharges itself at bus stops will go on trial on Hong Kong roads in about two months. The so-called supercapacitor bus- now being used at the World Expo in Shanghai- is being brought to the city by Kowloon Motor Bus as it seeks ways to reduce emissions from its diesel-burning fleet. The bus has a quick-charging electricity storage device that can ...




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