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  1. More thinking needed on electric cars

    Posted Mar 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong should be an innovating city when it comes to electric cars. Our compact area, technology-savviness and obvious problem with air pollution are ideal draws. There is even a local company that has developed such vehicles. Yet they are not being sold or even driven in the city because of road regulations; in fact, there are only 31 private electric cars among the 400,000 ...

  2. HK paves the way with hybrid electric vehicle

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford A hybrid car using technology from around the globe has been developed in a first for Hong Kong. The Productivity Council claims that its hybrid electric vehicle produces ... The hybrid petrol-electric car employs a system different to that used in the Toyota Prius, which is already popular on the international car market. An electric rear engine is powered ...

  3. China Power to build 7b yuan hydro project

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, according to a statement by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission. The first generation unit will be come on stream next year ...

  4. Ebbs and flows of wave-power generation for polluted HK

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Australia's first commercial wave-generated power station, anchored 100 metres off a popular beach near Wollongong, will soon be producing electricity and fresh water for about 500 homes south of Sydney ('Wave-generated power station ready to roll', March 2). This clever invention generates electricity from the waves that crash through its funnel. It can also ...

  5. Manufacturers brace for EU fee

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Winston Yau The European Union has slapped an environmental protection fee on the sale of electronic and electrical appliances to cover the cost of recycling obsolete goods. ... charging manufacturers a fee for recovering components and materials from electrical goods for recycling. The products being targeted include large and small household appliances, consumer ...

  6. Levy would reduce stockpiles of hazardous electronic waste

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... And when it comes to the disposal of electronic waste in Hong Kong it is essential that we establish a polluter-pays scheme. Many people do not wait for an electrical or electronic appliance ... would be reluctant to pay this additional charge. Therefore we might have second thoughts about throwing away an electrical item that is still working. I think such a scheme could have the same ...

  7. CLP to assess feasibility of wind farm

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang and Cheung Chi-fai Power company to join forces with British firm to consider erecting up to 50 turbines off Sai Kung Electricity utility CLP Holdings and British-based ... expensive renewable energy source after solar, and customers will face an increase in electricity bills. 'I haven't seen any wind power projects operate successfully without ...

  8. Can Leung get the job done and lead us to greener ways?

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... twice as much electricity per square metre of floor area compared to the old government offices. The new administration, led by Leung Chun-ying, needs to review the current environmental ...

  9. Don't waste the Earth's precious resources

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Earth's precious resources. Making sure that we don't waste paper is a good point, and something that we can all begin doing. The same can be said for electricity- we don't need to run air-conditioners on high all day, and remember to turn out the light when you leave a room. We should also not waste water. By becoming aware of these three resources- paper, electricity and water- you ...

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    Technology can tackle urban challenges

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by JIM HAGEMANN SNABE

    ... IT of factories in urban areas can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality, aiding sustainability goals. Smart grids and smart metering of electricity can improve efficiency. Better ...




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