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  1. HK$4m saved in energy conservation contest

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong A two-month energy conservation contest saved HK$4 million in electricity bills and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 3,018 tonnes, Friends of the Earth said. The contest involved 400 housing estates, 80 schools and 500 families. One family slashed HK$877 off its electricity bill by setting air conditioners at a higher temperature. Another used 37 per cent less ...

  2. Conservation measures to lead attack on power usage

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Beijing targets energy-intensive industries, coal pollution The mainland pledged to enhance its much-criticised energy efficiency by putting forward various conservation ... management has resulted in higher energy consumption per unit of GDP.' To promote conservation, it stresses that the mainland should try to develop hi- and new-tech industries and set strict ...

  3. Green designs

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

    ... Some 30 public housing projects will be built with the help of microclimate studies, allowing greater energy efficiency and comfort for residents. Should more be done? Write to us. ...

  4. Energy efficiency codes may become compulsory

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Bill follows poor response to voluntary green building codes The government is proposing to make its voluntary building energy codes mandatory by 2010 to reduce power ... cover the energy efficiency of air conditioning, lifts and escalators, lighting and electrical installations in communal areas. The proposal, issued by the Environment Bureau for three ...

  5. HK urged to reduce demand for energy

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Hong Kong should seek to reduce demand for energy by drafting new laws and charging more for electricity at peak hours, a Nobel laureate has urged. Steven Chu yesterday offered some advice to Hong Kong on saving energy before crossing the border to give a talk on energy issues at Shantou University in Guangdong. Dr Chu, a professor at the University of California, ...

  6. Shining a light on energy saving in buildings

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Martin Donovan Enhancing the energy efficiency of buildings through the use of solar energy is just one of the ways building services engineers are helping to combat global warming. Hong Kong's appetite for development is criticised for not giving enough thought to the effect grand buildings may have on the environment. But attitudes are changing and more energy ...

  7. Lights out

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland is to phase out incandescent light bulbs in favour of more energy-efficient ones. Would you support Hong Kong playing its part by banning or slapping a heavy tax on traditional bulbs? Write to us. ...

  8. Choosing green products a new way of life

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... Winners rewarded for producing innovative products to meet the growing demand for eco-friendly products. Reports by Liana Cafolla Families who use compact fluorescent bulbs to save energy ... cent, and it uses 20 per cent less energy than its incandescent equivalent. The bulb has other environmentally friendly features including a lead-free glass tube, minimised risk of mercury ...

  9. Flat owners show way to save energy

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... management fees. The competition, organised among private property management firms by green group Friends of the Earth, showed that small energy saving initiatives could slash power use and save hundreds of thousands of dollars on power bills. Property management firms had to achieve a saving of at least 3 per cent on their energy use in public space areas between June and August, compared ...

  10. Energy-saving goals in focus

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would require officials' performance assessments to be tied to their efforts in conserving energy. Xinhua said the NPC Standing Committee yesterday began the second reading of amendments to the Law on Conserving Energy. 'The way in which energy-saving goals are accomplished will be made a part of the performance review of local governments,' the draft amendment said. Other ...




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