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  1. Energy efficiency scheme may get a boost after owners of 7,000 blocks show interest

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... of the Environment and Conservation Fund to see if there is such a need.' The committee comprises professionals and officials. The scheme was set up in April to fund energy audits of residential, ... Joyce Ng A HK$450 million push to raise energy efficiency in private buildings might be expanded as the Environment Bureau has received a keen response from the owners of more than 7,000 ...

  2. Call for TVs to carry energy labels

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Green group pushes for flat-screen televisions to show power use by law Flat-screen televisions should carry mandatory energy-efficiency labels, a green group says, as concern grows about how much power the sets use. The call comes as the European Union considers banning plasma television sets that waste energy and requiring other types of sets to carry ...

  3. Cost of converting factories could be lowered

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The government is considering lowering the land premium payable for converting old industrial buildings to new uses, a senior government source said. It is one of several incentives being considered to speed up the revitalisation of industrial z ...

  4. Energy-saving scheme sees traders forced into green labelling

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A new energy-saving scheme begins in Hong Kong appliance stores on Monday, when traders will have to have energy-efficiency labels displayed on three types of products: ... the department said. Once the models and their energy-efficiency grades are registered, the department issues the labels. The mandatory scheme was proposed in 2005 in a bid to save up to 105 ...

  5. Initiative aims to encourage energy saving

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Productivity Council is developing an accreditation scheme to encourage more businesses to adopt carbon auditing and energy saving measures. The scheme will cover owners ... Applicants must achieve at least a 3 per cent reduction in energy consumption to obtain a certificate, Mr Tsang said. He hoped that by enhancing corporate image, accreditation would give incentives ...

  6. A little knowledge goes a long way in saving energy

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bit of energy efficiency helps save fuel and combat global warming. And greater awareness would help encourage other good conservation habits, like not leaving the TV on in the background when ... household electricity bills over a year than any other common appliances except air conditioners and refrigerators. Environmental activists want consumers to have more information on the energy ...

  7. Hong Kong needs an advocate for conservation not a car salesman

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... conservation, energy and sustainable development. There is no mention of promoting the car industry. He says electric cars are cheap to run and that the registration-tax waiver has been extended ... Mr Yau should be promoting are those that transport the most people with the least impact on resources and energy consumption. Hong Kong needs a sustainable warrior not a car salesman. Mary ...

  8. HK$100 coupon to buy green light bulbs

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Anyone planning to replace their incandescent light bulbs at home would be wise to wait a few months. A non-refundable, HK$100 cash coupon for buying energy-saving light ... consumed in 2010. A senior environment official said fluorescent light bulbs were 80 per cent more energy-efficient than incandescent ones and had an average life span of 8,000 hours. If every home ...

  9. Bureau aims to reduce water waste with efficiency drive

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... for water conservation. People are well aware of the need for energy efficiency but they have long taken water for granted.' Last year, the department announced measures to conserve water ... by Dongjiang and the rest from local sources. The imports could fall in the next 20 years if conservation efforts pay off. ...

  10. Testing times

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With rarely any two days alike, Tony Ho Wai-lun, manager for energy efficiency and emissions reduction services at SGS Hong Kong, believes he has one of the most inspiring jobs ... engineer. He and his colleagues have been carrying out tests on energy saving light bulbs, following the discovery by the Consumer Council that some bulbs in Hong Kong were less energy efficient ...




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