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  1. Energy-saving scheme fails to see light of day

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Olga Wong

    ... said the government was being inconsistent in shelving the scheme; the Environment and Conservation Fund supported district projects to fund residents using energy-saving light bulbs. ... Gary Cheung and Olga Wong It was supposed to be a glowing moment for the environment chief. What if every family had a voucher to buy energy-saving light bulbs, Edward Yau Tang-wah ...

  2. Codes for energy use in buildings mandatory

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Legislative Council yesterday passed a law to make voluntary building energy codes mandatory. The codes will apply to all new commercial buildings and to public areas of new residential and industrial buildings, as well as existing ones undergoing major renovation. They cover the energy efficiency of air conditioning, lifts and escalators, lighting and electrical ...

  3. Greenpeace protests over energy use in estates' common areas

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Greenpeace staged a protest at the Development Bureau yesterday, calling for transparency and the monitoring of energy consumption in common areas of private housing estates, ... by the group that found only 10 out of 128 private housing estates responded with energy consumption figures relating to the common areas. The MTR Corporation, which manages more than 10 developments ...

  4. The green touch

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... efficiency savings, mostly in the form of lower utility bills and higher workforce productivity. The first step in this process is taking time to analyse current performance in terms of energy ... and setting modest, achievable year-on-year reduction targets. The key word here is 'modest'- no more than 10 to 20 per cent at first- but even conservative targets can offer surprising cost ...

  5. Makers of LED lighting poised for pivotal role

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Evelina Leung

    ... Systems (Hong Kong). 'Due to the government's push for energy-saving light bulbs, there isn't much focus on LED lights at the moment,' Lau says. He adds that LED lighting products have more advantages compared with energy-saving light bulbs. 'Not only are LED lights more environmentally friendly, as they don't contain mercury found in energy saving light ...

  6. A bright new way to save energy

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Turning the lights off when you leave a room is one of the easiest things you can do to save energy. But if you change your light bulbs to ones that use less electricity, you will save energy when the lights are turned on as well. The most common type of energy-saving light bulbs are called compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and most are designed to replace incandescent ...

  7. Only 20pc of fund for energy efficiency used

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A HK$450 million funding scheme launched more than a year ago to raise energy efficiency in private buildings has so far handed out less than 20 per cent of its cash. Of the 400 ... residential, commercial and industrial buildings in the city to conduct energy audits and carry out improvements. Subsidised work is confined to common areas within properties. To further cut energy ...

  8. Fuel for thought

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer Hong Kong now has some 400,000 private cars on its roads, a number that came upon us quicker than might have been expected a few years ago. It appears accelerated growth in car ownership has been fuelled, in part, by an exemption from registra ...

  9. Government is making strong headway on better air quality

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... initiated the legislative process for implementing building energy codes, extending the mandatory energy efficiency labelling scheme to other energy-consuming products, and introducing a ban on idling vehicles. Moreover, we are making preparations to implement a district cooling system in Kai Tak to provide energy-efficient air-conditioning services, further reduce emissions from ...

  10. environment

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Choose the correct answer for the following questions: 1 What was the original aim of introducing compact fluorescent light bulbs? a. to help households save money b. to use recyclable materials to make light bulbs c. to replace less ...




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