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  1. Greener light bulbs targeted

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... secretary for the environment, said some charity groups had been funded by the Environment and Conservation Fund to distribute free energy-saving light bulbs. $440 The amount, in HK dollars, ... energy-efficient and last longer. But the government has no plan to offer subsidies to help people switch to the greener lights. In 2009, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen proposed in his policy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975994/greener-light-bulbs-targeted
  2. Swift action vital on new light bulbs

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Just as with cutting the use of plastic shopping bags and banning vehicles from parking with their engines idling, introducing energy-saving light bulbs should be a no-brainer. They cost ... and such a decision should be backed by legislation. The government wants to outlaw the sale and supply of incandescent bulbs starting with ones of 25 watts or more that fail a minimum energy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976301/swift-action-vital-new-light-bulbs
  3. Energy-saving efforts falling short

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In Hong Kong, the pursuit of economic growth and better quality of living means energy conservation is given low priority. Despite various campaigns over the years for more responsible use ... to be done. Numerous energy conservation programmes have been launched over the years, such as carbon emission audits for buildings and labelling electronic appliances according to their energy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987136/energy-saving-efforts-falling-short
  4. Disneyland lights up for an energy-efficient future

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on top of the extensive modern environmental conservation measures incorporated into the design of the theme park, which opened in 2005. By comparison, from 2006 to 2010 overall domestic energy ... Staff Reporter Hong Kong Disneyland plans to phase out energy-wasting and non-environmental lighting fixtures. Workers have completed a three-month project to replace 9,000 incandescent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977476/disneyland-lights-energy-efficient-future
  5. Let's generate a debate about how we can use less energy

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bernard Chan The Council for Sustainable Development, which I chair, has announced a set of ideas for public discussion and comment on improving energy efficiency in buildings and reducing ... broaden rules on efficiency labelling of electrical goods and tighten the efficiency-grading levels for appliances, and phase out energy-inefficient equipment, including incandescent light bulbs. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975968/lets-generate-debate-about-how-we-can-use-less-energy
  6. Higher fuel price, retrofits urged for energy savings

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Asia can improve its energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions by adopting proven energy-saving technologies, but this has to be supplemented with regulations and market-driven energy pricing to be effective, according to the vice-chairman of the German chemical giant BASF. Beijing's practice of setting energy prices below those in the free market mean some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968737/higher-fuel-price-retrofits-urged-energy-savings
  7. New regulations urged to force city to cut back on its use of energy

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong New regulations are needed to force Hongkongers to cut energy consumption if they don't want to rely on nuclear power, Council for Sustainable Development chairman Bernard ... climate change in the second half of this year. It will focus on ways to control public demand for energy and make recommendations to the government early next year. Measures being considered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966095/new-regulations-urged-force-city-cut-back-its-use-energy
  8. Council puts radical green proposals on backburner

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Advisers on sustainable development are unlikely to present the outgoing government with radical ideas on cutting energy consumption. This was signalled ... as the most controversial. Chan said tightening the existing building energy codes, extending the mandatory energy efficiency labelling scheme to cover more appliances and the phasing out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985881/council-puts-radical-green-proposals-backburner
  9. Powering up young engineers

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... talented students as part of their Energy Efficiency Cup competition which will take place on June 28. Now in its third year, the competition has proven to be successful, with more than twice ... for university students to showcase their creativity and put their educational theory into practice through energy-saving proposals. The participating teams- comprising groups of one to three university ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971623/powering-young-engineers
  10. It's time to switch off

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh Help save energy in the sixth annual Power Smart Energy Saving Contest, organised by Friends of the Earth. This year, they want Hongkongers to save 100 million kWh ... That means switching off a 1,000-watt air conditioner for 17 hours in the period. '[This] is not just a contest- it's a way for the public to practise saving energy,' says Edwin Lau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967805/its-time-switch

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