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  1. Intellipanel

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... All those extras that you plug into your computer not only clutter up your desk with cables, but also eat up lots of power, even when they're in standby mode. You can always turn them off one by one. But UK firm OneClick has invented a power panel th ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Some 'energy-saving' modes may not save energy at all, WWF says

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei Electrical appliances with energy-saving modes can vary greatly in their energy consumption rate, according to a new report from a global conservation body. A recent study by the WWF compared 77 multi-functional office printers and found that those with similar functions could differ by up to 68 per cent in their energy requirements. The least efficient model would ...

  4. LESS is more

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eunice Chu One way to save electricity at home is to decide what you want from the refrigerator before opening the door. A better way is to use an energy efficient fridge. Spend a month ... home's energy consumption. According to the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, the reason why refrigerators are getting more energy efficient is that the technology of cooling, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Campaign backfires

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government used 10 per cent more power after launching its energy efficiency drive, the Audit Commission said. What more should officials do to cut down on their use of electricity? Write to us. ...

  7. PC PCs

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... including carbon dioxide and perfluorocompounds (PFCs)- which contribute to climate change. Carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced through energy conservation, while PFCs can be cut by using new ... research at International Data Corp Asia-Pacific. 'At the very least, an environmentally friendly PC should be energy-efficient and use recyclable materials in its design and packaging.' ...

  8. Tougher fuel rules for car subsidy

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Neil Gough neil.gough@scmp.com Beijing has tightened the minimum fuel-efficiency requirements for small-engine passenger cars to qualify for a national 3,000-yuan (HK$3,662) purchase subsidy. Starting on October 1, cars with engines of 1.6 litres and smal ...

  9. Green-energy cars land on state wish list

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Conserving energy and emissions reductions are prioritised in the current five-year plan due to end in 2015. It also wants to boost the development of hybrid cars and electric vehicles. But experts ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The central government included 'new energy' vehicles in its procurement list for the first time yesterday, amid concerns about whether ...

  10. Energy policy caught in time warp

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... in a mature economy such as the United States, political opposition is the biggest stumbling block to pricing policies that promote energy conservation. 'My advice is to go as far as [China] can ... on energy pricing for some time to come, it is clear that energy conservation and cleaner energy consumption can move forward only if they start leaping from stone to stone soon. Additional ...




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