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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China plans more perks to drive up demand for electric cars

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06pm by Teddy Ng

    ... be expected, just a day after the State Council said the government would exempt purchase tax for new-energy vehicles. These include all electric cars, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles. China wants to boost the sales of electric vehicles and has set a target of having 500,000 on the road by next year. But the nation only has about 70,000 new-energy cars in operation – and more than ...

  2. Business - Companies

    TEPCO shares up 33pc after conservative election win

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 02:27pm

    ... Shares of Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO)  soared almost 33 per cent Monday, leading an energy firm rally after a conservative election win likely to mean any short-term ... restarts in three years and the nation’s “best energy mix” within a decade. Major business lobby Keidanren said in a statement Monday that it “welcomes the LDP’s landslide victory”. Japan’s private ...

  3. Driving wisely can cut fuel costs by 30pc

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Private car owners could save an estimated HK$440 million a year by practising fuel-efficiency measures that cut fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent, according to a major oil company. The measures include cutting vehicle weight by removin ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - ENERGY

    Book review: The Burning Answer, by Keith Barnham

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by GDN

    ... behind the world in renewable solar energy, whereas the leaders in the field are the three defeated nations of the second world war: Germany, Japan and Italy- all barred from developing nuclear ... of Barnham's correctives to the received wisdom on energy sources is his stress on developing biofuels from the CO² that is tipping the world's climate into the danger zone. Carbon dioxide ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban all ivory sales, conservation groups urge government

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com As city prepares to burn its 30-tonne pile of seized ivory, conservationists say more action is needed to save elephants from extinction Ban all ivory sales, groups urge C.Y. Leung A coalition of animal welfare and conservation groups is demanding the government impose a complete ban on the sale of elephant ivory in Hong Kong. The coalition, led ...


    Centre dedicated to 'critically endangered' porpoise is deserted in Jiangxi

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:18pm

    ... first centre dedicated to the conservation of the Yangtze finless porpoise, which cost more that 5.4 million yuan (HK$6.8 million) to build, has been deserted without saving a single porpoise, ... a year for Yangtze finless dolphin conservation. Nanchang is about 70km from the dolphins’ habitat, Poyang Lake. An expert told the Chengdu newspaper that dolphins cannot be transported ...

  8. Conservation comes first, Hu warns local officials

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Put energy, resources into saving environment, president says Local authorities have been urged by President Hu Jintao to put energy and resources into conservation ... grim warnings by senior officials and experts that the government looked set to miss energy conservation and pollution control targets this year. Premier Wen Jiabao announced this year ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - AVIATION

    Pilots aim for first solar-powered aircraft circumnavigation of globe

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:22pm by Jamie Carter

    ... to conserve energy, so the journey's longest stretches- five days over both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans- could get cold. "Solar Impulse 2 will have virtually unlimited autonomy, and now ... of Solar Impulse 2 is sure to make us all think twice about just how much energy it takes to fly. Scheduled to traverse the globe over a period of about 20 days next year, the adventure by two ...

  10. 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 ...




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