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  1. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Coal prices set to stay low on mainland China for next 12 months

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by Eric Ng

    ... environmental protection regulations mean highly polluting coal-fired power's competitiveness over subsidised clean energy is slowly being eroded. The latest tightening of emission standards took ... weighed down by weak demand, environmental constraints, domestic oversupply and rising imports. While further downside is limited as leading domestic miners cut back on output to prevent prices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1575682/coal-prices-set-stay-low-mainland-china-next-12-months
  2. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    China's power producers recoup past losses on economic shifts

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 12:31pm by Eric Ng

    ... it added. Much of the decline took place last year largely due to growth in hydro and solar capacity. This was made possible by a tougher environmental protection regime for polluting coal-fired ... Beijing failed to implement a coal cost pass-through mechanism for setting tariffs to protect consumers against inflation, resulting in major losses for generators amid soaring coal prices. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1568203/generators-shares-rise-speculation-cuts-power-price-will-be
  3. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Proposed giant tidal plant for mainland China is far-off dream

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Eric Ng

    ... built in the 1950s to link up a large island to the continent," he said. "The ancient amphioxus fish vanished from the area." The environmental impact on protected Chinese white ... traffic and may be harmful to the environmental, although Steijn said ship-locks could be built for ships to pass. Wang Haibo, a campaigner at environmental group Greenpeace's Beijing office, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1556881/proposed-giant-tidal-plant-mainland-china-far-dream
  4. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Beijing raises natural gas prices by 16pc

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 04:59pm by Eric Ng

    ... prices were much lower to protect consumers and farmers, but rising imports, which makes up over 30 per cent of consumption, forced Beijing to lift prices to stem losses for importers. The hike ... allowed, and the actual hikes will depend on the negotiation results between PetroChina and the local governments, some of which may resist the full hike to protect consumers. Powell estimated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1572142/beijing-raises-natural-gas-prices-16pc
  5. Business - Companies - ENERGY

    Cathay Pacific invests in biofuel developer to meet carbon-neutral growth targets

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:51pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... to Cathay. Cathay chief executive Ivan Chu Kwok-leung said the company was committed to reducing its environmental impact and was pleased to have Fulcrum as a strategic business partner. Biofuel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1568342/cathay-pacific-invests-biofuel-developer-meet-carbon-neutral
  6. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Clean water access offers flood of business opportunities

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... enough. In China, environmental degradation is already taking a toll on peoples' health, and for those that can afford to emigrate, their choice of residence. "Two-thirds of wealthy people who have left the country or expressed plans to leave country cited environmental issues as one of their reasons," said Nahal. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1560683/clean-water-access-offers-flood-business-opportunities
  7. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Sino-Dutch consortium spends up on feasibility study for tidal energy

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Eric Ng

    ... firms and university institutes have joined industry and academic partners on the mainland in the venture. The project, worth up to US$15 billion, would also need to have its environmental ... and environmental muster, the venture carries immense risks as its viability can only be proven if a full-scale project is built. "The biggest challenge is that the project must be done on a big scale ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1556929/sino-dutch-consortium-spends-feasibility-study-tidal-energy
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong needs reserves of natural gas and more energy sources: lawmaker

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 11:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... Islands, it was shelved by CLP Power – one of the two local electricity suppliers – due to cost and concerns from environmental groups. A 25-year gas deal with the mainland was signed instead. ... susceptible to natural gas tariffs Further environmental improvement may be limited Will increase heavy reliance on one fuel type May not provide the flexibility to let the city meet rising demand, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543439/hong-kong-needs-reserves-natural-gas-and-more-energy-sources-lawmaker
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong plans to get mainland electricity without counting cost in carbon emissions

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Ernest Kao

    ... itself from the resulting carbon emissions, environmental authorities say. Carbon emissions related to the imported electricity would be left out of the city's emissions count, the Environmental Protection Department said yesterday. It is unclear if that is common practice when transferring energy across borders. The shift of responsibility should help the city achieve runaway ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452642/hong-kong-plans-get-mainland-electricity-without-counting-cost-carbon
  10. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Cost of importing power from China should be Hong Kong's first consideration, says CLP boss

    Posted May 09th 2014, 01:14am by Eric Ng

    ... billion. More important and expensive … is the cost of energy you are importing RICHARD LANCASTER The plan to import power from the mainland to meet environmental protection goals has fired debate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1507828/cost-importing-power-mainland-should-be-hong-kongs-first

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