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  1. Coal power struggles in war on sulfur

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to look at but too expensive to use. At the small power plant in Guangdong more than 100 men and women are working against time to put the tower and its labyrinth of pipes in place. In the end, ... is repeated all over the country. Some officials estimate that of the 100 or so desulfurisation projects installed in mainland power plants, only about 10 are running as required. As a result, China ...

  2. Wind power won't miraculously blow away fossil fuel turbines

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... be on fossil fuel plants. What it comes down to is that a wind farm will do a little- emphasis on 'a little'- to limit air pollution from fossil fuel plants. We would always take power from ... farm, 250 times as much. Big number, that. But let's put it into perspective. It amounts to only 1.7 per cent of the existing generating capacity Hong Kong has in fossil fuel plants ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The true extent of China's energy crisis

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by SHUJIW YAO, DAN LUO

    ... be purchased relatively cheaply on the international market. Fuel costs account for only 5 per cent of a nuclear power plant's operating costs, compared to 40-60 per cent for coal and gas plants ... to develop non-fossil-fuel sources or another ambitious renewable energy target. While commendable, these promises risk masking the true extent of China's future energy crisis- and its gloomy ...

  4. 'Rolls-Royce level' costs put CLP in hot seat

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com An administration official has criticised CLP Power's ballooning operating costs- which he likened to 'Rolls-Royce' levels- amid public ... asked on an RTHK programme yesterday. He pointed out that the city's other power supplier, Hongkong Electric (HKE), had imposed a much smaller increase. Hui said the rise in CLP's ...

  5. Green group says use of natural gas must balance reliance on fossil fuels

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the fuel mix for power generation. Friends of the Earth environmental affairs officer Angus Wong Chun-yin described CLP Power's decision to drop its plans for a liquefied natural gas terminal ... The Hong Kong government should press harder to require power companies to use more natural gas to generate power.' At present, coal accounts for about 60 per cent of CLP Power's fuel ...

  6. Firm eyes nuclear power gear

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... is expected to set up two to three 1,000 MW nuclear plants annually until 2020, Shanghai Electric and rivals Harbin Power Equipment and Dongfang Electrical Machinery are vying for projects to plug ... of gas-fired power plants and growth in equipment sales. The firm posted a 53.5 per cent rise in net profit to 1.67 billion yuan, buoyed by the power equipment unit, whose operating profit surged 128 ...

  7. High costs force CR Power to cut back

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... to international crude oil prices. The China Electricity Council recently warned that about 4,000 megawatts of gas-fired power plants being built in east China were not expected to secure enough gas ... steam to Toyota's plant, so it would be up to the government to balance the need for greener energy and cost realities,' Mr Wang said, adding CR Power's revised proposal is being ...

  8. News - Asia - Fukushima

    Tepco, Mitsubishi plan coal-fired power plants at Fukushima

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 03:08pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Reuters in Tokyo New generation of efficient fossil fuel burners planned for site of 2011 nuclear meltdown The operator of Japan’s wrecked nuclear plant and three firms from the Mitsubishi ... Mitsubishi Heavy also aims to be a leading player in the new IGCC technology, which will increase power output by 20 per cent from conventional coal plants, using the same amount of fuel. Three ...

  9. Big money fuels illegal trade in rare fossils

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Ministry of Land Resources and the legislative office of the State Council published a new law which aims to better protect the country's plant and animal fossils and curb fossil smuggling. ... of the ministry and the museums approved by them- too much power in the eyes of many scientists, who believe that the law may foster the rampant trade in fossils because these officials will seek ...

  10. Datang sees 40GW nationwide supply shortfall

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 38.5GW at the end of 2011 to 60GW in 2015, including 4GW of nuclear, Cao predicted. Datang's first nuclear power plant would open in Ningde, Fujian province, this year, Liu said. ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Despite a slowing economy, this year China could see a national power shortage of up to 40 gigawatts- roughly Singapore's annual consumption- ...




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