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  1. Mainland power producers in a quandary

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... the gas industry - either in the form of handouts or tax exemptions - to place gas, which is four to five times more expensive than coal, on a level playing field with coal. Gas-fired plant ... Some power producers have already agreed to play their part in Beijing's energy strategy. H share Huaneng Power International's plan to build two gas-fired plants - in Shanghai ...

  2. Energy competitors

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about wind power and traditional power. One single combined-cycle gas-fired power plant of 1000MW capacity, relatively clean as to emission of greenhouse gases and not built on pristine ... in the most scenic parts of Hong Kong to produce the equivalent output of one small, clean, combined-cycle gas-fired plant. Put another way, this is 35 per cent of Hong Kong's land area. All ...

  3. Guangdong set to build more power stations

    Posted Nov 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as build more power plants, he said, but the energy projects would have to be environmentally friendly. While the focus would be on clean energy sources, such as nuclear, hydro- and gas power ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Guangdong will need to build more power plants to meet its energy needs, which have been outstripping the province's economic growth, said Governor Huang ...

  4. Hongkong Electric nears Thai stake sale

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... many stakes we will sell and the stake sizes,' Mr Natee said. The project, a 1,400-megawatt gas-fired power plant, would now be built in Ratchaburi province, he said. In February, Union Power said the plant would be fuelled by gas instead of coal and its location would be moved, ending a three-year tussle with environmentalists who were worried about damage to the environment ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... approval for pipelines Hong Kong and China Gas, also known as Towngas, has received initial government approval to build two 28.6km underwater pipelines to carry natural gas from Shenzhen across Hong Kong's northeastern boundary to the company's gas-production plant at Tai Po's Waterfront Park. Objections to the plan must be submitted to the Director of Lands in the next ...

  6. Shanghai firms to stop work in peak hours to save power

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said. Analysts say electricity shortages have arisen in part from an over-reliance on coal-fired power plants. Planned hydropower stations and natural gas-fired power plants should help address ... of the working day in order to guarantee households enough electricity. The order followed breakdowns at two city power plants. Workers had already repaired a generating unit at the Wujing plant, which ...

  7. Reforms hinder LNG hopes

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... A mainland plant scheduled to come online in 2005 could be delayed by a year The expected gas delivery date of China's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal could be delayed ... of gas-fired power plants had not signed any purchase agreements with customers, who were waiting for the reforms to be finalised. Without such agreements in place, power plants were unwilling to sign ...

  8. Energy needs exceed growth in Guangdong

    Posted Nov 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be environmentally friendly. While the focus would be on clean energy sources, such as nuclear, hydro and gas power plants, the province would also continue to develop coal-fired plants, Mr Huang said. ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou The governor plans to build more power plants, including coal-fired stations, but pledges proper pollution controls Guangdong will need to build more power ...

  9. Huaneng Power facing slower growth next year

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... this month, and Shenzhen Energy in May this year. In 2005, the company's 55 per cent-held Qinbei plant in Henan province is expected to complete construction of 1,200MW of capacity, and its 63.6 per cent-held Huaiyin phase two project in Jiangsu province to complete another 600MW. These are coal-fired plants. Mr Huang did not mention the 300MW gas-fired plant in Nanjing and another ...

  10. Shanghai to shore up power grid

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Waigaoqiao power plant will bring two new generating units into operation in the second half of next year. Shanghai will also use more power from the Three Gorges Dam hydropower project in Hubei province and natural gas from the west-east pipeline to fuel power plants. Officials have suggested the city seek other energy sources, including wind, solar and nuclear power. Unexpected demand ...




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