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  1. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last week's story entitled 'Work on wind turbine heralds tiny step towards green power' wrongly stated the Lamma turbine would produce 1,000kW hours of electricity a year. This should have been 1,000,000kW hours, which is about 0.01 per cent of Hong Kong Electric's production and roughly enough to power 250 average households. The height given for the structure, 46 ...

  2. Harnessing the winds of change

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... months. Why the big deal? From last week, the turbine officially started supplying electricity to local homes. It was erected in September, and has been on trial since then. Hongkong Electric also ... energy for 250 homes. Will it power specific homes on Lamma? No. The electricity goes into Hongkong Electric's power grid on Lamma, which then distributes it to homes across the island. ...

  3. In hot pursuit

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legislators Choy So-yuk (left) and Emily Lau Wai-hing compete in the Friends of the Earth fifth Solar Cart Race at Victoria Park. The race was won by the Hongkong Electric team which set a record by completing 30 laps in just over 20 minutes. The aim of the race is to promote the use of renewable energy in the community. A record number of 27 teams took part in this year's ...

  4. Powering lifelong learning

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to society. Hongkong Electric and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) have organised the award-giving event to encourage and promote the 'active ageing' of retirees. 'The ... Catherine Sing, public affairs manager, corporate communication, at Power Assets Holdings, which owns Hongkong Electric. Members of the public are invited to nominate retirees with outstanding ...

  5. Professor denies 'dogs' jibe at Hongkongers

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com A mainland academic who called Hongkongers 'running dogs for the British government' denied having said so yesterday, saying media outlets had ... internet users, was footage of the Peking University professor Kong Qingdong speaking in an internet talk show on Thursday. He said Hongkongers who refused to identify themselves as Chinese were ...

  6. Singer hopes Hongkongers will dig deeper to understand the appeal of jazz

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ben Sin She grew up listening to American jazz legends Billie Holiday and Anita Baker. Now Hong Kong singer Ginger Kwan believes the art of jazz is often misunderstood here. 'I think many people think of jazz as boring and for rich snobs,' said ...

  7. The other Hongkonger humiliated by Cowell

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Rachel Chu is not the first apparently tone-deaf Hong Kong performer to achieve a degree of fame after being publicly humiliated by television talent show king Simon Cowell. Six years ago, 20-year-old William Hung- originally from Sha Tin- sho ...

  8. Workman dies from electric shock

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A worker died after suffering an electric shock at a Yau Ma Tei building last night. The man, 42, had just finished working on scaffolding outside Bowring Commercial Centre, in Ng Chung Street, at 7pm. He received the shock from a metal railing when he stepped from the scaffolding to the building, and was certified dead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The Labour ...

  9. Royal honours for Hongkongers

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Three individuals with close links to Hong Kong have been honoured in Queen Elizabeth's 2009 birthday honours list, including Henry Keswick, the chairman of Jardine Matheson Holdings. The Shanghai-born businessman, who has been part of Ja ...

  10. Vectrix electric bike

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What drives it? 120V, 3.7kWh battery pack using 13, 30Ah 19.6V Nickel Metal Hydride battery modules. Fitted with a Brushless DC, radial air-gap motor, a coaxial integrated rear-wheel mounted planetary gear drive. A DAaRT Patented multi-function throttle p ...




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