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    Protests over industrial projects a challenge for China

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com An increasing number of mainlanders are not prepared to accept local government decisions on industrial projects made behind closed doors Rising activism poses challenge Mainlanders are increasingly taking to the streets in protest over industrial development, a phenomenon analysts say is a serious challenge for local officials. In the latest case, big ...

  2. Pollution woes can turn China into green industry leader

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... and powerful typhoons, and higher inland rainfall leading to flooding. China, with much of its recent industrial development sited in coastal regions and river plains, is doubly vulnerable. ... and micro-generation are still at the embryonic stage. If China invests heavily now, it could steal a march on competitors and place itself at the forefront of the green energy industry. The government need ...

  3. No end in sight to solar industry's woes

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... capacity is around 70 gigawatts a year, of which 50 GW comes from China, according to Li Junfeng, deputy secretary-general of the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association. Last year global ... At least seven US solar companies have filed for bankruptcy since early last year. Despite industry expectations that China's solar panel market would grow at least 60 per cent this year ...

  4. Oil industry tips surge in tanker storage

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Burgeoning development of offshore oil and gas fields buoyed by higher oil prices will lead to a surge in the use of floating production and storage ships between now and 2018. Industry experts say 17 of these static tankers are being designed in China or are in operation there alone. Robin Allan, Asia director for Britain's Premier Oil, said 186 of the floating production, ...

  5. Industrial space plays a vital role

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... has sparked an increase in the sale of industrial property. There were 291 extra sales of private flats in industrial buildings in October last year when compared to the same month in 2009. Also, in the same month, there were 96 more sales of private offices in factories than in October 2009. Since the policy was launched, the rate of increase in the sale of flats in industrial ...

  6. Industrial parks ignore rules

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Industrial parks are defying central government orders to rein in pollution with nearly 90 per cent of the zones found flouting environmental regulations, yet another sign that ecological concerns are not filtering through to local authorities. Of the 126 industrial parks in 11 provinces inspected by the State Environmental Protection Administration last month, 110 had ...

  7. Beijing mulls industry carbon tax for 2015

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Beijing is considering imposing an emissions tax by 2015, which will hit the biggest industries that burn fossil fuel and encourage them to invest ... gases. The tax rate will take into account industries' emission volumes and profitability. The institute's director, Jia Kang, was quoted as saying that to relieve the extra burden ...

  8. Industry is wary of renewable energy push

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... from renewable energy sources, such as wind power, in an effort to reduce pollution and China's reliance on fossil fuels. The move is expected to meet resistance from the producers, which ... cent by 2020. The government is seeking feedback from the industry. The regulation could be sanctioned as early as next year to give companies enough time to prepare. 'This is a long-term ...

  9. State Grid sells 8 coal-fired plants as industry restructuring winds up

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng State Grid Corp of China has agreed to sell eight coal-fired plants to seven state-owned companies, marking the completion of separating the industry's generation ... Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) said. Buyers included five national generation majors- China Huaneng Group, China Datang Group, China Huadian Group, China Power Investment Corp and China ...

  10. Actions will speak louder than words to help green industries

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is a seriously polluted city and there is an urgent need for us to live greener lives. Reading about City University setting up Hong Kong's first biofuel research centre made me think about the importance of the government supporting these ...




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