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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Green activists outraged at Apple Store's after-hours lighting

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... for tougher control over light nuisance. They say the absence of regulations governing light pollution in Hong Kong has opened the door to abuse. "It is outrageous for Apple to turn a blind eye to energy conservation and the nuisance created by the lighting. It reminds us of the urgent need to regulate light pollution," said Hahn Chu Hon-keung, from Friends of the Earth (HK). Acting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1230872/apples-practice-lighting-stores-after-closing-hours-riles
  2. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Wind power and equipment maker shares slide 6pc by midday

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:32pm by Eric Ng

    ... due to opposition from the industry and the government's war against pollution." He said the wind farm operators' opposition this year was based partly on poor wind resource, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1593078/windpower-and-equipment-maker-shares-slide-6pc-midday
  3. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Chinese demand for Indonesian coal increases despite pollution fears

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Eric Ng

    ... in Indonesia with mainland China as one of its top markets, aims to raise output and sales by 30 per cent despite slowing Chinese consumption because of rising demand for less polluting coal. Ng ... tonnes in 2012 and 35.7 million tonnes in 2011. Despite the lower heating value, most of the coal imported from Indonesia is blended with domestic coal to reduce pollutants. Agritrade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1548271/chinese-demand-indonesian-coal-increases-despite-pollution
  4. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    China leading world in renewable energy investments

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:14am by Sophie Yu

    ... pollution." The share of renewables in the country's total power generation was bound to increase in the long term, he said. "In the short term, I also see no economic pressure to slow down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1581600/china-leading-world-renewable-energy-investments
  5. 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 effect on July 1, forcing operators to spend more to remove pollutants or shut non-complying plants. "As governments globally seek to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions, it looks ...

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

    Solar project fails as Australian government reviews clean energy

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... reported, citing unidentified people. He has also scrapped Australia's levy on carbon dioxide and sought to dismantle institutions set up to help the country limit the pollutants blamed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1577225/solar-project-fails-australian-government-reviews-clean-energy
  7. 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 ... and interest costs, boosting their capacity to finance clean energy projects to help achieve pollution-cutting goals. Still, the big five state-owned power producers' exposure to coal-fired ...

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

    Clean water access offers flood of business opportunities

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

    ... to check current trends could include water tariff increases and stiffer penalties for polluting. "The water issue has the potential to be cataclysmic," said Michele Ledgerwood, senior ... breaching pollution guidelines, though detractors often argue such penalities do not go far enough. The challenges facing China are formidable. Nahal said 45 per cent of the nation's gross ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1560683/clean-water-access-offers-flood-business-opportunities
  9. News - World - ENERGY

    World Bank urges end to polluting gas flaring

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Practice among oil giants contributes as much to climate change as a major economy like Italy World Bank urges end to polluting gas flaring Gas flaring by oil and gas drillers ... at drill sites has been cut 30 per cent since 2005, US$50 billion worth of gas is still wasted annually, according to the World Bank. New satellite analysis of the flares that commonly light ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1069801/world-bank-urges-end-polluting-gas-flaring
  10. Business - China Business - ENERGY

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

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

    ... to harness clean renewable energy to help fight air pollution shrouding major cities such as Beijing. "Mass commercialisation of tidal power is very far away, maybe it will happen by 2050," ... to enhance energy security and tackle pollution, but the cost-competitiveness thus far is highly doubtful." The mainland relies on pollution-prone fossil fuels, especially coal, for 90 per cent ...

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

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