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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The poor needs the gift of light

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by STEVE HUFF

    ... In an attempt to relate how far technology can come in a short time, I often tell my children the story of when my father first experienced the power of electric light. Born in 1936 in Kentucky, US, he ... in southern Indiana. He remembers walking into the farmhouse and spending five minutes, awestruck, flicking the electric light on and off. Having clean, bright light changed his life. Homework ...

  4. Sino's pollution solution powers residential and commercial buildings

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the lighting system, street lamps, garden lights and electronic light-emitting diode (LED) notice boards. If the trials are successful, Sino Property Services will further implement solar and wind ... an average of 10 or more knots, drive the wind turbine. The system produces about 1,080 watts per day to power public lighting in the property. In addition, 10 solar-powered light poles have been ...

  5. Guiding light

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... villages and towns. And coal, the only fossil fuel that will probably remain relatively cheap in the long term, is too polluting for China to use on a much larger scale. Consequently, China needs ...

  6. Can Asia keep its lights on without nuclear energy?

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... few domestic energy sources, other than polluting and carbon-heavy coal. Oil imports from the Middle East remain critical but look to be increasingly risky and expensive. This sets the context ... From this scale, it will take considerable effort to develop sufficient alternatives while keeping the lights on. Germany has already increased generation from renewable sources from 6 per cent ...

  7. Clock ticking on pollution bomb

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by May George

    ... - instead it will be air pollution. Richard Welford, deputy director of the corporate environmental governance programme at University of Hong Kong and a founder and chairman of non-profit organisation CSR Asia, said air pollution was very much linked to climate change, which was an immediate problem. Many companies in Hong Kong and the mainland are not only looking for ways to reduce ...

  8. Government should raise energy-saving awareness

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... who live in these places feel differently about the heat they generate and the light that shines into their homes at night. Light pollution is not comparable to air pollution in terms ... more energy consumption, more burning of coal from our two power companies and, therefore, more pollution. Green group Friends of the Earth has been calling attention to the problem of light ...

  9. Small gestures can make big changes in attitude

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... publicity we should be worried about. It is true the lights-out campaign drew attention to a major cause of air pollution without achieving anything more concrete. But that does not detract from ... When the lights are out it generally means no one is at home or they are all asleep. That was far from the case at 8 o'clock last night when the lights were turned out for three ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Lights out for old bulbs from next year

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Suppliers and retailers are to be asked to stop selling the power-guzzling bulbs; Friends of the Earth disappointed with regressive move Lights out for old bulbs from next year Plans for a ban on power-eating incandescent light bulbs have been scrapped in favour of a voluntary scheme to phase them out from next year. The decision was made ...




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