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  1. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Clean water access offers flood of business opportunities

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

    ... associate at the Washington-based policy Centre for Strategic and International Studies. A specialist in identifying disruptive trends, Ledgerwood said there are solutions. "We have ... 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
  2. Business - China Business - ENERGY

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

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

    ... said Lin Boqiang of the Xiamen University Centre for China Energy Economics Research. "Mainland research institutions may be looking into its feasibility out of our nation's desire ... to 15 US cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), similar to the prices of 12 to 13.7 US cents per kWh at which subsidised offshore wind power is sold to the national grid. This means a greater subsidy ...

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

    Brazil and Japan to team up on offshore oil project

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by AFP

    ... an international consortium including Chinese state oil majors China National Petroleum Corp and CNOOC won the rights to develop the huge Libra oilfield in Brazil, with an estimated 8 billion to 12 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1556926/brazil-and-japan-team-offshore-oil-project
  4. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Sino-Dutch consortium spends up on feasibility study for tidal energy

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

    ... firms and university institutes have joined industry and academic partners on the mainland in the venture. The project, worth up to US$15 billion, would also need to have its environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1556929/sino-dutch-consortium-spends-feasibility-study-tidal-energy
  5. Lifestyle - Books - ENERGY

    Book review: The Burning Answer, by Keith Barnham

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by GDN

    ... patented in 1959; silicon solar cells first powered a calculator in 1978. Barnham finds it hugely significant that the US and Britain, the nations that principally developed nuclear technology, lag behind the world in renewable solar energy, whereas the leaders in the field are the three defeated nations of the second world war: Germany, Japan and Italy- all barred from developing nuclear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1551901/book-review-burning-answer-keith-barnham
  6. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Chinese demand for Indonesian coal increases despite pollution fears

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

    ... of the coal powers the national grid. The mainland's electricity output growth slowed to 4.7 per cent in 2012, 7.6 per cent last year and 5.7 per cent in this year's first five months, from 12 to 13 per cent in 2010 and 2011. This in turn saw lower coal demand as some 75 per cent of the nation's power is generated by coal. [Indonesia's] coal production cost is among ...

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

    Timely Russian gas deliveries to China look far from certain

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Eric Ng

    ... to full capacity would take five years. This cautious view is in line with that of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, which is affiliated with Britain's University of Oxford. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1543249/timely-russian-gas-deliveries-china-look-far-certain
  8. News - China - ENERGY

    French say communication on safety measures at Taishan nuclear plant lacking

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:00am by Bloomberg

    ... plant under construction in Finland. Calls and faxes to China's National Nuclear Safety Administration regulator seeking comment went unanswered. China General Nuclear Power Corporation, ... senior executive vice-president in charge of generation, said EDF was satisfied with China's safety procedures. In China, "there is real, independent control that works at least as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536563/french-say-communication-safety-measures-taishan-nuclear-plant-lacking
  9. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Fixed prices for output from offshore wind farms hailed

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:59am by Eric Ng

    ... water at low tide and under water at high tide- would be entitled to charge the power distributor a tariff of 75 fen per kilowatt-hour, the National Development and Reform Commission said ... Longyuan Power, Asia's largest wind farm developer, said the new prices would give its offshore projects an annual return of at least 12 per cent. According to the National Energy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1536514/fixed-prices-output-offshore-wind-farms-hailed
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong split over whether to import more power from mainland China

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... suppliers," he said. Dr William Chung Siu-wai, an associate professor and energy policy expert at City University, said he backed the local option. He said it was immoral for Hong Kong to shrug off ... and rising affluence, which has further increased demand for electricity. Professor Way Kuo, president of City University and a nuclear energy expert, asked whether Hong Kong should take power from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535230/hong-kong-split-over-whether-import-more-power-mainland-china

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