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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Power bills set to rise as Hong Kong cleans up polluted air

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 02:15pm by Cheung Chi-fai and Ernest Kao

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Ernest Kao Government suggests buying more mainland electricity or using more natural gas for local production, but both will see costs double Power bills set to rise as city cleans up polluted air Higher electricity bills are in store no matter which of two proposals disclosed yesterday is adopted by the government as part of efforts to clean up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452393/city-sets-sights-two-options-meet-rising-energy-demands
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Business - China Business - ENERGY

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

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

    ... impact assessed. It has the potential to help China lessen its dependence on foreign suppliers and increase production of clean energy to help cut air pollution. But even if it passes economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1556929/sino-dutch-consortium-spends-feasibility-study-tidal-energy
  10. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    US plan on carbon emissions needs rest of the world to follow

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:30am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington US president warned ambitious American effort to reduce carbon pollution will have little effect if rest of the world refuses to follow U.S. told taking lead ... efficiency- give the US something to show in Paris next year where a conference is planned to negotiate an international agreement on carbon pollution. Were US emissions cut to zero, "global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1524060/us-plan-carbon-emissions-needs-rest-world-follow

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