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  1. 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 ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - ENERGY

    Technology has slashed CLP power generation emissions since 1990

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:02am by RICK TRUSCOTT

    ... Rick Truscott Switch to nuclear and gas power, and fitting scrubbers to coal-fired plant, brought 80pc cut in pollution since 1990 as output soared How CLP slashed emissions from its power plants Hong Kong has a global reputation as a dynamic, power-hungry city with a growing carbon footprint and sometimes eye-wateringly high levels of air pollution. The impact of pollution ...

  3. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Gas sales growth eyed by Beijing Enterprises

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20am by Eric Ng

    ... Urbanisation and curbs on air pollution [mean] gas sales will continue to grow ZHOU SI, BEIJING ENTERPRISES Of the amount, HK$1.32 billion was from gas sales within the capital city, and HK$2.22 ... "But with ongoing urbanisation and curbs on air pollution, gas sales will continue to grow," he said, adding this year's sales are targeted to grow 14.7 per cent to 10 bcm. ...

  4. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Falling margin fails to hold back ENN Energy's expansion plans

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by Eric Ng

    ... would have difficulty stomaching another substantial rise this year, hampering the mainland's goal to tackle pollution by promoting gas use, Cheung warned. Already, ENN's operating ...

  5. News - China - ENERGY

    Chinese scientists urged to develop new thorium nuclear reactors by 2024

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:42pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... the national legislature in Beijing on March 5 that the government had declared "war on pollution", and measures to tackle the problem included closing coal-fired power stations. About 70 per ... will be choked to death by polluted air," he said. "Nuclear power provides the only solution for massive coal replacement and thorium carries much hope." Researchers working on the project ...

  6. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Thriving Chinese market spurs solar developers

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... a two-year slump for manufacturers in the industry. State support for photovoltaic projects has seen installation costs tumble as the government speeds renewables development to curb pollution ...

  7. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Solar farm taps crowd funding for 10m yuan project

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:16am by Eric Ng

    ... to contribute towards achieving the air pollution control goals set by Beijing. United has pledged to invest one million yuan in the Qianhai project, while six other firms- including other China ...

  8. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Opportunities glimmer through China's toxic smog

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 04:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Clean-technology firms get a shot in the arm as Beijing vows to spend 3tr yuan to cut pollution Opportunities glimmer through China's toxic smog As the mainland's smog levels crept past record highs early last month, the phone lines at pollution-busting kit maker Broad Group lit up with customers worried about the hazardous pollution that has ...

  9. News - World - ENERGY

    Google-backed plant in US generates electricity with nearly 350,000 mirrors

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... President Barack Obama has mounted a drive to combat climate change, proposing limits on carbon pollution from new and existing power plants. According to US Energy Information Administration data, ...

  10. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Smelters face consumption-based power tariffs

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 01:55am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Move comes as Beijing steps up effort to tackle industrial overcapacity and reduce pollution Smelters face consumption-based power tariffs The central government has stepped up its efforts to tackle overcapacity in the aluminium smelting industry and reduce pollution by imposing tiered electricity tariffs based on the previous year's consumption. ...




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