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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Solar, wind power gain over nuclear power in China, says German official

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... solar-panel makers continues. The European Commission imposed temporary tariffs averaging 11.8 per cent. This angered Beijing, which then started an investigation into the dumping of European wines. Sach said one way to resolve the dispute was developing a larger market. "We see that we have an oversupply of solar panels on the world markets and the biggest supplier is China," he ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Cash for landfill revamps backed despite concerns

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... for HK$40 million in funding to help non-profit groups make use of former landfill sites has been backed by the Legislative Council's environmental affairs panel, despite concerns the plan was too rigid. Panel members voted nine to one to approve the funding, which now goes to Legco's Finance Committee for a final vote. The money will meet start-up costs and initial operating ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Harbour 'clean enough' without HK$30b sewage treatment upgrade

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... The upgrade was recommended by an international panel reviewing the city's sewage treatment strategy in 2002. It was shelved amid the Sars outbreak the following year and deteriorating fiscal ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Convection devices the size of skyscrapers generate electricity by heating air inside 'Solar chimneys' may help solve energy woes Scientists are researching whether so-called solar chimneys, which rise half a kilometre or even higher from the earth, might produce enough clean energy to help reduce the mainland's chronic air pollution. ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Avoiding worst damages of climate change possible, UN panel says

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... helped oversee the latest volume in a report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The impacts of climate change will leave no part of the world untouched PANEL CHAIRMAN ... below the record set in 2011, according to a report from the UN Environment Programme. Envoys and scientists from the climate change panel's 195 member countries are meeting after the panel ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New 'windless' air conditioner comes to Hong Kong... but it's not cheap

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Jessie Lau

    ... of hotels and serviced flats. It has installed an Ecowin Ornament system- with a panel to keep it dry, unlike the pipe system in the Ecowin showroom- at a room in Butterfly on Prat in Tsim Sha Tsui. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Landfill, incinerator plans pass Legco's environmental affairs panel

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:57pm by Ada Lee

    ... from the Legislative Council's environmental affairs panel. The plans must now be passed by Legco's public works subcommittee before funding approval is sought from the Finance ... the proposal to expand landfills in Tseung Kwan O, Tuen Mun and Ta Kwu Ling. The panel cleared the plans by nine votes to six with the backing of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Top emitter China ‘doing things right’ on global warming’: UN climate official

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 12:28pm by Staff Reporter

    ... in the report. Figueres, 57, cited the nation’s efforts towards energy efficiency, including helping reduce the cost of solar panels by 80 per cent since 2008 after backing photovoltaic technology, ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... environmental advantages. It's designed so that nearly a third of its energy would come from turbines and solar panels, he said. While the developer claimed that more than 1,000 companies had ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Public to be consulted on liberalising Hong Kong's electricity market

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... lawmakers on Legco's economic development panel yesterday the bureau would consult the public this year on opening the market, but did not specify the timetable, or scope, of the consultation. ...




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