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  1. Delegates worried about effects of power shortage

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... using solar power to illuminate streets along the banks of the Pearl River. ... Staff Reporter in Guangzhou Hong Kong and Macau delegates to the Guangzhou CPPCC yesterday voiced concern about the effect that the city's power shortage is having on business. ...

  2. Turning the tide in our favour

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robert Wilson The Council for Sustainable Development has suggested wind power as a renewable energy source for Hong Kong, together with solar power and energy from burning waste. Hong ... hydroelectric power depends on solar radiation to evaporate water and create the rain that fills the rivers and reservoirs. But instead of power from the sun, why not take advantage of Hong Kong's ...

  3. Here comes the sun

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... Rider. Made from plastic noodle containers, bottle caps and other recyclables, the tiny race cars are powered by miniature solar panels. Some spin out of control and crash while others zoom ... this simple contest lies a saga. Its organisers represent Hong Kong's tiny lobby for solar power, comprising academics, activists, and a handful of manufacturers. They have been arguing for years ...

  4. Datang takes controlling stake in fifth hydro plant

    Posted Dec 25th 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Datang International Power Generation will take a majority stake in a five billion yuan hydropower project, confirming the company's status as the most aggressive hydropower investor among the mainland's three Hong Kong-listed independent power producers. The deal is Datang's fifth investment in the nascent sector, which accounted for only 5 per cent ...

  5. Power to the people

    Posted Sep 21st 2004, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... 2.3 per cent of China's requirements. Solar and wind sources are both viable and practical, but they do not offer local governments the prestige associated with building a power plant ... Laurence Brahm Premier Wen Jiabao summed up his biggest headache during a recent inspection of the State Electric Power Company's control centre. He startled everyone, saying ...

  6. Shortages force a fresh look at alternative energy technology

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung But renewable sources need incentives if they are to match their bright promise The mainland's crippling power shortage has ignited a surge of interest in alternative energy technology. Despite being environmentally friendly, the generation of electricity using wind, solar, geothermal and small-scale hydropower is usually seen as impractical because of high ...

  7. Sculpting the Solar System

    Posted Apr 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Planetary Landscapes: Sculpting the Solar System An exhibition of sculptures and photographs. The sculptures were inspired by the photographs taken during spaceflights and on Earth. Mon, Wed, Fri: 1pm-9pm; Sat, Sun and public holidays: 10am-9pm. Special Exhibition Hall, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon. $5, $10. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends May 2 ...

  8. Planetary Landscapes: Sculpting The Solar System

    Posted Feb 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An exhibition of sculptures and photographs inspired by shots taken during space flights and on locations around the world. Mon, Wed, Fri: 1pm-9pm; Sat, Sun and public holidays: 10am-9pm. Special Exhibition Hall, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TS ...


    Posted Aug 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... States to China. The company's products range from power tools and outdoor power equipment to floor-care appliances, solar-powered lighting and electronic measuring products. It says it aims to become the world's leading supplier of home improvement products. SHK says the global market for power tools stands at US$23 billion and is projected to rise by 5 per cent per annum ...

  10. Fast Food

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung Crave a roast dinner after work, but too hungry to wait two hours while your joint cooks to perfection? The answer could be LG's SolarDOM speed cooker. This electric oven needs only 35 minutes instead of 140 to roast pork (saving up to 50 per cent energy). It also functions as a microwave, grill and convection oven. The SolarDom costs $4,490 and is available ...




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