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  1. The world warms to a solar power pioneer

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... has been solar's perennial Achilles' heel, but Dr Mills has come up with a way of storing heat for up to 20 hours - ensuring, he says, reliable power day and night. Within a few ... is keen to embrace solar power as a mainstream energy of the future. Australia should also be on that list, and in the 1970s and early '80s the reputation of the 'sunburned country' ...

  2. We should explore the use of offshore wave and tidal power

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for large renewable energy solar plants that are used in California, and wind power stations in Scandinavia, the mainland and India. Neither does it have rivers that could produce clean ... interconnect with the mainland grid to reduce back-up, and hence less wastage, and have a more flexible connection capability (as in Australia) where households can sell their excess solar power back ...

  3. Obama points the way with nuclear power

    Posted Feb 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... warming. And, the US relies heavily on imports of oil. Hydro-electricity is of use only where there is an abundance of flowing water; no way has yet been found to store power from wind and solar ... A world worried about climate change needs a strong signal from a powerful leader to take the next step in tackling the problem. US President Barack Obama's announcement of loan ...

  4. Nuclear power not ideal but it may still be best bet

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and human price. The appalling death toll in the nation's coal mines alone far exceeds any harm from the peaceful use of nuclear power so far. There are other choices- hydro-electric, solar ... The nuclear industry's credibility has been seriously undermined with the explosions at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi power station. Just as nuclear power was enjoying a renaissance ...

  5. Care needed in race to go green

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be desirable. Yet projects to provide solar-powered lighting to parts of the world that do not have grid electricity - that give light so that children can read at night - are of immense value. ... of the environment, health and the rights of people. Fossil fuels and nuclear power are, for the moment, our best means of obtaining electricity. Solar cells, wind generators and biofuels are not yet viable ...

  6. Lean and green

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... and solar power, and could become the global leader in clean-energy production in the next decade. Meanwhile, there is a need to clean up coal-based power generation. With the current economic ... including in renewable power, solar panels, batteries and energy-efficient products. End-users must also be encouraged to be energy efficient. While Hong Kong has a range of policies pointing ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tai Po Air will be cleaner if we switch to solar power We need to make greater user of solar energy technology instead of using power sources that are harmful to the environment. First of all, it has been tested and proven that solar power does no harm to the environment. In fact, it helps the environment by taking in the harsh UV rays and making good use of them. Furthermore, ...

  8. No turning back in China's drive for clean energy

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... 'Wind power is restricted by a power-grid bottleneck, coal is not clean and solar is too expensive.' China made its first foray into nuclear energy when a reactor in Zhejiang province went ... the world's largest generator of wind power, accounting for about one per cent of its energy needs. It has also become the biggest supplier of solar cells to the rest of the world. And it has been ...

  9. Common roots no panacea to cross-strait troubles

    Posted May 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... influences. KENNETH CHOY, Central Solar power suits HK I refer to the article 'Ugly realities of wind power' (May 9). Common sense tells us that Hong Kong doesn't have the space for large-scale commercial wind farms. A far more suitable renewable energy for Hong Kong is building integrated photovoltaics (solar panels). New buildings are going up all the time, ...

  10. Let's change the climate of indifference

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... that Hong Kong could generate up to 50 per cent of its energy from carbon-neutral sources such as wind and solar power- but only by covering nearly all its land and surrounding waters with solar ... the world, my 79-year-old mother, stepfather, and two elderly cousins huddled without power while Hurricane Ivan screamed through the town of Marion, Alabama, in the southern United States. Along ...




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