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  1. News - World - ENERGY

    Turkey to burn pistachio shells for biogas to power new city

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:39am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ankara Burning pistachio shells would produce biogas to heat new eco-city Turkey nuts out a green solution Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold"- by using their shells to heat a new eco-city. Officials are examining plans to build ...

  2. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Premier Li Keqiang gives nod to nuclear power plants

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:23am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Premier nod to nuclear power plants Premier Li Keqiang has ordered work to start on a batch of major environmentally friendly power generation projects, including nuclear plants, to help stabilise slowing economic growth and provide ammunition to his "war" against air pollution in cities. He made the remarks, posted ...

  3. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    State Grid joins queue to sell assets amid SOE reform push

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:07am by RAY CHAN KEIRA HUANG

    ... the Economic Information Daily reported yesterday. It said they were loss-making or barely breaking even. The mainland newspaper citied an unidentified source at State Grid as saying the company had ...

  4. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

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

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

    ... to deter ENN ENN Energy, one of the mainland's largest city piped-gas distributors, has planned further expansion of its vehicular natural-gas refilling station network to capture business ... for a liquefied one. Liquefied natural gas stations are mainly in the suburbs and target mostly heavy-duty trucks and inter-city buses, while compressed ones serve mostly vehicles within a city. Cheung ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    China's solar sector bounces back

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by Eric Ng

    ... output in the notoriously cyclical industry. "The solar industry is no longer in overcapacity. Supply of solar panels is lagging behind now," Liu Jie, party secretary of Xinyu city ... imposed on them in 2012 by shifting production of solar cells to Taiwan. Additional reporting by Victoria Ruan ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong plans to get mainland electricity without counting cost in carbon emissions

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Ernest Kao

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Ernest Kao Power to HK, without the carbon nuisance As the city ponders drawing a third of its electricity from the mainland power grid, it also plans to disassociate itself from the resulting carbon emissions, environmental authorities say. Carbon emissions related to the imported electricity would be left out of the city's emissions count, ...

  8. 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

    ... 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 the city's air. Both options- buying more power from the mainland or increasing the proportion of cleaner fuel used by Hong Kong's power stations- would double production costs, environment ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Bottom line is missing in fuel debate

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by CHI-FAI CHEUNG

    ... forward for the future of the city's power supply. The first option involves sourcing 30 per cent of our electricity needs by 2023 from the China Southern Power Grid, while the second requires boosting the use of natural gas at the city's power plants so that it accounts for 60 per cent of energy production by 2020. Officials said the costs of generating power would double ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong to consider increasing electricity imports in energy mix consultation

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 06:34pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Public consultation will address where city's electricity will come from after a scheme to rely more on nuclear energy was scrapped HK looks ... provide at least 10 per cent of the city's power needs, according to the source. "Given the scale of the southern China grid, the import will be just be a drop in the ocean," he ...




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