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  1. News - China - ENERGY

    Between a desert and a dry place: Beijing's green projects drain scarce water resources

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:32am by Li Jing

    ... the city's heating systems and industrial boilers from coal to gas. But there is an ominous tinge to the seemingly green investment: environmental experts say the water-intensive conversion process ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Beijing's green projects to convert dirty coal to cleaner natural gas is draining scarce water from the drylands, causing irreparable damage Between a desert ...

  2. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    China Inc joins the big league in oil and gas services

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:21am by Reuters

    ... for shallow water drilling- than all the other yards in the world put together, data from industry consultants IHS Petrodata shows. Helped by strong government support, plentiful labour ...

  3. News - World - ENERGY

    New biofuel production method may not require crops at all

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 09:29pm by Reuters

    ... using too much water and fertiliser. They also say diverting corn and sugar to make biofuels pushes up food prices. The United States leads the world in ethanol production, with 13.3 billion ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - ENERGY

    Technology has slashed CLP power generation emissions since 1990

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

    ... 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 on people's health and the liveability of Hong Kong has rightly become one of the city's primary concerns and has generated years of heated debate. But facts can sometimes disappear in the smog ...

  5. News - World - ENERGY

    Giant solar plane unveiled ahead of round-the-world bid

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 09:28pm by AP

    ... would have meant adding too much weight to the plane because another parachute and more oxygen, water and food would also have been needed. ...

  6. News - China - ENERGY

    Chinese scientists urged to develop new thorium nuclear reactors by 2024

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

    ... in a salty "soup" to, in theory, release heat many times greater than today's reactors. Other potential advantages of the technology are that China has large thorium reserves, at least ... stations, Gu said. Government agencies such as the Ministry of Water Resources also opposed the construction of nuclear plants in land-locked areas over concerns that radioactive waste would worsen ...

  7. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Drilling services provider COSL expects deep-water revenue boost

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:35am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com COSL expects deep-water revenue lift China Oilfield Services (COSL), the mainland's dominant provider of offshore drilling services, expects more work and a greater contribution from more capital-intensive deep-water jobs will lift revenues this year. However, the company warned that the subdued outlook for oil prices will constrain the upside ...

  8. News - World - ENERGY

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

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

    ... door reflect sunlight to boilers atop 140-metre towers. The sun's power is used to heat water in the boilers' tubes and make steam, which drives turbines to create electricity. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    CLP to increase nuclear power imports 10pc

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:47am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... from two pressurised-water nuclear reactors in which it has a 25 per cent stake through a subsidiary. The station, controlled by the China General Nuclear Power Corporation, has supplied ...

  10. Business - Companies - ENERGY

    Towngas to spin-off business 'when time is ripe': CEO Peter Wong

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 03:56am by Anita Lam

    ... areas and occupiers of old tenements- still using electricity or liquefied petroleum gas for cooking and water heating. He expected urban renewal programmes would see these customers joining the gas distribution network over time. Towngas would add 15 city-gas projects and two more water projects to its network this year, he said. "We tapped into the water business because ...




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