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Data centres urged to use renewable energy

Energy-guzzling technology companies should start using renewable power to drive their data centres, and the government can help by setting up the infrastructure, a green group says.

Thursday, 19 April, 2012, 12:00am

Wind gives big lift to Datang Renewable

China Datang Corporation Renewable Power saw its net profit increase 60 per cent year on year to 729.8 million yuan (HK$892 million) in 2011 due to the expansion in its wind-power capacity.

Huaneng Renewables, a direct competitor to Datang Renewable, meanwhile saw its net profit nearly double to 1.02 billion yuan last year, on a 80 per cent increase in sales.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Focus needs to be on how consumers can save energy

Paying extra for more environmentally friendly energy is the case almost anywhere in the world.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Balance of power

On Hong Kong and Lamma Island, with the new tariff increases at 6.3 per cent for this year, consumers pay Hong Kong Electric about HK$1.31 per kWh of electricity. In Kowloon and the New Territories, with CLP's tariff increase of 4.9 per cent, it's 98.7 cents per kWh, so just under a dollar can buy you an hour of warmth from a 1,000-watt heater.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Solar power trial reduces carbon footprint

A single public housing block can save up to 8,400kg of carbon emissions a year - the equivalent of planting of 365 trees - by using solar power, a trial by the Housing Department has found.

The project at Lam Tin Estate, the first to be carried out in public rental housing, achieved a total reduction of 22,610kg last year.

8 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Helped by sunshine

On March 19, Young Post junior reporter Janet Tam visited Town Island in southeast Sai Kung. She was there to report on China Light and Power's Operation Dawn Orienteering Game 2011 and a renewable energy power station. Here Janet recounts her action-packed day:

I caught a ferry arranged by CLP at Sai Kung Pier to Town Island on a rainy Saturday morning.

30 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Renewable Energy

As the mainland gets to grips with resolving environmental issues, private banks and their high-net-worth clients are beginning to ramp up investment in renewable and efficient energy technologies.

19 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Green projects to get 2.07b yuan subsidies

The central government will dole out 2.07 billion yuan (HK$2.35 billion) to subsidise renewable energy projects in operation during last year's second half, a marked increase from the previous year, as it aims to push production of clean energy. The subsidies will cover 222 projects, compared with the 741.3 million yuan paid to 302 projects in 2007 and the first half of last year.

26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Beijing plans subsidised prices for solar projects

Beijing is expected to unveil subsidised prices for solar power production as soon as the second half to enable mass adoption of the previously prohibitively expensive green electricity on the mainland.

15 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

US-based China Hydroelectric eyes IPO in HK

China Hydroelectric, a United States-based power company with assets on the mainland, plans to raise as much as US$200 million from an initial public offering in Hong Kong, sources said.

The company filed initial documentation with the Hong Kong stock exchange, known as an 'A1' application, in January.

2 Feb 2009 - 12:00am