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Indian Supreme Court gives go-ahead for Tamil Nadu nuclear plant

India's Supreme Court has given the green light for the commissioning of the nation's largest nuclear power plant in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, despite widespread protests.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 1:55am

Green activists outraged at Apple Store's after-hours lighting

Empty of customers, the store nevertheless has about 500 lamps and spotlights burning bright on all three floors, the light passing through Apple's signature glass walls onto the pavement.

6 May 2013 - 8:50am 1 comment

How green buildings can help lower price of electricity

This year is proving critical in the shaping of a future electricity market for Hong Kong. While the government will soon review the scheme of control agreements with the city's two power companies, an inter-departmental steering committee has been established to map out strategies for green building development.

30 Apr 2013 - 5:35am 1 comment

Reform of energy policymaking less radical than expected

The State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) will be folded into the National Energy Administration (NEA), the State Council said, as it set aside a proposal for a more dramatic shake-up in the energy sector.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:30am

Offshore operations boost earnings for Power Assets

Turnover grew 2 per cent to HK$10.42 billion, thanks to a 1 per cent increase in the average basic tariff and a 1 per cent gain in unit sales of electricity in Hong Kong, the company said.

7 Mar 2013 - 6:12am

Hong Kong needs to rethink power company's sweet deal

The warning of hefty tariff increases by the city's top energy supplier is a case of déjà vu. After imposing a 5.9 per cent tariff increase early this year, CLP reiterated that electricity prices could rise 40 per cent within a few years, saying the switch to natural gas has pushed up fuel costs. The gloomy picture should not come as a big surprise. The power giant first sounded the warning last year after being forced to cut back its annual increase substantially. The rhetoric is nothing new but it is guaranteed to generate outrage, coming from a monopoly that earned HK$8.3 billion last year.

7 Mar 2013 - 2:35am 7 comments

Electricity subsidy puts our green future at risk

While the Hong Kong people celebrate another electricity subsidy as part of the budget handouts, they might not notice that the real winners are the two big power companies. This so-called "one-off" subsidy has been given out four times since 2008 and amounts to more than HK$18 billion of taxpayers' money.

5 Mar 2013 - 3:59am

Beijing struggling to fulfil its vow to reform power pricing

The effort, first spearheaded by former Premier Zhu Rongji, has been hampered by insufficient political courage to open the market to price competition and let end-user electricity prices reflect the true cost of energy production and distribution, analysts said.

13 Feb 2013 - 5:36am

China Digest, February 12, 2013

Travel agencies in Jiangsu say their business has suffered after the central government waived highway tolls during the Lunar New Year holiday.

12 Feb 2013 - 6:09am

A sure way to empower Myanmar's people and trade

Three out of four people in Myanmar are without reliable access to electricity. No power means that children cannot study at night, people cannot run a business during the day, and clinics cannot refrigerate medicines vital for the population's health. It's time to turn the lights on.

5 Feb 2013 - 6:38am